Many natural ingredients have skin-soothing properties. Fennel is good for sensitive skin, while chervil helps moisturize dry skin.
A member of the rose family, strawberries are rich in salicylic acid, a common ingredient in many commercial products for acne-prone skin. This mask deep cleans skin and removes surface impurities. Makes 4 ounces.
• 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, mashed
• 1 tablespoon plain yogurt or sour cream
1. Mix together ingredients to make a smooth paste.
2. Spread over face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.
Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty At Home (Henry Holt and Company, New York). For more information and recipes visit her website at www.herbcompanion.com/contributors .
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