Many foods make great ingredients for masks. Combine a tablespoon of any one of these ingredients with a base mask, binder and essential oils. For pulped ingredients, blend enough raw ingredients to make a tablespoon of pulp (alternatively, you can cook and then mash).
♦apple pulp: slightly acidic; soothes and gently exfoliates.
♦asparagus pulp: stimulating; dries up pimples.
♦brewer’s yeast: excellent for oily skin.
♦carrot pulp: antiseptic; heals pimples.
♦celery juice: acts as a toner for tired or older skin.
♦cooked and mashed turnip: deep-cleansing.
♦egg white: astringent and drying for oily skins.
♦egg yolk: nourishes dry skin.
♦fresh fig pulp: an emollient and cleanses.
♦grated cucumber: cools, soothes and heals. Works as a mild bleach for sallow skin and freckles.
♦grated raw potato: helps clear blemishes and eczema.
♦honey: hydrates, softens, soothes and heals.
♦lemon juice (diluted in one part water/one part lemon juice): removes oil and gently bleaches freckles.
♦lettuce juice (blend lettuce leaves to a pulp, adding a little water): soothes sore, rough skin; helps heal pimples.
♦mashed apricots: moisturizes, soothes and cleanses.
♦mashed avocado: deeply penetrating and nourishing.
♦mashed banana: nourishing.
♦mashed strawberries: slightly acidic and luxurious; cleanses.
♦mashed tomatoes: excellent for oily skin.
♦natural yoghurt: moisturizes and restores skin’s acid balance.
♦orange juice: hydrating for older skin.
♦pear pulp: soothes and cools hot, sunburnt skin.
♦pineapple pulp: an astringent wash for oily skin.
♦watermelon juice: gently exfoliates, softens and deep-cleanses.