By Amber from Savanna, IL
Cleanse face with a quarter size puddle massaging into face well for several minutes. Then, soak a washcloth in hot water and drape over face to let steam. Do this at least 3 times and after the final steaming, wipe face with the washcloth. Your face should feel soft and smooth and not oily at all.
This is a good remedy for people who suffer from oily skin, ironically. It replenishes your skin's natural oil and sebum production theoretically will slow down. If you suffer from acne, adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil will help clear up pimples. This is gentle enough to use daily.
By iterpy from Wisconsin
Peel cucumber and liquify it in a blender or food processor. Use some cheese cloth to strain the seeds out of the cucumber. Then put the cucumber and milk into a bottle or jar. You will need to refrigerate this solution in between uses. It will keep for 5 to 7 days. Don't use it if it smells like it has turned and pretest it on your arm if you have not used this cleanser before.
Does anyone have any advice or opinions about using baby lotion as a facial cleanser? My skin is dry and sensitive and baby lotion seems the best bet because where I live it is cheap compared to "sensitive skin" products. It is even half the price of Ponds cold cream!
At the same time, I don't want to save money at the expense of doing damage to my face. If it is ok to use it, can it be applied and rinsed off or do you put it on with cotton wool, or what? Can anyone help, please?
I don't like to use petroleum products on my skin, such as the mineral oil in baby oil. I use baby wipes and I take scissors and cut them into 3" squares. They're great.
I use Peter Thomas Roth chamomile wash and it works great. Does anyone have some Olive Oil suggestions to use to wash my face instead? I bet it would be cheaper then what I pay.
By Louise from Tiverton, RI
Years ago I read an article on using oil on ones face for a cleanser and I did it for a long time; olive oil was the recommended oil.
Fill the basin with fairly hot water. Use cotton ball to put very thin layer of olive oil on face [cover hair with towel or shower cap to avoid oiling the hair too]. Use mild facial soap of your choice to make slight lather in you hands.When you have enough lather to suit you, use it to wash your face using your hands. Then dip into that warm water and splash face at least 10 times until there is no sign of soap. Pat lightly. In a way, it's like using a superfatted soap to clean your skin.
This low cost facial cleanser is so gentle you can use it every day. If you use it even a few times a week, your complexion will be radiant for the holidays. All you do is dampen a tablespoon of cornmeal with enough water to make a coarse paste. To this paste, add a few drops of liquid hand soap. Now gently massage the mixture all over your face, then rinse with warm water. You'll have the cleanest pores in town. Happy Holidays!
By Marie E. Cecchini from West Dundee, IL
By Grandma Margie