Home remedies for skin care

  • sfboy987

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    Does anyone here use home remedies for taking care of your skin? I'm a poor graduate student at the moment, so I don't exactly have the means to buy the greatest skin care products. I'm wondering if home remedies would be cheaper and actually effective. For instance, I heard olive oil, honey, and other types of foods might be good to put on your skin.
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    Feb 05, 2013 12:12 PM GMT
    Eat on average of 2-4 tomatoes every day (also can eat ketchup or puree)
    It really works...

    For more info, google 'tomato & skin care'
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    Feb 05, 2013 12:35 PM GMT
    Skin care does not have to be expensive. Start using Retin A on your face as young as you can manage - available cheap over the Internet from India. Use an inexpensive moisturizer with sunscreen and stay out of the sun. Done.
  • Lanter

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    Feb 05, 2013 1:19 PM GMT
    Try Safflower Oil, it is much healthier than olive oil. Just make sure its mechanically, not chemically produced.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Feb 05, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    I tried everything and spent great amount of money, but I finally found a great and cheap solution (for me) - cleanser, toner and moisturizer (either Cetaphil or Neutrogena). They do not really cost much at all.
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    Feb 05, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Use natural skin care products, don't use products with chemicals or sulfates. They just dry out your skin and leave you with dull skin. Use natural products!
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    Feb 05, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    Last year I spent ~$4 a day on skincare. Yes purchases are big every few months, but I'm sure we all waste $4 per day on something. Checkout paulaschoice.com --she has an impeccable run down on everything skin.

    Mineral sunblock is the best investment you'll ever make for your skin.

    cheap home remedies include:
    Avocado oil and tons of honey
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    Feb 05, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    As Tyra says, "the best tool in a girl's make-up bag is a good night's sleep"!
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    Feb 05, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    A friend of mine has been using witch hazel daily for about a year and said it made a big difference. I decided to give it a try last week....we'll see how big of a difference it makes for me. It's fairly inexpensive.
  • spacemagic

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    Feb 05, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    Drinking plenty of water is important. I've made a face scrub with olive oil, lemon juice and sugar, and made a mask with oatmeal, milk and honey.
  • O5vx

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    Feb 05, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    I use corn stach, potatoes and some lemon blended together at night. Some nights, I use calmin lotion
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    Feb 05, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    drink lot of water ;)
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    Feb 05, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidLast year I spent ~$4 a day on skincare. Yes purchases are big every few months, but I'm sure we all waste $4 per day on something. Checkout paulaschoice.com --she has an impeccable run down on everything skin.

    Mineral sunblock is the best investment you'll ever make for your skin.

    cheap home remedies include:
    Avocado oil and tons of honey


    I stumbled across Paula's Choice skincare last year. My skincare products are all her stuff now and they have been great. She really knows her stuff. Glad to see I'm not the only one here who knows about her and uses her products.

    I also think that her prices are very reasonable, especially for such great products!
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Feb 05, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    Like everyone says, water is key. Get a big jar of unrefined coconut oil (about $15). It is a solid and a little goes a long way; I bought a 16oz jar in December and have half left. I use it on my face and neck 3 or 4x a week and it works wonders. Also has a ton of health benefits and can be used for cooking.

    A female friend says she uses a slice of pineapple every night and claims it works. IMHO, she looks good for 45, so not sure if its the fruit or genes.
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:09 PM GMT
    spacemagic saidDrinking plenty of water is important. I've made a face scrub with olive oil, lemon juice and sugar, and made a mask with oatmeal, milk and honey.


    Milk Masks are amazing. Your skin feels smooth after and it really shrinks your pores. God bless lactic acid icon_lol.gif
  • BlackRussian1...

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    Feb 05, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    Vaseline (or petroleum jelly) is your best friend, great for you cock and your face! Seriously, just put some around your eyes and your mouth before bed and you'll wake up looking so much better (with extra refreshed lips). You can also get some zinc tablets which are wonderful for the skin and only cost around $6 a bottle.
  • Kel_

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    Feb 05, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    spacemagic saidDrinking plenty of water is important. I've made a face scrub with olive oil, lemon juice and sugar, and made a mask with oatmeal, milk and honey.


    Done this before, it helps, but I discontinued it. I just drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
    Oh aspirin masks are also a great cheap way to pep up your skin. Crush a couple of aspirins, mix with water and then apply to your face for about 20 minutes.
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    Feb 05, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    Also for acne, anti fungal issues, ...Tea Tree Oil... it has contains terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and antifungal activity. It is not that expensive and you can find it in your health food store. It does have a very powerful smell.
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    Feb 05, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    Actually use bar of Dove soap and makes a difference, for smoother healthier skin. drink plently of water to keep it hydrorated, a good skin moisturer for face at night to keep looking good for all next day, Witch Hazel is good and inexpensive too!

    Also what
    BlackRussian13 saidVaseline (or petroleum jelly) is your best friend, and your face! Seriously, just put some around your eyes and your mouth before bed and you'll wake up looking so much better (with extra refreshed lips).

    You got it and that is one of the best things that works like a miracle! Knew someone looked so GOOD until death at 87! Was told that was this guy's secretl to looking good! Of course I started doing it! lol! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    Sleep well, drink lots of water
    a facial cleanser for the day/night
    a sunscreen for the day
    a moisturizer for the night
  • JackDoyle

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    Feb 05, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    Drink lots of water everyday and squeeze some lemon in it too! the lemon really helps and eat lots of avocado's they're good to mix with honey and actually put on your face as well
  • LJay

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    Feb 05, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    Go easy on the soap. It can be drying. Do not use very hot water which can leach oils. The point of moisturizer is actually to hold moisture in, so clean your skin and then use moisturizer while the skin is hydrated. Petroleum jelly really does work well, but can be sticky. I get large bottle of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion at Costco. compared to the drug and grocery store prices it is cheap. Use sunscreen.

    The cosmetic industry is not in business to keep things simple and avoid profits. Remember that.
  • calibro

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    Feb 06, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
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    Feb 06, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
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    Cleared up my conjunctivitis right away!