Thursday, March 3, 2011

Make it yourself series: Part 1, all about the face

Here is part one in my series of basic, make at home, health and beauty care for you and yours.  Part one is all about the face.  All the ingredients are things that most of use have around the house as our basic staples, I have tried all of the recipes, but with all things, try a little on the hand or arm first, to ensure there are no allergies to any of the products before applying to the face.

Tired Eye Remedy
8 ounces boiling water
2-3 Rose Petals
  1. Pour the boiling water over the rose petals into a bowl.  Steep for about 10 minutes.  Cool and strain the petals out.
  2. Soak two large cotton balls in the rose tea and apply over closed eyelids.  Rest and relax.
Peachy Keen Complexion Cream
1 Ripe Peach
Heavy Cream
  1. Mash the peach by hand or puree it in a food processor.
  2. Add enough cream to the pulp to give you a soft, dreamy, mix.  Spoon into a clean jar with a tight lid and store in the fridge.
  3. Once a day, apply the mix to your face and massage in.
Cucumber Astringent
1 cucumber
  1. peel the cucumber and puree it in a food processor.  Apply the puree to your skin using a cotton pad, gently rubbing it onto your face.
  2. refrigerate any leftovers in a clean, covered container.  It should keep for a day or two.

Egg White Facial
1 Egg White
  1. Clean your face thoroughly using and natural cleanser.
  2. Whisk the egg white just before applying it to your face.  Leave it on for about 15 minutes
  3. Wash off with tepid water and pat skin dry.

Lemon Skin Toner
2 ounces lemon Juice
4 ounces distilled water
3 ounces witch hazel
  1. Combine all ingredients.  Pour into a clean bottle or decorative cosmetics container.  Shake well before using.  Apply with a clean cotton bottle.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator indefinitely.

Facial Cleansing Mask

1 packet dry yeast
3 drops lemon juice
2 teaspoon water
  1. In a small bowl, mix the yeast, lemon juice, and water vigorously until a thick paste forms.  If necessary, add more water to achieve the correct consistency for applying to the mask.
  2. Pat the mixture on the face, avoiding the eyes.  Allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.  Pat skin dry.

Yogurt and Oatmeal Deep-Cleansing Facial
1 TBS finely ground oatmeal
1 TBS yogurt (any kind)
1/2 tsp honey
  1. Before starting, clean your face.
  2. Combine the yogurt and oats and mix to a spreadable consistency.  Warm the honey (do not overheat).  Then mix honey with the yogurt and oats mixture.  Stir until well blended.
  3. immediately apply the mask to your face, avoid the eyes.  Keep it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.  Wash off with warm water.  Pat skin dry then apply a good toner and moisturizer.

Banana, Sour Cream, and Honey Face Mask
1/2 banana
1 TBS honey
2 TBS sour cream
  1. Clean your face.  In a small bowl, mast the banana.  Stir in the honey and sour cream.
  2. Apply to your face, avoid the eyes, and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.  Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.  Rinse clean with warm water.  Pat skin dry.
Oatmeal Exfoliant
2 heaping tsp fine oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda
lukewarm water
  1. Clean your face.
  2. in a small bowl, stir together the oats and baking soda (the oats need to be fine; if necessary, first pulse it in a food processor or blender).  Add enough lukewarm water to make a paste.  Apply to face and rub gently.  Rinse and gently pat the skin dry.

0 people have had something to say about this: