A thermoherb mask is a warm, anti-aging facial treatment available in health spas and beauty salons. It has a plaster-like texture which deep cleanses, restores balance and tightens the skin creating a lifting effect, minimising wrinkles and enhancing radiance. You can create your own variation of a thermoherb mask using store cupboard ingredients and essential oils in the comfort of your own home.
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Things you need
- Blender or food processor
- 1 Cup of oats or ground almonds
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- 4 Tablespoons natural yoghurt
- 4 Drops rosehip, rose or neroli essential oil
- 4 Tablespoons liquid honey
- Microwave proof bowl
Pour 1 cup of oats or ground almonds into a food processor or blender and mix until a fine, powder-like consistency then add it to the mixing bowl.
Add 4 tablespoons of the natural yoghurt to the bowl and mix together the ingredients with the wooden spoon.
Add 4 drops of your chosen essential oil or a combination and mix further. Rosehip helps rejuvenate aged and sun-damaged skin, Rose has excellent hydration properties and promotes skin elasticity while Neroli aids in repairing broken capillaries and increases elasticity of mature skin.
Measure 4 tablespoons of honey into the microwave proof bowl and microwave for 10 to 20 seconds until lukewarm. Combine the honey with the rest of the mixture and stir well.
Apply the mixture to your face using your fingers avoiding the eyes and lie back and relax for 20-30 minutes.
Remove the mask by wiping away the excess with a tissue then wash your face with warm water. Splash your face with cold water to tighten your pores then apply your favourite moisturiser. Discard any unused mixture.
Tips and warnings
- Apply the mixture to a clean, dry face.
- Wash your face with warm water or place a warm flannel over your face to open pores prior to using the mask.
- Tie any loose hairs back.
- Avoid using ground almonds if you have a nut allergy.
- Test the heat of the mixture before applying to your face by placing a small amount on the inside of your wrist.
- Seek medical advice before using essential oils if you are pregnant.
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