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Facepack Recipes



PLEASE NOTE:

Although all the ingredients in these beauty recipes are natural, remember that it is still possible to be allergic to anything applied to the skin. DO NOT USE ANYTHING NUT BASED ON YOUR SKIN IF YOU HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. To test other ingredients make up a very small amount of the recipe you intend to use. Wash and gently dry a small patch of skin inside your elbow. Apply a little of the mix to the skin and leave for 48 hours. If you experience any redness or swelling DO NOT USE THE BEAUTY RECIPE AT ALL.

We strongly recommend that you do your own research before using any of the ingredients in these recipes since some ingredients should be avoided by certain groups of people. Mountain Rose Herbs' website has a wealth of information on herbs, their uses and possible side effects. Many essential oils and herbs should always be avoided by pregnant/nursing ladies. Always check with a qualified health advisor if in doubt.

Facepacks are an inexpensive yet luxurious personal treatments that can be used in the comfort of your own home. They are also a way of delivering specific ingredients to your skin with the intention of correcting a particular problem that you may have with your complexion. Observing the usual cautions you can achieve excellent results using these natural recipes without breaking the bank.






Oatmeal Facepack Recipe


Oatmeal has long been valued in home-beauty treatments for its soothing and moisturising qualitites. The coarse texture of oatmeal also lends it a scrubby quality, helping to loosen dead skin cells and dirt.


Ingredients

1 teaspoon of oatmeal
1 teaspoon of ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon of apple juice
1 drop of geranium oil

Method

- Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly.
- Before applying the facepack dampen your face with a little water.
- Apply the facepack to your face, avoiding the delicate skin around the eyes.
- Relax for ten minutes.
- Remove the facepack by rinsing your face with tepid water.
- As you remove the oatmeal, massage it very gently into the greasier areas of your face.
- Rinse off completely and pat your face dry.


Avocado Facepack Recipe


You have two choices with this recipe - you can either sit down and eat it all up or alternatively you can use it to moisturise your skin! Avocado contains high levels of natural oils. Honey also has cleansing, antiseptic and moisturising qualities. The cream, which again is obviously high in fat, is also a cleanser and in this recipe acts as a base ingredient to make the facepack spread more easily. Choose this facepack if you have a very dry skin.


Ingredients

avocado
set honey
single cream

Method

- Remove the skin and stone from a ripe avocado.
- Take half of the avocado and mash it in a large bowl.
- Add 2 teaspoons of the set honey and 1 teaspoon of the single cream.
- Splash your face and neck with some warm water.
- Spread the facepack over your damp face and neck.
- Leave the facepack on for 10-15 minutes, and then gently rinse off with some warm water.


Cool Cucumber Facepack Recipe


Cucumber is renowned for its cooling and astringent properties as is witch hazel. Witch hazel is also well-known as a healing lotion. If you are prone to oily and spotty skin this is the facepack for you to try.


Ingredients

cucumber
1 teaspoon set honey
1/2 teaspoon witch hazel
2 teaspoons milk from the fridge
milk powder

Method

- Mix the set honey with the witch hazel and chilled milk.
- Finely grate a 1 inch piece of cucumber and stir it into the mixture.
- Add enough dried milk powder to make a thin cream.
- Spread the facepack onto your face and neck - avoid delicate skin around your eyes.
- Leave for 15 minutes before washing off with cool water.


Egg White Facepack Recipe


Egg white is an astringent and will make this facepack set. The honey and sweet almond oil are both soothing and moisturising and lemon is said to bleach skin, nails and hair. The flour makes it all into a paste for easy application.


Ingredients

1 tablespoon set honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1 egg white
flour

Method

- In a bowl mix the set honey with the lemon juice and sweet almond oil.
- Then add the egg white and stir in enough flour to make a smooth paste- not too thick, but creamy enough to stay on the face.
- Spread the mixture gently over the face and neck - avoid the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Take it easy and relax for about half an hour.
- Rinse off with warm water.


Facepack for Dry Skin Recipe


All the ingredients in this facepack recipe are excellent moisturisers as they all have a high natural oil content.


Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon almond oil

Method

- In a blender blitz all the ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency.
- Carefully apply the facepack to your face.
- Leave on for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with tepid water.
- Pat face dry.


Facepack for Oily Skin Recipe


The juice from the cucumber is astringent and can help to improve an oily complexion. The milk powder makes an excellent cleanser and, with the egg white, binds the mask together and helps it to set.


Ingredients

2 inch piece cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon dried milk powder
1 egg white

Method

- Mix all the ingredients together in a blender.
- Apply to your skin (avoid delicate skin around your eyes) and relax for 20 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.


Facepack for Oily Skin Recipe 2


Here's an alternative facepack recipe for oily skin. In this recipe the lemon is the astringent and the yogurt is a soothing cleanser. The yeast adds a little nourishment for the skin.


Ingredients

3 tablespoons natural live yogurt
2 tablespoons brewer's yeast powder
1 drop lemon juice

Method

- Mix all the ingredients together and apply to the face.
- Relax for 20 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.


Fennel Seed Facepack Recipe


Fennel is reputedly good for toning skin and is said to reduce puffyness. This facepack recipe is excellent for a mature skin.


Ingredients

3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons oatmeal
3 tablespoons natural live yogurt
3 tablespoons strong infusion fennel seeds (pour 1/4 pint boiling water onto 3 teaspoons crushed fennel seeds. Leave to cool and strain)

Method

- Mix all the ingredients and smooth over the face.
- Relax and leave for fifteen minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water and pat face dry.


Lemon Facepack Recipe


Use this recipe to clean and smooth oily skin or oily patches on your face. Be careful near delicate areas of skin such as around the eyes.


Ingredients

1 tablespoon set honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
white 1 egg

Method

- Mix the honey with the lemon juice and the egg white.
- Whisk the mixture into a smooth cream.
- Spread or brush the pack on to your face, gradually building up a good covering.
- Use a soft, clean blusher or make-up brush for this if you like.
- Rinse off with cool water and pat dry.


Moisturising Face Mask Recipe


A simple facepack recipe that will help to soften any dry areas of your skin.


Ingredients

1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon natural yogurt

Method

- Mix the ingredients together and apply to face.
- Relax for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with tepid water.


Oatmeal Almond Facepack Recipe (for normal skin)


This is an ideal facepack for normal skin i.e. not too dry and not too oily. The geranium oil can help stimulate circulation; the oatmeal is cleansing and soothing; ground almonds are moisturising and the apple juice is slightly astringent.


Ingredients

1 teaspoon oatmeal
1 teaspoon ground almonds
half teaspoon apple juice
1 drop geranium essential oil

Method

Mix all the ingredients together and massage very lightly onto chin, nose and forehead. Rinse off immediately with luke warm water.


Oatmeal and Honey Facepack Recipe


This is a good moisturising facepack. It can be used regularly on dry or dull skin. The oatmeal is soothing and adds a scrubby texture that will help remove dead skin and any pore blockages.


Ingredients

egg yolk
2 tablespoons clear honey
fine oatmeal

Method

- Mix the egg yolk with the clear honey.
- Mix in enough fine oatmeal to make a paste; the mixture should be firm enough to spread on your face.
- Smooth the pack gently over the skin, working from the neck upwards.
- Lie down and relax for 15 mins then wash the pack off with lukewarm water and pat dry.


Oatmeal and Rosewater Face Pack


The rosewater soothes, moisturises and gently tones the skin. The oatmeal cleanses gently because of its slightly grainy texture.


Ingredients

2 tablespoons fine oatmeal
1 tablespoon runny honey
1 tablespoon rose water

Method

- Blend the oatmeal with the honey and then stir in the rose water.
- Apply to the face and leave for 10 minutes.
- Remove with luke warm water.


Parsley Face Mask


This facepak is ideal for oily skin. Parsley is a good toner and is said to reduce the formation of wrinkles. Combined with the honey this should moisturise and tighten the skin.


Ingredients

parsley
1 tablespoon set honey

Method

- Thoroughly wash and dry a handful of fresh parsley.
- Cut off the stalks and chop the rest very finely.
- Place the parsley in a mortar or small bowl and crush it with a pestle or wooden spoon.
- Mix with the set honey and spread or brush the mixture over the face and neck.
- Leave for 20 - 30 mins and rinse off with warm water.


Sage and Apple Facepack


Sage may have slightly antibacterial properties and may help with blemishes. The apple has an astringenct action and the honey moisturises.


Ingredients

1 apple
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 oz bruised, chopped sage leaves

Method

- Chop up and liquidise apple.
- Add honey and sage and blend well.
- Apply to face.
- Relax for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
- Pat face dry.


Summer Exfoliator


Give this facepack a try if you are looking for a natural way to brighten up your complexion. Ripe mashed strawberries are effective as an exfoliator and will brighten the skin and boost circulation. The slightly acidic qualities of the strawberries help to remove any dead skin cells that may be dulling your complexion. Keep away from sensitive areas like around the eyes.


Ingredients

ripe mashed strawberries

Method

- Leave mixture on for about 10 mins then gently wash off.


Facial Scrub (for greasy skin)


The almonds give a granular texture to the facepack and that helps loosen plugs of grease from pores. The yogurt is astringent and cleansing and the honey may bacteria fighting properties.


Ingredients

1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons ground almonds
natural, live yogurt

Method

- Mix the honey with the almonds and add enough yogurt to make a paste.
- Rub gently into the skin.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.


Grapefruit and Oatmeal Scrub (for greasy skin)


A very astringent scrub that should be used with care only on very greasy areas. Be careful using this scrub on delicate skin such as around the eyes.


Ingredients

2 tablespoons medium oatmeal
freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

Method

- Mix the ingredients to a paste.
- Massage gently into oily areas of the face.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.


Facial Steam Baths


The gentle heat of the steam encourages the pores to open and to push out any impurities. Steam also has a healing effect on spots and blemishes. Various herbs added to the steam facial have different effects on the skin. Rosemary and Thyme are cleansing. Elderflower has an astringent action. Fennel helps to heal blemishes. Yarrow dries excess oil.