13 Easy Milk Face Pack Recipes To Moisturize Dull And Dry Skin

Dry skin is one of most common skin problems and while some people have naturally dry skin, many others suffer from skin dryness because of harsh soaps, itchy clothing, misusing moisturizer, and long, hot showers. If you have dry facial skin, it can be difficult to keep your skin looking healthy. Instead of splurging on expensive face creams and moisturizers, you can treat your skin with milk and a combination of other ingredients. Here are 13 moisturizing packs you can make at home to combat dry facial skin.

1. Milk

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Before you go to other recipes, you should know that just plain milk is also great for your skin. Milk is a humectant which means it has moisturizing properties. Here’s how you can use milk to moisturize your skin.

Take 3-4 tablespoons of cold milk in a bowl.
Dip a cotton ball or a piece of gauze in it.
Apply it to dry skin.
Allow the milk to soak into the skin for 10 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.
Re-apply every alternate day.

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2. Milk Cream

If you want your face pack to be richer, you can go for milk cream instead. The fats, proteins, minerals and lactic acid help to soothe the itching, moisturize the skin, exfoliate dead skin cells, and lighten blemishes.

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Take 2-3 tablespoons of fresh milk cream in a bowl.
Use your fingers to apply it evenly on dry skin.
Massage it in gentle, circular motions for 5 minutes.
Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.
Repeat the process 2-3 times in a week.

3. Milk And Yogurt

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The lactic acid in yogurt helps dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. A yogurt face mask contains potent antioxidants that prevent free radicals from damaging your skin.

Mix 1 tablespoon each of milk and yogurt together in a bowl.
Spread evenly on dry skin using a cotton ball.
Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
Repeat every alternate day for a fortnight.
Note: This also acts as an effective natural sunscreen, protecting dry skin against sun damage.

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4. Milk And Green Gram

Green gram revives the skin by nourishing and exfoliating it. It removes the dead skin cells and brightens up the texture of the skin.

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Soak 2 teaspoons of green gram overnight in some milk.
In the morning, grind it to a coarse paste.
Apply on affected areas of the skin.
Massage in with circular motions for 5 minutes.
Leave on for 20 minutes.
Repeat thrice a week.

5. Milk And Banana

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Banana is rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals which heal the rough and aging skin. Along with moisturizing your skin, the vitamin E and B-complex vitamin present in banana prevents dryness caused by free radicals and slows down aging.

Mash a ripe banana using a fork.
Add 2 tablespoons of milk to it and stir thoroughly to make a thick paste.
Massage in the mixture on dry skin and leave on for 20-25 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water and pat dry.
Re-apply 2-3 times a week for effective results.

6. Milk And Brown Sugar

Brown sugar can be used as a natural exfoliator for sensitive skin because it is softer than regular sugars. However, it is also strong enough to scrub away dead skin cells and make way for the healthier, glowing skin to show through.

Take 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in a bowl.
Add milk drop-wise till the mixture becomes slightly soupy.
Apply lightly over dry skin and massage in for 3-4 minutes.
Leave on to air dry for 10 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
Re-apply 2-3 times a week.
Note: For extra hydrating benefits, stir in 1 tablespoon of honey into the mixture.

7. Milk And Honey

Milk and honey is a match made for beautiful glowing skin. Apart from being a natural humectant like milk, honey is also naturally antibacterial making it ideal for acne treatment and prevention. Make sure you go for organic raw honey.

Combine 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl.
Apply on dry skin using a cotton ball.
Allow it to stay on for 15-20 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
Repeat twice a week.
For extra benefits: You can add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal into the mixture. The proteins and lipids in oatmeal render humectant and emollient properties to oatmeal which forms a protective layer on the skin and prevent moisture loss to the environment.

8. Milk And Avocado

Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that can improve your skin from the inside. They contain vitamin B, vitamin E, amino acids, and natural oils that soothe, moisturize and hydrate dry skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Mash ¼ of a ripe avocado into a lump-free paste.
Add 1 tablespoon of milk to it.
Stir well and apply mixture evenly on dry skin.
Allow it to stay on for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off with lukewarm water.
Repeat the method 2-3 times a week.

9. Milk And Tomato Juice

The benefits of tomato juice for the skin include balancing pH, tightening pores, treating sunburn, reducing irritation, and curing acne. Tomato juice is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which are beneficial for soothing and toning dry skin. Its astringent properties also help close your pores.

Mix ½ cup each of milk and tomato juice together.
Use a cotton ball to massage it onto the skin.
Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.
Repeat 2-3 times a week.

10. Milk And Almonds

Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps prevent cell damage and damage caused by the UV rays. Almond milk is also rich in proteins and vitamins that hydrate and soften the skin.

Fill half a small bowl with milk and soak 5 almonds in it.
Leave it aside for an hour.
Grind the soaked almonds into a paste.
Massage it on dry skin for 3-5 minutes.
Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
Repeat the application once in a week.
For Added Benefits: Add soaked dates while grinding the mixture of almonds and milk. Dates are loaded with Vitamins B and C that help retain the moisture levels in the skin and maintain the skin elasticity.

11. Milk, Lemon Juice, And Rosewater

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid which can help brighten and lighten your skin when used regularly. Rosewater has natural anti-oxidant and moisturizing properties that maintain the pH balance of dry skin and keep it nourished.

In a bowl, add 4-5 tablespoons of milk.
Add 2-3 drops each of lemon juice and rosewater to it.
Mix well and apply it to affected areas of the skin.
Leave on to dry for 15 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
Use once every two days.
Alternative Method: You can add a pinch of turmeric or 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice instead of rose water.

Note: Using lemon juice on the skin can lead to photosensitivity; hence avoid sun exposure for at least 5 – 6 hours after the treatment and apply sunscreen whenever you go out in the sun.

12. Milk, Fuller’s Earth And Rosewater

Fuller’s Earth is a mineral-rich clay material that has long been used as a beauty ingredient to get rid of skin issues and achieve radiant, blemish-free skin. It is rich in magnesium chloride that works towards fighting skin problems like acne and blemishes.

Mix 2/3 tablespoon of fuller’s earth and enough amounts of milk to make a paste.
Add 2-3 drops of rosewater to it and stir well.
Apply to affected areas of the skin.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
Note: You can also add honey to this remedy to make it a deep hydrating mask for dry skin.

13. Milk, Egg Yolk, And Honey

Egg yolk is rich in Vitamins A, B2, and B3 that make it a naturally hydrating anti-inflammatory agent for dry and itchy skin. It also contains protein and zinc that promotes skin elasticity and slows down premature aging for dry skin.

In a bowl, add 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon each of honey and milk.
Whisk them together into a thick paste.
Gently apply a thick layer on dry skin.
Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
Repeat twice a week.