Basil Face Mask

Basil has been used for a long time as an ingredient to remedy acne-prone skin.  Because of it's antiseptic propertie, basil not only helps to eradicate existing acne, but it also wards off new breakouts, soothes the skin and helps with circulation.  Also, because of the basil leaves high concentration of anti- aging elements, this mask is just as beneficial for fight fine lines and dull complexion.  Basil oil can also aid in removing dark spots. Combined with gram flour (chickpea flour), this mask is very effective at treating facial blemishes and acne.  Gram flour also has excellent skin whitening properties and is good for lightening acne scars and dark marks.

Grind some basil leaves, mint leaves, a little gram flour and water to make a paste.  Apply to face and leave on for 15-20 minutes.