There are three basic categories for facial masks: masks for oily skin, masks for dry skin, and masks for skin somewhere in between those two extremes. Masks for oily skin contain ingredients that draw out excessive oil or even dirt or toxins lurking near the surface of our skin. Some masks are formulated to provide added moisture to dry skin.
General Guidelines for Applying Masks
Masks are generally applied gently with the fingertips or a soft clean brush and are left on the face 10-15 minutes then rinsed off with warm soapy water.
The recipe below makes enough for one facial mask treatment.
Oatmeal, Honey and Yoghurt Face Mask
Great for all skin types. Oatmeal aids in healing minor skin irritations and is a gentle exfoliator that helps to remove surface dirt and impurities. Honey not only attracts water but also retains it in the skin, helping the skin stay supple and protecting against wrinkles and dryness.
- 1 TBSP quick oats (or ground oats)
- 1 TBSP plain yoghurt
- 1 – 2 tsp. honey
Mix the yoghurt and oatmeal in a small bowl. Warm a spoon under hot water and then add a few drops of honey to the spoon. Stir the warmed honey into the yoghurt and oatmeal mixture.