DIY Natural Lactic Acid Mask

Monday, May 20, 2013


Lactic acid treatments in a spa can be pretty pricey and since not everyone has the time or budget to fit in a facial I am going to share a super easy and cost effective diy version.

Powdered milk is a natural source of lactic acid and when applied to the skin it is very effective in smoothing, toning and tightening the skin.  For those of you who have large pores (I do!) this mask is a must!  And when paired with apple cider vinegar (another natural alpha hydroxy acid) the results are pretty amazing.   

What you will need:
  • 1 tbs of powdered milk (found at natural grocery stores)
  • Raw apple cider vinegar
Directions:
  1. Put the powdered milk into a small mixing bowl and add a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar until you have a smooth paste. If it is too watery add more powdered milk until you have a good consistency.  
  2. Apply the mask evenly to a clean face with either your fingers or a mask brush (you can find at beauty store).   
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Remove with a soft facial cloth and luke warm water. 
  5. Follow up with a moisturizer and sunscreen if you plan on going outside.
* It is normal to experience a little stinging and post redness from this mask.


And here I am looking super creepy wearing the mask.

 I love the way this mask instantly tightens my skin, shrinks my pores and gives me that just had a facial "glow."  If you try this out please come back and let me know what you think!

If you have any questions regarding this treatment feel free to leave them in the comment section and I will do my best to answer. 

26 comments:

Felicia said...

You are too cute friend!! What a great post! xo!

Anonymous said...

Wow..amazing..love your skin care tips !!

Meg {henninglove} said...

man too bad i don't have powdered milk in my cupboard right now or else i would put this mask on my face right now. thanks for sharing this!

Cassie Davis said...

Any special type of powdered milk? For instance can you use instant nonfat dry milk? Thanks!!

Lala H said...

thanks for sharing this i could really use some shrinking on my pores

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Alexa said...

Love the "super creepy" shot. Haha. So safe for pregnancy you think?

Gina said...

I love your skincare tips! I just finished washing this off my face. My face is so soft now and pores were definitely diminished. This is going in my permanent rotation now! It's so easy and simple. Also to the comment above, I used instant nonfat dry milk.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Cassie- I used powdered nonfat.

Alexa- totally safe while pregnant :)

rachelbee said...

I tried this on my face and now it feels and looks amazing! How often do you suggest using this mask?

Allison said...

Just tried this and it is so fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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Kelly said...

How often do you recommend using this mask?

Aurora said...

I just finished washing off my Lactic Acid mask. I might have left it too long (30mins)I got distracted. Next time I'll set the timer. I look flushed and face feels a little warm. But other than that it feels nice. I used a toner right after and that helped. Pores do look smaller and I'm really liking my rosey complexion. Just hope it doesn't get rosier! Can't wait to see my face in the morning!

Rocio R. said...

I have to come back to let you know that I TOTALLY LOVE the mask! I love to try different masks made from things that I have in the kitchen, I have quite a few in my database, and by far this is becoming my favorite. Thank you very much for sharing it. I love your blog!!!

Becky Funk said...

I used this mask this morning. Aside from scaring the neighbors when I went outside to pick raspberries, the results were wonderful! As my 50th birthday rapidly approaches, I'm always looking for quick skin pick me ups. This one is a winner!

Abana Stephenson said...

I used just regular milk and vinegar and left it out for a day and then I put powdered termeric in it and a few drops of cinnamon oil. It's feels like silk afterwards. I then use vitamin e and grape sead oil and aragon oil with any moisterurizer. my kids say I look great my husband says I look younger

Abana Stephenson said...

I used just regular milk and vinegar and left it out for a day and then I put powdered termeric in it and a few drops of cinnamon oil. It's feels like silk afterwards. I then use vitamin e and grape sead oil and aragon oil with any moisterurizer. my kids say I look great my husband says I look younger

Haydee_Hidalgo said...

Have this mask on. I am going to use this a few times a week since its super easy and natural. I was looking online for an alpha hydroxy cream or serum for my very dry skin. I then decided to look for something natural that I can make myself and found your site. Thanks so much. I will keep you posted on how this works out for me.

Anonymous said...

I just did this. My skin feels great. But like others and you said, it definitely flushes the face. Thankfully my mineral sunscreen that always makes me look pale, now makes me look even toned. My eyes kept watering while it was drying and I kept it a good distance from my eyes, but I did use braggs organic with mother ACV which is stronger than other kinds.

Amber Rosenzweig said...

Can I know the advantages of this mask and how many times a week should I use it?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Amber- benefits are listed above and you can do this 2-3 times per week.

Chele Rutan said...

I'd like to know how you can wear a "super creepy mask" and still look beautiful? LOL

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Anonymous said...

It sound really good for skin care, as we know that lots of lactic acid benefits which are really good for beauty care. I think lactic acid also best for intimate wash.I’ll definitely try it.

Anonymous said...

can you add this to a body scrub and how much would you suggest??

Erika Christensen said...

I really hope this string is still active.

I have keratin build up (which looks like acne, as well as having small break outs over my chin and cheeks - I am 22) and read that lactic acid helps remove excess... However, I have very sensitive skin and apprehensive to trying something new especially a DIY type situation.

Do you have any tips for a first time user?

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Lactic acid is also known for treating age spots which are spots caused by excess melanin created by your skin during sun exposure. Lactic acid may rid or lighten the color of age/liver/sun spots. Supposedly you use whole milk, you saturate the affected area ie. Hands, face using a cotton ball. Leave on skin for 10-15mins then rinse off. Do this twice a day until you achieve your desired results. I think this recipe should work, probably better than just whole milk because it has ACV and lactic acid combined together .ACV is used in other age spot removing recipes. I will try this one sounds more promising. Thank You for sharing.

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