Supposedly, milk and dill get rid of dead skin cells, and milk is a natural exfoliator. Who knew? Not me.
Here are the directions to DIY your own milk and dill face wash, taken from Whole Living, May 2012 with comments added by me.
- 1 tsp pure aloe, from the plant or store bought. (Beware what you buy at the store and look for a pure aloe product with no added alcohol.)
- 1 tsp fresh chopped dill (No note on how chopped this should be, so my chunks were maybe too large.)
- 1/2 cup milk (Does not specify what %, so I used the 2% I had on hand.)
I followed the directions exactly and I got this runny concoction.
I thought maybe the aloe was supposed to thicken the milk up, so I wonder if the directions called for too much milk. Also, I wasn’t sure if the dill was supposed to just hang around in the milk & aloe soup like that. So many questions that weren’t addressed, as the magazine didn’t show any pictures other than the beautiful display you see on the magazine page up there and incidentally helps exactly nada.
Is it love or punishment that I’m showing you a close-up of my pimples and un-make-upped pores?
Ultimately, the best way to apply this to my face was to dip a cotton ball into the wash. I’m guessing the dill was acting as a “scrub”, maybe? I don’t know. All it did was annoyingly stick to my face.
My verdict: Aside from the confusion listed above and the messiness of applying the wash, my face felt smooth and soft when I was finished. I usually need a moisturizer after cleansing, but I held off to see how my skin would react. It is now several hours later and my skin is still soft without adding moisturizer. The recipe was enough for at least two washes, so I think I’ll try again with the leftovers tomorrow.
Also, one more note: I received my subscription to Whole Living and Martha Stewart Living from Recyclebank for free. At Recyclebank you do little tasks for points which you can cash in for various things. You should check it out!
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