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Most herbal systems of medicine like Ayurveda prescribe herbal powders to clean and exfoliate the skin on a daily basis. The herb acts as a gentle scrub to clear away the dirt, toxins, pollutants and dead cells without washing away the necessary moisture ingrained in the skin. In the herbal system of medicine, practitioners feed the skin with pure essential oils, which are naturally hydrating and rich in nutrients and also enough to penetrate the skin and rejuvenate the cells. Gentle massage of the skin with the essential oils helps improve blood circulation and strengthen the connective tissue, thereby reducing wrinkles. Further their aroma also helps balance the skin imbalances and the essence itself provides protection from infection.

Herbal Cosmetics For Dry Skin:
Curd is a natural cosmetic for dry skin. Apply fresh curd on face every morning and wash it off after a few minutes with cold water.
To Cleanse:
Preparation: Mix 1 tsp almond powder + 1/2 tsp dry milk powder + 1 pinch of sugar and store in a spice jar.
Application: In your palm, make a fine paste using 1/4 tsp of the above combination with the required quantity of warm water. Apply this freshly prepared paste all over the face and neck regions and gently massage it into the skin for about one minute. Do not scrub, rinse well with lukewarm water. Do not dry.
To Nourish:
Preparation: Mix 10 drops of sesame oil with 10 drops of coconut oil + 5 drops each of neem and lemon oil. Store it in a dark glass bottle with a dropper.
Application: Mix 3 drops of nourishing oil (stated above) + 6 drops pure water in your palm. While your skin is still wet, gently massage this mixture well over the face and neck regions for about 1 minute or until the skin absorbs all the essential oils.
To Moisturise:
Preparation: Melt 1/2 oz cocoa butter in a double boiler, add 4 oz avocado or almond oil and remove it from heat. Using a dropper, add 1 oz orange peel oil, one drop at a time, while stirring. Add 3 or 4 drops each of coconut and rose oil to the mixture when it cools.
Weekly Facial Pack:
Apply face pack prepared from honey, curd and egg. Wash it after 30 minutes. This offers nutrition to dry skin.
Application: Apply this freshly prepared moisturising cream gently over the surface of face and neck. Do not massage it into the skin. Apply as required during the day as per conditions.
Natural Face Cream:
Pure honey 1/2 tsp, milk cream 1/2 tsp, vegetable oil 1/2 tsp, glycerin 1/2 tsp; mix well and apply. Wash off after 30 minutes.




Herbal Cosmetics For Sensitive Skin:
To Cleanse:
Preparation: Mix 1 tsp almond oil + 1/2 tsp orange peel + 1/2 tsp dry milk, and store the mixture in a spice jar.
Application: Make a fine paste by mixing 1/4 tsp of the above preparation with required quantity of pure rose water. Apply this fresh paste all over the face and neck region and gently massage it into the skin for about one minute. Do not scrub; rinse well with cool water and do not dry.
To Nourish:
Preparation: Mix 1 oz almond oil + 10 drops each of rose oil and sandalwood oil. Mix well and store it in a dark glass bottle with a dropper. It is a good nourishing oil.
Application: Take 2 to 3 drops of the above nourishing oil and add 4 to 6 drops of water. When your skin is wet, gently massage this mixture all over the face and neck for about one minute.
To Moisturise:
Preparation: Melt 1 oz cocoa butter in a double boiler and add 3 oz of sunflower oil. Remove it from stove / heat and then add slowly 2 oz of pure rose water drop by drop, using a clean dropper. Add 5-6 drops of sandalwood oil while stirring the mixture when cool. This is a good moisturiser.
Application: Gently apply this freshly prepared moisturiser over the face and neck; do not massage it into the skin. Apply extra moisturising cream as required.

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