Nutmeg and Milk Face Pack For Acne Scars

I have been suffering from acne and pimples for the last few months. That is not the problem. The main problem is with the horrible scars that it is leaving behind.  I have tried loads of cosmetic products, but my skin is in such a condition that even a simple moisturizer that I use at night breaks me out. That’s when my mother-in-law came to my rescue. She was a popular Marathi TV actress in the 80’s and she had been going through a similar stage back then. She gave me this simple recipe for the nutmeg and milk mask. I have been trying it out for last 15 days and thankfully it hasn’t broken me out at all, but the best part was that I noticed a visible difference with the first application itself.

Nutmeg mask



  • Whole nutmeg with skin removed.
  • 1 tbsp of milk.
  • 1 strand of saffron (optional).
  • Stone grinder.

How To Make Nutmeg and Milk Face Pack:

1. Wash the stone grinder and leave it a little moist.

2. Assemble all the ingredients.

3. Pour a little milk onto the grinder and put in the saffron strand.

Acne face pack

4. Grind the saffron strand using the nutmeg itself.

5. Apply a little pressure and move the nutmeg round in circles. If the mixture starts to feel dry, add in a little milk again.

pimple face pack

6. Keep grinding the nutmeg with milk until a desired quantity is achieved.

face pack for pimple scars

7. Remove the paste into a bowl and apply it on the face and neck.

face pack to get rid of pimples

8. Leave it on to dry. Minimum time is at least 30 minutes to get a good effect. You can also leave it overnight to get best results.

9. Wash with warm water and pat to dry the face.


Nutmeg contains essential oils that are beneficial for your skin. Along with that, it also has antiseptic properties which help fight pimples and acne. Nutmeg is also known to be a sleep inducer. Milk is known to be a skin moisturizer and softener. The combination of the two works wonders in this mask. It makes the skin brighter and fairer up to two shades. The pigmentation has gone down considerably. It has even helped me with my sun spots. They have also faded to some extent. I really do not need to apply any other moisturizer after washing off this mask since milk moisturizes but does not break out my skin.  The addition of saffron also adds to the benefits of the mask. Saffron’s exfoliating qualities make it a wonderful aid in clearing and brightening up the complexion. It helps in blood circulation resulting in a glowing skin.


  • If you have very oily skin, I suggest you make this mask in water or honey and skip the milk completely.
  • Leave this mask on for at least 30 minutes, leaving it overnight gives better results.
  • If you are known to be a night owl, I think you can use this mask at night since it also induces sleep to some extent.
  • Using the grinding stone makes it possible to grind the nutmeg in extremely fine paste which does not irritate the acne or pimples.

PS: My M-I-L has a completely flawless skin even at the age of 62 🙂 thanks to this mask.

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20 thoughts on “Nutmeg and Milk Face Pack For Acne Scars

  1. I am so thankful to you Shaila for sharing this with me….I am suffering from a horrible acne condition right now, *cry* *cry* *cry* the dermatologist prescribed ones are drying out my skin badly….I will start this nutmeg face pack regime from today itself *powder*

    1. Do use it jomol… no ill effects for me *nonono* . Infact even an occasional breakout flattens out sooner and leaves behind very mild scar which fades out even sooner *hifive*

  2. Nice one Shaila *happy dance* *happy dance* i used to use the ready nutmeg powder and milk a few months ago *hifive* *hifive* but that stinged my skin a bit.. i think i should try the original nutmeg now rather than the powder *hifive* *hifive*

  3. Sounds good. I have recurring acne in two same spots so I would love to try this out! Thanks. 🙂

    Is it okay to use nutmeg powder? Or will that irritate the skin?

    1. Nisha, Ready nutmeg powder is more abrasive and does not give the same effects. If you do not have a very sensitive skin you can try using the powder instead.

  4. Hi Shaila,

    First of all, thank you for the great tip 🙂 I have got very intense dark circles. Will this pack help get rid of those? Can I use this pack overnight for the under-eye area too?

    Please help.

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