Skin Care at Home
The Home Facial
This involves cleaning, steaming, mask application and skin toning. The face should be cleaned thoroughly with make-up remover or lotion. Massage the lotion on to the skin for five minutes, then remove it gently with cotton wool.
Applying a Mask
You can use either a proprietary brand or a natural home - made one.
The Magic Egg Mask
The egg is one of the oldest known natural beauty products in existence. It is said that Cleopatra used egg white on her face as a mask.
Nourishing Face Mask
Mix 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon almond oil together, apply on the face and leave it on for 10-30 min. Cream may also be added to make it even more nutritious. Avoid the oil and cream if you have an oily skin.
This can be used every other day.
Egg and Yeast Mask
Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon brewery yeast and 1 tablespoon sunflower oil together into a smooth paste and apply on the face. Leave for about 15 min, and rinse off with milk.
Masks for Oily Skin
Make a paste using Fuller's Earth and Rose Water. Apply on the face. Leave it on for 15 min and rinse off well. The Fuller's earth can be substituted with gram powder.
Cucumber juice and honey are good skin toners.