Calendula Facial Mask for Dry and Sensitive Skin

 

Calendula Facial Mask for Dry and Sensitive Skin - The calendula facial mask has many advantages. Calendula works well especially for dry and sensitive skin. Because of its cell-rejuvenating properties, calendula helps blemished or sun-burned skin repair itself, while it soothes skin irritations and reduces redness.
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Worried About Your Facial Skin Care And Need A Solution? Are you looking for a skin care solution for dry and sensitive skin? If you have an herb garden, you might want to try to create your own skin care products.

 

One of the great herbs for skin is Calendula. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) also known amongst herbalist as “Mother of the Skin”, offers amazing skin therapy as well as many other medicinal and culinary values. Calendula is from the daisy family Asteraceae, and is known as Pot Marigold.

 

Calendula (officinalis) should not be mistaken for the garden plant marigold (Tagetes species) The name Calendula comes from the Latin word Calendae, which means first day of the month, as in its native climate the plant is said to bloom every month of the year.

 

Calendula has also been nicknamed “Reflections of the Sun”, in which Calendula displays bright deep orange and yellow colored flowers, which close up at night, and open during the day.

 

Calendula is both an anti-inflammatory and a wound healing herb.

Calendula also has wonderful skin healing properties and wax is a great moisturizer.

 

Using calendula oil helps to reduce swelling in inflamed, itchy skin. This makes calendula one of the top choices for healing skin due to rashes of all kinds, bites, and even cradle cap.

 

Because of its cell-rejuvenating properties, calendula helps blemished or sun-burned skin repair itself, while it soothes skin irritations and reduces redness.
Calendula contains many effective compounds. Ancient cultures recognized and used the healing properties of calendula. In some of the earliest medical writings, calendula was recommended for treating ailments of the digestive tract.

 

Calendula was used to detoxify the liver and gall bladder. The flowers were applied to cuts and wounds to stop bleeding, prevent infection and speed healing.

 

Calendula was also used for various women’s ailments, and to treat a number of skin conditions. During the American Civil War, calendula flowers were used on the battlefields in open wounds as anti-haemorrhagic and antiseptic, and they were used in dressing wounds to promote healing.

 

Calendula also was used in this way during World War I. Calendula has been historically significant in medicine in many cultures, and it is still important in alternative medicine today.

 

If you grow your own calendula flowers, this is a wonderful way to use them for a “start-to-finish”, do-it-yourself skin care regiment which is suitable especially for dry and sensitive skin.

 

Be careful here that you have the correct flower. For example, there are many types of marigold flowers, but the therapeutic marigold is Calundula officinalis, not the usual marigold you see in flower gardens.

 

If you choose to use your own flowers, be sure that moisture has been removed. When you dry them, dry them in a cool dark space. If you purchase the dried flowers be certain that they are organic, and that you purchase them from a reputable company.

 

Before applying your homemade calendula facial mask, you should know these things:

 

–      You must know your skin type very well! The reason you need to know the characteristics of your skin is that face masks are specific to each type of skin.

 

–      Thoroughly clean the face and neck with cleansing milk or a toner without alcohol for the result to be up to expectations!

 

–      Watch out for your hair, so it would not interfere in any way.

 

–      Apply the mask all over your face except the eyes and lips. On the lips you can use some simple honey for smoothness and softness.

 

–      While the mask is on your skin, try to stay relaxed, with low light “in background” and put on your eyes two slices of cucumber (or two tea bags of chamomile, or lime).

 

–      Most of the times, the mask should be kept on your face about 20-30 minutes.

 

–      Rinse your mask with milk, tea or hot water.

 

–      Also, avoid using any cosmetics for 2-3 hours after removing the mask.

 

To make this calendula facial mask, you will need 2 ounces of fresh calendula petals or dried calendula petals, finely grounded, 1 tablespoon of manuka honey and 1 tablespoon of milk cream or raw milk.

 

Grind you calendula petals in a coffee grinder or food processor. Then mix it with manuka honey and milk and apply on your face and neck. Rinse off after 20 minutes. You can use this calendula facial mask once or twice a week to get smooth and beautiful skin. This will solve your problem of dry and sensitive skin.

 

You may like to Click HERE to watch a video to learn how to use calendula for treating dry skin and hair

 

For more ideas on safe, cost-effective and natural skin care, simply click on DIY Beauty Skin Recipes

 

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