I always love to share what I have learned during all my years in the beauty business. One of my favorites is one we so desperately need during winter. The cold air, extra clothes, plus constantly being in heated rooms leaves my usually dry skin miserably dry in winter. Ashy, itchy effects that body lotions don’t seem to penetrate.

Powdered milk is a natural and easy way to remove that top layer of dead, dry skin. I discovered this at a Korean spa in Los Angeles where I used to live. The lactic acid that naturally occurs in milk leaves skin smooth and glowing for men and women. I buy organic powdered milk (Bob’s Red Mill) from the supermarket. At the end of your shower when your skin is warmed up and soft, make a “scrub” with the powdered milk. Start with half a cup and gently massage into your skin with a washcloth or scrubbing gloves. Leave it on your skin for a few minutes before you rinse. Your skin will feel fresh and revived. Finish with a wonderful emollient body cream (cocoa butter is wonderful this time of year)

This can be done monthly – just make sure to be gentle! Enjoy!

Pilar DeMann is the owner of Pilar BLLaC beauty studio in Washington Depot, CT and has been dubbed the Eyebrow Queen of Litchfield County. The studio is open Wednesday-Saturday with varying hours. Appointments are encouraged but walk ins are welcome. Stop by 2 Green Hill, Unit 4 Washington Depot, CT 06794, call 860.619.0488 or visit Pilar on Facebook and Instagram @pilarbllac