Secret Homemade Facial Mask

You probably have all the ingredients you need for this homemade facial mask in your pantry and/or refrigerator.

| March/April 1989

  • homemade facial mask - bowl of creme paste
    You could get away with eating a homemade facial mask made of flour, honey, water, and vitamin E, but we still recommend wearing it.

  • homemade facial mask - bowl of creme paste

For velvety soft skin, try this "secret" homemade facial mask handed down by my grandmother, who at 93 was almost wrinkle-free. Mix together a cup of plain flour (no baking powder, baking soda, etc.), two tablespoons of honey, the contents of one vitamin E capsule and enough water (try one-fourth cup) to make a smooth, creamy paste when the ingredients are stirred or beaten well. After cleaning your face thoroughly and steaming open the pores with a small towel wrung out in hot water, coat your face and neck generously with the cream, avoiding getting it too close to your eyes, nostrils, and mouth. Leave the facial on for about half an hour, then wash it off with gentle soap and warm water. Follow this with a cold-water rinse, and pat your skin dry with a towel. Do this several times a week, and soon your skin will rival that of any beauty-shop client who's had expensive salon treatments.

Bill Houston
Florence, Arizona

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