Herbs are good for pretty much EVERYTHING and you’d be surprised just how many of those which you’ll have in your garden can be used in homemade beauty recipes. Take these three face mask recipes which are perfect for dry, tight skin. Five minutes in your garden and a trip to the fridge will have you prepped for pampering in no time!

Yarrow and Honey

3 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of yarrow flowers, 2 tablespoons full fat yoghurt and an egg yolk

Method: Make a cup of yarrow tea with hot water and the flowers, and steep for 10 minutes. Strain it into a bowl, and mix with the honey, egg yolk and yoghurt so it forms a smooth, thick mixture. Apply to your face and leave for 30 minutes, before dabbing off with warm water and cotton wool.

Lavender and Chamomile

2 tablespoons each of fresh lavender flowers and chamomile flowers; and 1 tablespoon each of honey and porridge oats

Method: Make a cup of lavender and chamomile tea in a mug with boiling water and steep for 10 minutes. Add the strained liquid to the honey and oats, and stir til it forms a thick paste. Apply the cooled mix to your face and leave on for around 20 minutes, before rinsing away with warm water.

Rose and Calendula

2 tablespoons each rose petals and calendula petals, dried and whizzed into powder; 2 tablespoons yoghurt and one tablespoon rose water.

How to make it: Combine everything into a thick mix, and gently apply to the face. This mask will also gently exfoliate your skin at the same time. Rinse off with warm water.

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