I have been using brand name cosmetics and beauty products for about 15 years. I must admit I loved it. It was something I did for me. I am not the kind of person who does anything for "Me" so this was a switch. However with the economy in the shape it is in now and jobs being lost everyday at an alarming rate I am going back to making my own skin care products.
These are a few that I have made in the past and I know work for me:
I have dry skin
Olive oil is a powerful moisturizer that doesn't clog pores. It's particularly good for hands, feet, and lips, but use it wherever you are dry or chapped. Get the best quality you can of extra virgin contains the most skin-protecting antioxidants, and a little goes a long way.
Honey is a natural antiseptic that heals and hydrates. In addition to producing a healthy glow, it inhibits infection and reduces inflammation. Dark is better than light, and the raw (unprocessed) kind is best of all. If you have a neighbor with a bee hive that is the best place to get it. My family has honeybees so it is easy for me to get it.
Salt helps to open pores, exfoliates dead skin cells, and discourages bacteria. I use Epsom Salts but many people use sea salt. Salt makes a great scrub & for soaking.
Gentle Foaming Cleanser
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp lemon juice, apple cider vinegar (for oily skin), or plain yogurt (dry skin)
1/2 tsp water (1 tsp if using yogurt)
1. In a small bowl or cup add water to baking soda
2. Then add lemon juice, vinegar, or yogurt and stir;
3. The mixture will foam up. Wet face and gently massage in mixture.
4. Rinse well with lukewarm water.
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