Coconut oil is literally the best thing that has ever happened to my skin. I’ve been using it to cleanse and moisturize my face for a little over a year, and for the first time since I was a baby, my skin is clear.
- Take equal parts coconut oil and baking soda.
- Mash them together, adding a little more oil or a little more baking soda so that the mixture becomes a thick, spreadable paste.
- Keep it in a container; store it.
- Use a dime-sized amount of the mixture; scrub your face.
- Moisturize with a small amount of plain coconut oil; let it sit on your face for a bit. If it’s a little too greasy, just dab your face with a tissue.
It sounds gross—oil on your skin—but if you have skin problems, oil will be your skin’s best friend.
I don’t always wear eyeshadow, but when I do, I must wear primer on my lids. Otherwise, they get all creasy and greasy.
I used to buy primer that came with a nasty guilt trip (it was a little pricey), but when I find eye makeup that doesn’t make my eyes swell and itch, then I stick with it.
However, when I came across a recipe for homemade primer, I got brave, tried it, and loved it. I think you will love it, too because it’s inexpensive, and it works well.
I found it on a makeup artist’s blog, and it requires just a few simple ingredients.
Her recipe requires just three things:
- all-natural lip balm
- liquid foundation
Visit Maskcara to get the details on how much of each. Then just mix them together really well, and that’s it
Because my skin hates foundation, I swapped it out with some Hard Candy primer that I had, and it worked out great.
Try it—you’ll like it!
Lotions work fine on my body, but not on my face. Oh my goodness! Self-tanner is ever-disastrous on my face. Tea, however, is not. So that’s what I use—black tea.
I just boil a little water and pour just enough into a mug to cover the tea bag. I let it steep until the water is cool, and then I take the bag and dab it on my face over and over. It doesn’t turn my skin a glorious Islander brown like I’d like it to, but it does give me a little color.
Do you have any homemade cosmetics you'd like to share with us?
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