Mayan beauty Tips

Make an Avocado Face Mask
Avocadoes were a highly revered part of the Mayan beauty regimen. Mash ½ of a fresh ripe avocado and apply it evenly to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse it with tepid water. This mask is good for hydrating dry skin, and can be a helpful winter skin treatment.

Try Rose Hip Seed Oil for Minor Skin Blemishes
Rose hip seed oil is a South American remedy for decreasing the signs of scars, aging, and uneven coloration of the skin. Find a commercial product made with the oil, or purchase it online and mix it with olive oil for a nightly facial treatment.

Mix Chaparral and White Sage to Make a Free Radical Fighter
Chaparral and white sage are both antioxidants that have the effect of inhibiting the growth of free radicals and destroying the ones that have already formed. To make a cleanser that works against them, mix a tablespoon of chaparral and a tablespoon of white sage. Combine them with a cup of cold water, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, add 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil to the herbal solution, and shake thoroughly. Apply the solution with a cotton ball before bed for free radical control.

Use the Renowned Mayan Hair Wrap
This hair masque is known throughout the world as a remedy for dry, damaged and lifeless hair. Combine ½ an avocado, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ½ a banana and one egg yolk. Apply the mixture evenly to the hair, and wrap it with plastic or use a shower-cap. Allow the mixture to sit on your hair for at least an hour. Then, simply rinse, shampoo and style hair as usual. Use the entire avocado and banana when treating long hair.

Kill Bacteria on your Face with Acacia
The herb acacia is an antibacterial and an astringent. Crush the dried herb into a powder and mix it with water to make an antibacterial wash to treat skin outbreaks. Mix with honey for a healing solution that can be applied for 20 minutes at a time.

For Itchy Skin Try Cliffrose Bark Tea
Cliffrose bark is an ancient Mayan herb used for a variety of medicinal applications, including skin problems. If you have a rash or skin disorder and nothing else seems to work, purchase some of the bark and add it to just boiled water. Steep for 15 – 20 minutes and apply to the affected area and wait for relief.

Cut Slices of Avocadoes to Decrease Puffiness Under the Eyes
Slice an avocado to fit under your eyes and lie down. Place the avocado under your eyes and allow it to soak in for at least 20 minutes. Watch your puffiness disappear and enjoy the cooling and moisturizing effects of avocado.