Dealing with enlarged pores
Add tablespoon of Fennel ( Saunf ) in a large pot of water. Cover the pot & bring to a boil. Turn off stove. Then steam face for 5-6 minutes over the hot water by putting a towel over your head to feel the steam. Please be careful not to overdo this.
Sponge cold rose water all over the face.
Dark Under-Eye Circles
Place a cold, used tea-bag, on each eye daily. Relax for a few minutes. In a few weeks the black circles will be diminish significantly. Please make sure that you do not use a fresh tea bag, as it may leave the tea colour on the skin. It is preferable to rinse the tea bag if it is freshly used.
Natural way to Condition Hair
Add a couple of teabags to 3 cups of boiling water. Boil for about 2 minutes, remove from the stove. Strain immediately. This will make a weak tea. Cool this weak tea. Rinse hair with this mild tea infusion. Let this dry for ½ hour then rinse off with water. Gives a nice shine to the hair.
Dealing with Dry Skin
Mix one teaspoon of glycerine in two teaspoons of lemon juice and rose water. Apply on face, neck, rough elbows, and knees. Excellent for softening the skin and keeping it free of dryness.
A Home Made Dry Skin Mask
Mix well 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons fresh cream and apply on face. Leave on for 10 minutes and then remove with cotton balls soaked in warm water. Mix well 1 tablespoon of cornflakes, 1 tablespoon of almond oil & 1 tablespoon olive oil (or just 1 tablespoon of fresh cream instead of the almond oil & olive oil). Apply on face, leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
Grind mint leaves and water into a paste and apply on blemishes.
A Natural Mask for Oily Skin
Plain low fat curd is a good mask. Strain about 4 tablespoons of curd. Beat well. Apply a thin layer on face. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash off with warm water to get a very clean healthy feeling to skin.