Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Recipe for Beauty: Oily Skin

Those who deal with oily skin often seek harsh treatments that whip oil production into submission. Instead of punishing your skin for being oily, try treating it with one of these homemade, gently masks.

FRUITY MASK

Mix together:
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg white, whipped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup mashed strawberries
Apply this yummy mask to clean skin. Leave on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off.

CUCUMBER AND YOGURT MASK

Blend together in a food processor:
  • Half of a cucumber, cleaned and peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt (you may need to add a bit more to make a thicker, more mask-like mix)
Apply to face and neck area and leave on for up to 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

LEMONY OATMEAL MASK

Blend together in a food processor:
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt
After cleaning skin, apply this mask and leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Next time: Homemade masks for combination skin

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