4-Step DIY Facial

Whole LivingRare is the occasion when your skin doesn't appreciate a little extra attention. An at-home treatment designed by a leading holistic skin-care expert offers the perfect recipe for a healthy glow -- and inner calm.

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What You'll Need:
- Organic lavender essential oil
- Cotton washcloth (use organic cotton when possible)
- Organic almond butter
- Skin toner
- Choose one: half of a mashed organic avocado to moisturize dry skin, organic strawberry yogurt to brighten dull complexions, or honey to rid pores of impurities

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1. Pre-cleanse

After thoroughly removing any makeup and rinsing your face, fill a sink with warm water. Add two to three drops lavender oil and stir with your hand. Soak the washcloth in the lavender water, then wring it out and gently press it against your face and neck for 30 seconds.

2. Cleanse
Put one teaspoon almond butter and a few drops lavender water in your palm; rub your hands together to create a paste. Apply to skin using a "press and roll" method, which helps remove dead cells, dirt, and oil: Press your palms against your forehead and roll them outward. Moving down your face and neck, continue the motion until you reach your collarbones. Return to massaging your forehead, and repeat the process for one to three minutes.

3. Rinse and Tone
Use another washcloth soaked in lavender water to remove the almond cleansing cream from your face. Rinse with cool water and apply toner.

4. Apply the Mask

Apply a thin layer to your face and relax for 20 minutes. Then remove the mask with a warm, wet cloth, and rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel.

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