My mum decided to have a mini facial today ~ a do-it-yourself facial at home απϑ so she asked me to join her. I told her I’d have mine done when I was ready so she went ahead without me.
I decided to make my mask απϑ use very natural, easy to access materials for my facial.
Granulated sugar or crushed sugarcubes.
Honey, Milk, Fresh eggs, Cucumber slices
The scrub is applied first usually in order to remove the dry skin that has ceased to serve its purpose. I decided to use sugar because of the coarse texture of the sugar granules. The rough nature helps to act as a sponge to remove the dead skin απϑ open the pores for cleansing.
Next, after thoroughly scrubbing your face απϑ rinsing, apply the mask. To prepare the mask, mix the egg, a little milk, about a teaspoon of honey απϑ beat thoroughly. Then apply, gently massaging into your face απϑ leave on for 15-20 minutes. Apply to all areas of the face avoiding the eyes. You don’t necessarily need to use all the mask at once …. The remainder can be stored in the fridge απϑ used whenever needed. The cucumber slices are placed over the eyes after the mask is applied.
After the allotted time, use warm water απϑ a clean cloth to wipe off the mask before washing off the face απϑ rinsing.
Cucumber helps soothe skin irritations απϑ the slices on the eye help reduce the dark circles απϑ swellings around the eyes. It also helps with puffiness απϑ redness around the eyes …. Just call them natural eye pads!!!! Egg whites are also wonderful for the skin. It is said that they tighten your pores – firm them up απϑ the honey acts as a moisturizer for your skin giving it an extra glow.
1) This is a concoted mixture so you attempt this at your own risk!!!!
2) If you’re allergic to any of the ingredients then do not – I repeat DO NOT – attempt this home made facial!!!
Anyway, have fun creating your own recipes and feel free to share them with me. You can also send in unique or just plain weird treatments or family recipes you just want to share. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org … I’m waiting!!!