You don’t always have to find the best skin treatments at your local chemist.
Sometimes they are found in your kitchen pantry. All it takes is mixing a few ingredients together and you have an old-fashioned all-natural remedy for all sorts of ailments and effects.
To get your skin into tip-top shape a facial steam is unbeatable. It’s not just for colds, it is a great cleansing and lubricating remedy for your face.
Try this remedy for mature, dry or sallow skin to get the best pick-me-up ever.
1 litre of boiling water.
1 cup of fresh elderflowers or lemon verbena.
You will also need a towel and a large cooking bowl.
If you have oily skin, try a cup of fresh calendula petals, eucalyptus, rosemary, sage or fennel.
For sensitive skin try a cup of lavender, chamomile, rose petals, fresh spearmint or peppermint.
Wash your face the prepare the mix.
Pour the boiling water over a cup of tightly packed herbs, and let it brew for a few minutes.
Put your face above the steam bowl and cover your head with the towel.
The steam will penetrate the skin and open your pores.
Come up for a breath every so often.
Once six to ten minutes is up (no longer) finish with a splash of tepid water and pat dry.
It’s not only good for your skin, it’s a great way to have a bit of time out and relax.
Repeat once a week or two, for great looking skin.
This article originally appeared on Starts at 60.