Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Refreshing Pore Cleanser Facial Steam

3 cups (710 ml) distilled water
1 teaspoon (5 ml) yarrow
1 teaspoon (5 ml) sage (or rosemary)
1 teaspoon (5 ml) Peppermint

Good for: normal and oily skin

Use: one to two times per week

Follow with: moisturizer

Prep time: approximately 15 minutes

Store in: Dry ingredients: zip-seal bag, low tub or jar, tin. Keep in cool dark place.

Yields: 1 treatment

Boil the 3 cups distilled water. Remove from heat and add the herbs to steep, with the lid on the pot, for about 5 minutes. Now, place the pot of herbs in a safe, stable place where you can sit comfortably for 10 minutes. Use a bath towel to create a tent over your head, shoulders, and steaming herb pot. With your eyes closed, breathe deeply and relax as you cleanse your pores with this wonderful, fragrant steam.

Important note: Please allow 8 to 10 inches between the steaming herb pot and your face so you wont' risk burning your skin.

Rinse with tepid, then cool, water. Follow up with a mask and then a moisturizer.

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