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Saving Face: Calming, Moisturizing Mask

Herbal facials for winter-weary skin.
By Kathlyn Quatrochi
February/March 1996
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Makes 1 treatment
This formula is suitable for all skin types. Use it about twice a month.

  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 2 teaspoons glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried lemon balm
  1. Combine the rose water and lemon balm. Allow to stand 15 minutes.
  2. Add the glycerin and mix well. Apply the mask to a clean face, cover your face with a washcloth dampened with warm water and leave it on about 5 minutes (or leave the mask on your face while you shower or bathe).
  3. Remove with a damp, tepid washcloth. Follow with a toner and moisturizer.

Kathlyn Quatrochi has a doctorate in naturopathy. She and her husband own St. Anley Inn, a bed-and-breakfast surrounded by herb gardens in Oak Glen, California. Kathlyn teaches herbal skin care, maintains a skin treatment practice, and makes Beauty Garden Skin Care Products.

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