Rose has been used for centuries in skin care. Rose petals contain carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K. The petals of this beautiful flower are not only soothing, but also contain a good amount of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid of this plant will smooth, tone and moisturise dry, sensitive skin. Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals which makes rose a perfect medicine for fighting skin diseases. Fresh rose petals will help cure wounds and burns; they can also help in healing allergic itchy skin.
Oatmeal is well known for its softening properties. Ground oatmeal in this mask will gently exfoliate and smooth your skin. If your skin is combination, prone to breakouts, clogs, dryness, flakes and/or redness, ground oatmeal mixed with honey is a great remedy. It will leave your skin soft and healthy.
My favourite clay combination is red & white clay or red & rhassoul. I make a clay mask once a week and every time I look forward to its silky feel on my skin. Sometimes I get those horrible under the skin spots, that are nasty and painful and they don’t go away that quick. Since I started using clay I noticed that it speeds up the healing process. Clay detoxifies the skin, draws impurities out of the pores and promotes fresher, cleaner, more radiant looking skin.
2 tsp of red & white or red & rhassoul clay
2 tsp of double cream
1 tsp of honey
1 tsp of oatmeal (ground)
1 tsp of of dried/fresh rose petals (ground)
Use a grinder, I used my coffee grinder, to grind the ingredients. Grind the oatmeal together with the dried or fresh rose petals. Mix the clays and add the honey. Fold in the double cream. Add the ground oatmeal and rose petals to the mix. Carefully combine the ingredients together. Apply the mask to your clean for no more than 10 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and enjoy your fresh and glowing skin!