Sesame-seed oil A small,
Apply a liberal amount of sesame-seed oil to a clean face, massaging it in gently. Leave eye and nostril areas clear. Dip towel in hot water, wring out, and place over face for a few moments to encourage oil to soak into skin. Try to lie down for this one, preferably on a slant board to increase blood flow to your face. Repeat applications of oil followed by the hot towel several times, then rinse the skin with warm water and follow with a really gentle skin tonic to remove all traces of oil. Apply a film of moisturizer over the face.
1 fresh-picked young ear of corn
A clean cheesecloth bag
Husk the ear, removing all silk, and run a rough grater down the sides of the corn to cut” into the kernels and to expose the rich, milky fluids. Gather the kernels in a cheesecloth bag and squeeze to remove the fluid. Add the pulp as well — you only want to remove the corn hulls — and pat this pulp-and-fluid mixture on to your face and neck. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, until dry. Rinse off and follow with an application of moisturizer. The high protein and fat content in corn soothes dry tissue and provides the building material needed for a healthy skin. A feast for a starved complexion.
Mash the peach flesh or the strawberries (after washing and hulling) in a small bowl and add an equal quantity of thick, rich cream. Apply the mixture to the face and throat by patting it into the skin. Lie down for at least 30 minutes and rest while the fruit and cream nourishes and plumps out tired, dry skin. Rinse off and follow with a film of moisturizer.