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Face Mask for Mature Skin Ingredients

Tepezcohuite (Mimosa Tenuiflora) is the featured ingredient in my Face Mask for mature skin because of its reputation for healing and strengthening skin.  While few studies exist that back up this claim, I tend to suspect that there is something to its reputation simply because ancient peoples have been using it topically in Brazil and southern Mexico for centuries and continue to use it today.  While this is certainly not conclusive, I am impressed by its ancient reputation and provide it in my mask for us modern women to test ourselves.

For certainty though, I’ve added equal amounts of herbs that are more prevalent in Western tradition and have been studied in greater depth. Comfrey root is traditionally used to heal wounds, sprains and bones. It has a high tannin content and is a good source of allantoin which helps cells regenerate and has become an ingredients added to many products for the face, hair and skin.

Horsetail has a large amount of natural silicon, which is used by the body to strengthen hair and skin. Topical horsetail tightens skin and shrinks pores, provides nutrients, antioxidants and bioflavonoids.

Flaxseed Oil provides fatty acids with anti-inflammatory benefits and help regenerating tissue.

St Johns Wort is considered an anti-inflammatory ingredients as well as an antioxidant. It is said to stimulate cell regeneration.

Rose Petals are a gentle astringent that soothes, tones and tightens skin.

Calendula is a healing herb which calms, softens and heals while also stimulating collagen.

Carrot powder is a natural source of retinol which boosts collagen to reduce fine lines, brighten and smooth skin

Rosehip Oil is a balanced oil with generous amount of fatty acids, this is a wonderful oil to hydrate and nourish skin.

Recipes for Face Mask for Mature Skin

  • 1 teaspoon HOT water
  • 1 teaspoon dry Face Mask for Mature Skin.

You can apply once it has cooled off a little directly to your face. Leave on for 20 minutes or until dry.

You can also add the optional ingredients below if you want to get fancy and give your complexion an extra treat:

For Dry Skin:

  • Add a teaspoon of egg yolk once the mixture has cooled down.

For extra Dry Skin

  • Add a teaspoon of fresh, squished avocado.

For Dry Skin with Rosacea:

  • Add a teaspoon of full fat yogurt.

Dry skin with some acne

  • Add a teaspoon of crushed banana

Dry and sensitive skin

  • Add a teaspoon of honey