An extremely high pollen count is in the local and national forecast. Seasonal allergy sufferers are suffering from sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, wheezing and coughing. What can we do if we suffer likewise suffer during allergy season? Can natural botanical substances like olive oil, almond oil or a body mask help?
Best Protection from the “Beauty of Spring”?
The best advice of course is to stay indoors, thus away from all the pollen. But who really wants to stay away from the beauty of spring? Realistically, this suggestion is obviously impractical for most folks. Therefore, it's recommended to follow the advice of your health practitioner -whether traditional or alternative. Solid advice that all sufferers can benefit from is to take care of your skin.
Allergy season can be especially drying to your skin, therefore regular moisturizing is essential to keep your skin supple and radiant. The following spa treatment recipes for skin include natural ingredients like olive oil, honey, orange peel, etc. They will help you feel truly pampered -all year long.
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon warm milk 1 teaspoon honey
Mix together. Apply to face and throat, hands or feet. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Softening Emollient Mask
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup avocado, peeled and mashed
1/3 cup milk
Pour Lustrous Henna® Face & Body Mask Skin Treatment in small container. Beat the egg yolk until fluffy, then add and mix. Add milk and avocado, mixing thoroughly with the yolk-powder mixture. Apply to face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water to remove. Re-rinse to close pores with cool water. Gently pat dry.
Moisturizing Paraffin Bath for Hands .
4 ounces paraffin
1/4 cup wheat germ oil, extra-virgin olive oil or almond oil
In a small saucepan, heat the first 2 ingredients (paraffin and wheat germ oil, extra-virgin olive oil or almond oil) together until liquid. Mix in Lustrous Henna® Face & Body Mask Skin Treatment until well-blended. Cool to comfortably warm and "paint" each hand or dip both hands at once into the mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap. Leave on 10 minutes; then peel off.
Full Body Mask
2 tablespoons Lustrous Henna® Orange Peel Powder Skin Treatment
5 tablespoons Lustrous Henna® Face & Body Mask Skin Treatment
2 tablespoons honey ¼- ½ cup hot water (enough to make paste)
Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Slather on (especially on back and chest areas) and leave for 15-20 minutes. Gently rinse off.
This allergy season be prepared to pamper your face and body naturally with olive oil, honey, avocado, skin treatments and more. You'll feel the results of protecting yourself from the "Beauty of Spring" and you'll love it!
Author: L.J. O'Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
©2012. L.J. O’Neal. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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