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."


"OILY SKIN

There are a number of herbs which are astringent in nature and can be used with success in face packs for

an oily skin. The best of these include chamomile flowers, yarrow flowers and leaves, nettle, sage and

parsley leaves.


CHAMOMILE FLOWER PACK WITH YARROW, CARROT AND EGG WHITE

Mix together 1 medium carrot, finely grated, 1 beaten egg white and 1 or 2 tablespoons of a strong infusion of

chamomile flowers and yarrow leaves or flowers. Pour a cupful of boiling water over 3 teaspoons each of

chamomile and yarrow and leave to cool. Spread the mixture over the face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove and rinse with warm water then dab with cold water. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.


PARSLEY PACK WITH EGG OR YOGURT

This is a very good face pack for those with an excessively oily skin. Wash a large bunch of parsley, chop it

roughly and purée in a blender with enough boiled water to prevent the machine jamming. Alternatively,

a juice extractor may be used. If neither of these is available, make a strong infusion by pouring a cupful

of boiling water over 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley. Mix the juice with an equal quantity of egg white or

natural (unflavored) yogurt and smooth on to the skin. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the pack and rinse

the skin with cold water. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.


NETTLE, MILK AND OATMEAL PACK

Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with enough milk to make a thick paste. Add sufficient nettle juice to make the paste easy to spread. Express the nettle juice by means of a blender or juice extractor, or use a strong infusion made by pouring a capful of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of chopped leaves and steams. Spread the paste over the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Remove the pack and rinse with cold water. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.


YARROW AND DRIED MILK PACK WITH HONEY AND EGG

Mix 2 teaspoons of dried milk with 1 teaspoon of make a thick paste. Add sufficient nettle juice to make honey. Add 2 tablespoons of strong yarrow infusion the paste easy to spread. Express the nettle juice by made by pouring a cupful of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of yarrow leaves and fowers. Whip up thewhite of 1 egg to a froth and add to the mixture, blending well. Smooth the pack over the skin and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water followed bya dab of cold water. Pat dry and apply a light film of moisturizer.


PEPPERMINT, EGG, LEMON AND CUCUMBER PACK

Purée in a blender 1 egg white, half a cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and a

small handful of freshly picked peppermint leaves. Spread the mixture over the skin and leave for 10 to

15 minutes, during which time a pleasant tingling sensation will be felt. Remove the pack and bathe the

face with tepid water. Pat dry with a soft towel and smooth on a little moisturizer.


SAGE PACK WITH MILK AND ALUM

Make a strong infusion of sage by pouring a cupful of boiling water on to 2 tablespoons of chopped sage and leaving it for 15 minutes. Strain the infusion and leave to cool. To 1 tablespoon of sage infusion add 2 tablespoons of milk and a pinch of alum. Spread the pack over the face and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, pat dry with a soft towel and apply a little."-The Herb Book by Arabella Boxer & Philippa Back


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