More Mask Recipes

In preparing for the next segment of facial care, I came across a couple of other mask recipes that sounded good, so here ya go!

*Soy Mask*

1/4 Cup soy powder
1/4 Cup unflavored yogurt
1-2 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix the soy powder and yogurt until you have a nice paste, then add the essential oil. Pat onto your face and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

This is a good mask for any skin type, but is especially good for dry skin, as will not over-dry, even as the peppermint clarifies the skin. There is no shelf life to this, use it as soon as it is made.

*Pore Reducing Mask*

1/8 Cup French Clay (you can get this at most health food stores)
1 medium, peeled & mashed, cucumber
1 tsp. sweet almond oil
enough water to make a paste

In a small glass bowl, mix clay, cucumber and oil. Add water until you make a very moist, soft clay, mask. Put on your face and let dry. This usually takes 10-15 minutes. As the moisture evaporates, leaving the mask, it creates a pulling action. This presses out black and whiteheads from the skin and tightens the pores. Once it is dry, wash off with warm water and pat skin dry.
Your skin will be tight and glowing!

*You can alter the amount of oil in this recipe to suit your skin needs. If you want a more conditioning mask, if you have very dry skin, add more sweet almond oil.
If you skin is very oily, add less sweet almond oil.


Mesha said...

Which type of french clay? Red, Pink, Green or White?

Unique Garden said...

Of course you can use whatever you feel is best for your skin, but French Green Clay is what the recipe refers to. :)