Facial Care...Natural Remedies

Facial Care...Natural Remedies

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“go-that-way--->”

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#1 Oct 19, 2009
Ladies, I suggest you read the ingredients on the products that you buy to cleanse your skin and especially your face. A lot of the products contain salicylic acid which is very drying to our skin, especially in winter months.

Try these recipes which contain natural ingredients that will cleanse your face without drying it. In addition to that, it is inexpensive and in my opinion works better than the store bought stuff....

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#2 Oct 19, 2009
For eliminating acne removing dark spots on AA skin....(cleansing)

LEMON
If you your acne is caused by oily skin try the juice of a fresh lemon...this will also assist in lightening dark spots.

ALOE
pply the pulp to the face for about 15 minutes or until dry & wash off with warm water, & pat dry. Aloe has many natural healing minerals & lots of vitamins, is used 1-2 daily for smooth, clearer skin & helps fight bateria as well.

CUCUMBERS
Use the pulp of a cucumber as a mask and leave on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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#3 Oct 19, 2009
The secret to younger looking and feeling skin is MOISTURE!!!

Honey Mask Recipe

The best facial mask is honey. Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.

Almond Oil Emulsion

Mix a couple drops of sweet almond oil and a couple drops of water in the palm of your hand and apply to your face as often as needed when home.

Coconut moisturiser

1 teaspoon organic safflower oil
1/3 teaspoon vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/3 teaspoon coconut oil
Over low heat, heat all ingredients until warm. Pour into a non-metallic container and stir or shake well before each use. Can be used over the entire body. Apply to face in a circular motion. Makes 2 tablespoons. Store at room temperature. Discard after 3 days

“go-that-way--->”

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#4 Oct 19, 2009
Natural easy to make facial toners. Used to even out your skin if you have scars or dark spots. Great for under eye circles as well....

Rose water toner:
For normal skin, you can use half a tbsp of alum and 50 gm of rose water and 100 gm of glycerin. Mix them together and store in the fridge.

Cucumber toner:
A refreshing toner for normal skin. Chop up a small sized fresh cucumber ( peel the skin first) and liquidize it with a half a cup of yogurt. Aplly for 5-10 mins and then rinse with warm water and pat dry. Refrigerate and remainders.

Mint Toner:
For dry skin. Boil 2 handfuls of mint leaves in 100 gm of water.This mint extract can be used as an antiperspirant when you dilute it in water. Take two drops of it mixed with a cup of distilled to which a half a tsp of alum has been added. Apply this to the face with a cotton ball.
Pork eatin Infadel

New York, NY

#5 Oct 19, 2009
semen is a god facial tightener. want some?
Pork eatin Infadel

New York, NY

#6 Oct 19, 2009
good
LongIslandgirl

Redmond, WA

#7 Oct 20, 2009
1inamill wrote:
Natural easy to make facial toners. Used to even out your skin if you have scars or dark spots. Great for under eye circles as well....
Rose water toner:
For normal skin, you can use half a tbsp of alum and 50 gm of rose water and 100 gm of glycerin. Mix them together and store in the fridge.
Cucumber toner:
A refreshing toner for normal skin. Chop up a small sized fresh cucumber ( peel the skin first) and liquidize it with a half a cup of yogurt. Aplly for 5-10 mins and then rinse with warm water and pat dry. Refrigerate and remainders.
Mint Toner:
For dry skin. Boil 2 handfuls of mint leaves in 100 gm of water.This mint extract can be used as an antiperspirant when you dilute it in water. Take two drops of it mixed with a cup of distilled to which a half a tsp of alum has been added. Apply this to the face with a cotton ball.
This is great, but do you know great products from a local store that I can buy that can do this. I don't know where to find all thoose ingredients.

“go-that-way--->”

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#8 Oct 20, 2009
LongIslandgirl wrote:
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This is great, but do you know great products from a local store that I can buy that can do this. I don't know where to find all thoose ingredients.
I wouldn't recommend buying any name brand product because of the harsh chemicals that they contain. Some of the ingredients are hard to find but here is something easy....

Vinegar and Honey Facial Toner
Step
1
Mix the honey, rose water and apple cider vinegar together in a glass bowl. Stir until the honey is completely dissolved.

Step
2
Pour your "troubled skin facial toner" into the bottle and close it tightly. Store your toner either in the refrigerator (for a cool refreshing toner) or at room temperature.

Step
3
Smooth the toner on your face and neck after washing, with a cotton ball, and allow it to dry.

Troubled Skin Toner Tea
Step
1
Boil the distilled water. Remove it from the stove and add the dried green tea leaves and chamomile flowers.

Step
2
Steep for 15 minutes. Then strain out the leaves and flowers. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.

Step
3
Pour into a sterile glass jar and close tightly. Shake well.

Step
4
Apply the toner to your skin, in gentle upward strokes, with a cotton ball.

Step
5
Store your "troubled skin toner tea" in the refrigerator and shake well before you use it. To obtain the best results, use the tea within 3 weeks.

HOW TO MAKE ROSEWATER
Homemade rosewater can be used on its own, as a natural skin toner, or mixed with glycerin to create a soothing and healing moisturizer. With a beautiful aroma, rosewater can also be used as an ingredient in homemade soaps, lotions and skin-care products.

Step
1
Gather your roses. If possible, harvest pesticide-free roses from your own garden; however, if you must buy roses from your local florist, rinse the petals in cool water to remove any chemicals.

Step
2
Pluck enough petals to firmly pack 1 cup. Place the roses in a heat-resistant glass bowl.

Step
3
Boil 2 cups of spring water and pour the hot water over the rose petals. Cover the bowl with a lid or plate and allow the rose petals to steep for 30 minutes.

Step
4
Cover a wide-mouthed jar with a piece of cheesecloth and pour the rosewater into the jar. Discard the rose petals.

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#9 Oct 20, 2009
the rosewater is easy and fun to make...
Negrodamus

Kenner, LA

#10 Oct 20, 2009
I suggest bleach, MJ-style.

“go-that-way--->”

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#11 Oct 20, 2009
Im going to make some bath crystals today....not like ill be able to use them much. Im thinking about marketing some products...

Since: Dec 08

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#12 Oct 20, 2009
EXCELLENT THREAD.

Olive Oil Face Cleanse - Leaves the skin glowing moisturized and clean.

Olive Oil - Moisturizer

Castor Oil - Cleanser

You mix 75 percent Castor Oil and 25 percent Olive oil.(Depends on your skin. If face is dry then you use 75 percent olive oil. If it is oily you use 75 percent castor oil.)

You apply the mix to your face rubbing it in. Then you steam the oil on your face. This can be done by running hot water over on a face cloth. You take the face cloth and place it on your face. Thus steaming the oil. Repeat this process a few times. You can also achieve the same effect by taking a hot shower which releases hot steam.

The steam opens up the pores in order for the oil to cleanse the skin.

Once this process is done you take the face cloth and take off all the oil that is on your face. Repeat as necessary to ensure all the oil is removed.

Once this is done you pat your face with cold water. This closes the pores and also acts as a astringent.

After this process your skin feels a bit dry and tight take a tiny amount of olive oil (dime size) and rub it onto your face for moisture.

This process leaves you with glowing skin.

Since: Dec 08

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#13 Oct 20, 2009
Raw natural shea butter is also good for the skin, hair, etc.

I use raw shea butter and raw african black soap. I use olive oil on my skin too. So I use both shea butter and virgin olive oil for the skin. I am going to start mixing the two together.

They have great prices at http://www.sheabutterhut.com for raw shea butter and raw african soap.

The raw african soap is not dyed black and has nothing added to it. So it looks brown and lumpy in its original state. Its great soap and lathers great! Great for the skin.

Since: Dec 08

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#14 Oct 20, 2009
1inamill wrote:
Natural easy to make facial toners. Used to even out your skin if you have scars or dark spots. Great for under eye circles as well....
Rose water toner:
For normal skin, you can use half a tbsp of alum and 50 gm of rose water and 100 gm of glycerin. Mix them together and store in the fridge.
Cucumber toner:
A refreshing toner for normal skin. Chop up a small sized fresh cucumber ( peel the skin first) and liquidize it with a half a cup of yogurt. Aplly for 5-10 mins and then rinse with warm water and pat dry. Refrigerate and remainders.
Mint Toner:
For dry skin. Boil 2 handfuls of mint leaves in 100 gm of water.This mint extract can be used as an antiperspirant when you dilute it in water. Take two drops of it mixed with a cup of distilled to which a half a tsp of alum has been added. Apply this to the face with a cotton ball.
Do you have to use the yogurt with the cucumber. I am not too crazy about yogurt.

Also, I have a half gallon of cosmetic coconut oil. I just use it in my hair oils. Would be nice to have another use for it. I can't put it in the bathtub as a bath oil because I heard that oils and jets don't mix. Any suggestions?

Since: Dec 08

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#15 Oct 20, 2009
Another thing. LOL. SO much is coming to mind.

Shampoos. The chemicals in shampoos are damaging for the hair. Many black women opt for co washing. Meaning washing their hair with condition. Healthier.

Also you can also buy castile soap. No chemicals and all natural soap. Great for hair washes and other uses.

People like to wash their hair with peppermint castile soap.

Dr. Bonner's is a popular brand. Many different choices. You can check out the site to get a idea of what kinds of soaps are out there and then bargain shop by searching the internet for lower costs castile soaps.

http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/PEP.htm

“MAKE UP YOUR OWN HEADLINE”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Oct 20, 2009
May I suggest oatmeal cooked or uncooked and water, Can't more natural than that.m Sayeth the GoodGrief

“MAKE UP YOUR OWN HEADLINE”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Oct 20, 2009
Rubbing alcohol works as well might I add.

Since: Dec 08

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#18 Oct 20, 2009
Gonna try the cooked oatmeal. Always used it uncooked. Too messy.

Rubbing alcohol is never good. Dries out the skin. Products with rubbing alcohol should be avoided like the plague.

If you are seeking to use a preservative for natural products instead of using rubbing alcohol its best to use vodka instead.

“go-that-way--->”

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#19 Oct 20, 2009
GoodGrief78 wrote:
May I suggest oatmeal cooked or uncooked and water, Can't more natural than that.m Sayeth the GoodGrief
Ahh that will be my nest thread, thanks

“go-that-way--->”

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#20 Oct 20, 2009
Inisa Love wrote:
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Do you have to use the yogurt with the cucumber. I am not too crazy about yogurt.
Also, I have a half gallon of cosmetic coconut oil. I just use it in my hair oils. Would be nice to have another use for it. I can't put it in the bathtub as a bath oil because I heard that oils and jets don't mix. Any suggestions?
I know...im not crazy about yogurt either...i dont use and dairy products in my own personal regimen. I use the pulp from the cucumber, mix it with some aloe and shea butter as a mask...I massage it in leave it on for a few and rinse with warm water.:)

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