Natural Beauty Care Guide

yoghurt and carrot juice mask:

This is an excellent mix for improving the elasticity of a dry skin. The yoghurt has a good balancing effect on the pH. Carrot contains precious rejuvenating minerals, and honey's moistening action is invaluable for a tired skin.

INGREDIENTS:

1 large carrot or 1 tablespoon carrot juice
approx. 2 tablespoons yoghurt
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon honey

METHOD :

If making your own carrot juice, prepare 1 tablespoonful. An alternative, if you don't have a juicer, would be to use grated carrot, in which case you need 2 tablespoonsful. Mix the yoghurt with the carrot, and stir in the sweet almond oil and honey.

Apply to the cleaned face and neck and leave for approx. 20 minutes. Remove with water and pat dry. Finish with a dab of rosewater left to dry naturally, if you wish.

VARIATION
Use wheatgerm oil instead of sweet almond oil for an even more nourishing effect. Wheatgerm contains vitamin E, which has a powerful healing, regenerative action.

EFFECT

nourishes, balances pH

SKIN TYPES

all, especially dry, ageing or damaged

FREQUENCY OF USE

once a week

SHELF LIFE

6 hours in refrigerator

PREPARATION TIME

5 minutes

TREATMENT TIME

20 minutes

Fresh milk and lemon mask

You need fresh full-cream milk for this mask, which helps to balance the pH of a dry or ageing skin. The lemon juice is astringent, and therefore toning, but it also supplies a little vitamin C.

INGREDIENTS:

lemon
100 ml fresh full-cream milk

METHOD :

Extract the juice of the half lemon and add to the milk, stirring to mix thoroughly. Apply the resulting mixture to the cleaned face and neck, using cotton wool balls, and leave to penetrate the skin. When the skin is dry, approx. 20 minutes, clean gently, using rosewater and cotton wool balls. Leave to dry naturally.

EFFECT

nourishes, cleanses, tones, balances pH

SKIN TYPES

all, especially dry or aging

FREQUENCY OF USE

once daily for 7 days

SHELF LIFE

5 hours in refrigerator

PREPARATION TIME

5 minutes

TREATMENT TIME

20 minutes

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