A simple cleanser , with both soothing and cooling properties, can be made from rosewater and cream. The addition of honey and oatmeal transforms it into a nourishing face mask or an exfoliating scrub. The face mask is suitable for dry skin, but gentle enough for sensitive faces. Both the cleanser and the mask should be made in small quantities, kept in the refrigerator and used within 2 days .
( For the Cleanser )
105ml/tbsp triple -distilled rose water
45ml/3 tbsp double( heavy )cream
For the Face mask
30ml/2 tbsp pure unblended clear honey
5ml/1tsp triple distilled rosewater
45ml 3tbsp double (heavy ) cream
30ml/tbsp fine ground oatmeal.
- To make the cleanser, stir the rosewater and the double cream together until the mixture is well blended. Apply to the face on the cotton wool( cotton balls).
- To make the face mask, gently warm the honey , then mix in the rosewater and double cream. Add the oatmeal, stir well and leave it for 10 minutes.
- Smooth over the face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes before washing off very thoroughly. As with all masks , this is most effective if used while relaxing in a bath ( I find doing that whilst in the bath is very relaxing )
- To use mixture as a facial scrub, smooth it over the skin and then massage gently before washing off throughly