This mask, based on roses, is perfect for balancing out the oily and dry areas of your skin.
Optional: 6 fresh rose petals
2 tbsps rosewater
1 tbsp natural yogurt, room temperature (not low fat or non-fat)
1 tbsp runny honey (to get honey runny, you can warm it in a microwave for a few seconds)
Soak rose petals, then crush them in a bowl.
Add the rosewater, yogurt and honey.
Mix well and apply to the skin.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Yogurt and Oatmeal Mask
This mask is great for soothing chapped, sunburned or otherwise irritated skin.
Extra tip: This mask works well for other skin types as well. For oily skin, add a couple drops of lemon or lime juice. For dry skin, mix in a couple tablespoons of honey.
1 cup natural yogurt (we like it just-out-of-the-fridge cold)
½ cup oatmeal (any type of basic oatmeal works here)
Mix the ingredients together.
Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off mask with a washcloth steamed in the microwave (careful that it’s not too hot)
Avocado and Honey Mask
Avocados and honey are particularly moisturising.
¼ cup honey
A classic recipe for dry skin. Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey.
Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse face with a cool washcloth.
Honey and Oatmeal Face Mask
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon honey
Instant oatmeal enough to make a paste
Mix all the above ingredients together with enough of the instant oatmeal to make a good paste consistency.
Smooth this blend all over your face and neck.
Leave on the face for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Pat dry with a soft towel.
Strawberry and Lemon Mask
Strawberry and lemon juice contain natural astringents. This recipe works for two people, so invite a friend, or cut the recipe in half for just you.
1 tsp lemon juice
2 egg whites
3 tsp honey
1 cup strawberries
Mash or blend the above ingredients.
Smooth over face.
Let it stay for 10 minutes.
Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth. Rinse.
Cucumber and Yogurt Mask
Not only is cucumber soothing to your skin, it is purported to reduce wrinkles.
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
Clean and peel one cucumber.
Mash or blend both ingredients.
Blend the mixture until smooth.
Apply the cucumber yogurt mask to your entire face, avoiding the eye area.
Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes, then remove mask with lukewarm water.
Apple and Honey Facial Mask
Honey is a natural astringent that will also help to tighten your oily skin.
3 tablespoons organic honey
Add one apple (peeled, seeded, and cut into slices) into a blender or food processor.
Add three tablespoons of honey.
Blend the mixture well.
Apply to face and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes.