Several homemade skincare solutions.
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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.