Sunday, February 25, 2007

Homemade facial and other beauty treatments for pennies............

I was reading a blog recently where the lady contemplated making an appointment to have a facial. She said her husband didn't mind as long as it didn't cost any money.

Several years ago I read about using ingredients found in the kitchen to do facials, and other beauty treatments.

First, to make an exfoliant scrub: Mix sugar and enough olive oil to make a paste consistency. Gently rub over face for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water.

To make a toner: Mix powdered milk with just enough water to make a thick liquid. Pat over face and leave for five minutes or so. Your face will tighten. Rinse with warm water.

Then apply a moisturizer. You will feel as though you've been to a salon and it only cost pennies.......

8 comments:

RoseMary said...

I have heard of this before but never tried it. Have you? The sugar must make a nice scrub.

PEA said...

There are indeed many facial scrubs you can make yourself...much cheaper than going out to get a facial done professionally!

Tracey said...

My favorite facial scrub is made with finely ground flowers...the kind that double as herbs such as rose, calendula and lavender. Nothing beats the fragrance, either! I just add a bit of water, but you can add oil if that's what you'd prefer. It also doubles as a mask if you use something such as yogurt or honey...

Make it more fun and do it with a friend or daugther/mother.

Susan P. said...

I love this idea, especially since it cost only pennies! LOL

Morning Glory said...

Hi Betty,
I wanted to stop by and say thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. Your kind words of encouragement were very much appreciated.

It appears that you have a fairly new blog so I want to say welcome to the fun world of blogging! It's been an amazing experience!

cityfarmer said...

Heading to pantry right now.....

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What great ideas, simple and cost effective, I like that. I must try them out Betty, thanks for the tips. Marion

Wildflower Cabin said...

Oh I love things like this! Thank you so much for this post. :o)
Flora