This does work wonderfully. Honey is an anti everything (bacterial, viral, fungal) and it and milk have hydrating and nourishing abilities. The powdered milk helps exfoliate the skin nicely. I skip the water and just use about a teaspoon of each powdered milk and raw honey. I normally don't use the cloth, but I try to leave it on for at least 20 minutes. When I remove the mask, my pores are completely clean and my skin is soft as can be.