Our skin is the largest organ of our body. It is highly absorbent....so it just goes to reason that everything you put on your skin is absorbed by it. With that in mind...you should consider following this simple rule of thumb when choosing your cosmetics and beauty products: if you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin! Choose only products that use only fresh, high quality ingredients, not the cheapest.
With current state of affairs, we are all hard pressed for cash so I though I would share with you some inexpensive spa treatments you can create from products right out of you own kitchen. Here are two of my favorites:
Chocolate Facial Mask
This decadent mask is actually an excellent moisturizer -- it leaves your skin baby soft. Recommended for normal skin.
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp. heavy cream
2 tsp. cottage cheese
¼ cup honey
3 tsp. oatmeal
Mix all ingredients together (a bullet blender is ideal) and smooth onto face. Relax for ten 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
This is also another cool one:
Strip it Off! Pore Cleaning Strips
This recipe makes a pore cleaning "strip" which works just like those sold in popular drugstores.
1 T Knox unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 T milk
Mix two ingredients and microwave for 10 seconds to slightly warm. Using a clean cosmetic brush, apply to nose and chin area. Avoid delicate eye area. Rinse brush immediately. Allow mixture on nose and chin to dry for 10-15 minutes. Mixture will dry quite stiff and form a "stiff film." Peel off the film and stare at all the little porcupine quills that used to be in your nose pores (one of the chief entertainment factors with B'Strips!).
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