If you have normal to dry skin and keep it cleansed and toned regularly, you need only
occasionally use face masks for deeper cleansing and conditioning. If your skin is
particularly oily you could use a face mask about once a week to tone the skin, particularly
after steaming the face.
When you have chosen and made your recipe, spread the mask mixture evenly over clean skin,
avoiding the delicate areas around the eyes and lips. Lie down and relax, leaving it on for
about ten minutes or until it sets. Rinse off thoroughly with tepid water and apply toners or
fresheners to enhance the tonic effect. Herbal infusions to suit your skin type can be mixed
with fuller’s earth to make “mud” packs.
For Any Skin Type
Egg Yolk And Lemon Face Mask
1 egg yolk
Hollow out a space in the cut lemon just big enough to hold the egg yolk.
Put the unbroken egg yolk in and leave overnight. Cover your face and neck with the egg yolk
which will have absorbed some of the oils from the lemon. Leave for about 10-15 minutes.
Rinse. This combination will cleans, nourish and tone the complexion.
Comfrey Face Mask
4 tablespoons (60ml) comfrey leaf infusion
½ teaspoon arrowroot
2 teaspoons (10ml) apricot oil
Stir the arrowroot into the warm comfrey infusion; heat in a bowl or jar in hot water until it
thickens slightly. Remove from the heat, add the oil and shake well; cool.
Apply to face and neck.
For Sensitive Skin
Chamomile And Honey Face Mask
2 tablespoons unprocessed bran
3 tablespoons (45ml) chamomile infusion
1 teaspoon (5ml) runny honey
Mix ingredients together and apply. After 10 minutes rinse off with chamomile infusion.
Marshmallow Face Mask
2 tablespoons (30ml) strong decoction of marshmallow root
2 tablespoons natural yoghurt fine oatmeal
Mix the infusion and yoghurt together. Stir in enough oatmeal to make a paste.
Apply to the face.
For Oily Skin
Egg White And Lemon Face Mask
1 egg white
½ teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Beat the egg white stiff and add a few drops of lemon juice and the honey.
Brewer’s Yeast And Witch Hazel Face Mask
4 oz (120g) brewer’s yeast
1 tablespoon (15ml) witch hazel
2-3 drops peppermint oil
Mix together into a paste and apply.
Strawberry Face Mask
4 oz (120g) mashed fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons (30ml) powdered milk
1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice
Mix together and apply. Rinse off with a little lemon juice or cider vinegar in warm water.
For Dry Skin
Brewer’s Yeast And Comfrey Face Mask
3 teaspoons (15ml) strong comfrey leaf infusion
1 teaspoon runny honey
1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast
1 teaspoon natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon avocado or olive oil
Blend together the honey and yeast. Then add the yoghurt and comfrey, stirring until it makes
a paste. Pat your face with the oil then apply the paste.
Egg Yolk And Olive Oil Face Mask
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon olive oil
Beat the two ingredients together and apply.
Peaches And Cream Face Mask
1-2 rips peaches
Mask the peaches with enough cream to make a paste.