7 Simple but Unbelievably Effective Homemade Acne Cleansers … Home Acne Treatments not only work well, but they save money. They can also be less abrasive than marketed cleansers. Let’s be real, fighting acne is a pain, but these 7 homemade acne cleansers are safe for your skin, easy on the wallet, and just overall awesome. The good thing about home acne treatments is they often use natural products instead of harsh chemicals found in over-the-counter or prescription acne treatments, making them ideal for sensitive skin. So, if you want to learn to make your own home acne treatments, keep reading! I know it seems crazy to put oil on your already oily acne prone skin.
Practical Household Uses For SaltOne Good Thing by Jillee A couple of weeks ago I found this great pair of black Calvin Klein jeans at Costco that I have absolutely fallen in love with! They are, most importantly, COMFORTABLE, they fit great, are the right length (ie. long enough!), and they are a nice dark black color! I know that sounds strange, but not all black-colored fabric is created equal. For that reason I have been hesitant to wash them because the other day when I went to wipe some dog hair off my pants with a damp washcloth there was black dye on the washcloth! Since I was so impressed with many of these, I figured you would be too, so I decided to compile a list of my favorites to share with you. Starting with……..How To SET The Color In New Clothes and Towels. Salt is used commonly in the textile industry, but works at home too. In the Kitchen Prevent browning – Apples, pears and potatoes dropped in cold, lightly salted water as they are peeled will retain their color. Cleaning Health & Beauty Around The House
Pumpkin Face Mask Rich In Vitamins A, C, and Zinc Get your skin ready for fall with one of Mother Nature’s most beneficial products, the pumpkin. Pumpkin makes an excellent face mask ingredient for all skin types, especially environmentally damaged or sensitive skin. High in Vitamin A (skin healing), C (anti-oxidant) and Zinc, the pumpkin soothes, moisturizes and acts as a carrier, assisting the other mask ingredients to absorb deeper into the skin and intensifying the results. Give your skin this healing mask for a healthy glow! Pumpkin Pie Face Mask Ingredients 2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed (see above for benefits) one-half teaspoon honey (humectant, regenerative) one-quarter teaspoon milk (or soymilk)(alpha hydroxyl acid, enzymes digest skin cells) Optional Ingredients For Dry Skin one-quarter teaspoon heavy whipping cream (moisturizing; alpha hydroxy acid) -or- one-half teaspoon brown sugar (exfoliates, moisturizes, alpha hydroxyl acid) Directions Combine the ingredients for your facemask.
Wax On, Wax Off - Homemade Hair Removal part 1 Unfortunately sisters Rebecca and Maggie come from a very hairy family. So when we saw recipes for homemade waxing we said, "OW!!" and then, "We gotta try this!" We spent Tuesday morning trying a couple different recipes with great results. If you have ever tried products like Nads, this recipe is just like that. Here's What You Need: 1 cup of sugar1/4 cup of honey1 ounce of lemon juicea drizzle of molasses (optional) You Will Also Need: cotton fabric strips (we used an old bed sheet) 3 in. x 10 in.popsicle stick or butter knife In a microwave safe bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Make sure the area you are going to wax is clean and dry. Now, using your Popsicle stick spread a very thin layer down your leg in the direction of the hair growth. Press your strip of into the sugar. Pull your skin taught. We did find that it took a little practice getting this technique down, but once we did we found it worked really well.
do-it-yourself sugar scrub if you didn't know from earlier posts, this christmas was my second DIY christmas. since i have so many family members, what i end up doing is making a lot of the same things for several people. like this sugar scrub for the ladies! this stuff is a great exfoliator, smells and feels and looks so good, and contains ingredients that are amazingly healthy for your skin. it is totally non-toxic; you could even EAT it! though i would recommend not eating it, since it is mainly just sugar. just take a taste after you make it; i did! this is so easy to make, and is such a great gift. and look how pretty! i love 'em. the blue is an almond scent, then we have grapefruit and lemon. up there in the top right photo, the cream color is also almond. Sugar Scrub what scents could you add? try these essential oils: almond, juniper, cinnamon, ginger, guava, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, lavendar, rose, orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, or tangerine.
Home Remedies for Headaches and Wildcrafting Wednesday Instead of reaching for over the counter medication, you may want to give these home remedies for headaches a try the next time you have an aching head. What causes headaches? Mayo Clinic explains that headaches are classified as primary and secondary: A primary headache is caused by dysfunction or overactivity of pain-sensitive features in your head. A primary headache isn’t a symptom of an underlying disease. Chemical activity in your brain, the nerves or blood vessels of your head outside your skull, or muscles of your head and neck — or some combination of these factors — may play a role in primary headaches. Secondary headaches are a symptom of a disease that causes pain in the head. They note that there are several lifestyle factors that may trigger headaches, including: Alcohol, particularly red wine Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates Changes in sleep or lack of sleep Poor posture Skipped meals Stress Dehydration and Earth Clinic – Headache Remedies.
Papaya Pumpkin Facial Recipe If you have visited spas and resorts in exotic locales such as the Pacific Rim, Bali, Hawaii, and Tahiti, you’ve probably been lucky enough to have an aesthetician select and mash fresh fruit in front of you for a fresh-on-the spot enzyme mask. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables are loaded with enriching ingredients for the skin, enzymes for exfoliation, particularly. Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants, beta-carotine, zinc, vitamins A & C, and natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which aid in natural exfoliation and leaves your skin healthy and soft. Papaya contains papain which promotes skin renewal and cell turnover. Combine the two with an egg (protein and a binding effect) and you have an exfoliating and renewing mask that will leave your skin happy and fresh. Pumpkin Papaya Exfoliating Enzyme Mask Source: SpaIndex.com | Spa Lifestyle Daily Recipes: Face 2/3 cup fresh papaya, mashed1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree1 egg, beaten
DIY Citrus Salt Scrub It’s that time of year. Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Everyone wants fabulous beach-ready skin! And lets be real, if you’re anything like me… exfoliating just didn’t seam important when you’re all covered up in winter clothing. Well, now it’s time to peel of those layers of clothing AND skin! Here is a fantastic recipe and I just know you will have all the ingredients in your kitchen. What you will need: 1 cup sea salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive, almond or coconut oil) 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest) 1/2 tsp orange zest (not necessary) photo credit: via First mix the oil and sea salt together. How to exfoliate: Clean body as normal in shower. Now I’m ready for the beach. # kristanlynn xoxo *Like what you see?
DIY Aspirin Facial & Bath and Body | CraftGossip.com - StumbleUpon May Aspirin, a form of salicylic acid is an all natural skin care ingredient . Salicylic acid, a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) has the ability to penetrate the skin deeply to unclog pores and effectively exfoliate dead skin cells reducing the incident of acne breakouts whilst stimulating cell renewal leaving you with smooth, vibrant looking skin. This is truly one of the best kept secrets, why pay hundreds of dollars on chemical laden products available on the market when you can do it yourself naturally for under $5. You don’t have to buy expensive aspirin either generic aspirin works just as well. So get rejuvenating today * 5-10 Aspirin Tablets * Mortar & Pestle * A fruit acid of your choice – choose from freshly squeezed Lemon, Lime or Orange Crush the tablets into a fine powder using your mortar & pestle mix in enough fruit juice ( a few teaspoons )to make a thick paste apply to face leave on 5 -10 minutes then massage on face in a circular motion. Rinse/wash face apply moisturiser.