Non-Clay Facial for Dry Skin Recipe


If you have dry skin and clay does not make a suitable skin treatment for you, consider a milk and oatmeal pack. Milk helps to soften skin and remove dead skin cells while the oatmeal helps to soothe the skin and relieve tight, itchy skin.

To make a shelf stable dry mix (also useable as a milk bath):

Combine equal parts milk powder and fine or coarse colloidal oatmeal (the coarse will exfoliate better)

Add desired additives:
  • 1/8 part citrus peel powder for astringency
  • 1/8 part sandalwood powder to cool and soothe the skin
  • 1/8 part rose petal powder for fragrance and astringency
  • 1/8 part neem powder for antibacterial acne treatment

Other possible additives include powdered chamomile, comfrey or lavender and of course essential oils (not added until ready to use). Carrot seed oil, geranium & lavender are all good choices. You can also add a few drops of jojoba, vitamin E oil, camelina oil, carrot oil, or any other desired oil for extra moisturizing.

This mix can be made into a paste with any wetting agent and applied to the skin with circular strokes. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Possible wetting agents:
  • Yogurt - to soften, moisturize, remove dead skin cells and cool
  • Honey - antibacterial
  • Milk - softens
  • Heavy cream - moisturizes
  • Cucumber puree - Cools and cleans
  • Strawberry puree - acta as a natural alphahydroxy agent
  • Floral waters - for fragrance

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