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Apsara Skin Care


Book of Easy Skin Care Recipes
using natural ingredients from your kitchen
Inspired by and based on Ayurveda

Written by: Sheetal Rawal


Scientist & Founder of Apsara Skin Care, Inc.
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1 & 2. Table of contents
3. Introduction
4. Tips, keys & advice
5. About dry skin

Dry skin Recipes


6. Face Mask to Nourish and Hydrate Skin
7. Face Mask to Brighten and Soften Skin
8. Massaging Fluid Face Mask for the Drying Winter Months
9. Banana and Sugar Face Mask for Radiant Skin
10. Natural Protein Exfoliating Face Mask
11. Neem Toning and Revitalizing Face Mask
12. Dab On Skin Plumping Mask
13. Banana Almond Restorative Face Mask
14. Oat Skin Softening Face Mask
15. Fruit and Almond Milk Nourishing Face Mask
16. About combination skin

Combination skin recipes


17. Skin Balancing Face Mask
18. Pore Refining Face Mask
19. Almond Exfoliating Mask
20. Liquid Exfoliating Mask
21. Caf Au Lait Antioxidant Face Mask
22. Flaxseed Balancing Liquid Mask
23. Green Papaya Glowing Skin Mask
24. Deep Cleaning & Toning Face Mask
25. Face Mask for the Acne-prone T-zone
26. Dab-On Pore Refining Mask PAGE 1
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27. About normal skin

Normal skin Recipes


28. Massaging Face Mask for Soft & Bright Skin
29. Leave on Face Mask for Glowing Skin
30. Face Mask to Nourish & Tone Skin
31. Massaging Face Mask to Address Minor Dryness
32. Face Mask to Tighten & Tone Skin
33. Leave on Face Mask to Tighten Open Pores
34. A Spot Fix for an Occasional Acne Spot or Mark / Blemish
35. Face Mask for Plump and Dewy Skin
36. Face Mask to Address Signs of Free Radical Damage
37. Face Mask to Calm Down Distressed Skin
38. About Oily/Acne-Prone Skin

Oily/ acne-prone skin recipes


39. Face Mask to Balance Skin & Absorb Excess Oil
40. Face Mask to Dissolve Excess Oil and Deep Clean Pores
41. Face Mask to Brighten and Nourish Skin
42. Face Mask to Decongest and Balance Skin
43. Dab on Mask to Calm Irritated Skin (due to acne)
44. Cooling Mask to Help Reduce Inflammation
45. Face Mask to Exfoliate Congested Skin
46. Blackhead Buster Face Mask
47. Dab on Hydrating Mask (for dry skin with acne)
48. Powerful Antioxidant Face Mask for Healthy & Radiant Skin

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Introduction:

Thank you for buying this book of easy DIY skin


care recipes. Your purchase not only signifies your
desire to have flawless skin, but also to do so using
natural and safe ingredients readily available in
your kitchen. This act connects you to age-old
wisdom centered in the knowledge that nature
has plenty to offer to heal and beautify. Resorting to
harsh chemicals didnt have a place in this school of
thought and experience. This system is based on
intelligent adoption of the principle that a quick fix
approach often creates many additional issues that
too need to be attended tocreating an unending
cycle, which is pretty far from wholesome health
and beauty.

I dont remember a time when I wasnt whipping up


face masks for my own skin. I always reached for
the most accessible ingredients in the kitchen. I was
led by intuition; it turned out that most of these
ingredients were suggested in Ayurveda for their
superior skin beautifying properties. Years later, all
this experimentation (and my utmost fascination
with the Ayurvedic system of health and wellbeing)
led to the birth of a Apsara Skin Care, Inc. At this
stage I worked as a clinical laboratory scientist in
human genetics. I combined my lab skills with my
passion for skin care to create www.apsaraskincare.com. The tagline sums up my
personal philosophy: Go natural. It is good karma!

I continue to share hundreds of easy at-home recipes with thousands of eager listeners on
radio, TV, Facebook, and whatever other way I can. People are thrilled to get these recipes
from me. This has encouraged a large mass of people to go natural, and in this, an
important part of my personal mission is fulfilled.

Since Apsara Skin Care came to be, we have thousands of happy and excited customers who
have incorporated Apsara products not only to transform the health and appearance of their
skin, but also as a symbolic gesture to reconnect with nature and allow it to do the work of
healing and transformation.

With great pleasure, I present to you this book with some of my favorite skin care recipes; 10
for each skin type. Enjoy and go natural. It is good karma!
Cheers,
Sheetal Rawal
Scientist & Founder
www.apsaraskincare.com
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Tips, Keys, and Advice


1. Face masks (at-home or readymade) should be used 1-2 times a
week to support and enhance the results from your daily skin care
routine. As wonderful as these simple at-home masks are, they do
not sit on your skin for 24 hours, and therefore should not be thought
of as a substitute to a daily skin care routine. An ideal daily skin care
routine comprises of cleansing, toning, application of a serum fol-
lowed by a lotion. These 4 steps take less than 3 minutes, and should
ideally be done am and pm.
2. Follow the instructions provided with each face mask in this book.
The instructions might appear to be the same from one mask to
another, but there are often minor differences that make all the
difference in achieving the maximum results.
3. As a general rule, never apply any face mask in this book too close
to the eye area. Never go beyond the orbit bone.
4. You may alter the quantities of the ingredients (e.g. double them) in
case you find you would like more of the mask to cover other areas
of your body like arms, legs, chest etc. However, if you decide to
double or halve one ingredient, the adjustment must be made on all
other ingredients as well.
5. TSP = Tablespoon and tsp = teaspoon. The difference is
considerable.
6. Wash off a mask as soon as it dries, or as soon as the time in the
instructions is up. Many of the face mask recipes in this book may
not completely dry on your skin. Still, do not leave them on for more
than the instructed time.
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About Dry Skin

Dry skin is bothersome and tends to look dull. It is often itchy,


inflamed, flaky, and lacks nourishment and vitality. It tends to wrinkle
prematurely. As we age, skin tends to look drier.
Dry skin could be caused because skins sebaceous glands are not
producing enough sebum. Another reason is more to do with the
geography of the area you live in. If the air is low in humidity, it not on-
ly does nothing to support the health of the skin, it can actually steal
moisture from the skin, leaving it parched. A simple step of installing a
humidifier in your room can do wonders for the health of your skin.
Harsh chemicals and additives in skin care products can cause the skin
to become dry and prone to allergic reactions. Products with artificial
fragrance oils, alcohols, sulfates etc. should be avoided. These
ingredients are well known skin irritants, and unfortunately widely used
in the skin care industry. Harsh chemicals and their role in drying the
skin is most readily seen in acne-prone skin. Acne sufferers tend to use
the readily available OTC or prescribed medications that have very
harsh active ingredients that promote dryness and even peeling / flaking
of skin.
A daily skin care routine can go a very long way to balance and nourish
dry skin. The best daily routine comprises of products made with pure
and natural ingredients that can help balance the production of sebum:
The natural oil skin produces to keep itself healthy and supple.

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Dry Skin
Face Mask to Nourish and Hydrate Skin

Ingredients
2 TSP mashed avocado +
2 tsp almond butter +
15 drops vegetable glycerin

Directions:
Blend very well to form a smooth, creamy mixture.
Massage into your face and neck with upward circular
strokes for 5 minutes. Leave on for another 8 minutes
and then wash your skin with water.
Follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
dry skin.

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Dry Skin
Face Mask to Brighten and Soften Skin

2 TSP coconut butter +


12 drops of almond
oil +
1 tsp aloe vera gel

Mix well to form a smooth, creamy mixture. Massage


into your face and neck (or any other part of your
body) with upward circular strokes for 5 minutes.
Leave on for another 8 minutes and then wash your
skin with warm water.
Follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
dry skin.

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Dry Skin
Massaging Fluid Face Mask for the Drying Winter
Months

1 TSP extra virgin olive oil +


2 tsp rosewater +
10 drops of vegetable glycerin or aloe vera gel

Mix the ingredients with a fork to emulsify (until


mixture turns whitish). With clean fingertips dab on
your skin. Massage in with firm upward strokes for 5-
10 minutes. Wash your skin with a mild, sulfate free
cleanser (Apsaras Root of Vetiver Cleanser is a great
choice). Follow with the rest of your daily skin care
routine (toner, serum, and lotion).

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Dry Skin
Banana and Sugar Face Mask for Radiant Skin

1 TSP jaggery or powdered brown sugar +


1 TSP mashed banana +
enough almond butter to form a very thick paste

Blend very well to form a smooth mixture. Massage


into your face and neck with upward circular strokes
for 5 minutes. Leave on for another 8 minutes and
then wash your skin with warm water.
Follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
dry skin.

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Dry Skin
Natural Protein Exfoliating Face Mask

2 TSP oat flour +


2 tsp applesauce +
enough coconut juice to make a paste

Mix well. Apply a generous layer all over your face


and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash skin with
warm water. Gently dry with a clean towel. Immedi-
ately after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum
and lotion for dry skin.

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Dry Skin
Neem Toning and Revitalizing Face Mask

2 TSP fullers earth +


tsp neem powder +
15 drops of sunflower oil +
enough almond milk to paste

Mix well. Apply a generous layer all over your face


and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash skin with
warm water. Gently dry with a clean towel. Immedi-
ately after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum
and lotion for dry skin.
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Dry Skin
Dab-On Skin Plumping Mask

3 TSP rosewater +
15 drops of aloe vera gel +
1 tsp coconut milk

Moisten a cotton ball / pad in this mixture and dab all


over your face. Leave on for up to an hour, and wipe
your skin with a wet napkin / hand towel. Immediately
after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum and
lotion for dry skin.

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Dry Skin
Banana Almond Restorative Face Mask

2 TSP organic almond butter


OR
10 almonds soaked in warm water overnight & ground
into a very smooth paste +
15 drops of pineapple juice +
1 TSP mashed banana +
enough oat flour to make a stiff paste
Blend very well to form a smooth paste. Apply a
generous layer all over your face and neck. Leave on
for 10 minutes and wash skin with warm water.
Gently dry with a clean towel. Immediately after, fol-
low with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
dry skin.
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Dry Skin
Oat Skin Softening Face Mask

2 TSP oat flour +


15 drops of papaya juice +
(Tip: pound slices of papaya closest to the center and
strain out the juice)
10 drops almond oil +
enough witch hazel or rosewater to form a thick paste

Apply all over your face and neck. Leave on for 10 -


12 minutes and wash skin with warm water. Gently
dry with a clean towel. Immediately after, follow with
your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for dry skin.

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Dry Skin
Fruit and Almond Milk Nourishing Face Mask

2 TSP avocado +
1 TSP mashed banana +
15 drops each of grape and apple juice +
enough oat flour to form a thick paste

Blend very well to form a smooth paste. Apply a


generous layer all over your face and neck. Leave on
for 10-12 minutes, then wash skin with warm water.
Gently dry with a clean towel. Immediately
after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum and
lotion for dry skin.

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About Combination Skin

Combination skin is easily the most misunderstood skin type,


and can be rather tricky to care for. Some parts of the skin
could be oily, while the rest can be normal or even dry. The
telltale sign of combination skin is an oily T-Zone, but the
rest of the skin could be at the opposite end of the spectrum.
This is because the level of natural oil (sebum) produced by
the sebaceous glands of the skin isnt uniform. The
sebaceous glands appear to behave differently in different
zones of the face.

The oily areas of the skin look shiny and could be prone to
breakouts and enlarged pores, while the remaining skin
could look flaky and feel itchy and tight. It could be chal-
lenging to find the right skin care products that are designed
to address the different needs of this skin type.

A daily skin care routine to care for combination skin should


have skin balancing natural ingredients like eucalyptus,
geranium, sandalwood etc. Toning the skin twice a day is an
absolute must for all skin types, especially for combination
skin with open pores in the T-zone. Care must be exercised
to ensure that your skin care products have none of the harsh,
chemical ingredients that can further upset the skins balance.

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Combination Skin
Skin Balancing Face Mask

2 TSP aloe vera gel +


1/2th tsp baking soda +
Enough rice flour to make a thick paste

Mix well. Apply a generous layer all over your face


and neck. Leave on for 8-10 minutes, then wash skin
with warm water. Gently dry with a clean towel. Im-
mediately after, follow with your favorite Apsara se-
rum and lotion for combination skin.

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Combination Skin
Pore Refining Face Mask

2 TSP besan/gram flour +


10 drops aloe vera gel +
enough applesauce to paste

Mix well. Apply a generous layer all over your face


and neck. Leave on for 10-12 minutes, then wash skin
with warm water. Gently dry with a clean towel.
Immediately after, follow with your favorite Apsara
serum and lotion for combination skin.

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Combination Skin
Almond Exfoliating Mask

3 TSP coarsely ground almonds +


2 TSP rice flour +
15 drops of fresh orange juice +
enough almond milk to form a paste of massaging
consistency
Mix well. Apply on your face and neck and massage in
for 5-7 minutes. Use firm upward strokes to exfoliate
and brighten your skin. Leave on for an additional 5
minutes and then wash with lukewarm water. Gently dry
with a clean towel. Immediately after, follow with your
favorite Apsara serum and lotion for combination skin.

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Combination Skin
Liquid Exfoliating Mask

2 TSP orange juice +


2 TSP apple juice +
10 drops of vinegar +
10 drops vegetable glycerin
Add the above mixture to a cup of brewed green tea (cooled
to room temperature).

Mix well. Dip a paper towel in this mixture (first cut out 2
holes for your nostrils to breathe through). Gently wring out
any excess, and gently apply on your skin. Lie down with
this paper towel on your face for 10-12 minutes. Wash off
with lukewarm water. Gently dry with a clean towel. Imme-
diately after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lo-
tion for combination skin.
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Combination Skin
Cafe Au Lait Antioxidant Face Mask

2 TSP rice flour +


1 tsp instant coffee +
10 drops of vegetable glycerin +
Enough almond milk to paste

Mix well. Apply a generous layer all over your face and
neck. Leave on for 10-12 minutes, then wash skin with warm
water. Gently dry with a clean towel. Immediately after,
follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
combination skin.

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Combination Skin
Flaxseed Balancing Liquid Mask

2 TSP aloe vera gel +


(can also be obtained by splitting up a fresh aloe vera leaf
growing in your backyard or a pot) +
6 drops vegetable glycerin +
15 drops cold pressed flaxseed oil

Mix thoroughly with a fork. Moisten a cotton ball in this


mixture and dab all over your face and neck. Leave on for
10-15 minutes and wash your skin with warm water. Gently
dry with a clean towel. Immediately after, follow with your
favorite Apsara serum and lotion for combination skin.
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Combination Skin
Green Papaya Glowing Skin Mask

2 TSP mashed pulp of a green papaya


(get to the core of the papaya and scoop out the flesh closest
to the seeds) +
1 tsp smooth almond butter +
enough powdered brown sugar or jaggery to form a thick
paste

Apply all over your face and neck. Leave on for 10-12
minutes and wash skin with warm water. Gently dry with a
clean towel. Immediately after, follow with your favorite
Apsara serum and lotion for combination skin.
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Combination Skin
Deep Cleaning and Toning Face Mask

2 TSP fullers Earth +


15 drops of grape juice +
enough coconut milk to form a paste

Apply a thin layer all over your face and neck. Leave on for
10-12 minutes and wash skin with warm water. Gently dry
with a clean towel. Immediately after, follow with serum and
lotion for combination skin.

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Combination Skin
Face Mask for the Acne-Prone T-Zone

1 tsp black cumin seed powder +


1 tsp fenugreek seeds (finely ground)+
2 TSP corn flour +
enough almond milk to form a paste. Leave to soak over-
night. Add more almond milk in the morning if the mixture is
too stiff.

Mix well. Apply a generous layer all over your face and
neck. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash skin with warm
water. Gently dry with a clean towel. Immediately after,
follow with serum and lotion for combination skin.
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Combination Skin
Dab-On Pore Refining Mask

2 TSP fresh tomato juice +


1 TSP almond milk +
15 drops rosewater +
8 drops pineapple juice +

Dip a cotton ball in this mixture. Dab all over your skin and
leave on for 15-20 minutes. Wash with water. Gently dry
with a clean towel. Immediately after, follow with serum and
lotion for combination skin.

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About Normal Skin

Normal skin is rare. It looks and feels well balanced. It doesn't look
shiny, flaky, or dry. It isn't prone to breakouts or skin issues like
blotchiness, uneven tone / texture. The natural oil (sebum) producing
sebaceous glands of this skin type produce just the right amount of
oil to keep it supple and well nourished. Normal skin has a natural
radiance, which is also an indication of good overall health.

However, daily care and maintenance is essential to keep normal


skin healthy, and to prevent signs of neglect like premature ageing.

We are all born with normal skin, but as we age, genetics and
environment kick in. Our skin care habits greatly contribute to
upsetting the natural balance of the skin. Negative habits like not
having a daily skin care routine, or worse yet, using products with
harsh ingredients can often overrule good genes, and cause the skin
to behave abnormally and not look & feel at its very best. Exercise
great caution and discretion in choosing the products to go on your
skin. Unfortunately, the skin care market is filled with products that
have long ingredient lists filled with harsh chemicals and harmful
preservatives. But careful research and fact-finding leaves you
empowered to make the right choice.

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Normal Skin
Massaging Face Mask for Soft and Bright Skin

3 TSP mashed banana +


8 drops fresh lemon juice +
12 drops fresh tomato juice

Blend very well to form a smooth, creamy mixture. Massage


into your face and neck with upward circular strokes for 5
minutes. Leave on for another 10 minutes and then wash
your skin with water.
Follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
normal skin.
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Normal Skin
Leave on Face Mask for Glowing Skin

2 TSP mashed avocado+


12 drops pineapple juice +
enough powdered brown sugar/jaggery to form a thick paste

Apply on your face and neck and let sit for 10-12 minutes.
Wash with warm water. Pat dry and follow with your favorite
Apsara serum and lotion for normal skin.

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Normal Skin
Face Mask to Nourish and Tone Skin

2 TSP oat flour +


6 drops of vegetable glycerin +
enough rosewater to form a paste

Mix well. Apply on your face and neck and let sit for 10-12
minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry and follow with
your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for normal skin.

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Normal Skin
Massaging Face Mask to Address Minor Dryness
(ideal for winter months)

2 tsp almond oil +


2 tsp flax seed oil +
10 drops sunflower oil +
1 tsp aloe vera gel

Mix the ingredients well. Dip a cotton ball into this mixture
and dab all over your face and neck (or any other part of the
body). Massage in with firm upward strokes for 5-7 minutes.
Spray on or dab on some almond milk and massage for an
additional 2-5 minutes. Leave on for 8-10 minutes. Wipe
your skin with a moist towel. Immediately after, follow with
your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for normal skin.

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Normal Skin
Face Mask to Tighten and Tone Skin

2 TSP fullers earth +


1 tsp oat flour +
3 drops extra virgin olive oil +
enough rosewater to form a thick paste

Mix well. Apply on your face and neck and let sit for 10-12
minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately after,
follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for normal
skin.

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Normal Skin
Leave-On Face Mask to Tighten Open Pores

2 TSP rosewater +
2 TSP witch hazel +
3 drops of vinegar +
8 drops aloe vera gel or juice

Mix well. Dip a cotton ball into this mixture and dab on all
over your face and neck (or any other part of the body). Let it
dry. Immediately after, follow with your favorite Apsara
serum and lotion for normal skin.

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Normal Skin
A Spot Fix for an Occasional Acne Spot or Mark / Blemish

1 TSP gram flour (besan) +


tsp nutmeg powder +
tsp black cumin powder +
enough rosewater to form a thick paste

Spot apply on the mark or acne and leave on for 15 minutes.


Wash with warm water, and spot apply your favorite Apsara
serum and lotion for normal skin.

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Normal Skin
Face Mask for Plump and Dewy Skin

2 TSP almond butter (organic and natural. Without any harsh


additives) +
1/4th tsp vegetable glycerin +
15 drops of aloe vera gel or juice +
a few drops of witch hazel to make the mixture of workable
consistency

Blend very well to form a smooth, creamy mixture. Massage in-


to your face and neck with upward circular strokes for 5
minutes. Leave on for another 8-10 minutes. Wash off with
warm water. Immediately after, follow with your favorite
Apsara serum and lotion for normal skin.
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Normal Skin
Face Mask to Address Signs of Free Radical Damage
(e.g. premature aging, dullness, discoloration etc.)

2 TSP pure, unsweetened cocoa powder +


1 tsp instant coffee +
10 drops of natural vitamin E oil +
enough coconut milk to form a paste

Mix thoroughly until coffee is completely dissolved in the


mixture. Apply on your face and neck and let sit for 10-12
minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately after,
follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for normal
skin.
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Normal Skin
Face Mask to Calm Down Distressed Skin
(eg. due to a sunburn)

1/2 cup lukewarm chamomile tea


(brewed for 5 minutes in hot water; then cooled off before use in this
recipe) +
Quarter cup lukewarm instant coffee
( tsp instant coffee in th cup hot water; allow to cool before use in
this recipe) +
20 drops vegetable glycerin +
30 drops fresh cucumber juice

Mix well. Dip a paper towel in this mixture (first cut out 2 holes
for your nostrils to breathe through). Gently wring out any
excess, and apply on your skin. Lie down with this paper towel
on your face for 10-12 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Pat dry. Immediately after, follow with your favorite Apsara
serum and lotion for normal skin.
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About Oily / Acne-Prone Skin
A film of oil particularly along the forehead, nose, and cheeks (T-Zone) is an
indication of oily skin. Of course, other areas of the skin can also be oily, but the
T-zone tends to be the oiliest. In addition to looking shiny, oily skin also looks
dull and the pores in the T-Zone look enlarged. Oily skin is caused by the
over-activity of the sebaceous glands: Oil producing glands of the skin.
Sebaceous glands open into the hair follicles and produce a natural oily substance
called sebum, which in normal levels, helps to keep skin supple and radiant. Over-
production of sebum causes the skin to become too oily. This excess oil can get
trapped in the follicles, and harden. This is called a comedone. In common
language, comedones are also called blackheads and whiteheads. Blackheads look
black because the outer portion of the oil clogging the pores gets exposed to
oxygen, which turns it black. Whiteheads, however, are covered with a thin layer
of skin. They look pearly white. When comedones get infected by bacteria they
turn into red, pus-filled acne or pimples.
Oily skin tends to age slowly in comparison to dry skin. This is because of the
presence of excess oil that helps the skin to be more elastic and less prone to
wrinkles. A quick test to determine whether your skin is oily, is pressing a tissue
against your nose, and holding it in front of a light bulb. If the tissue looks
transparent, then your skin type is oily.
The biggest issue related to oily skin is acne. An ideal skin care routine aims to
balance the skins sebum production while naturally disinfecting the skin so the
acne causing bacteria dont have a chance to grow and multiply. Unfortunately,
skin care products crowding the market do just the opposite. A quick fix is to use
harsh antibacterial ingredients that over-dry the skin. That degree of dryness
challenges the skin, and the sebaceous glands mount a defense by quickly
producing large amounts of sebum. As is clear, this worsens the situation by
creating a cycle of excess oil, clogged pores, congestion, and acne.
More than any other skin type, oily/acne-prone skin must be cared for with great
caution and discretion. Use products based on natural ingredients that are
time-tested to heal and balance the skin. If the goal is to have balanced and
healthy skin, falling for yet another harsh-chemical-based, anti-acne line may not
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Oily / Acne-Prone Skin


Face Mask to Balance Skin & Absorb Excess Oil

1 TSP gram flour (besan) +


1 tsp rosewater +
enough tomato juice to make a thick paste

Mix well. Apply on your face and neck and let sit for 10-12
minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately after,
follow with serum and lotion for oily / acne-prone skin.

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Oily / Acne-Prone Skin


Face Mask to Dissolve Excess Oil and Deep Clean Pores

1 TSP oat flour +


1/4th tsp baking soda +
6 drops rosewater +
enough jojoba oil to form a thick paste

Blend very well to form a smooth, creamy mixture. Massage in-


to your face and neck with upward circular strokes for 5
minutes. Leave on for another 5-7 minutes and then wash your
skin with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately after,
follow with serum and lotion for oily / acne-prone skin.

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Oily / Acne-Prone Skin


Face Mask to Brighten and Nourish Skin

1 TSP aloe vera gel +


10 drops of orange juice +
5 drops extra virgin olive oil +
enough corn flour to form a stiff paste

Mix well. Apply a thick layer on your face and neck and let sit
for 10-12 minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately
after, follow with serum and lotion for oily / acne-prone skin.

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Oily / Acne-Prone Skin


Face Mask to Decongest and Balance Skin

1 TSP rice flour +


1/4th tsp nutmeg powder +
enough potato juice to form a paste

Mix well. Apply a thick layer on your face and neck and let sit
for 8-10 minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately
after, follow with serum and lotion for oily / acne-prone skin.

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Dab on Mask to Calm Irritated Skin (due to acne)

2 TSP tomato juice +


1 tsp cucumber juice +
10 drops aloe vera juice

Mix well. Dip a cotton ball into this mixture and dab on all over
your face and any other affected areas. Leave on for 8-10
minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Pat dry. Immediately
after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
oily/acne-prone skin.

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Cooling Mask to Help Reduce Inflammation

1 TSP fullers earth +


1/4th tsp mint powder +
(sun-dried mint leaves can be easily powdered)
enough rosewater to form a thick paste

Mix well. Apply a thin layer on your face and neck and let sit
for 5-8 minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately
after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
oily/acne-prone skin.

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Face Mask to Exfoliate Congested Skin

1 TSP powdered brown sugar or jaggery +


1/4th tsp powdered black cumin +
5 drops orange juice +
enough warm water to form a paste

Mix well until the sugar is dissolved. Apply a thin layer on your
face and neck and let sit for 8-10 minutes. Wash with warm
water. Pat dry. Immediately after, follow with your favorite
Apsara serum and lotion for oily/acne-prone skin.

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Blackhead Buster Face Mask

1 tsp jojoba oil +


tsp aloe vera gel +
5 drops fresh lemon juice

Mix very well until all ingredients are uniformly in solution.


With clean fingertips dab on your nose or any other black-
head /whitehead prone areas of your skin. Massage in with
firm upward strokes for 5-7 minutes. Wash your skin with a
mild, sulfate free cleanser (Apsaras Camphor and Geranium
Cleanser is a great choice). Follow with the rest of your daily
skin care routine (toner, serum, and lotion).

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Dab on Hydrating Mask
(for dry skin with acne)

2 TSP witch hazel +


1 TSP fresh tomato juice
8 drops vegetable glycerin +
8 drops aloe vera juice / gel +

Mix well. Dip a cotton ball into


this mixture and dab on all over
your face and any other affected
areas. Leave on for 8-10 minutes
and wash with lukewarm water.
Pat dry. Immediately after, follow
with your favorite Apsara serum
and lotion for oily/acne-prone skin.

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Powerful Antioxidant Mask for Healthy & Radiant Skin

2 TSP bitter chocolate/ pure cocoa powder +


10 drops berry juice +
(4 pounded blackberries, raspberries and blueberries each will yield
enough juice for this recipe)
juice from 5 grapes +
(pinch each grape between your thumb and index finger to get the juice)
enough green tea to make a thick paste

Mix well. Apply a thin layer on your face and neck and let sit
for 8-10 minutes. Wash with warm water. Pat dry. Immediately
after, follow with your favorite Apsara serum and lotion for
oily/acne-prone skin.

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