Thursday, June 4, 2009

CHEAP Home-Made Facials

These recipes were taken from all over the Internet from a while ago. If I didn't provide acknowledgement, please do accept my apologies, as I can't remember where they were found either!

Ingredients at home:
Aloe Vera. Oats. Eggs.
Oats Brown Sugar Scrub
2 Tbsp. ground oats
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. aloe vera
1 tsp. lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl until you have a smooth paste. Gently massage onto damp skin, and rinse off with warm water. You can triple the recipe for a fantastic smoothing body treatment.
Ground Oats: use rolled oats and a clean coffee grinder or blender to grind the flakes to a fine powder.

Banana Bread Masque:
½ really ripe mashed banana - moisturizing, 2 Tbsp. ground oats - soothing milk or cream, add as necessary - softening pinch nutmeg - antiseptic 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour - antioxidant
Whip ingredients together, adding cream or oat flour as necessary to get a smooth, paste-like consistency. Spread on clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
For Normal/combination skin mix one egg and 1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal and a teaspoon olive oil until smooth. Spread on your face and leave 15 min then rinse.

ALoe Vera:
Aloe Vera Mask for normal to combination Skin:

*Aloe vera mask - good for all skin types it tones and freshens up skin; it is good in preventing wrinkles.Take:1 tablespoon aloe vera sap2 tablespoon warm honeyStir ingredients thoroughly. Apply mask on face for 10-15 minutes.

Normal to Oily Skin: I use egg whites. Just beat one egg white until it is frothy. Spread it all over your face. Wait until it dries. Rinse it off. My face feels very clean and "tight" after this application. And then I use the yolk for cooking.( I have yet to have found a use for the shell)

Aloe Vera Mask for Oily Skin:

Ingredients:
White of one egg2 teaspoon of aloe vera sap1 teaspoon of lemon juiceBeat up white of egg and add other ingredients.Apply the mask using the brush and let it dry, then apply rest of the mask. Let every layer to dry. When the last layer is dry wash your face with warm water.

Dry Skin: The best homemade facial mask that I have used is a raw egg yolk. just apply the raw yolk to your face and neck for 30 minutes and rinse with cool water. Egg yolks are high in vitamin A. The mask is very effective in healing blemishes.

You can also use the yolk for removing the masque. Just whisk the yolk and spread it on top of the dried egg white masque. It works GREAT in helping loosen it up and makes rinsing much easier.

I worked in an assisted living home and one of the ladies had glowing skin and I was surprised she was 80. She said she has always used egg whites as a facial masque, then used the yolk as a catalyst to loosen the masque prior to rinsing. I thought she was nuts but decided to try it.

What would I lose? A few cents on an egg?
She was absolutely right. This is a magnificent way to tighten and invigorate skin - old or young - and much cheaper than stuff from the stores that add a lot of unnecessary ingredients and possibly burning sensitive skin.

When it comes to the laboratory vs. mother nature, I'll take the latter every time. Always listen to the seniors. They lived in a time in which they had to make do with what they already had, so they have the knowledge and experience we never had and never will have.

If you use whole eggs, make it an entire beauty treatment by using the yolks on your hair. Mix one or two egg yolks with about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and about 3/4 cup of warm water. After shampooing massage the yolk mixture onto hair/scalp like a conditioner, let set a few minutes and rinse!

Carrot Facial Mask:
Ingredients required:
2-3 large carrots
4 and a half tbsp honey
Directions:
Cook the carrots
After cooling mash them
Mix it with honey to make a paste
Gently apply over your face
Leave it on for 10minutes
When dry, rinse off with cool water

Ingredients:
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp warm water
Preparation:Stir sugar into warm water so that it melts.Make sure granules are dissolved, otherwise they could tear your skin. Apply to the face. Gently massage around the skin.Rinse with warm water OR I like to take a warm washcloth that's steamed in the microwave. Make sure the washcloth is not too hot.

Cucumber Face Pack to get Smooth Skin
Mash 1 whole cucumber, strain water, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix well. Put in a container,l keep refrigerated and take out whenever you want to use it. Apply on your face and leave for 10 minutes, then wash with cold water and enjoy the smoothness of your skin. You canttry on it on other parts of body as a scrub.

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