General Mask Procedure

  1. Tie hair back.
  2. Wash face.
  3. To open pores, steam face over hot water or press warm cloth to skin for a few minutes.
  4. After preparing mask, apply it to face (and neck if desired). Avoid eye area.
  5. Leave mask on for 15 minutes, give or take a few (depending on comfort and convenience).
  6. Rinse off with warm water.
  7. Enjoy results!
Exfoliate Your Face with Honey Sugar Scrub

If you have ever used a body sugar scrub, you know how amazing they are. Work the same magic on your face!

1 tsp. of honey
1/2 tsp. of sugar (either cane or brown — both work well)

Blend in bowl. Apply. Rinse very thoroughly, as this recipe can be slightly sticky.

Masks (homemade or otherwise) should stay on for 10-15 minutes. Follow with a cleansing and a thin layer of moisturizer.

 

French Clay Mask

Ingredients:

1½ tsp green clay (French is preferred)

½ tsp kaolin clay

1½ tbsp aloe vera gel

1 tbsp rosewater

2 drops rose essential oil

Preparation:

Mix green and kaolin clays together.
Add in the aloe vera gel, rosewater and oils.
Refrigerate mixture for up to four weeks.

 

Yogurt Mask

1 tbsp natural yogurt, room temperature (not lowfat or non-fat, use a Greek yogurt “Fage”)

1 tsp runny honey (microwave for a few minutes to soften hardened honey)

Preparation:

Combine mixture, then apply to face.
Let sit for 15 minutes.
Wash face with steaming washcloth.
For dry skin, use an extra tsp of honey.
Oily skin? Add a few drops of fresh lime juice.