Natural Beauty Care Guide

Strawberry and cream mask:

The honey, with its many trace elements, combines with the cream to nourish tired skin and prevent it from drying too quickly. The salicylic acid in the strawberries cleanses by removing impurities and dead cells.

INGREDIENTS:

3-4 medium-sized, ripe strawberries
1 tablespoon fresh double cream
1 tablespoon honey

METHOD :

Mash the strawberries with the back of a fork or puree them in a food processor or blender. Add the cream and honey to the puree to form a thick mixture. Add a little more cream if the mixture is too runny or 1 teaspoon of clay.

Apply to the cleaned face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes, and leave for approx. 10 minutes. Rinse off with water, and finish with a little rosewater, leaving it to dry naturally.

VARIATION
Substitute live yoghurt for the cream to balance the pH of the skin. You can also use raspberries instead of strawberries. The yoghurt/raspberry variation is suitable for sensitive skin, and it is also less likely to cause minor irritation for anyone allergic to strawberries.

EFFECT

nourishes, cleanses, balances pH if substitute live yoghurt

SKIN TYPES

all (see VARIATION for sensitive skin)

FREQUENCY OF USE

once a week

SHELF LIFE

5 hours in refrigerator

PREPARATION TIME

5 minutes

TREATMENT TIME

10 minutes

Almond and egg white mask

Nourishing vitamins, fatty acids, trace elements and enzymes in almond and honey combine with the astringent action of egg white to make a very effective mask for dry or ageing skin.

INGREDIENTS:

50g almonds
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon honey

METHOD :

Blanch the almonds in boiling wafer for 4 minutes and leave to cool. Beat the egg white lightly. Peel the almonds and give them in a blender until you have a coarse granular texture. Add the lightly beaten egg white and the honey, and blend again to form a smooth paste. If the consistency is too thick to spread easily, stir in some rosewater, a little at a time.

Apply evenly to the cleaned face and neck and leave for approx. 20 minutes. Remove with water, and pat dry. Dab on a little rosewater and leave to dry naturally.

EFFECT

nourishes

SKIN TYPES

dry or aging

FREQUENCY OF USE

two or three times a week

SHELF LIFE

6 hours in refrigerator

PREPARATION TIME

5 minutes

TREATMENT TIME

20 minutes

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