MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Therapy
FACIAL PACK RECIPES
For Oily Skin & Acne
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FACIAL PACK DESCRIPTION
A facial pack is an intensive healing treatment that makes use of moist heat a to remove deep-seated impurities. If you have pimples, blackheads or boils, a purifying facial pack may be just what you need. Even if you do not have any unsightly blemishes, a facial pack will provide moisture to dehydrated skin (oily skin can get dehydrated, too).
OILY & ACNED SKIN CONDITIONS
Oily and acned skin need to be completely moisturized and nourished, just like dry skin. Facial packs are applied in a thick layer (unlike facial masks) to offer skin a very intense cleansing. Regularly apply a facial pack to supply your skin with minerals that are crucial in maintaining a healthy, taut complexion without dryness.
FACIAL PACK APPLICATIONS
FACIAL PACK SKIN PREPARATION & INGREDIENT USES
Prepare your skin for a pack with the oatmeal-yogurt scrub. Then, with your fingers, apply a facial pack thickly, leaving the eye area uncovered. If the pack is a bit gooey or runny, lie down for the 20 to 30 minutes you leave it on. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Finish the treatment by massaging in a moisturizer or aloe vera gel, which will add moisture to the skin's surface.
FRENCH GREEN CLAY
French Green Clay is a powdery, astringent "Healing Earth" that may be purchased in health-food stores or online. This mineral-rich clay reduces sebum production and keeps moisture in the tissues.
CONDITIONING JOJOBA OIL
Jojoba Oil is really not an oil at all but a plant wax (chemically a waxy ester), similar to human sebum. Rich, thick and gentle, it penetrates the skin deeply. Jojoba oil comes from the beans of the shrub like desert plant, Simmondsia chinensis. Use the highest grade certified organic, cold pressed oil (actually a liquid plant wax). Jojoba oil is bright and golden in color and is regarded as the most favored in the carrier oil family because of its advanced molecular stability. Also makes a great scalp cleanser for the hair, and is equally wonderful for the skin because it has absorption properties that are similar to our skin's own sebum. It is smooth and non-greasy and has balancing and soothing properties making it excellent for skin and hair care and skin nourishment. Jojoba is rich in Vitamin E and has a long shelf life.
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal will refresh and calm inflamed, acned skin and help heal blemishes.
Wheatgerm Oil is rich in vitamins A and E. Wheat-germ oil fights free radicals and helps heal blemishes. Added to Sage Tea, wheat-germ oil seals in much-needed moisture. Even oily skin can be moisture starved on the surface; when this occurs, the skin pumps yet more oil in an attempt to lubricate its top layer.
SAGE TEA FOR FACIAL PACK
Sage has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage helps curtail and heal existing pimples. To prepare Sage tea to use in a facial pack, simply pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried Sage Leaves, steep for 10 minutes and strain.
EXTRA TIP - Never scrub facial skin roughly in an attempt to cleanse more thoroughly. Be gentle and pat, do not rub your skin dry.
PREPARE FOR A PACK WITH A SCRUB
OATMEAL-YOGURT SCRUB RECIPE
To remove dead, scaly skin cells and deep-clean your skin prior to a facial pack, use the following non-abrasive scrub and facial pack recipes.
1 tablespoon Old-Fashioned Oatmeal, Finely Ground
1 teaspoon Non-Fat Yogurt
Mix together and apply the blend to damp skin - the face, neck and neckline. Massage gently for several minutes. Rinse, and apply a pack immediately.
Oat & Oatmeal Herbal Products
FACIAL PACK RECIPES
FACIAL PACK FOR ACNE RECIPE
2 tablespoons French Green Clay
2 drops Thyme Essential Oil
1/2 teaspoon Jojoba Carrier Oil
3 to 4 tablespoons Sage Tea, Hot
1. Clean the skin thoroughly with a pre-pack scrub (above).
2. Carefully mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture while still warm.
3. Relax for 20 to 30 minutes while the pack does its work.
Healing Clay Products Thyme Essential Oil Products Jojoba Carrier Oil Products Sage Herbal Products
FACIAL PACK FOR OILY SKIN RECIPE
2 tablespoons Oatmeal, Ground
1/2 teaspoon Wheat-Germ Oil
2 to 4 tablespoons Sage Tea, Hot
3 to 4 tablespoons Flaxseed, Ground
1. Clean the skin thoroughly with a Pre-Pack Scrub.
2. Carefully mix the facial pack ingredients together and apply the mixture while still warm.
3. Relax for 20 to 30 minutes while the pack does its work.
FOR THE NECKLINE
People with acne often tend to break out in the neckline area. A nourishing pack is beneficial in deep-cleaning this area and disinfecting existing blemishes. Follow the above directions, doubling the quantities and apply a pack twice weekly to the upper chest and neck.
Oatmeal Products Wheat-Germ Oil Products Sage Herbal Products Flaxseed Herbal Products
ENZYME FACIAL PACK RECIPE
1/4 cup Freshly Mashed Papaya
1 teaspoon Fresh Pineapple Juice
To combat oily, acned skin and surface dehydration, mash the papaya and combine it with the pineapple juice until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Gently pat this onto your face and neck. You may want to place a towel around your head and behind your neck, as this mask can be a bit runny. Your face may tingle a bit. It means that the ingredients are working properly. Leave this mixture on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse. The enzymes in these fruits will help dissolve and lift away dry-skin scales which can, over time, build up on your skin, clog pores and result in a dull appearance.
For more personal care recipes, return to index:
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