|Written by Dena Bolton|
Intro: Cold weather months can take quite a toll on our complexion. Freezing temperatures and cold winds can leave our skin red and dry. Here is a simple and natural way to help winter-damaged skin feel fresh as spring.
Step 1:Â Gather your ingredients. You will need a handful of fresh basil leaves. (Just check your local supermarket or fresh market if you do not happen to have any growing anywhere right now.) Also, you will need Â˝ an avocado (go ahead and make dip with the other half), a teaspoon of lemon juice, and another teaspoon of clear honey.
Step 2:Â Blend your ingredients. Pulverize your basil leaves either in a blender or by hand. Mash your avocado well. Blend all your ingredients together until smooth.
Step 3:Â Apply facial mask. You will need to apply the mask to a clean face and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and enjoy the results!
â€˘Avocado hydrates, while the honey locks in moisture.Â Basil has antiseptic properties, plus it adds a relaxing aroma to this particular facial mask.
â€˘Learn How to Use Iris to Make Herbal Bath Salts and enjoy a long soak in a warm bath while your mask is at work.
Warnings:Â As with all herbal remedies, test a small patch of skin before using.