Dry skin mask – Obtain a smooth paste by mixing 6 ounce of plain yoghurt with a few finely crushed almonds, 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 teasppons of wheat germ oil. Apply and massage on your skin for 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Crushed almonds exfoliate and eliminate dead skin, whilst honey soothes,rejuvenates and aids in adhering the mask to skin.The vitamin E in the wheat germ oil fights free radicals.
Home made balm for dry, chapped lips – Heat ½ cup almond or grape seed oil. Add 2 tsp of melted beeswax, ½ tsp alkanet root. Strain the oil removing the root. Add 8-10 drops of natural flavoring oil and 3 drops of vitamin E oil.
If you hands are moisture dry or chapped, massage them with sandalwood, rose or chamomile essential oils mixed with hydrating base oil like hazelnut, avocado or evening primrose. For a nourishing natural hand moisturizer, mix wheat germ oil with your favorite essential oil.
Before taking a bath in the morning, apply a mixture of 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp orange juice, 1 tsp olive oil, with a few drops of rose water and lime juice onto your skin while you bathe and rinse off with a face cloth. This makes a good natural morning skin cleanser.
1 egg, 1 tsp honey, ½ tsp olive oil and few drops of rose water makes a good beauty mask for dry skin.
Try having a Herbal facial sauna once a week. Use chamomile, lavender, and peppermint herbs. Simmer 2 – 4 tsp of dried or fresh herbs in 2 quarts of water. After few minutes of steaming, place the pot at comfortable distance from your face on a table. Bend over the pot with towel covering your face and the pot to trap the steam. After 15 minutes, splash cold water and air dry your skin followed by application of moisturizer or facial oil. You can cool the herbal water and use it as toning lotion to be dabbed on your face after cleansing.