Re: Good Skin By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Sep 22, 2015
Post # 3
Vitamin E is good for hair, skin, and nails. And light spray of almond oil will make your skin look more radient. Also, using a scrub on the face and the arms/hands will remove dead skin cells and make the skin look younger.
I have tried every face cream, eye cream ect and have super sensitive skin. The best thing I have found is virgin organic cocnut oil. I have a noticeable difference in the lines around my eyeyes and I don't break out as much. A little goes a long way and it takes a little bit of time to absorb but I have used expensive creams and cheap creams. Nothing has worked as good as coconut oil.
I know an easy DIY face scrub/mask to hydrate your skin and leave it feeling softer.:)
You will need
-green tea bag
-rice flour (optional)
first make a cup of green tea so that the tea bag is hot and wet. Leave the tea bag to cool for a little bit.
Grab a bowl and add the green tea leaves (so break the bag open) then add three tablespoons of honey and mix well. The next step is optional, add two teaspoons of rice flour (rice flour is believed to help with red spots over time) and mix In.
Next is to just put it on your face and lightly scrub into the pores. Leave on your face for half an hour, then wash off with warm water. Hope this helps!
I use this method once a week for best results.
Avoid alcohol firstly since this dries out skin. Coconut oil is good. Also scrub your face with a hot wash cloth with a small amount of lemon juice. Then wash your face with a cool wet rag to close your pores.
When I was in cosmetology school, we got to experiment with different homemade concoctions.
Plain yogurt to the skin is very hydrating, and it acts as an anti bacterial. With this, placing sliced strawberries on the skin (this method is for the face might I add.) Strawberries are actually an antiseptic, and will cleanse your pores, if someone has a problem with acne, this is one of the best home remedies. I've used this many times, and its wonderful, not to mention it smells fantastic!
We also used raw egg whites, which draws out dirt and infection. I didn't find this as appealing, but its still worth the try.
Re: Good Skin By: Eldergleam / Beginner Sep 23, 2015
Post # 10
Is it ok to recommend a shop? You can mail me for the name but there's a UK based shop that has two premises in Dublin as well, they also have an online service. These guys make handmade cosmetics, and don't test on animals and ethically source all of their ingredients - not only that but I can only describe their concoctions as magical potions, their combinations of herbs and oils and stuff are literally magical.