Helping You Remove Your Skin Tags Naturally

ASTRINGENTS

Astringent lotion is used to tone the skin and is necessary to remove the last traces of grease and closed pores. Never choose a harsh astringent lotion. Astringent is applied to the oiliest places such as the sides of the nose, chin and forehead. When blemishes occur, it is good for yourself to cover them. This helps to close the pores and discourage the greasy excretions from building up too rapidly under neath your make up.

Strong astringent lotions contain alcohol. Surgical spirit, too, is a good astringent but it smells too much. I do not recommend the use of strong astringents as they over dry the skin, leaving it tight and dehydrated. Always use a milder tonic or astringent. Here are a few home-made astringent preparations for you.

Honey Water

Mix the following ingredients together in a glass jar with an air-tight lid for a week, shaking it twice daily.

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons nutmeg

1 tablespoon cloves

4 tablespoons grated lemon peel

8 tablespoons alcohol

4 tablespoons rose water

4 tablespoons orange flower water

1/2 teaspoon benzoin, and

1/2 teaspoon storax

Another honey water astringent can be made by mixing the following together and keeping it in an air-tight jar for two weeks, shaking it daily.

8 tablespoons sandalwood oil

A pinch of musk or sandalwood chips

1 teaspoon bergamot oil

1/4 teaspoon lavender oil

1/8 teaspoon clove oil

4 tablespoons rose water

4 tablespoons orange flower, and

1 tablespoon honey

Rosemary Water

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons rosemary

Peel and pith of a 1/4 orange

4 sprigs of mint

1/4 cup alcohol or witch-hazel (for mild astringent)

1/2 cup rose water

Mix all the ingredients together in a large air-tight bottle and let is stand for 48 to 72 hours, shaking frequently.

Lemon Astringent

Mix the following ingredients together in a large bottle for 24 hours, then strain and use for greasy skin

Mix the following ingredients together in a large bottle for 24 hours, then strain and use for greasy skin.

4 tablespoons lemon juice or juice of 2 large lemons

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

8 tablespoons witch-hazel, and

2 tablespoons alcohol

Camphor Astringent

Mix together in a large bottle 1/2 cup rose water, 1/2 cup witch-hazel, 1/2 cup distilled water, 1 tablespoon camphor spirit and 2 drops blue colouring. To make the astringent stronger, add a pinch of alum. Strain and use to tighten and tone the skin. This recipe is especially good if you suffer from large pores and spots. It can also be used an after-shave lotion by men.

A well balanced diet, scrupulous cleanliness and skin care, regular elimination, fresh air and exercises, sufficient sleep and serenity or mental stability are the essentials for a lovely skin. To cure a muddy and spotty skin, there are several home recipes, described further.

Ancient women used to rub breadcrumbs soaked in milk and honey on their face, and leave it on overnight. Pears contain a disinfectant and have an astringent action on the skin. Mash ripe pears, sieve it and use it as it is on mix it in to a paste with powdered milk. This recipe is especially good for use on greasy, spotty skins.

If your skin is looking grey, apply dandelion mask. Dandelions are very rich in vitamins. Mash and strain 2 tablespoons of stewed dandelion leaves. Apply this mask to your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.

Here is another bleaching mask especially good for discoloured neck. Mix the following ingredients together in to a paste and apply on for 20 to 30 minutes.

2 tablespoons ordinary fuller’s earth

2 tablespoons ordinary milk or whey (watery part of curd)

1 tablespoon orange flower water

1 tablespoon honey

A pinch of ground cloves, and

A pinch of bicarbonate of soda.

This mask tightens and bleaches the skin, and leaves it feeling smooth and fresh.

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