If you’ve been stressed out lately, (or ever) you know firsthand what it can do to your skin.
Traffic is usually what gets me. If someone gave me a new pair of shoes for each of the many hours I’ve spent sitting in my car commuting for work, the Prada pile would be visible from space. I can feel my pores clogging just thinking about it.
In this cold winter weather especially, when skin is already dry, the last thing we need is breakouts.
What would Cleopatra do? I’ll bet she knew all about stress, being a woman and trying to rule Egypt. Plus she had that dry desert air to contend with!
The ancient Egyptians were probably among the first to discover the benefits of rosewater. It’s said she used it as a facial toner, probably because of its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to soothe and moisturize dry skin. Plus it smells nice!
Brewers Yeast, the same stuff used in brewing beer, is full of B vitamins for healthy skin. It also has chromium, which has been shown to improve acne.
I’m sure they also had beer back in the pyramid days, but they probably drank it instead of wearing it.
A good source for ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs They say French green clay has micro molecules that absorb toxic stuff, and impurities from your skin. It tones, improves complexion, tightens pores, and clears problem skin.
1 tsp French Green Clay
1 tsp Brewers Yeast
1 Tbsp Rosewater
2 drops Lavender essential oil
Adding lavender essential oil is optional, I just threw it in because I like the scent.
French green clay
Add Brewers Yeast
Add rosewater and lavender essential oil
Mix everything together into a paste.
Apply and let dry for 10 -15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Makes enough for two masks.
Even after one use, I saw an improvement in my skin tone, and it felt more hydrated. (And, what zit?) This is probably one of my favorite diy skin care inventions, and the results are well worth looking silly for a few minutes a week!