Homemade face masks

September 1, 2009 RENU

Binder mix: 1c kaolin(fine clay) powder+1/4c corn flour+1Tfinely ground rolled oats/plain flour/finely gr’d almonds. Store air-tight.  This stores indefinitely.

Base mask: 1Tbinder mix+1T milk powder+1Tfood from list suited to your skin type+2drops essential oil suited to your skin from list.  Apply immediately after cleansing face. Wash off with warm h20 & moisturize.

apple pulp: slightly acidic; soothes and gently exfoliates.

asparagus pulp: stimulating; dries up pimples.

brewer’s yeast: excellent for oily skin.

carrot pulp: antiseptic; heals pimples.

celery juice: acts as a toner for tired or older skin.

cooked & mashed turnip: deep-cleansing.

egg white: astringent and drying for oily skins.

egg yolk: nourishes dry skin.

fresh fig pulp: an emollient & cleanses.

grated cucumber: cools, soothes & heals. Works as a mild bleach for sallow skin & freckles.

grated raw potato: helps clear blemishes & eczema.

honey: hydrates, softens, soothes & heals.

lemon juice(diluted in one part water/one part lemon juice): removes oil & gently bleaches freckles.

lettuce juice (blend lettuce leaves to a pulp, adding a little water): soothes sore, rough skin; helps heal pimples.

mashed apricots: moisturizes, soothes & cleanses.

mashed avocado: deeply penetrating & nourishing.

mashed banana: nourishing.

mashed strawberries: slightly acidic & luxurious; cleanses.

mashed tomatoes: excellent for oily skin.

natural yoghurt: moisturizes & restores skin’s acid balance.

orange juice: hydrating for older skin.

pear pulp: soothes & cools hot, sunburnt skin.

pineapple pulp: an astringent wash for oily skin.

watermelon juice: gently exfoliates, softens & deep-cleanses.

Essential oils

dry and normal skin: lavender, evening primrose, sandalwood.

oily skin: geranium, lemon, ylang-ylang.

pimple: evening primrose, clary sage, lavender.

acne: carrot, evening primrose, tea-tree.

eczema: carrot, chamomile, lavender.

Mask for troubled skin: 1Tbase mask+1Tcarrot/lettuce pulp+1t honey+1t yoghurt+2drops lavender oil.

Mask for dry skin: 1e.yolk beaten+2t cream+1t honey+2drops lavender/evening primerose oil+finely ground almond.

Mask for oily skin: 1/2t lemon j+11/2t orange j+1t celery j+1t olive oil+1t yoghurt+2drops geranium/lavender oil+ milk powder.

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