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Several homemade skincare solutions.​


Please add your homemade items....let's see 'em girls and guys!!!!

Age Spots Cut a lemon wedge and hold directly on spot for ten minutes. Rinse with warm water. Repeat this step every day until the spots lighten or vanish altogether!

Bath Secret Pour a cup or more of powdered milk under running bath water. The lactic acid in the milk will remove dry dead skin and leave you baby soft. Powered milk is quite reasonably priced compared to those expensive bath oils and soaps. Just add a drop or two of some scented oil if you want a really dreamy bath!

Blackheads A friend of mine gave me this great tip. To erase blackheads, try this quick cleansing mask: Mix two Tbs. of oatmeal, four Tbs. of plain yogurt, one tablespoon lemon juice and one Tbs. of olive oil into a paste and gently apply to skin. Leave it on for five minutes and rinse with cold water. Let your face air-dry.

Banish Blemishes on Back or Chest Mix one half cup of honey with one half cup of orange juice and apply to the affected areas. Let sit for 5 minutes then rinse. Honey heals and banishes blemishes and the orange juice will dry up the excess oils.

Clogged Pores This is a great deep cleansing scrub! Mix four Tbs. of plain yogurt with two Tbs. of grated orange peel. Massage into skin for three minutes. Rinse with warm water. The yogurt is an exfoliant and the orange peel will extract dirt and oils.

Elbow Fix To remove the discoloration from your elbows, just cut a lemon in half and rest an elbow in each half for 10 minutes. The acid in the lemon juice breaks down the dark patches, so they wash away.

Freckles Sorry, you can't remove these darling dots but you can lighten them. Try one of these tips: (1) Rub your freckles with fresh cut eggplant every day. You should see a difference in a week or so. Or rub on fresh crushed cranberries daily and leave on for fifteen minutes, rinse with cool water and pat dry. (2) The more sugar that you eat, the darker your freckles will be! This is a scientific fact. So, eliminate refined sugar and watch your freckles fade.

Puffy Eyes Put cool slices of cucumbers on your eyes. Or soak two tea bags & place in freezer for a few minutes, place on eyes & lay back & relax!

Puffy Eyelids Grate a raw potato, mold it into a mushy pack, and put it on your eyes and lids for 10-20 minutes. The potato starch will help smooth eye-area skin and ease away puffyness.

Shine Stopper Using a clean makeup brush, brush your face with pure lemon juice. Let it stand for 5 minutes then rinse. Do this in the evening before bed since the citric acid may cause temporary redness. Lemon juice contains astringent and antiseptic properties that will get rid of the excess perspiration and unwanted shine from high humidity (that also causes oil glands to work over time!). Another shine stopper tip: In a cup, combine 10 drops of lemon juice with one half cup of water. Saturate a cotton ball with mixture and dab over clean skin. Do not rinse.

Slimmer Legs This seaweed wrap releases water retention and leaves legs looking their sleekest! Soak legs in bath of warm water and Epsom salts for 5 minutes. Pat dry. Apply a seaweed mask (there are many to choose from on the market today!). Then wrap legs with plastic wrap and a warm towel. Relax for 15 minutes. Remove towel and plastic wrap and rinse.

Terrific Eye Cream Before bed apply unscented castor oil around your eyes. Plastic surgeons use this on their patients after surgery!

Hair Conditioner Heat up one half cup of mayonnaise and apply to dry unwashed hair. Cover with plastic bag and wait for 15 minutes. Rinse and shampoo thoroughly.

Keep Make-up Fresh Before applying makeup, spray mineral water on your face and let dry. Do not wipe. Makeup will stay looking fresh longer.

Makeup Remover Almond or sesame oil on a cotton ball will do a great job of taking off makeup, including water-proof mascara!

The Best Moisturizer Expensive health spas use this treatment! Wash face thoroughly. While your face is still wet, rub in a small amount of petroleum jelly. Continue wetting face until the jelly is spread evenly and doesn't appear greasy. Your gonna love how smooth and soft your face feels! Just remember, it will not stay greasy if you keep adding water alittle at a time!

Salt Glow Rub This exfoliating scrub will leave your skin soft and glowing. Only the best spas use this special recipe! Mix the juice from 1 lemon with 2 parts coarse salt and 1 part olive oil to make a paste. Step into the shower and massage into body. Turn on the shower and rinse. Pat dry and apply a rich moisturizer.

Silky Soft Hands Before bed, wash and dry hands in lukewarm water. Slather with petroleum jelly, cover with cotton gloves and go to sleep. In the morning you will have smooth, supple, silky soft hands!

Silky Soft Legs Mix two Tbs. of petroleum jelly with the contents of one 400 IU vitamin E capsule and massage all over your legs. Slip on cotton sweats and go to bed. In the morning, wash legs with a moisturizing body wash and apply a body lotion. Soft as silk!

Tooth Whitener Dip a toothbrush in a mashed strawberry and brush vigorously to remove yellowing and stains.

Wrinkle Remover Seedless grapes! No kidding! It's one of the ingredients in those big time expensive wrinkle creams. All you do is cut some in half and gently crush it on your face and neck. Make sure that you get the "crows-feet" and the lines around your mouth. Leave it on for twenty minutes or so and rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Repeat every day and before you know it... those nasty old lines will be hard to find!!

Facial to Cleanse and Exfoliate This one is messy, but your skin will never feel so soft! Mix equal amounts of honey and sugar. Apply to face and neck and rub gently in a circular motion. (make sure your hair is up in a towel!) Leave on for fifteen minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Facial to Condition Skin Mash the pulp of some honeydew melon and smear it on your face and neck. Leave it on for twenty minutes, rinse with cool water and pat dry.

Facial for Dry Skin Beat two egg yolks and apply them to your clean face, forehead and neck. Avoid the eye area. Relax for twenty minutes with your feet raised about thirty degrees higher than your head. Do not talk! Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Your skin will tightened and toned. Do this once a week.
 

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Almond oil

A cold-pressed oil derived from almonds. It is scentless, free from petroleum residues, and rich in vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent oil for skin softening and conditioning, soothing dry, itchy skin, and it makes a delightful massage oil by itself, or with a few drops of essential oil added. It may also be mixed into lotions, balms and soaps.

Apricot oil

A rich oil with a light texture. It is well suited to mature or sensitive skin types. Used by itself, it removes makeup and softens delicate skin around the eyes. It may also be mixed into lotions and creams.

Avocado oil

A highly therapeutic oil rich in vitamins A, D and E, proteins, lecithin and amino acids. With its many beneficial healing and regenerating properties, it works well to soothe and heal scaly skin and scalp.

Calendula oil

Known for its regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. Soothes and heals dry, irritated, itchy skin.

Castor oil

Rich in fatty acids and due to its high viscosity, it is a good skin lubricant. It also acts as an humectant. Works well combined with other oils found in soaps.

Tea Tree Oil

Good for acne Add (?) drops of tea tree oil directly onto infected area twice a day or 60 drops of tea tree oil to facial wash, apply twice daily.


Chamomile oil

Known for its healing properties when applied to wounds and abrasions. It has a pleasing fragrance and makes a good additive to soaps and masks.


Evening Primrose oil

Exceptionally nourishing because it contains 9% gamma-linolenic acid?an essential fatty acid (EFA). EFAs are important because they inhibit bacterial growth and helps the immune system to defend itself against infection and inflammation. Since the human body does not produce linolenic, or other essential fatty acids, this important nutrient must be derived through diet and skin care products.


Olive oil

Attracts moisture and forms a barrier to prevent a loss of moisture while allowing the skin to breath and function normally.


Vitamin E oil

An important antioxidant that helps protect fatty cell membranes from becoming oxidized (rancid) through the action of free radicals. It helps protect against certain diseases associated with aging such as cancer and heart disease, and it helps to improve blood circulation. Vitamin E is commonly used as a supplement to improve dry skin.

BENEFICIAL ADDITIVES:​


Aloe vera

Known for its regenerative, restorative and anti-inflammatory properties. Well known for soothing and healing burns, it is also an effective remedy for injuries, rashes, and dry, scaly skin. Aloe hydrates without the use of oils.


Chamomile

Soothing. Slightly astringent and antioxidant, it works well to relieve inflammation and heal wounds and abrasions. Its a good additive to soaps and masks and has a pleasing fragrance.

Dead Sea salts


Salt derived from the Dead Sea. Its high mineral content helps draw impurities from the skin, increase circulation and exfoliates the skin.

Honey

Antiseptic, bacteriostatic, emollient, humectant, and soothing.


Oatmeal

Soothing and healing properties. It is excellent for the treatment of skin blemishes, irritations, and sensitive skin. It gently exfoliates and helps remove residue, . Oats are a perfect ingredient for treating dry complexions, irritations, blemishes and sensitive skin. Also excellent for children suffering from Chicken Pox.


Beeswax (personally I don't like this....because of it being an animal by product...but to each their own...I'll share it anyways)

It is used as a thickening agent, emulsifier, and humectant and has emollient, soothing and softening properties and helps the skin retain moisture.
 

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Rose Water Toner
by Annie Berthold-Bond

Simple Solution
Rose water is one of the all-time best and most traditional facial cleansers, because rose is astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and has a lovely scent.

INGREDIENTS
I cup rose-infused water
2 teaspoons glycerin
5 to 10 drops rose essential oil

Place a handful of dried rose petals in a mason jar, cover with boiling water, seal, and let set overnight. Note that dried rose petals are available in many health food stores (as is vegetable glycerin), or online from herbal supply stores. After the rose petal infusion has set overnight, strain. Combine the ingredients in a pretty jar, and shake to blend. Note that you will extend the shelf life if you add 1/2 a teaspoon of grapefruit seed extract (available in health food stores). The antiseptic quality of essential oils will also act as a preservative.


Herbal Toner

This can be kept in a fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container and costs little to make.

Simply boil 1/2 a cupful of herbs in 600ml of water. Take off the heat and leave to stand overnight. Strain off and put into a jar/bottle

Different herbs have different properties:
For dry skin - parsley and fennel
For oily skin - lavender, sage, thyme or peppermint
For normal skin - balm and spearmint.​
OLIVE OIL CLEANSER

This is cool for normal to dry.

50% OO
25% CASTOR OIL
25% AVOCADO OIL

You can adjust the ratios depending on you skin type. If you have oilier skin you can add more Castor oil. If you have super dry skin you can omit the Castor oil completely.

When using this you can steam your face with a hot/warm wash cloth then wipe off. If you have excess a toner will take care of that.


Green Tea Toner

2 C of water
2 green tea bags
A bottle to store it in.

Boil water then add two teabags let steap until cooled. Pour into bottle of choice. You can refrigerate this but I dont. I cut the recipe in 1/2 so I dont have the same batch for to long.


Starter Scrub

This scrub is really simple, but effective.

Ingredients:

½ cup sugar
Cold-pressed Oil (olive, wheat germ, peanut, corn, or sunflower)

Pour sugar into a bowl. Add a small amount of oil and mix. Continue to add oil until the mixture is damp. You don't have to use this scrub right away. It has a pretty good shelf life, simply store the mixture in a jar.

Scrubs are usually used in the tub or shower after the skin has been cleaned and has had a chance to soften with the warm water. Simply take some of the scrub in your hand and rub it on your body in a circular motion. After you have rinsed off the scrub, apply lotion to retain your new, fresh, soft skin.


Brown Sugar Scrub

This scrub is heavy duty for those with really dry, flaky skin. Don't use it more than once a week.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Raw Sugar
2 Tablespoons White Sugar
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Epsom Salt
1 Tablespoons Kosher (sea) Salt
1/3 Cup Baby Oil
1/3 Cup Scented Body Lotion

To start, add all of the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and mix well. Next, add the oil and lotion. Mix it all together until everything is wet and the ingredients stick together.

You can store the scrub in a plastic container in the refrigerator for a week or two if you don't use it all.


Avocado moisture mask (For dry skin)

1 ripe avocado
4 tablespoons plain yogurt

Purée avocado and blend with yogurt. Apply mixture to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.


Avocado Honey Mask

1 large, ripe avocado
1 tablespoon honey

Peel and slice avocado and purée it in a blender with the honey. Apply the mask to your face by patting it gently and then continuing to pat until the mask feels extremely tacky to the touch. Relax and leave the mask on for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.


Honey Cleansing Scrub

Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.

Source: National Honey Board


Pina Colada Mask

1/4 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 tablespoon coconut Milk

Place ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Spread in a thin layer over skin. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Pat skin dry.

This tropical mask gives complexions a healthy glow. Bromelian, an enzyme found in fresh pineapple, removes dead skin cells.


Pumpkin Papaya Mask

1/2 ripe papaya
1 cup pumpkin
1 egg white, beaten until frothy
1 tsp honey

Skin and seed the papaya; mash with a fork until soft. Stir in the rest of the ingredients until mixture is smooth. Apply to face using a circular motion. Rinse off after 5 minutes.
 

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He he he....gettin' sick of these yet....might have to copy and paste to your computer or print them off for later reference...but so fun!!!!

~Kelly




Homemade Mask For Your Face, Hands, Feet

by: Chrys Solomon


(USS Pineville May 2003 -Cruise to the Care of Being)​


Orange Yogurt Mask ~ 1 tsp plain yogurt , the juice of 1/4 of an orange , Stir to mix and then dip fingers into mixture and smooth onto face. The sensation is both cool and relaxing. Leave on for a five minutes and then rinse. If you are feeling sluggish, this is the perfect mask for you.

Orange Cornmeal Delight ~Take one peeled orange and put in blender along with your desired amount of cornmeal. Add 1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal and mix well. Apply to a slightly damp face. Leave on for 10 minutes, then spray a bit of warm water on face and use circular motion to work mask around the face. Remove with warm.

Yummy Apple Mask
~1/4 of an apple, 1/2 tsp Half and half, 1 Tsp honey, 1 T oatmeal, Puree all ingredients until smooth, apply to face for 15 minutes and then rise with warm water

Yogurt and Honey Mask ~ Mix together 1 tsp. honey, 1 capsule of vitamin A, 1 tablespoon yogurt and 3/4 egg yolk. To thicken, add a small amount of cornstarch. Apply mask to clean skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Buttermilk Mask ~ 1/3 cup of rolled oats soaked several hours in buttermilk. Strain. Add 1 capsule of vitamin A and mix well. After cleansing skin, apply mixture and leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse with water

Flour Mask ~1/3 cup of whole wheat flour mixed with enough milk to form a paste. Apply to face and leave on 15-20 minutes. Remove with warm water.

Almond Meal Mask ~ Grind 25 almonds or buy ready to use almond meal. Mix almond meal with a slice of peeled aloe. Add a few drops of sesame oil and mix together until blended. Dampen face slightly with a bit of milk or warm water. Apply mask and leave on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

Oatmeal-Honey Mask ~1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal, 3 tbl. Honey, 1 egg yolk Mix all ingredients together and apply over entire face. Rub mask around face in circular motion. Leave on for 10 minutes.

Creamy Avocado and Honey Mask
~ 2 tbl. avocado, mashed, 3 tbl. Honey, 1 whole egg Mix together egg yolk, oil and honey. Stir thoroughly. Now add egg white. Close container and shake well before applying.

Skin Nourishing Mask
~2 tbl. Honey, 3 tbl. olive oil or mineral oil, 1 whole egg, Mix together egg yolk, oil and honey. Stir thoroughly. Now add egg white. Close container and shake well before applying.

Bran Mask ~Mix together 2-3 tsp. bran, 1 tsp. olive oil and 1 egg yolk. Leave on 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Milk Mask~Milk, 1/2 Cup Besan Flour, Combine the ingredients until it?s a hearty paste. Refrigerate for a few hours. Smooth the mixture over face and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with a warm damp washcloth. Then splash on cool water to close skin pours. A benefit from this mask is a tightening sensation.

Exfoliating Mask~ Egg whites, oatmeal, Mix ingredients, slap on for five minutes. Let egg whites dry. Rinse with water. Voila! The oatmeal exfoliates dead skin, and works wonders when you scrub it on. Egg whites soften and smooth dry skin gently.

Moisturizing Honey and Lemon~ 1 TBSP honey (room temperature), 1 Tsp. lemon juice Blend. Apply for 30 min, rinse with warm water. One plus is it?s moisturizing effect.

Honey and Oatmeal Mask~ Honey, Oatmeal, Equally mix in oatmeal and honey leave on for 15 min. Rinse with warm water and then cold.

Cucumber Mask ~ 1/2 c chopped cucumber, 2 tsp. powdered milk, 1 egg white, Blend to a smooth paste and apply in upwards motions to face and neck. Let dry on face for 30 min. Rinse with warm water.

Egyptian Facial Mask
~ 1 egg beaten, 1/2 tsp olive oil , 1 T flour, 1/4 tsp sea salt , 1 T whole milk Mix together all ingredients until creamy and well blended. Spread the mixture over your face and neck and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and pat dry.

Nourishing Face Mask ~ 1 egg, 1 tsp almond oil , a little half and half Combine and leave on your face for about 15 minutes. Remove with cool water.

Cucumber Jones Mask
~ 1/2 cucumber, 1 egg white, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, 1 Teaspoon dried mint flakes Mix all ingredients together in blender until smooth. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Apply to face and leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with hot water, then cool water.

Strawberry Surprise Mask ~ 1/2-cup ripe strawberries, 1/4-cup cornstarch, Mash strawberries and cornstarch together to make a paste. , Apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes. , Make sure to avoid the delicate area around eyes. Rinse off with cool water.

Bump Buster Mask ~ 1 Ripe tomato, chopped, 1 Teaspoon Lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon Instant style oatmeal or old-fashioned rolled oats, Mix all ingredients together in blender until smooth. , Apply to skin. If mixture is too runny, add more blended oatmeal. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.


Remember, you have to have the mask at least for 20 mins. (espc. the home made ones) if u wanna see results from the first use.


Source: Home Made Mask For Your Face
 

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Here's a couple more homemade cleansers/toner and exfoliant:



Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin
Blend 10ml aloe vera gel, 15ml olive oil, 10ml rosewater and two drops rose essential oil and decant into a bottle. Massage into your skin and remove with water or a muslim cloth. Keep in the fridge, shake before use and use within five days

Cleanser for Oily/Combination Skin
Scrub and peel a 50g chunk of fresh soapwort root. Put it in 1 litre spring water, along with 25g dried herbs (mint, sage and rosemary), bring to the boil, and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and strain into a pump-dispenser bottle. To use, massage two squirts into dampened skin and rinse.

Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
Place the petals of six marigold flowers in a bowl with 10g cocoa butter, 20g beeswax granules, and 100ml sweet almond or extra virgin olive oil. Gently heat by putting the bowl in a pan of hot water until it has all melted. Keep on a low heat for five minutes, then sieve and transfer into a sterilised jar. Seal when fully cooled. Gently massage into the skin to melt away make-up.

Make your own toner
Boil down balancing sage, toning lemongrass, or calming lavendar for 25 minutes, strain the liquid and allow it to cool. Decant into a spray bottle and use as a facial spritz whenever needed.

Make your own exfoliant

Blend oatmel with a thick oil like wheat germ oil, and add a raw egg yolk. Gently rub the mixture over your face and rinse.

A face dunked in cool whole milk and left on your face for 20 minutes will give you a gentle chemical peel.
 

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Hi Kelly. Have you ever made any of these and had a good experience?
If you are nervous....do a patch test....or dilute it down with water. I suggest the patch testing though.

I've done a couple of the toners....with lavendar or witch hazel and aloe or cucumber and spritz on face.

Or cucumber and lime....I just crush up cucumber and mix with lime....apply 15 min. before i take my shower....helps with oil!

Oh I sometimes mix straight witch hazel with lime (I dilute my lime) as a toner. I heard somewhere to apply either cucumber and/or lime (diluted) to face before makeup to help keep foundation from....sorry can't remember the word, help foundation from ______

I've done the green tea toner....some of the body scrubs.....

I've used lemon in my hair....when younger....it is quite harsh on the hair....but it will lighten it.

Mashed potatoe on puffy eyes....smashed cucumber on eyes....ummmm....let's see.

Oh and Cleo Patra (sp?) used Olive Oil....back in the days as a moisturizer!
 

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Hai Kelly,

Thanks for your generosity. But comparatively, how effective is homemade skin care to DIY chemical product ( or commercial) skin care. I am an elderly women at 52 and desperate for quick result. I need urgent attention and effective remedy to aging skin. I cannot afford to do trial and error method and long approach. I am contemplated with them. Hopefully, you can share with me your experience. Thanking in advance.
 

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Thanks, Kelly. I have duly printed and stored them and I plan to try ALL of them in the days ahead!! It's really so kind of you to share all this!
 

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Thanks Kelly!
I tried the "Wrinkle Remover Seedless grapes" from your homemade skin recipes. It made my skin look beautiful. It felt like I had just had a firming facial and left a "stevia" glow! Great Tip!
 

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Hai Kelly,

Thanks for your generosity. But comparatively, how effective is homemade skin care to DIY chemical product ( or commercial) skin care. I am an elderly women at 52 and desperate for quick result. I need urgent attention and effective remedy to aging skin. I cannot afford to do trial and error method and long approach. I am contemplated with them. Hopefully, you can share with me your experience. Thanking in advance.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a magic skin cream that makes all the damage we have done to our skin when we were young. Good skin comes from healthy lifestyle and good eating habits (from the inside out).

I am glad that in my 20's that I had stayed away from the sun so that now that I am in my 40's that I can be freckle and wrinkle free. (glad to still look like I'm in my late 20's) This is the advise I tell everyone younger than me. Everyone's skin in different and no one can tell you the absolute solution that would provide the change you are after.

If you are looking for something drastic, perhaps you should get consultation on some clinical procedures like dermabrasion or a chemical peel...
 

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Hai Kelly,

Thanks for your generosity. But comparatively, how effective is homemade skin care to DIY chemical product ( or commercial) skin care. I am an elderly women at 52 and desperate for quick result. I need urgent attention and effective remedy to aging skin. I cannot afford to do trial and error method and long approach. I am contemplated with them. Hopefully, you can share with me your experience. Thanking in advance.
Jenap, do not despair! 52 is by no means elderly!!
I think you could get lovely results using just a DIY Vitamin C Serum!!
If you can obtain some L-ascorbic acid and some distilled water you can make some very easily and cheaply. If you can get some of the other ingredients, you will have a nice serum that improves your skin from Day 1.

There are many recipes, according to what ingredients you can obtain.
http://www.skincaretalk.com/diy-skin...t-sources.html
http://www.skincaretalk.com/diy-skin...beginners.html



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i have chamomile powder, what can i do with it? id like to use it in a toner or a calming lotion but im not sure how to add a powder ingredient to an oil(i use oils as base mostly) someone can help me maybe? i also have green tea powder, what can i do with this
 

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Lydia, I believe the powders you have are water soluble, but you could try doing an herbal infusion. Just be sure to strain it properly.

You could make your own lotion and use them mixed with the water portion. You could definitely use them to make toner.
 

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Hi all!

OK, here are my tips.

For minimising blackheads:

half a cup of water
a few drops of iodine
a spoonful of epsom salts

I warmed the water and dissolved the salts and iodine and have been spraying the mixture on my face before I go to bed for about a week and I have already noticed a difference. Now the heat and humidity of summer has come (here in the southern hemisphere that is), I need something to control the blackheads. I've been suprised at how well it worked. The blackheads aren't gone but they are definitely faded and not so noticeable.

Re. tooth whitening:

FIY strawberries have a high acid content, food acid being a main cause of holes in your teeth. Make sure you wash your mouth with water or brush your teeth normally after you use that treatment, otherwise you might get a mouthful of white fillings rather than white teeth!!

Thanks for getting it started Kelly!
 

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Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a magic skin cream that makes all the damage we have done to our skin when we were young. Good skin comes from healthy lifestyle and good eating habits (from the inside out).

I am glad that in my 20's that I had stayed away from the sun so that now that I am in my 40's that I can be freckle and wrinkle free. (glad to still look like I'm in my late 20's) This is the advise I tell everyone younger than me. Everyone's skin in different and no one can tell you the absolute solution that would provide the change you are after.

If you are looking for something drastic, perhaps you should get consultation on some clinical procedures like dermabrasion or a chemical peel...
Thanks Janeee. I am desperate for big change. I have purchased microdermabrasion and had 2 treatments so far. Hopefully there will be outstanding results. My life is mostly outdoor sports. I realised it has taken a beating on my skin ...fine line wrinkles and less elastic or sagging skin! I am panic right now.
 
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