Natural Beauty Care Guide

Ingredients of a face mask

Base

Base of facial mask is clay or gel. Clay facial masks (Wash-off masks) generally used for deep cleansing and gel types (Peel-off masks)for sensitive skin.

Clay for facial masks
Dry skin:

White clay is rich in slica and magnesium. This clay is neutral and not too drying, and it is effective in absorbing impurities and putting valuable minerals back into the skin. For a more nourishing facial, mix with yogurt or avocado or both. The white clay generally used in cosmetics is called kaolin.

Oily skin and Normal skin:

Choose green, red, or yellow clay. These clays are more much drying than white clay. They are very high in minerals and are excellent for problematic, blemish-prone skin.

Essential oil for facial steaming

Add few drops of essential oils that is suited for your skin types.

Normal skin:

Atlas Cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, roman chamo, rose, rosewood, ylangylang, angelica, all hydrosols.

Dry skin:

Lavender, rose, sandalwood, Carrot seed, Cedarwood, clary, jasmine, geranium, lavender, orange, roman chamo, rosewood, Vetiver, sandalwood, , Calendula infused oil.

Oily skin:

Lavender , Lemon ,Bergamot, Cedarwood , Cypress , Sage, Rosemary, Roman & German chamos, Clary, lemon, peppermint, Niaouli, Cajeput, cypress, frankincense, patchouli, sandalwood, juniper, Melissa.

Sensitive skin:

Roman & German chamomile, rose, Palma Rosa, Helichrysum, neroli, rosewood, carrot, angelica, jasmine, Neroli, Chamomile or Yarrow Hydrosols.

Fruits and vegetables for face masks:

Many of the fruits we eat everyday make excellent masks that have a revitalizing, nourishing and often astringent action on the skin. The best fruits to use for cleansing, toning and nourishing are apple,avocado,banana,cherry,grape,lemon,orange,raspberry,papaya,pineapple and tomato.

The most valuable vegetables for skin care are cabbage (cleanser for acne-prone skin),carrot(cleanser for sensitive skin),cucumber(cooling action), radish(whitening action)and potato(cleanser for oily skin).

Special effects:

You can add lime and orange peel powder for astringency, neem powder for antibacterial, milk and oatmeal powder for smoothing skin, and lavender petal powder for anti-inflammatory action.

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