Sunday, October 11, 2009

Homemade cosmetics, cont. More on facial masks.

11 October, 2009.

Hi there! It's me Svetlana.

Coming back to the topic of the homemade cosmetics.
Several recipes of easy facial masks (do not forget your neck and hands!). Please remember that while the skin of your face may be oily, neck and hands may be dry, so you will need to treat them accordingly.

For oily skin.
1. Cucumber/yogurt (also good for normal skin).
1/2 cucmber
1 Tbsp plain yogust
Puree cucumber in a blender (or grind). Mix with yogurt, apply to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Risnse well.

2. Strawberry mask.
Mash strawberries. Apply to face.

3. Tomato mask.
Mash or slice a tomato and apply to face to treat oily skin and large pores. Rinse off well after 15-20 min

4. Yogurt mask.
Apply plain yogurt for 15-20 min. Rinse well.

For dry skin.
1. Avocado/honey moisturizer

Mash 2 Tbsl avocado and mix with
2 Tbsp honey and
One egg yolk.
Apply to face, leave on for 15-20 min; rinse well. Moisturize with a touch of olive oil.

2. Peach mask.
Mash a fresh peach, mix with enough warm olive oil to form a spreadable paste. Apply for 15-20 min. Rinse well. Moisturize with a natural vegetable oil.

3. Mash a piece of banana with either papaya, peach, or avocado. Apply for 15-20 min. Rinse well. Follow with a moisturizer of natural vegetable oil (for example olive oil).

Large pores.

Mix tablesalt and buttermilk into paste, apply on enlarged pores, massage well and gently. Rinse well with warm water.

Good night!


  1. you might wanna take a look at this then:D

  2. Thank you, Oil and Soap. This is a great idea: to add the section on healthy home-made soap making tachniques! Honestly, I thought about it at the very beginning and then carried away with other topics. I know both my grandmother and my mom know how to make great soap! I will get the secrets!

  3. Will start experimenting with saop-making soon! Sounds like FUN!!!
    Would you recomment a hot or a cold process?


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