peel contains a substance that is highly effective
at destroying warts and is recommended by
dermatologists. Place a small amount of peel
against the wart and hold it in place with
adhesive tape. Change the peel daily as needed
and continue for 2 weeks or until the wart
Tea's tannic acid absorbs oils that lead to
blemishes. Saturate a tea bag in warm water
and press on the affected area for about 5
minutes. Rinse, then dab on a some eye redness
remover to get the red out.
Close your pores with a skin tightening all
natural clay or mud mask, or try this recipe:
Mix 1 egg white with a few drops of lemon
juice. Using a brush, massage onto clean skin.
Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse with warm
Photo-aging is responsible for as much as
80% of skin damage--wrinkling, sagging, and
discoloration or age spots. Use a safe sunscreen
and apply it before exposing your skin to
your skin smooth
in the shower at least two times a week. Exfoliate
your legs before you shave them for a sleek
mask and Homemade
1/4 of a apple and a small raw potato and
combine. Apply mixture to eyes for 15 minutes,
cover your eyes with a warm washcloth and
relax with some soothing music.
Use 100% clay kitty litter, mix with water,
apply to face, let dry, then rinse.
summer exfoliator and Mask
for excess hair on the face
a blender, blend 1 peeled kiwi and 1 and 1/2
teaspoons lime juice. Add an equal amount
of water and blend until smooth. Use a cotton
ball to apply to face. Refrigerate any leftover
toner in an airtight container.
Mix 1/8 cup of olive oil and 1 heaping tablespoon
of sea salt. Scrub all over in the shower
and rinse off. Pat dry with a soft towel.
Mix one tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
with 4 teaspoons honey. Smooth on in the direction
of your hair growth and leave on for 10-15
minutes. Rinse off. Use this mask twice a
Mask and Facial
Mix 1 tablespoon gram flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons
water. Add 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to your
face, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse.
If mixture is too runny, add a little more
Combine 1 cup fresh rose petals with 2 cups
boiling water. Tent a towel over your head
and let steam penetrate face for 10 minutes.
Stay several inches away from the bowl.
skin exfoliator and All
over body scrub
Mix 3 teaspoons fine oatmeal with
3 teaspoons double or heavy cream. Apply to
skin and rub lightly; rinse off.
Mix 3 tablespoons finely ground oatmeal with
2 tablespoons almond oil. Scrub all over lightly,
ultimate treat and
Sensitive skin soother
Try to give yourself 30 minutes a week in
a warm bath. Listen to relaxing music, use
aromatherapy oils, and enjoy this much needed
time by yourself
Saturate a washcloth in one quart warm (not
hot) chamomile tea. Press cloth over face,
flooding skin with liquid; hold against skin
for five seconds. Rinse cloth, resaturate
and repeat two more times. Finish by gently
patting face with a clean, dry towel.
in the shower
After a steamy shower rub your skin
with a towel gently but vigorously to remove
Rub sea salt all over your face and body in
the shower to get rid of dead skin cells.
Do this at least twice a week.
Saturate a black tea bag with warm water.
Press over clean lips for 5 minutes. Repeat
if desired. Black tea is high in tannic acid
which retains moisture and keeps lips smooth
Always scrub well before applying a self tanner.
Any dry patches will absorb too much color
and your tan will look uneven.
bath for your feet
Warm 3 cups whole milk. In another bowl, mix
1/2 cup coarse salt and 1/3 cup olive oil.
Soak feet in milk for 10 minutes, then rinse.
Scrub feet with salt-oil mixture. Rinse and
apply a moisturizer and thick socks to seal
in the softness.
Add 1 quart whole milk and 3 tablespoons of
lemon juice to a very warm bath. Slice the
lemon and put in the water too. After 15 minutes
you will be energized and your skin will be
your room and Revitalizing
To keep skin from drying use humidifiers
and keep the room temperature moderate. Also,
get some green plants; they add moisture to
hands with lotion. Slip into roomy plastic
gloves, then into warm gloves. Leave on 30
minutes. Remove plastic and warm gloves, then
tissue off excess lotion
To keep feet baby soft
Have a salon facial every 4-6 weeks. You deserve
it and it will help keep your skin looking
its best. Plus, facials are very relaxing--two
benefits in one.
After a shower use a foot file (at least once
not sleep in your make-up. As you sleep your
skin is busy shedding and replenishing skin
cells, so make sure your skin is clean and
is the shaving cream that is the likely cause.
Shaving creams, gels, foams or soap can irritate
your skin's open pores causing the redness
and/or blotchiness. Try shaving with the same
conditioner that you use on your hair.
or nose hair?
tweeze or wax nose hairs. Use tiny manicure
scissors made especially for the job. You
can wax or tweeze your ear hairs, but if you
want to cut them, ask someone to help you.
hair should be at least 1/2 inch long the
first time for the wax to be able to hold.
Try one of the cold waxes on the market if
you're a beginner.
skin or Flaky
1 cup of boiling water with 1/2 cup of bran
and let cool. Immerse hands into mixture and
massage into hands. Rinse with warm water
and follow with a hand moisturizer.
1/4 cup honey with 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
and smooth on face. Leave on 15 minutes then
a pair of cotton gloves in the dryer to warm.
Massage olive oil into hands, nails and cuticles.
Slip on warm gloves. You might want someone
to help you! Leave on for 20 minutes or overnight.
your lips by using an old toothbrush and a
menthol based lip balm. Apply lip balm first,
then brush gently with the toothbrush.
time to shave?
Shaving at night will reduce redness. And
wait about 12 hours after shaving or waxing
before diving into a pool, spa, or ocean.
Rub wheat germ oil (get at your local health
food store) on your breasts and tummy to keep
for puffy eyes
Juice a cucumber. Apply drops to eyes for
a cooling and soothing eye treat. Store excess
in refrigerator for up to 10 days.
redness from a pimple
Squeeze a little eye redness reliever on a
cotton swab and hold it on the pimple for
15 seconds or until the redness disappears.
Apply almond oil around the mouth to keep
your lips supple and soften the lines.
almond oil on the affected areas.
rid of rough, dry skin
Grate the rind of one whole lemon into 4 tablespoons
plain yogurt. Mix and rub over entire body
concentrating on the driest patches. Rinse.
unwanted shine or Oily
this natural astringent; combine 10 drops
lemon juice with 1/2 cup cold water. Saturate
a cotton ball with the mixture, dab over skin
and do not rinse.
Put a 1/2 of a cucumber in a blender and blend
until smooth; apply to face. Leave on for
15 minutes then rinse. Follow with a lemon
Place chilled teething rings on eyes to reduce
puffiness and give you a wide awake appearance.
Get rid of residue
Wash your skin after shampooing and conditioning.
Hair products leave residue of oil on your
back and shoulders.
out of toner?
juice will remove any residue and refresh
downey hair on your forehead?
After cleansing gently rub with a towel. In
a circular motion smooth a fresh cut lemon
half over your forehead. Leave on for 5 minutes,
then rinse. Repeat whenever new growth appears.