Brighten and Lighten With Homemade Mask and Herbal Tea
Spot Lightening and Brightening MaskIngredients:
30 grams (1.1 ounce) almond powder
1/4 (1/2 tbsp) egg white
5 cc (0.17 fl. ounce) honey
5 cc (0.17 fl. ounce) of fresh milk
In a bowl, mix the four ingredients to make a paste. Apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10–15 minutes, once a week.
- Almonds have an astringent effect that can help shrink pores, remove oils, and tighten skin.
- Fresh milk contains lactic acid that can remove acne-causing bacteria from the skin deeply cleansing the pores.
- Honey, with its enzymatic activity hydrates the underlying layers of the skin.
- Egg whites contain vitamin B which helps to lighten skin.
Anti-spot Whitening TeaIngredients: Angelica, Astragalus, Rehmannia, Red Dates, Wolfberry, and Paeoniae Rubra.
Women's skin is prone to blemishes due to various hormonal changes throughout life. For example, pregnant mothers may get pregnancy spots, and long use of contraceptives can cause dark spots on the face for some women.
Drinking this tea will nourish your skin.
Empress Dowager's Yu Rong PowderIn ancient times, a beauty treatment called "Yu Rong San (powder)," was a favorite beauty product of the Empress (Cixi). Yu Rong San makes the skin appear smooth and translucent.
Once, a beauty products company asked me for this recipe and I gave it to them. The feedback was positive.
Empress Dowager’s (Cixi's) Yu Rong powder uses some very expensive medicinal materials, including pearl powder, sandalwood, and white silkworm. There are also Nardostachys sinensis, Saposhnikoviae radix, pearl barley, mung bean powder, and others. Applying this formula to the face can make it light and delicate.
Some of the above-mentioned herbs may sound unfamiliar, but many are available in health food stores and Asian grocery stores.