Perfect Cheekbones – How To Lose Fat In Face
Natural Skincare by Sidra Shaukat at lulu.com Make your own face masks
When we think of a spa, the first thing we think of is the face and body covered with a green mud mask. Mud is fantastic for drawn out impurities from the skin to leave it glowing. A shower afterwards, as cold as you can bear, does wonders for the circulation.
I make a green clay and turmeric mask (turmeric is the yellow spice used in curries that is a great cleanser) by mixing one heaped tablespoon of green clay with 1 teaspoon of turmeric and mixing in live yoghurt or water if you prefer to make it a thick paste. If you have dry skin, you may want to add a little almond oil as required. This is enough for the face, make larger amounts for the body.
For oily skins, make a clay mask by mixing 1 whisked egg white with 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth (from chemists). Add a few drops of peppermint oil. Leave to dry and rinse with lukewarm water.
For dry skins, whisk 1 egg white, mix with 1 teaspoon of honey. Put on with a pastry brush and leave for 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water. The egg white gives this mask it’s firming effect.
Your bath could be the equivalent of the spa bath for it’s treatment properties. Cleopatra bathed in ass’s milk to maintain her beauty, you can do the same too! Instead of ass’s milk, you can add 1/4 pint of milk to the running water, or try 2 tablespoons of dried milk for the same effect. For added indulgence, a few drops of coconut essence will give the bath a tropical feel or try a few drops of coconut essence.
You can even create the effect of being in a thermal mud bath, as they do in Iceland, known for it’s therapeutic effects, but just adding two or three tablespoons of green clay or fuller’s earth to the running warm water. Soak for as long as you can for maximum benefit.
Sink into a warm bath scented with essential oils such as ylang-ylang, patchouli or rosemary(to clear the head) and lavendar, rose or camomile(to relax and soothe). Make sure the water is not too hot, as this overstimulates the nervous system and reduces the oils therapeutic powers. To make this indulgent soak extra special, put on some soft, soothing music, dim the lights in the bathroom and relax.
Sidra Shaukat is the leading author of Natural Beauty and Natural Skincare now available from lulu.com. She is a freelance writer and qualified make-up artist trained by a leading royal make-up artist.
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