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OK, so I just rinsed this off my face and I have to say, it's amazing!
After looking at several other facial recipes on here, I began to notice a pattern of the things people are putting on their face. I did some research then went into my kitchen and literally threw everything into a bowl that required minimal effort (I was too lazy to cut an avocado or kiwi or anything else of that nature). So because of the spontaneousness of this situation, I didn't really measure anything out. However I can estimate for you guys:
Now keep in mind, 1 part is like a dash of something. OK, so here are the reasons why I put each thing in: baking soda exfoliates and heals blemishes; lemon juice is a natural astringent, it loosens the surface skin cells so that they fall off revealing new, fresh skin; milk is for hydrating; oatmeal cleanses, relieves redness, irritation, and dryness, absorbs and removes dirt, is high in antioxidants, and is a gentle exfoliator; and finally flour contains vitamin E and removes dead skin cells.
So all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together (it should be a relatively thick paste with blotches of oatmeal) and apply it on your face with a clean foundation brush or even you fingers.
I completely covered my face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, splash a little water onto your face to moisten it up a bit more (by now your skin should be feeling very tight). Then massage the oatmeal into your skin to gently exfoliate. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Then completely rinse off.
Your skin should feel soft and refreshed!
My friend and I were messing around; pretty much sticking everything we had ever heard was good for facial masks in a blender and whipping it up. we actually came up with a really nice one! it feels really good.
Splash some hot water on your face to open up your pores before you start. Use it as a scrub at first. Make circles on your face with your fingertips with it. Once you've given your face a good scrub, pat on more in an even layer to make a mask of it. Don't leave it on for more than 15 minutes. (I've never left it on that long so I dont really know what would happen. You can be brave and daring and try if you feel so inclined). Wash it off with warm-hot water.
This makes enough for about 5 facials. Perfect for a girl party, or hey, even a guy party. Hope you enjoy it!
By Melanie from Wenatchee, Washington
My mom used egg whites as a facial mask, she always had a beautiful complexion (you never would have known she was 77). I used it when I was a teenager, I always had pretty clear skin myself. I have had people comment that I still have such a smooth complexion, I don't use them all the time because, quite frankly, I forgot about it. I remembered it a couple of days ago, so I'm going to start them again.
Instead of using eggs, separating them and wasting the yolks, I bought a carton of egg whites, it's a lot cheaper than commercial facial masks, you just put a little in a cup or bowl and whisk it as though you're going to scramble them (don't add any salt or pepper) .
Great for exfoliating away all the icky dry skin!
Mix oatmeal and a little bit of honey. Mix and apply it to your face. Leave on till it dries; then just wash it off gently with warm water and a washcloth.
Mix it together and rub it on your face. Lay on the floor (with a towel under you) for ten minutes. Rinse off.
Blend ingredients in a blender. Pat on face and leave on until dry. Rinse.
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This guide contains homemade facial recipes. You don't have to spend a lot of money at a spa to enjoy a facial. Here are a number of different facial recipes for various skin types and needs.
A common household paper glue can be used as a facial mask to remove dry skin. This is a guide about use Elmer's glue as a face mask.
So I just threw in three ingredients in an attempt to clear an oily nose; some lime juice, toothpaste and some scrub. As soon as I put it on it started to burn!
Put all the ingredients in the bowl (I really don't use measurements, just kind of guess). Do not put the lemon peel in, only put a tiny bit of vegetable oil in, if too much is added it will ruin the consistency.
Chop apple up in blender. Add in honey and sage, and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Pat the mixture onto face until the honey feels tacky. Leave on 30 minutes and rinse. (for normal skin)
Water poured over a small amount of oatmeal and rubbed on the face is very soothing and good for the skin. It is easy to do, just use a small amount.
Mixing yogurt and oats to make a facial mask is a natural frugal and effective homemade face mask. This is a guide about oats and yogurt face mask.
This is a guide about making a honey facial mask. Many people recommend using honey to cleanse your face.
Makes enough to cover 2 adult sized faces. Store extra in a container in the fridge.
Finely grind the flowering tops of evening primrose flowers, add to paste made of almond oil and ground almonds. Then apply as a face mask for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
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I have about everything wrong with my skin, it is acne prone, oily,and dry! I need organic facial mask recipes because I don't use any of the store bought chemical ones. Please help me!
My sweet, what are u eating? What are u drinking? Do u smoke? Do you touch your face a great deal? Do you take Multivitamins? (such as the 30 Day Bauty Secret - not the common ones you find in any chemist).
I use to have problem skin too. Here was my solution:
I take some vinegar (white) and water it down to a mild level. I wash my face with it twice a day (morning and night) with a clean white wash cloth soaked in it (if your skin is too raw or has sores/scabs on it use witch hazel at first and especially 100% pure cotton balls instead of cloth, but in the end vinegar and wash cloths is what has to be used for best results). I am gentle in my scrubbing, and aways am sure to wash my hands before washing my face. I do not rinse the vinegar off but leave it on, and the smell does not stay. I also keep my hair clean and my hands off my face at all times, if I can. If I HAVE to touch my face I make sure my hands are very clean.
My skin is doing very well now!! It took a little time, but now my skin looks and feels clean and balanced. Acne has cleared up and dead skin removed.
I have oily skin and I NEVER put face lotion on it or anything else for that matter, including face make up. I basically wear just colored lipgloss most days.
And I know there is a lot of arguing on this point but from my personal experience what you eat DOES matter. Stay away from fatty foods and food chemicals as much as you can. A trusted doctor of mine says these can, at least, contribute to skin problems.
Hope these tips help sweetie! Hang in there and know there is lots of hope!
the net is moving to slow for me to do this for you right now - but google: "uses for ordinary things".
then go to the first one that mentions reader's digest. One of the tips for acne was to use asprin on it but I can't remember the exact "how to" for now.
While I don't know any homemade concoctions I do love the pore refining mask from burts bees. In fact I love the whole burts bees personal care line. They use natural ingredients and offer there products at affordable prices. For the dry skin I would use aloe vera gel. Make sure it is alcohol free, dye free, and fragrance free. I like Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly. I now use it as my only moisturizer except when sunscrean is needed. Good luck!
I hope you find something on here that will help you! I found this site a longgg time ago and it's my go-to place :)
here is the index
Aromatherapy & Bath Oils, Powders & Salts
Hand, Foot & Nail Care
Teeth, Gum & Breath Care
I love to make my own homemade face masks, but I know some stuff isn't safe to use daily. What ingredients are safe to use daily and what ingredients are not safe to use daily? Thanks.
Does anyone know a good recipe for a natural face mask? One that will make skin soft, but not oily.
I have started to experiment with homemade skin products and essential oils, having read an article about the chemicals in skin products. I am building up the oils, etc. and would like to start making natural peels and face masks. Could anyone tell me which is the best cosmetic clay to purchase for mature skin? Once again, many thanks.
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Do not try the "cure for pimples" facial, when I was done I had
two times as many pimples as before! It was a nightmare to
remove. My face is burning, the only good thing is that it
leaves your face feeling like a baby's bottom! (11/08/2007)
I read one of the things on here and thought it wouldn't work so
I adapted it to what I liked. It makes skin radiant, healthier,
and smooth! You'll love the smell too!
Lightly whisk the egg white to a froth then split the tea
bags and add the leaves to the egg, mix together, add the maple
syrup and baking powder whisk again then add the butter and
milk. Whisk once more then put in fridge to set and rise.
Take out of the fridge mix again (it will fall). Taking a
small amount rub all over your face and leave for ten minutes,
try not to move your face. After take a damp flannel and wipe
of, splash face with some warm water then cold. Pat dry then
leave for 10 minutes and wipe face again. This will leave your
face soft and silky. Yes I have tried it! It works wonders on my
dry cracked face. Once you have rinsed the residue the first
time, your face will be red and blotchy when you have finished
your face will be smooth and healthy looking! (12/04/2007)
By Katheryn from UK
Try this for your blemishes:
Make sure your face is clean. Get these round Bandaids and
dab the cotton part with olive oil and lemon juice mixed and
place them exactly on you blemish. Use it overnite for a week or
until it fades away. You will notice your blemish fade away from
Good luck. (12/14/2007)
Baking Soda has natural bacteria fighting properties which make
it ideal as a facial cleanser. I mix about 5-6 Tbsp of baking
soda with half tsp honey and a tsp or 2 of milk or water, enough
to make a pate. The honey acts as a adhesive and it also has
soothing properties. I add about 4-5 capsules of Vitamin E or
it's healing properties. Test a small patch of your skin to make
sure it doesn't burn before you do a full application. You can
keep this in the fridge for two weeks.
You can make a double batch and do you face every two weeks.
This works best if your face is clean, so using a facial bar,
gently wash and dry your face. Apply the mask and rinse after
15-20 minutes. You may follow with a toner. I make one by mixing
4oz of rose or lavender water, 1 tsp crushed lemon grass and 1/2
tsp ground ginger root. Shake and let sit 1/2-2 hours. Depending
on the strength you need, if you have sensitive skin steep less
time. Oily skin a little longer, strain. Test a patch of your
skin before you do a full application.
You can keep this in the bottle the water comes in. Keep it
in the fridge for up to 8 weeks. The cool toner feels good on a
freshly scrubbed face. This may not be a good toner for dry
skin. Follow with a non comedigenic moisturizer. The only two I
know of both work wonderfully: Clinique's Dramatically Different
Moisturizer, you'll know it because it's yellow, and Mary Kay's
Oil Free Hydrating Gel, it's lavender. I prefer the Mary Kay, it
gives me a glow. I hope you enjoy these recipes. They work well
for me. (12/29/2007)
By Ms. Motley
Rub some sugar on you're face until you have no more dead skin
and then put you're favorite mask on you will feel fresh.
My acne isn't too bad, but obviously I'd rather have none. What
I do is take a tea bag (something like chamomile or 'Sleepy
Time') soak it in hot water, squeeze out the excess water and
just lightly pat it around your face. It smells good, feels
great, and I think it makes your skin look really healthy! Hope
it helps you! (03/09/2008)
What I have found that works well for acne that anyone can make
is to use this basil acne tonic. it is so easy to use!
all you need is:
Boil the water and add the basil leaves. Then let the water
sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Rinse your face with
this; it works.
By Jeannie <33</p>
This is so easy and does not take that long.
Stir in bowl (batter should be thin). Apply to face and rub in
for one minute. Let stand 15min. Then wash off.
You only have to use:
Mix until a creamy substance, if not creamy enough add a
little more flour, keep on for at least 15 minutes or more, it
really works. It might not be appealing, but it's wonderful in
the end! (04/11/2008)
Sun spots and redness can really mess up your love life. So
knock um dead with this spicy concoction. The mango infuses in
your pores and you achieve a sun kissed glow that will make any
guy salsa dance. OLE! Get your mango on.
Blend till it is thick. Spread over face with hands (don't be
afraid to get dirty ladies). Keep on for 12 minutes. Remove
with mint infused cotton balls (this has no affect on your
skin, but smells really good). Rinse with hot milk, followed by
cold milk to close pores.
There you have it for all you wannabe sun kissed beauties.
I tried this. It moisturizes as well as makes you glow.
Mix together and apply to face and neck. Wait 30 minutes until
dry. Rinse off. Skin glows and feels so soft. (05/26/2008)
A lot of masks involve toothpaste! Yea it works as long as you
rinse your face afterwards with cold water! If you leave it on
you end up with blisters and your skin burning when you wake up.
I tried Acne mask by pua. I'm making this comment to help people
make good choices about what face mask works best. My friends
and I made 2 different face masks at different times and we
tried this one out and it burned ALL of us not just me. I have
sensitive skin, not like my friends this burned us for future
reference don't use face masks that involve baking soda and
I have just created a great face mask that works on spots:
Stir until it is smooth and creamy. Apply to your face,
what's leftover can be refrigerated and used the next day!