Flower face packs are very healthy for the skin. There are many flowers which contain valuable oils which nourish the skin. Flowers such as rose, lavender, lotus and many other flowers are good sources of natural oils and nutrients. These nutrients slow down the natural process of ageing as they help to firm up the skin.
The flowers that are used for such facials must be very fresh. They should be pureed for using on skin.
Top 5 Flower Face Packs:
Boil some Lavender petals in half cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain and make a paste of these petals. Mix one tbsp oatmeal powder to this paste and mix well. Apply this over the face and neck and leave for at least 15 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Regular use gives a flawless bright skin. Do not discard the water used for boiling the petals, instead store use it to apply to your face or to use in face masks later.
The petals of lotus are rich in linoleic acid and several other vitamins and minerals. Puree the petals of a fresh lotus flower either raw or boiled. Use this puree as a facial. Leave for at least 15 minutes and rinse with plain water. Lotus is considered very ideal for using as facials. Do not discard the water used for boiling the petals, use it in your facials later.
Roses are very popular in beauty care. Rose petals or its extracts are widely used in facials. Boil a hand full of rose petals in half cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain and puree these boiled petals. Add one tbsp oatmeal powder and mix well to make a smooth paste. Apply this over the face and neck and leave for at least 15 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Do not discard the water used for boiling petals. You can store use them for splashing on the face to soothe the skin.
Marigold flowers are very skin friendly and are used in homeopath skin preparations as well as in other skin care products. Such as roses, these flowers are always available in India and have huge benefits for skin ranging from prevention of acne, eczema, ageing, sun damage etc. Blend a hand full of marigold powders with a minute amount of milk or water to make into a smooth paste. Apply this paste over the face and neck. Leave for at least 15 minutes and rinse with plain water.
Jasmine is a highly aromatic plant. The jasmine petals can be pureed and applied on skin directly. Leave for at least 15 minutes for good results. This face mask tones up and soothes the skin. Jasmine is good for all dry skin problems. It is also good for reversing ageing process of the skin. Sun damage and acne will be reduced to a great extent.
Tip: Use the water used to boil or the remaining flower paste to mix in bath water. You can mix one or more flowers together and also few drops of your favorite essential oil to the face mask.