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|The Chocolate Facial - Normal skin
1/2 cup cocoa
4 Tbs. heavy cream
3 tsp. cottage cheese
3 tsp. ripe avocado
1/4 cup honey
3-4 tsp. oatmeal powder
|Vegetable Patch Facial - oily skin
1/4 mashed tomato - seeds and skin removed
2 tsp. plain yogurt
1 tsp. mashed cucumber
2 tsp. aloe gel
3- tsp. oatmeal powder
2 mint leaves crushed
|Tutti-Frutti Facial - dry skin
1 cup mixed cantalope, peaches, raspberries, bananas, watermelon - mashed
2 Tbs. heavy cream
2 tsp. cottage cheese
1 tsp. brown sugar
1-2 tsp. died sage
3-4 tsp. oatmeal powder
|Oatmeal and Honey Mask
Mix oatmeal, either cooked or raw, with enough honey to make it sticky. Apply, leave for twenty minutes or so, and rinse off with plenty of water. It will tone oily skin, refine the texture of the pores, and gently lift a
face that's in general poor condition, especially after illness or depression.
Honey is a lovely mask. Massage it into your skin, and keep adding more and patting it on till your face is very tacky. Rinse it off, and your skin will look fresh and glowing. Honey is antiseptic, hydrating and cleanses the
pores. However, if you're prone to odd pimples, don't use this before a big night - sometimes its ability to suck impurities out of the skin means you get a zit.
|Vanessa's Salad Mask
Take some lettuce, cucumber, tomato and avocado - exact quantities don't matter - and puree them until liquid. Add a little dollop of mayonnaise and then mix with enough oatmeal or almond meal to make the mixture stiff enough to stay on your face.
|Avocado-Honey Moisturising Mask
Mash up 2 tablespoons avocado, mix with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 egg yolk.
A very rich mask.
|A beaten egg also makes a great nourishing mask.||Yogurt Mask
Use natural, unflavoured yogurt; you can add honey and/or oatmeal if you like. The gentle acids in the yogurt are very good to help restore the natural acid balance of the skin.
This mask sounds and looks disgusting but is very soothing and good for a face tormented by sore underground pimples. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over 2 dried prunes in a bowl and leave until soft. Mash prunes. Use any
leftover prune water in cooking about 1/2 cup oatmeal. Mix oatmeal with mashed prunes
and enough honey to make a sticky mash that will adhere to the face. Apply while still warm (but not hot), leave 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
You can also make masks from mashed fruit pulp, alone or mixed with oatmeal and/or honey till you get the right consistency.
Good fruit to try:
|Creamy Green Mask
This mask feels wonderful and does great things to cleanse and hydrate the skin, and acts as a mild exfoliant as well as a mask. Mash 1 tablespoon ripe avocado, add 1/2 tsp honey and mix. Stir in a little almond meal until the whole thing is of a pleasant creamy consistency. Apply to clean skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water, massaging gently as you remove to exfoliate the skin.