Aromatherapy Facial mask is used to cleansing, nourishing, and revitalizing. They promote the elimination of waste material and stimulate local blood circulation.
Usually basic ingredients for aromatherapy mask are clay, oatmeal, fruit or vegetable oil, floral water and essential oils.
Clay masks are used in beauty therapy to draw out impurities. Clays have the ability to absorb toxins as they are eliminated from skin. In clay mask treatment, the heat under the layer of clay is increased by trapped body heat, causing pore-cleansing perspiration. Clays also re-mineralization skin tissues; minerals are a necessary component of skin health. Without mineral salts, skin loses moisture and becomes devitalized and sagging.
To draw out impurities, let the mask dry until it gets tight. Avoid leaving the mask on too long, because it can be drying to the skin.
To remove the mask, soak a small towel in tepid water, wrap around the face, and allow the mask to moisten. Then gently wipe off the mask.
Strawberry-Rosemary Rejuvenating Facial Mask
What youll need:
Natural Hyrdoxy-acids are found in strawberries in yogurt that is an effective agent in achieving soft and fine skin texture. Other essential oils are effective in promoting cell renewal like Rosemary and Lavender.
A blend of these natures goodness will help in achieve a good looking skin. Mash a strawberry and mix it with a tablespoon of yogurt. Add 2 drops of lavender, a drop of rosemary into the mixture as well into a teaspoon of cosmetic clay. If your skin type is dry you may add a moisturizing agent like almond or jojoba oil of approximately ½ teaspoon.
This mask combination may be applied on the skin after cleansing. Let the mask sit for up to 20 minutes only and then wipe it off with a warm and damp washcloth. After application you can then apply a moisturizer or the Honey-Lavender moisturizing mask.
Honey-Lavender Moisturizing Mask
You just need honey and 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
The Honey-Lavender Moisturizing mask is composed of 3 drops of lavender essential oil in a tablespoon of honey. Allow this mixture to sit on the skin up to 15 minutes or longer of desired. This mixture may be wiped-off of the skin with a damp warm washcloth after the prescribed time of retention.
Marcel F. Lavabre, Aromatherapy Workbook, (Inner Traditions / Bear & Company, 1996)
M. Ericksen, Healing With Aromatherapy, (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000)
Recipes credited to Mountain Rose Herbs
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