Milk contains lactic acid and high levels of vitamins A, D, E which is a natural skin exfoliant. An ancient beauty secret that spans back to Egypt and Greece, Cleopatra was known for bathing in the stuff, so why not give these time honored milk beauty recipes a try.

Nourishing Milk and Honey Facial Scrub

3 Tbsp milk (choose whole milk for drier skin)
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tsp raw oatmeal, crumbled

Mix all your ingredients together in a bowl until they form a thick paste. Apply the mixture onto clean skin and massage for a few minutes with your fingers. Rinse the scrub with lukewarm water and a washcloth and pat dry.

Soothing Honey Cucumber Cleansing Milk

1 chamomile tea bag
2 Tbsp clear honey
1 small cucumber, peeled
1 Tbsp whole milk

Boil a cup of tea and leave the chamomile bag in the cup to steep and cool. Peel, seed, and mash your cucumber, then strain out the pulp with a fork to retain the juice. Stir the honey into the cucumber juice, and add the milk. Apply this mixture onto your skin with a cotton pad or washcloth, and use your cooled chamomile tea or water to gently wipe off the milk.

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