Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Skin Care Remedies Found in your Pantry!

For those of you who are tired of spending money on skincare products that don't seem to work. Take matters into your own kitchen... or... wait, hands! Create your own personal skincare line using all natural ingredients that are probably sitting in your pantry or refrigerator right now! Because who knows your skin better than... you?

Fun Facts!
It is said that one of Cleopatra's favorite skin care recipes was soaking in a rose petal and milk bath to keep her skin soft. 

Marilyn Monroe's secret for perfectly balanced skin? She kept a bottle of Olive Oil in her medicine cabinet for added moisture. 

Classic beauties of all time used honey as an organic skin care treatment for supple, younger looking skin.


Olive Oil Facial Scrub For Any Skin-Type

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp baking soda
Measure out the olive oil first. Then add the baking soda to the oil and mix into a paste. You may also add lemon juice or honey. Rub into skin to exfoliate, then wash off with a warm washcloth, finishing up with a cold splash.

You've just washed, exfoliated and moisturized, all in one step! 

Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
  • Lemon Wedge or Lemon Juice
  • Purified Sugar

 Simply pour several drops of lemon juice, or squeeze lemon wedge onto a cotton pad. Sprinkle sugar on top and rub it all over the skin on your face and neck for about a minute. Carefully rinse sugar and lemon juice off of skin with warm water. Try to do this about 2 times a week.

Cleanser for Acne
  • 1/4 cup Witch Hazel
  • 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 10 drops Tea Tree Oil

Apply cleanser with a cotton ball. Use 2 -3 times a day as needed. Tea Tree Oil can effectively help reduce acne inflammation. It it is gentler on the skin.

Cucumber Mask For Oily Skin
  • 1/2    Cucumber
  • 1    Egg White
  • 1 T  Lemon Juice
  • 1 t  Mint

Puree all and refrigerate 10 mins. Apply mixture to your face and leave on 15 mins. Rinse with hot, then cool water.

Diminish Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar

Whisk the egg yolks until the mass is firm and consistent. Add sugar gradually and mix well to combine the two. Apply on the face and leave on for 25 minutes. Wash off with warm water using a wash cloth

Chocolate Mask 

Chocolate protects the skin by breaking down free radicals and has anti-ageing, anti-oxidant properties.

  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream (sour cream will work as well)
  • 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder

Mix all the ingredient until the mass in consistent. Apply on the face, gently massaging so that oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

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