A facial sauna made with fresh parsley (Petroselinum crispum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), mint and lemon cuts through oil and deep-cleanses skin. Use a facial sauna once or twice a week, and follow with a gentle facial scrub or a mask.
- 2 quarts water
- ½ cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- ¼ cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
- ½ lemon, sliced
- Place water, herbs and lemon in a large pot, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes.
- Place pot on a table and remove the lid. Using a large bath towel, make a tent over your head and the pot. Steam your face for 10 minutes, using care to not burn yourself. Finish with a gentle facial scrub or mask.
Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs from her home in southern Oregon. She is the author of 1,001 Natural Remedies (DK, 2003) and Herbal Healing Secrets for Women (Prentice Hall, 2000).
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