Today I tried out a new facial mask. I'm sufficiently pleased with the results (I seldom apply the adjective "luminous" to my skin, but it seemed to fit quite well) that I thought I would share it with my readers. Please feel free to let me know how it works for you.
Instructions: - Pour a nice, hot bath, with several drops of essential oils - Put on some beautiful, relaxing music - Dim the lights; maybe light some candles - Hop into the bathtub - Splash water on your face, then lightly dry it off with a towel - Massage the turmeric/lime/honey mixture into your face, neck, and chest (the turmeric is very slightly abrasive, so spend a minute massaging it in, to take advantage of the exfoliation) - Leave it on your skin for 20 minutes, as you relax and enjoy (but wash it promptly off of your hands, WITH soap - it will NOT turn your face a turmeric shade of yellow, but I can't promise the same for your fingernails) - mix 1 tbsp of baking soda with a few drops of water, to form a paste - massage the paste into your face, neck, and chest (this is also exfoliating, so spend another minute) - rinse it all off - when you get out of the tub, after drying off, promptly apply moisturizer to the face, neck, and chest
And tell me - is your skin not luminous? Background:
Besides being a mild antiseptic, honey is also an excellent moisturizing agent and natural cleanser.
Lime cleans, refreshes and clarifies, and you can mix it with other ingredients to make a wonderful treatment for either dry or oily skin.
Turmeric has antiseptic properties, enhances skin tone, and gets rid of blemishes.