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Pull hair back and off the face with a headband. Wash with your usual cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup, rinsing the skin well and then lightly patting it dry. Drop four chamomile tea bags into a large saucepan of water, and while waiting for it to come to a boil, apply an exfoliating scrub with fruit enzymes like papaya. Do not rinse.
Once the water is boiling, remove the pan from the heat. Hold your face more than one foot above it, close your eyes, and create a tent over your head with a towel. After 3-5 minutes, rinse off the exfoliant with warm, not hot, water, and gently blot dry the skin dry. Apply a face mask that’s suited to your complexion-one with hyaluronic acid or glycerin for dry skin, sulfur for acne, clay for oily skin, or antioxidants for normal or combination skin.
Relax until the mask is ready to be removed (check the label for suggested time), then rinse it off thoroughly, and blot with a towel. While skin is still damp, rub on a thin layer of your everyday moisturizer – oil free or oily combination skin, a richer formula for dry skin. If possible, wait up to 6-8 hrs before putting on makeup.
~Allure, Confessions of a Beauty Editor~