Jan 5, 2008


We all could do with more home remedy. I cannot afford all those fancy facials at the spa. There are so many hidden costs and things you need to add as you go along. Like how about this and that. End of they day, they will say, you need to buy this to maintain it or what you have done will not be worth it. So I end up with a couple of hundreds at the spa just when I thought it was going to be one simple facial!

Oatmeal is great for skin. And fibre if you eat it in the mornings.. I had that alternate days once, but got sick of it after a month.. Who wouldn't be..hahaha

Use it to: Calm and soften skin

Why it works: Soothing and anti-inflammatory, oatmeal contains beta glucan, a soluble fiber that creates a thin, moisture-retaining film on the surface of the skin.
How-to: Close suggests placing a handful of whole oats in a clean washcloth and using a rubber band to secure it. Next, immerse it in a sinkful of warm water and squeeze the bag 4 or 5 times. Once the water is cloudy, splash it on your face and then air-dry. (If you must towel dry, pat as gently as possible.)

Avocado oil
Use it to: Repair dry, sensitive skin

Why it works: Avocado oil’s abundant fatty acids help balance skin’s moisture levels, and the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E protect skin from further damage.
How-to: Combine equal parts avocado oil and evening-primrose oil (which supports collagen synthesis with its gamma linoleic acid) in a sealable bottle and shake to blend. Massage 5 or 6 drops into clean skin, and then cover your face with a warm washcloth for a minute to help the oils sink in.

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