Friday, January 13, 2012

Al-Cheapo Cosmetic tricks

 

 

 

Mayonnaise-Baby Oil Dry Skin Treatment

Makes 1 application
2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
1 teaspoon baby oil
  Combine both ingredients.
  Smooth onto face, neck, rough elbows and knees or anywhere else you feel might benefit    from it.
  Leave for 20 minutes.
  Rinse off thoroughly with tepid water.


Tightening/Toning Lemon Egg White Mask

Makes 1 application
Juice from 1/2 a lemon (strained)
1 egg white
  Beat together the egg white and lemon juice for 3 minutes.
  Apply directly to your face, avoiding the eyes.
  Leave on for 30 minutes.
  Rinse off with warm water


 


Vegetable Oil Nail Strengthener

Makes 20-30 applications
2 tsp castor oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp wheat germ oil
  Pour all ingredients into a sealable bottle.
  Before each use shake well.
  Rub a small amount of the mixture onto your nails.
  Leave on for 3-5 minutes.
  Wipe off with a cotton pad


Honey-Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Makes 100 applications
2 tbls. olive oil
1/2 tsp. honey
3/4 tsp. beeswax — grated
1/2 tsp. pure cocoa butter
Flavored oil of your choice (like peppermint or vanilla)
1 vitamin E capsule
  In a small saucepan, heat oil, honey, wax and butter over a low heat until just melted.
  Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
Stir in flavoring and contents of vitamin E capsule.
  Pour into containers of your choice.

 

End-of-Day Foot Spa

Good for one home pedicure.
1/2 cup Epsom salts
Essential oils of your choice
  Fill either a foot bath or your bath tub to ankle height with warm water.
  Dissolve 1/2 cup Epsom salts in the warm water and add the essential oil of your choice (lavender,    rosewood, patchouli and sandalwood are relaxing oils, while lemongrass and eucalyptus are uplifting)
  Soak for 10-15 minutes. Pat dry and moisturize.


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