Every change in season affects us physically and we can see this most in our skin, particularly our faces which are most exposed to the elements.
The atmosphere in autumn is dry and cool and common skin problems include flakiness, sensitivity and clogged pores. We need to cleanse, tone, moisturise and exfoliate to remove dead skin, rebalance, hydrate and cleanse deeply.
This skin brightening exfoliating face mask is an excellent addition to any skin care routine this time of year as it removes dead skin cells, excess oils and debris, soothes and calms inflammation, balances, nourishes and hydrates.
Sesame oil has long been used on skin by ancient cultures and modern skin care brands and gurus are coming to understand why. Known as the queen of oils, it provides the skin with anti inflammatory and anti bacterial support and is enriched with skin enhancing vitamin E.
We are now also coming to realise the benefits of oil cleansing for rebalancing, deeply cleaning and moisturising skin and using an oil based mask to exfoliate keeps skin protected during exfoliation.
Combined with sesame seeds for dead skin removal and calming chamomile, this mask is designed to soothe irritations whilst brightening skin.
Chamomile, which has antioxidant, cleansing, moisturising and healing properties, is traditionally used in skin care to restore radiance, tighten pores and reduce puffiness and using crushed whole chamomile flowers aids in exfoliation.
As always, we recommend using 100% organic ingredients.
Makes 3 Uses
- 1 tbsp cold pressed sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tea bag 100% chamomile flowers
Combine all ingredients in a mini food processor. This will store refrigerated for a month.
Over a sink, gently rub a third of the mixture onto the face, being careful to rub softly; this mask is designed to help skin, not harm it.
Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and gently remove with clean hands and warm water.
Pat skin dry and moisturise with a little more sesame oil.
We recommend this mask 2-3 times per week for troubled skin and once a week for maintenance.
This mask is best used before sleep when skin cells are repaired and renewed.