It’s easy to do facials masks at home. Just follow the three basic steps: cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. There are other steps, including steam bath, exfoliation and mask. Each of these steps is described below and is accompanied by recipes that you can try.
Before cleaning your face with a mild cleanser, it would be wiser to make a light steam treatment to dilate your pores and prepare your face for cleaning. To do this, simply soak a soft towel in a bowl of hot tea, but not hot (chamomile is one of my favorite teas). Wring the towel and then place it on your face and neck, then relax until the towel is cooler. You can repeat this process for quite soothing virtues.
Clean your face with a cleanser made for yourself, such as cleaning cream rose water (recipe below). Make circular motions upward with your fingertips to gently stimulate the skin and remove impurities that are found on the surface of the skin and excess oil. Rinse with warm water and gently remove excess moisturizer with a soft towel. If you’re a fan of heavy makeup, you may need to repeat the cleaning step.
After cleaning, it is important to tone the skin. Use ingredients that help balance the pH of the skin, since it is typically disturbed during the cleaning process. Tea tonic recipe (recipe invigorating tea-based) suitable for most skin types, and contains aloe to soothe and green tea as an antioxidant. Apply the toner with cotton soft without rubbing. Wet cotton pad and pat on the face and neck. However, do not do it on a dry skin. If you smell of apple cider vinegar, do not worry, because it disappears very quickly. Cider vinegar with apple is an excellent natural ingredient that allows your skin to maintain a pH optimum and balanced. Avoid the eye area when using this tonic. Your skin is now ready for the stage of hydration.
Moisturize your skin with aromatic facial oil containing a host of soothing ingredients that moisturize and nourish your skin. To enter the moisturizer, make sure you apply the oil when the skin is still moist with the tonic. Gently rub the oil on your face and neck tapping (A single application for the fat face). Apply twice to dry areas and wait 2-3 minutes between each application. Slightly moisten the skin with a little water or toner before the second application.
Sometimes you can add a light exfoliation or mask your treatment. You can use the recipes provided here or create your own using ingredients that you find in your kitchen. For people with oily skin, a scrub once or twice a week can be beneficial, while those with dry skin can be satisfied with a scrub once a month.
- Cleansing cream with rose water
15 ml sour cream (cream)
5 ml of hydrosol rose
5 ml of extra virgin olive oil
Mix all ingredients in the order listed, stirring well each time you add one. Apply the cleanser on the face and neck gently making large circular movements upwards. Rinse well. This recipe must be used within 2 days and only to perform cleanings.
- Tonic tea
1 cup of distilled water
15 ml of dried green tea leaves
15 ml of dried chamomile flowers
15 ml of rose hydrosol
15 ml of Aloe Vera gel
15 ml of apple cider vinegar
15 ml lemon juice (optional, suitable for oily skin)
Wait until boiling distilled water. Remove it from the heat and add green tea and chamomile. Marinate for 15 minutes, and then sieve the plant material. Add the rose hydrosol, aloe and vinegar (and lemon juice, if necessary) and stir well. Pour the mixture into a clean bottle and label it. Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients together. Refrigerate for best results and use the mixture before 3 weeks.
- Aromatic facial oil
45 ml of jojoba oil
45 ml of fruit seed oil of rose (or 45 ml of hazelnut oil for oily skin)
2 drops of rose essential oil
3 drops of lavender essential oil
2 drops of geranium essential oil
2 drops palmarosa oil
In a bowl or a glass bowl, mix the oils with essential oils. Stir with a wooden stick own or using a plastic utensil to mix. Pour into a clean bottle preferably provided with a medicine dropper that allows you to apply the oil. After cleansing, toning, applied and when the skin is still damp, apply a little moisturizer gently pat. Do not rub the oil on the skin, and gently tap the oil will be absorbed in a few minutes.
- Exfoliating Oatmeal and Aloe
15 ml of finely ground oats
15 ml finely ground almonds
5 ml of honey
15 ml of Aloe Vera gel
Mix ingredients in a bowl and stir until a homogeneous mixture. Apply to face and neck after cleansing and before applying the toner in soft circular motions. Rinse well with warm water and remove excess moisturizer gently pat. Then make a facial mask.
- Facial cream mask
30 ml of white clay (kaolin I recommend that I use myself)
45 ml whipping cream
15 ml of rose hydrosol
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir until the mixture has the consistency of a paste. If the mixture is too runny, add a little clay and stir. If the mixture is not sweet enough, add a little hydrosol. Spread over a clean face just before applying the toner, avoiding under eyes and lips. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat to remove excess water.
You can find essential oils in most health food stores.
Caution: Be careful when using products for skin care product or skin contact, because even natural ingredients in these products may cause an allergic reaction. Note the ingredients listed above and if you are allergic to any of them, it would be wise to avoid products that contain them. If you feel uncomfortable tingling or if you notice redness on your skin, it could be that you are doing an allergic reaction. If this is the case, rinse your skin with warm water and avoid this product in the future, because you may be doing an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients it contains. Use common sense when using products for skin care, and remember that the less you use essential oils, the better.