Camphor, sulphur, onion, garlic, curds, yeast, Fuller's earth, herbs and vegetable juices are all useful in treating a blemished pimply skin. Here are a few recipes (masks) which are very beneficial to such types of skin.
Camphor BP has a healing, soothing and tightening effect on the skin. Mix together 1/2 teaspoon oatmeal, 1/2 teaspoon camphor BP crystals (or three drops of camphor spirit) and 1 teaspoon orange-flower water. Apply and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Two drops of camphor spirit when added to a mixture of one tablespoon tomato juice and one teaspoon honey make a strong astringent skin tonic. This tonic should be left on the skin for about 15 minutes.
To improve your skin and cure spots apply the following home-made skin tonic. Put 1 tabiespoon glycerine, 1/2 tablespoon borax powder, 1 cup distilled water and 3 drops camphor spirit in a large bottle and shake well.
Make a paste of 1 teaspoon pure sulphur powder, 2 tablespoons Fuller's earth and 1 egg white. Use this mask every day to cure acne. Some people are allergic to sulphur, so a skin test behind the ear should be conducted before use. If there is no reaction for a few hours, use this mask on the face every day.
Mash and sieve the onion, and mix onion juice into paste with 1 tablespoon. Fuller's earth or kaolin and 1 teaspoon of honey. It is good to prevent blemishes and wrinkles.
Beat one egg white, then add to it the following ingredients to make a paste:
1 teaspoon kaolin
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon carrot juice, and
1 clove of garlic
Mix into a paste 1 tablespoon each of kelp and curd. Apply for 15 minutes daily to make skin blemish free.
Mash the insides of 6 boiled plums and mix with a teaspoon .of almond oil. This mask is especially good for acne sufferers.
Once you have lines and wrinkles on the face, nothing except plastic surgery can help. Surgery treatment is too costly in our country. Massage, however, can help prevent new lines appearing on the face. Toning up the muscles by massage and by nourishing the skin with skin food bring the blood to the surface.