Easy Green Tea Toner
1 teaspoon powdered green tea 1/2 cup purified hot or boiling water Mix green tea with hot water until thoroughly mixed. Cool to room temperature. Using a green tea bag to make the tea will be even more beneficial. Then apply toner mixture with cotton pad to face. Do not rinse. Unused portion may be refrigerated for 2 days.
Easy Cheap Rejuvenating Mud Mask Dry Skin
Mix two teaspoons of dirt into a dollop of peanut butter.
Add a small amount of olive oil and a few pinches of baking soda and a pinch of salt.
Mix thoroughly until creamy and lump free. (Optional: place the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it for better penetration and soothing) Massage into face, avoiding the eye area. Place a damp, warm towel over your face and leave on 15 minutes, then rinse well.
Revitalizing Mask for Normal to Dry or Aging Skin
Mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt.
Spread mask over face and leave on 20-30 minutes while lying down.
Mask for Wrinkles
Shred about 5 baby carrots and add 5 drops of extra virgin olive or avocado oil, then put that mixture around your eyes and on face for 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Good especially for around the eyes. It will give a natural warm skin color from the orange carotene in the carrots.
Dry Skin Mask
Beat the yolk of an egg until it is light and frothy, then add the mashed pulp of a half avocado, blending it well (you may use a blender at this point). Cleanse your face thoroughly before using this masque (or any masque). Spread the avocado mixture over the face and neck evenly; relax on a slant board or bed for about 20 minutes. Remove with clear tepid water and a face cloth, followed by a rinse of cold water or a mild skin lotion. The result should be a marked improvement in skin texture, and all-around revitalizing.
Healing Dry Skin
Boil about 1 cup of raspberries in 1/2 cup of water, and grind into a really thick liquid. Let it cool, mix it up again and add a few tablespoons of milk (2-3) and rub on area that’s dry every day. Store in frig for a few days.
Dry Skin Makeup Remover and Exfoliant Scrub
Mix together equal parts of vegetable shortening (Crisco) and cornmeal and use as a makeup remover and exfoliant in one and makes your skin look velvet smooth.
Toning Aging Skin Mask
1/4 cup of natural apple juice
1 small cucumber pureed
Mix together well and apply to face, leave on 20 minutes before rinsing off.
Toning Mask, Nourish and Tighten
1/2 tsp. of sea salt
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup of yogurt
Let dry on skin, then rinse well.
Toning Mask, Nourish and Refresh
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp crumbled dried chamomile flowers
1 tsp finely chopped fresh mint
Let dry on skin, then rinse well.
1 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk
1/2 peeled cucumber shredded or pureed
1 teaspoon plain yogurt
Combine all and pat on skin, leaving on 20 minutes before rinsing.
Purifying Mask for Aging Skin
12 tablespoons plain oatmeal ground
2/3 cup hot water
1/2 apple (cored and unpeeled, pureed)
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Mix all together well, apply to face leaving on 20 minutes before rinsing.
Simple Dry Skin Toner
After cleansing dry skin, use ‘Rosewater and Glycerin’ on a cotton ball as a toner before moisturizing. It removes all the residue grime as well as other toners but the rosewater conditions dry skin and glycerin draws moisture into skin. You can find a bottle of Rosewater and Glycerin in most any drug store very inexpensively although the rosewater is generally artificial rosewater. See my recipe on how to make your own genuine rosewater under categories on "Facial Skin Care-All Skin Types"
Wrinkle Prevention and Softer Skin
To prevent wrinkles and soften skin, pure castor oil is said to slow down the aging process of the skin. Also halibut fish oil is loaded with vitamin A and helps prevent skin from aging. Taking Flaxseed Oil and Omega Oils orally also help keep skin young from the inside out as well as having lots of other health benefits.
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