Every now-and-then, no matter what type of skin you have, nothing does more good than a good old fashioned steam facial. Some ladies do them once a week, some once a month & some once a season (quarter year).
These recipes are good for as often as you want to do them. Just pay attention to your skin-type ~ so that you use the correct recipe ~ & let your skin tell you how often you need to do a steam.
REMEMBER ~ do not do a steam right before something important like family or school pictures, a wedding or some important event ~ steams will bring out problems brewing underneath your skin that are waiting for the "right time" to erupt. My recommendation: do a steam 7-10 days before that special event. Anything bad that needs to come out will be out & gone by then.
2 TB chamomile
2 TB rose petals
3 TB comfrey leaf
1 TB lavender
2 TB calendula
1 TB sage
3 TB comfrey
2 TB calendula
1 TB raspberry leaf
2 ts rosemary
1) Mix all ingredients for your skin-type. Practice makes perfect ~ you may need to "play" with your mixes & find out if a different amount of a certain dried herb may work better. EX: I usually use 1 TB of rosemary in my steam because I enjoy the fragrance & it makes my pores smaller when my skin cools off.
2) Bring 3 qts of water to boil; add dried herbs & let simmer for about 3 minutes.
3) Remove from heat, set hot pot on a heat resistant surface on your kitchen table, drape a heavy towel over your head & the pot, relax as the steam warms & soothes your face for 5-10 minutes. If your steam is too hot, lift the towel from time-to-time to let in a little cool air. You do NOT need to suffer ~ this is meant to be enjoyable. :-)
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><