Natural aids for glowing skin
A guide of natural recipes to promote healthy and beautiful skin. Moisturizing creams, infusions, soaps and lotions to give you a healthy glow to your face.
+ The skin on the face is not only the most sensitive; it's also the most exposed to the world and the looks of others, reflecting your personality and energy. Hence, the face is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. The following is a number of nature's ways of taking care of the skin.
LIQUID SOAP FOR THE FACE
Removes dirt and build up, helping to keep the face healthy and firm. Prepare with: Boil all the herbs in water for half an hour in a glazed or stainless steel pot (you can also use just white willow or rosemary). Take off the stove to cool down. Filter with a linen cloth and store in the refrigerator in a hermetic bottle.
This recipe is for very sensitive or problematic skin; you can use this purifying lotion in place of a toner. Apply after washing your face. Pour boiling water over marigold petals in a ceramic bowl. Cover and let sit over night. Filter the lotion with a linen cloth. Add 1 tablespoon of witch hazel for every 3 tablespoons of lotion. Keep in the refrigerator up to 10 days.
INFUSION AGAINST BLACKHEADS
This infusion is great for compresses to loosen and remove blackheads. Use the infusion lukewarm, soaking a sterilized cotton ball in the infusion and applying over the affected area for 15 minutes. Place dandelion, parsley and yarrow in a ceramic bowl and add water. Cover and allow to soak overnight. Filter with a linen cloth and store in the refrigerator in a sterilized bottle (keeps for more than 10 days).
This cream replaces natural oils in the face and helps in the treatment of acne. Apply after washing your face and using an astringent. Melt the bees wax over heat along with almond oil, lemon grass and wheat germ. When it becomes a liquid, add the water of lemon grass and lemon juice.
Take off the heat, and while still hot add the honey and mix until completely dissolved. Allow to cool and stir until the mixture is fluffy and creamy.
An infusion prepared with 2 teaspoons of dried lemon grass, 2 teaspoons of dried marigold and boiling water; leave to sit over night and filter with a linen cloth.
Steam promotes sweating, stimulating the skin's surface, opening the pores to remove impurities and dirt, refreshing the skin. Because steam facial treatment can dry out the skin, limit this treatment to once a week. Place the herbs and boiling water in a ceramic bowl. Cover your head with a towel, forming a tent and place your face and neck over the steam for no longer than 10 minutes. After this treatment, apply toner and moisturizer.