I love seeing all these homemade facial treatments made with natural products. About 12 years ago i got really into making all my own hair,skin,body products using all natual unscented base products and adding my own selection of essental ouls and other stuff to them. I created so many I wrote the best ones down into a small notebook. A few years ago I came across the notebook which I had forgotten all about. I see some of the combinations of ingerdients I used then now being touted by celebrities/televsion as the "newest skin treatment" fad and it makes me laugh...Many of us have been using a lot of those products for numerous years, and our mothers, and grandmothers before us. I guess all that fame & money makes some peoples brains stop working!!!!
My college A&P Professor when I was in nursing school told us that our skin cells are dead on the outside and putting expensive creams and lotions on them wouldn't do anything but waste our money. I've never forgotten that. LOL
I love these natural ideas... I'm on SSA, so my budget doesn't include a lot of expensive skin care products, but I do get a food allowance, and feeding my skin from the outside as well as the inside does help! LOL Great ideas!
Another really great moisturizing mask idea is avocado... it can be used by itself, mashed and applied to clean skin, or you can add yogurt, and/or a tsp of lemon, and if you need an exfoliating agent, add a tablespoon of ground oatmeal... gently massage it over your face, let it set for five minutes and then wipe it off and rinse... don't worry if plain avocado turns brown, that's what it does when it combines with oxygen. It's not a bad thing...besides, any way you do it, it feels wonderful!
For a substitute for chammomile you could try green tea. as for cinnamon, I had never heard of that, i have a terrible time with black heads especially on my nose, cheeks and chin. Though I also heard that cinnamon can irritate and even burn the skin if in it's oil form.
My great grandmother swore by a scrub made with honey and sugar. It makes you glow like crazy.
Anyone know a good substitute for chamomile? I'm allergic.
8/31/2011 12:21:12 PM
I liked the ideas in the comments better. I can't afford most of the natural products in the article and live nowhere near a health food store, not that I can afford their prices. I'll stick with looking for inexpensive ideas, like the cinnamon and honey. Major grocery stores have added health food sections, so I will check them out.
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