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Friday, June 6, 2008

Preparing your own organic skin care treatments using common items found right in your own kitchen or garden can be just as, or more effective as the ones you can buy and represent quite a cost savings.

Begin by taking an inventory of potential natural skin care ingredients available in your cupboards and refrigerator. The most common items include citrus fruits, dairy items, sugar, salt, vinegars, aspirin, eggs, honey, oatmeal, olive oil and tea bags.
Decide on the natural skin care ingredients that best address your skin type and skin care issues. Oil skin types will want to focus on more astringent ingredients such as citrus and exfoliating salt or sugar scrubs while sensitive skin types will want to include more soothing items such as olive oil, dairy products and honey.
Develop a natural skin care routine that incorporates a cleansing, scrub, toning, and moisturizing recipe using the natural ingredients best suited for your skin type. A normal skin type might use a sea salt scrub recipe followed by a lemon juice toner and olive oil based moisturizer.
Start collecting natural skin care recipes and experiment with ingredients to determine which are best suited to address your skin care needs.
Most skin types benefit from regular facial steams and a weekly facial treatment. Try whipping up a 10 minute enriching moisturizing facial mask from an egg, a packet of unflavored gelatin, a squeeze of lemon, and a drizzle of olive oil.

* Its fun! Let yourself enjoy and experiment so you can discover the ingredients and recipes you work the best for you.
* Many natural skin care recipes can be made ahead and will keep for several days when refrigerated.
* There a literally thousands of natural skin care recipes that can address a wide range of skin care issues from combating acne outbreaks to healing skin irritations. The more you explore recipes the greater the success you will have mixing up your own natural skin care treatments!
* An awesome deodorant consists of just essential oil diluted in water.

* If you are allergic to certain foods, don’t use them in a natural skin care recipe either!


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