New moms and dads benefit from beauty treatments that nurture and soothe.
A good facial mask is important to maintain healthy skin and should be used weekly to deep clean your skin and remove any surface impurities. Facial masks are not just for new mothers—new fathers’ complexions also will benefit from this soothing and naturally antiseptic treatment. MAKES 2 OUNCES
• 1 egg yolk
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 teaspoon almond oil
• 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1. Place all ingredients in bowl and stir until smooth.
2. To use, massage onto face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002), available on our Bookshelf, Page 58. For more information and recipes visit her at
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