I'm really into making my own facial scrubs and such, so I was delighted when I found this article on Yahoo recently with a bunch of super simple recipes that require only 2 to 3 ingredients.
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No, I can't teach you how to make these, but you can get them on Etsy :)
This "Lemon + Baking Soda Face Mask" is something I'm definitely going try, although I would probably tweak it by adding a tbsp of honey as well, since it's moisturizing and creates a protective barrier for the skin.
Below is a "Oil + Blueberries + Heavy Cream Hand/Foot Lotion." I'm not sure if I'd try this one, since I think I'd want to eat the blueberries and heavy cream instead. I think there are lots of other alternatives for making nice hand/foot lotion, such as just using plain sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil.
This "Salt + Olive Oil + Rosemary Facial Exfoliant" sounds like a good bet. If I were to make this, I would substitute the olive oil for a lighter and more absorbent carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil and apricot kernel oil, or a slightly richer one like rice bran or avocado oil. I believe sugar is just as good of a scrub as salt.
This "Honey + Aloe Vera Face Mask" is definitely a must-try for me. Both are known for their skincare benefits so this sounds like a good recipe! Now, where to get some aloe vera juice...
There are two more recipes on the Yahoo website that I'm not going to post here because it's getting late and I'm probably not going to try those two (they're hair masks, in case you're curious).
As for those who have acne, I think I've found a pretty good treatment so far. I've been getting cystic acne on my chin in the past few weeks and they are not going away! I've tried salicylic acid, benzoic acid, etc, but it didn't work too well this time. So I checked out one of the acne.org forums and one of the repliers mentioned using apple cider vinegar, which I completely forgot I had. I've been using it for 3 days now the my pimple has gone down by A LOT -- in just 3 days -- whereas it wasn't going anywhere for weeks before then. Hopefully it'll heal soon :) Anyway, apple cider vinegar is a pretty good ingredient for hair and skincare, although it smells horrible. I'll have to do a post on it one day. In case you are curious, I must recommend organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the mother (yes, that's what it's called. It's the best one).