What does astringents really do? They normally tightens the skin and closes the skin pores, usually applied after cleansing the skin, it refreshes and revitalizes the skin- thus making it glow. Sounds fabulous, but the best part is that you have one of the easiest and best astringents in your own kitchen....lemons! As a facial astringent, lemon removes excess oil and kills creepy bacteria. Apply lemon juice every morning with a cotton ball. leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Apply your daily moisturizer. You'll be amazed at how soft your skin will become.
This and other great natural recipes you can find in the book "Clean Body" by Joost Elfers.