After looking at several other facial recipes on here, I began to notice a pattern of the things people are putting on their face. I did some research then went into my kitchen and literally threw everything into a bowl that required minimal effort (I was too lazy to cut an avocado or kiwi or anything else of that nature). So because of the spontaneousness of this situation, I didn't really measure anything out. However I can estimate for you guys:
Now keep in mind, 1 part is like a dash of something. OK, so here are the reasons why I put each thing in: baking soda exfoliates and heals blemishes; lemon juice is a natural astringent, it loosens the surface skin cells so that they fall off revealing new, fresh skin; milk is for hydrating; oatmeal cleanses, relieves redness, irritation, and dryness, absorbs and removes dirt, is high in antioxidants, and is a gentle exfoliator; and finally flour contains vitamin E and removes dead skin cells.
So all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together (it should be a relatively thick paste with blotches of oatmeal) and apply it on your face with a clean foundation brush or even you fingers.
I completely covered my face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, splash a little water onto your face to moisten it up a bit more (by now your skin should be feeling very tight). Then massage the oatmeal into your skin to gently exfoliate. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Then completely rinse off.
Your skin should feel soft and refreshed!
Splash some hot water on your face to open up your pores before you start. Use it as a scrub at first. Make circles on your face with your fingertips with it. Once you've given your face a good scrub, pat on more in an even layer to make a mask of it. Don't leave it on for more than 15 minutes. (I've never left it on that long so I dont really know what would happen. You can be brave and daring and try if you feel so inclined). Wash it off with warm-hot water.
This makes enough for about 5 facials. Perfect for a girl party, or hey, even a guy party. Hope you enjoy it!
By Melanie from Wenatchee, Washington
Blend ingredients in a blender. Pat on face and leave on until dry. Rinse.
By Ellen Brown
Note: Some recipes are not suitable for sensitive skin. Each person is different, so test on the inside arm or wrist for any possible allergic reactions before using these recipes.
Does anyone have any suggestions for making a green clay facial mask. I have purchased the clay powder but I am not sure if you mix it with water or what. If you have any ideas it would be appreciated!
I just posted this one another thread, but the clay you are talking about is great mixed with plain yogurt and honey for dry skin, witch hazel or diluted lemon juice for oily skin, and milk for any skin type.
I have about everything wrong with my skin, it is acne prone, oily,and dry! I need organic facial mask recipes because I don't use any of the store bought chemical ones. Please help me!
Parsley has a very good and soothing effect. There is a whole list of organic parsley masks here: http://www.organicmakeupandskincare.com/blog/category/homemade-tips/
I have started to experiment with homemade skin products and essential oils, having read an article about the chemicals in skin products. I am building up the oils, etc. and would like to start making natural peels and face masks. Could anyone tell me which is the best cosmetic clay to purchase for mature skin? Once again, many thanks.
ALL clay absorbs moisture. Don't use ANY clay on you face or it will suck the moisture right out of it!... I'd only use Bentonite clay powder to absorb moisture, like as a deodorant or used as an adult baby-powder.
If you are trying to absorb oils, then most people use Bentonite Clay. It's fairly cheap too!
Some people will add slippery elm powder or white-willow bark powder along with powdered lavender &/or lichen. Lichen helps stop perspiration odor, but I don't know which lichen to use.
Here's a sample:
*Also, don't use cornstarch or rice-flour on you body or feet. Because these are food products, they can promote fungus & bacteria growth!
Here are recipes for homemade facial masks posted by the ThriftyFun community.
Lightly whisk the egg white to a froth then split the tea bags and add the leaves to the egg, mix together, add the maple syrup and baking powder whisk again then add the butter and milk. Whisk once more then put in fridge to set and rise.
Take out of the fridge mix again (it will fall). Taking a small amount rub all over your face and leave for ten minutes, try not to move your face. After take a damp flannel and wipe of, splash face with some warm water then cold. Pat dry then leave for 10 minutes and wipe face again. This will leave your face soft and silky. Yes I have tried it! It works wonders on my dry cracked face. Once you have rinsed the residue the first time, your face will be red and blotchy when you have finished your face will be smooth and healthy looking! (12/04/2007)
By Katheryn from UK
You can make a double batch and do you face every two weeks. This works best if your face is clean, so using a facial bar, gently wash and dry your face. Apply the mask and rinse after 15-20 minutes. You may follow with a toner. I make one by mixing 4oz of rose or lavender water, 1 tsp crushed lemon grass and 1/2 tsp ground ginger root. Shake and let sit 1/2-2 hours. Depending on the strength you need, if you have sensitive skin steep less time. Oily skin a little longer, strain. Test a patch of your skin before you do a full application.
You can keep this in the bottle the water comes in. Keep it in the fridge for up to 8 weeks. The cool toner feels good on a freshly scrubbed face. This may not be a good toner for dry skin. Follow with a non comedigenic moisturizer. The only two I know of both work wonderfully: Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizer, you'll know it because it's yellow, and Mary Kay's Oil Free Hydrating Gel, it's lavender. I prefer the Mary Kay, it gives me a glow. I hope you enjoy these recipes. They work well for me. (12/29/2007)
By Ms. Motley
Boil the water and add the basil leaves. Then let the water sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Rinse your face with this; it works. (03/15/2008)
By Jeannie <33
Stir in bowl (batter should be thin). Apply to face and rub in for one minute. Let stand 15min. Then wash off. (04/06/2008)
Mix until a creamy substance, if not creamy enough add a little more flour, keep on for at least 15 minutes or more, it really works. It might not be appealing, but it's wonderful in the end! (04/11/2008)
Blend till it is thick. Spread over face with hands (don't be afraid to get dirty ladies). Keep on for 12 minutes. Remove with mint infused cotton balls (this has no affect on your skin, but smells really good). Rinse with hot milk, followed by cold milk to close pores. There you have it for all you wannabe sun kissed beauties.
Enjoy chicas! (05/22/2008)
Mix together and apply to face and neck. Wait 30 minutes until dry. Rinse off. Skin glows and feels so soft. (05/26/2008)
Stir until it is smooth and creamy. Apply to your face, what's leftover can be refrigerated and used the next day! (10/23/2008)