Homemade skin care is fun, easy to make and both effective and inexpensive. Hope you can try some of these recipes and let me know what you think.
Toner for Large Pores
10 drops Patchouhli essential oil
2 fluid ounces of distilled water
Mix both ingredients in a small spray bottle. Shake well to blend oil and water prior to each use. Spray on clean, washed face.
Patchouli offers many benefits in skin care products. Has a toning and tightening effect due to its astringent properties and therefore cools inflamed skin and heals rough cracked skin, sores and wounds. Also have diuretic properties which prove valuable for water retention and cellulite. Patchouli also proves effective for aging skin as it is believed to be a tissue regenerator thus promoting growth of new skin cells.
Softening Facial Masque (emollient)
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup avocado peeled and mashed
1/3 cup milk
Beat the egg yolk until fluffy. Add milk and avocado, mixing thoroughly with the yolk. Apply to face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Below is a simple recipe to make your own blackhead remover strip(s).
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Mix both ingredients and microwave for 10 seconds until it is warm to the touch.
Note: this does not smell the best when taking it out of the microwave, but this recipe actually removes blackheads! Warm nose, and/or chin and forehead with a warm cloth to open pores, apply mixture to the area in which you wish to remove blackheads. Do not use around eyes or other delicate areas.
Allow mixture to dry for 15-20 minutes, or until a stiff film appears. Slowly peel off the film and there you go, all the debris in your pores has surfaced to the top. Rinse face with warm water and then follow with a cool toner to close pores and restore pH balance. Follow with a moisturizer that does not clog pores.
For blackheads that are deeply embedded into the skin, steam your face to open pores.
Coffee Rinse -to add shine and depth for brunettes and redheads
8 cups warm brewed coffee
Rinse hair with coffee after shampooing. Do not rinse it out. Your hair will be rich and shiny.
This rinse will remove the last traces of shampoo and give the hair extra shine and a soft, smooth, texture. Vinegar restores the pH balance to hair. Add a few tablespoons of pleasant-scented vinegar, such as raspberry or plum, to your rinse water. You can use this rinse after every shampoo, if desired.
Eliminating Large Pores
Mix 1 tsp. ground almond meal with enough water to form a paste. Apply it to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow up with a toner - see toner recipe at top. Naturally if you are allegeric to nuts you may not want to use this recipe.
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As with any new skin care product, a patch is always recommended.
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