Face Packs

"Important

If you have experienced an allergic reaction to any products for the skin you should seek medical advice before using any of her herbal preparations described in this [blog].

It is recommended that all herbal infusions and decoctions for medicinal or cosmetic use be freshly prepared and used at once or within 12 hours of making up."


DRY SKIN

An excessively dry skin can benefit from a face pack if a few simple points are observed. After cleansing the

skin, smooth a light film of almond oil over the face before applying the pack. Always wash off the pack

with warm water. Do not splash the face with cold water afterwards, as this contracts the skin, closes the

skin pores and has a drying effect. Immediately after using a pack, cover the skin with basic herb moisturizer.

Herbs helpful for dry skins include comfrey, fennel,marigold, red clover, borage, coltsfoot, lady's mantle,

salad burnet, marshmallow and elderflower.


SALAD BURNET, OIL AND YEAST PACK

Blend together 1 tablespoon of powdered brewer's yeast, 1/2 teaspoon of wheat germ oil and 2 tablespoons

of a strong infusion of salad burnet leaves made by pouring a cupful of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of

chopped burnet leaves. While it is still warm spread the mixture over the face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

Wash it off with warm water, pat the face dry and apply moisturizer.


COMFREY PACK

One of the most soothing face packs for a dry skin is made from comfrey leaves. Put 4 tablespoons of boiled water into a blender with a handful of chopped comfrey leaves and blend until the comfrey is well-pulped. Strain the pulp through a piece of muslin (cheesecloth) expressing as much as possible of the juice. Smooth the juice on to a clean face and leave for 10 minutes; wash it off with warm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.


MALLOW, EGG AND HONEY PACK

Beat together 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of strong marshmallow decoction.

The decoction is made by soaking 25 g/1 oz cleaned and chopped marshmallow root in 200 ml/1/2 pint/7/8 cup of

cold water for 24 hours. Smooth the mixture on to cleaned skin and leave for 15 to 20 minutes to dry. Wash in tepid water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.


MARIGOLD, PEACH AND YOGURT PACK

Peel 1 peach and remove the stone (pit). Mash it to a pulp mixing it with 2 teaspoons of natural (unflavored)

yogurt and 1 tablespoon strong marigold infusion made by pouring a cupful of boiling water on to 2 tablespoons

of crushed marigold petals and leaves. Smooth over the skin and leave to dry for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash

it off with warm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.


BORAGE, EGG, YEAST AND ALMOND OIL PACK

Beat together 1 egg yolk, 2 teaspoons of almond oil and 7 g/ oz of fresh yeast, or use dried yeast mixed with a

little warm water to make a paste. Add 1 tablespoon of strong borage infusion made by pouring a cupful of

boiling water on to 2 tablespoons of crushed or chopped leaves. Smooth the mixture on to the skin and leave for

10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer."-The Herb Book by Arabella Boxer & Philippa Back

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