Makes 2 ounces
Pineapple sage adds a fresh, uplifting scent. The oatmeal and honey rid your pores of any surface impurities and the egg white is astringent. If you have very dry skin, you can add a teaspoon of olive oil.
• 1⁄2 cup boiling water
• 1 tablespoon fresh pineapple sage leaves (or any sage variety)
• 3 tablespoons oatmeal
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 egg white
1. Pour boiling water over sage leaves and allow to cool completely.
2. Strain and pour the sage liquid over oatmeal, honey and egg white. Mix well until creamy and smooth.
3. To use: Spread mask on face and neck; let sit 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat skin dry. Follow with moisturizer. Store leftover mask in the refrigerator.
Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty from the Garden (Henry Holt and Company, 1999). She recently co-authored a book with her daughter, Lauren Cox, called EcoBeauty—Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2009). Look for it in bookstores this fall.
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