Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Home-Made Facials

Have any of you ever tried to make your own facial? Do you have any great recipes that you could share?

Here are some recipes if you would like to try one or two and let us all know how you liked it. Between all of us trying one or two of these we can figure out which ones are worth using and which ones are not.

For trouble-prone skin - Mix oatmeal with water to form a paste, spread over face avoiding eye area, allow to dry, leave on for 10/15 minutes, rinse.

For normal to oily skin - beat egg white until frothy, spread over face, allow to dry, rinse.

For oily skin - wipe cucumber all over face, allow to dry, rinse. Use witch hazel for a toner.

For removing blackheads - mix egg whites and a few drops of lemon juice, spread over face, allow to dry, rinse. (I am very excited to try this one :)

For spots - blend oatmeal in a blender until it's powdery, add some lemon juice to make a paste, apply to face, allow to dry, rinse.

For a face scrub - mix olive oil and Kosher salt, scrub gently, rinse with warm water, apply a moisturizer after. This recipe could also be used on elbows, feet, or any rough skin area.

* TIPS: With all of these recipes you will want to make sure you avoid the eye area. Using upward and outward strokes is suggested to really get into the pores. You should always start with hot/warm water to open up pores and end with cool water to close pores. Moisturizer should be applied immediately after towel drying face to keep moisture in skin. When rubbing facials on face use your last 3 fingers (not your thumb or index) so that you don't put too much pressure on skin.

If any of you have any tips, recipes, advice, experience to add please do :) I look forward to hearing about these recipes! I plan on trying a few of these this week as well!


Aline Carson said...

Awesome! I think I'll have to try a different one everyday. hehehe

Jess said...

Thanks Liesl, I have super dry skin and have only found one moisturizer that works, I will have to try some of these.

Liesl said...

Oh, I totally forgot to put my favorite...baking soda mixed with water as a paste, it makes your face skin really soft.

I tried the one for blackheads, didn't like it, I don't think it did much except feel gross.

Mara RĂºbia said...

For to exfoliate the body, I use a mix of moisturizer and granulated sugar. I make a paste and rub in body with circular movements (during shower). After just rinse.

Liesl said...

Thanks Mara, great idea, I will try that tomorrow!