Homemade Facial

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A friend of mine told me how she does a homemade facial and I’ve been doing it ever since with a few modifications.  Here is what you need:

A pot of water
Towel
Lemon juice or lemon wedge
Basil leaf (optional)
Sugar (I use brown)
Cleanser

And here is what you need to do:

  1. Bring the water in the pot to a boil.
  2. While you are waiting for the water to come to a boil, wash your face with your cleanser.
  3. Once the water has reached a boiling point, add the basil leaf.  This step is optional.
  4. Remove the pot from the stove and place on a cooling service resistant to heat such as a trivet or a pot holder.
  5. Place towel over pot of water and hold face near the steam and under the towel for as long as you can stand.
  6. Take some of the sugar and rub in small circles around your face.  The sugar is used to exfoliate like a scrub.
  7. Using either the lemon juice on a cotton ball, or the lemon wedge.  Swab across your face to remove the sugar and dead skin cells that slough off.
  8. Finish the process by rinsing with cool water to close the pores.

My skin always feels great after I do this facial and I now rotate doing this facial one week and the bentonite clay mask another week.  This process leaves my skin smooth and I also see the removal of blackheads, which I have a problem with.  I have not noticed my pores getting smaller, but I am waiting to see if with time and consistency, if that will change.

Note: The basil leaf is optional.  The basil leaf helps to stimulate the release of dirt and is thought to be especially helpful for acne prone skin.

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