|Homemade on May 06, 2015 @ 08:43 am|
|:) on May 06, 2015 @ 10:56 am|
I have combination/sensitive skin with some breakouts and my favourite at-home ingredient for skincare is honey. It can be used plain as a mask, or mixed in with other things, but it's so soothing and healing. It isn't an instant fix, but I have definitely seen positive results after using it.
I've also used a "recipe" for an exfoliating pumpkin mask that worked really well. It was just raw pumpkin flesh (from an organic pie pumpkin), mixed with honey. I now use a MyChelle Dermaceuticals product that has pumpkin in it for exfoliating, so it's definitely a good ingredient to look into I'd say :)
Here's some more info from reddit's Skincare Addiction (there is a ton of helpful information here) : http://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/22x8hc/diy_face_masks_recommendations/
I would also just remember to look into what you're going to put on your face - some ingredients are recommended a lot for DIY skin care, but can be really harsh or irritating, like lemon juice. I've tried the "baking soda face scrub" before, that I've seen lots of other people online rave about, but it really irritated my skin and felt pretty terrible lol.
Hope you find something you like!!
|Witch Hazel on May 06, 2015 @ 11:20 am|
I use it as a toner, and it has helped blemishes tremendously
|Tooth paste! on May 08, 2015 @ 06:07 pm|
Tooth paste and/or honey. Tooth paste can sting sometimes but it really dries the blemish out.
|. on May 08, 2015 @ 10:36 pm|
sometimes toothpaste will help decrease blemishes
another one I have used before is the Aspirin face mask, helps reduce red spots, acne. Tons of recipes online for it
|Blemish Fixer & Scrub on May 13, 2015 @ 09:41 am|
I love tea tree oil as a blemish fixer. So if you have that handy in your house, it's perfect. It dries it all up and is good to put on it to reduce the redness if a red mark has been left behind.
I agree with scbric, that scrub is great! You can change the coarseness of the scrub to work with your face and body based on the sugar you use (cane sugar vs thicker brown sugar). I think coconut oil works best as the olive oil leaves a residue I find. It's nice to add in rose petals (if you have that handy) for a great scent too!
|Hemp seed oil remedy on May 13, 2015 @ 12:03 pm|
I've always had oily sensitive skin with occasional break outs that took forever to clear and often left dark red scars on my fair skin. Natural remedies by far have given me the best results in clearing acne and fading scars. My favourite remedy consists of organic raw unrefined hemp seed oil (www.chii.ca is where I ordered mine and I used a coupon I found online to receive 15% off).
Hemp seed oil can be used to cleanse the skin and moisturize it as it has a comodogenic rating of zero which means it can not clog your pores. I repeat, it can not clog pores!!! The oil needs to be refrigerated after opening so basically you should pour a little of the oil into a small bowl and take it to your bath room. Now, remove all makeup and cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser (I recommend the aloe cleanser at The Face Shop; it's great for sensitive skin and cleanses very well). Pat your skin dry. Take a small amount of the hemp seed oil and mix with a little warm water in your palm and then massage your entire face and neck throughly, you can keep adding more oil just until you find that your skin is glossy. Massage for 2 to 3 minutes in small circles, even on the acne it self and on the eyes and lips too. Now take a warm wash cloth or towel and lay it on your face (alternatively you could steam your face with a towel over your head) for about 3 minutes to allow your pores to absorb the oil and flush out any impurities. Now wipe away the oil with a clean warm wash cloth.
Your skin should glow from this oil cleansing method. If you would like to moisturize, take a bit of the oil and rub it into your skin and voila! Using hemp seed oil should help to unclog your pores and fade scars over time like it did for me.
I hope this helps!!!
|Whipped Egg White and Lemon Juice Mask! on May 13, 2015 @ 12:55 pm|
For an easy mask to whip up at home I use one egg white and about a half teaspoon of lemon juice. Whip it to a whip cream consistency and apply to your face and neck area and let it dry - then rinse off. I especially found this one useful to use on my daughter's shoulder area when she was having some blemish issues. Really seemed to help!