Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Herb and Yoghurt Scrub Mask

My sister would be appalled at my lack of high maintenance chickness since Pippin's birth.

Ok so I was never THAT high maintenance (so I maintain) but I do love nice skincare products, facials, massages... Seriously... Who doesn't?? They don't have to be super expensive (though I think you do get what you pay for to a certain extent)... Just nice. I make a lot of my own treatments; you can see some recipes here.

However, I'm so tired these days that I often don't feel like taking the time to wash my face before I go to bed. Also there are still occasionally days when I don't actually manage to have a shower because of running around like a maniac. I do know, however, that I always feel much, much nicer when I do take the time to wash my face twice a day and nicer still when I make myself a yummy-smelling something extra.

So, I'm going to try to treat my skin nicely more often. And I think this is my favourite mask/scrub to date.

Do you have some spare herbal tea sitting around in your cupboard? (No surprise that I have a lot!) Something flowery that includes chamomile, lavender, that sort of thing, would be best - avoid anything spicy as it may be too irritating. Grab your herbal tea. If it's loose leaf you'll need about a heaped teaspoon - grind it up finely in a mortar and pestle, or if you don't have one of those, you could put it in a small plastic bag, seal it tightly, and crush it up with a rolling pin as fine as you can. If the tea is from teabags, empty out two - you probably won't need to crush it as the pieces will be much finer.

Combine your crushed herbal tea in a small bowl with a heaped teaspoon or so of yoghurt - I used plain, but vanilla would also be delicious. You want a grainy paste of a spreadable consistency.

That's it! Now pop into the bathroom, give your face a gentle wash with warm water and then smooth on the scrub mix. Leave it on for a few minutes while you shower (or even better, take a relaxing bath), then rub gently into the skin and rinse off with warm water. You will feel so lovely!!

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