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Smoothing Mask Formula

Smoothing Mask Formula

The single ingredient in this formula transforms into a soothing gel when soaked or boiled in water, making a mask that can help you to have smoother, more radiant skin this holiday season. The mask is suitable for all skin types, and it is not drying or harsh, but pleasant to use.

Here is the simple formula:

The secret is the pure Omega-3 oils in flaxseeds!

Smoothing Mask Formula


2 teaspoons flaxseeds
Water to cover

1. In a small bowl, mix the water and the flaxseeds. Allow to sit until the seeds swell and the water turns to gel.

2. Spread the gel on your face using your fingers. Allow mask to dry, then rinse with cool or tepid water. Pat dry.

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Adapted from Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers (Vital Health Publishing, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Dorie Byers. Reprinted by permission of Vital Health Publishing.
Adapted from Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers (Vital Health Publishing, 2005).

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2:32AM PDT on May 11, 2013


1:31AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Thank you :)

10:19AM PDT on May 10, 2013


2:50AM PDT on May 9, 2013

Thanks, nature has it all.

3:20PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Thank you :)

7:22AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Didn't know that about flax seed. Will try!

7:05PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Thanks. I wonder if chia seeds would work, as well? They swell up and form a gel when you add water, and are full of omega fatty acids, too.

1:30AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thanks for the info.

1:56PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

2:55AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012


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