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editorLaura

over 3 years ago

Today we wrote about the DIY recipes of some top skin and hair experts (here's the story: http://www.youbeauty.com/skin/diy-beauty-recipes). They give some great tips, but we want to know your homemade beauty tips and tricks. What do you whip up in the kitchen to enhance your beauty?
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  • User_8
    editorNadia
    over 3 years ago
    I'm all about the pearl facial. I take pearl powder and mix it with a little bit of egg white, then rub a thin layer over my face. I wait about five minutes until my skin feels tight then I wash it off. Super easy and makes my face silky-smooth!
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    BeautyIntel
    over 3 years ago
    I like to mash up avocado and mix it with a little oatmeal, then rub it on my face. It acts as a major moisturizer, that soothes my skin, which is pretty sensitive.
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    sydney78
    over 3 years ago
    I haven't made any fancy recipes yet, just put cool cucumber slices on my eyes like they do at the spa. Seems like I could handle the simple grape eye-depuffer trick. Never heard that one!
  • User_2476
    editorCourtney
    over 3 years ago
    Chilled cucumbers on the eyes is a great old tip - it's stood the test of time because it really works
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    grannyging
    over 3 years ago
    You can't fight nature and genes. I think the best beauty treatment for your skin is a good attitude and big smile.
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    Donna Simms
    over 3 years ago
    I like to use organic coconut oil. It's great for the skin and lips as a moisturizer. Olive oil is also good but I like the smell of the coconut oil best. I also use it for cooking. It helps the skin from the inside also. I'm post menopausel and have had alot of problems with dry skin issues.
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    mgrace
    over 3 years ago
    BEST LOTION EVER!!!!!! Mix togather 150z baby lotion, one jar vitamin E cream, and one large tube creamy vasaline. Good for all you nurses out there, or those with extremely dry skin!
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    dangatkomwah
    over 3 years ago
    for face mask ingredients: white egg & lemon procedure: 1. beat the white egg & squeeze lemon juice into the bowl. 2. clean your face with your regular soap & water. 3. apply it to your face with cotton balls 4. relax for 15 minutes or more until your face is hard then apply it repeatedly. 5. after it wash your face with lukewarm water. you will feel the soft and refreshing skin to your face.enjoy!
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    andee
    over 3 years ago
    I like to use sugar scrubs more than salt scrubs! Don't like the burn if you know what I mean! My husband is persian so we have alot of rose water in the house.( You can get it at any international grocery store) I mix sugar, olive oil and a little rose water together. Just enough to make the right concistantcy. And it is so wonderful for my skin! It gives it a wonderful youthful glow! Not to mention how moisterized I feel afterwards as well! Try it!
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    Lemon
    about 3 years ago
    I love mixing brown sugar and olive oil in a tasty lip scrub! =)
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    kaitlin07
    about 3 years ago
    Get an egg, and separite the yolk from the egg white. get the yolk and rub it all over your face and let it dry. Rinse it off. It makes the skin tighter.
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    kalimera
    about 3 years ago
    for my face i mix olive oil and lemon, this mix is great for face. sesame oil also great and it can use as sunscreen. for the mask yogurt honey is fantastic.
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    Inky
    about 3 years ago
    I crack an egg, mix it up, and put on my face as a mask. Once it hardens/dries, i reapply and wait for that to dry. Then, rinse with warm water and splash with cold water. Voila! Great skin!
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    Keesh
    about 3 years ago
    I say toothpaste for the teens with acne, splash warm water on your face then apply the toothpaste until it drys, it cleanses the oils out of your face and tightens the skin, just use it as a face mask until it drys, rinse with cold water then use a moisture cleansing lotion and your good to go unless you sweat alot then i would just bring baby wipes to wipe the oils off with for during the day. since they are cheaper C=
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    GodsLove
    about 3 years ago
    I exfoliate with sugar, moisturize with honey and cleanse with nothing more than warm water for a natural skin-care routine =)
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    kadijah
    about 3 years ago
    for soft and smooth feet i use plastic ziplock bags filled with coco butter lotion. after filling the bag with the coco butter i put my feet in as well and let them sit for no less than ten minutes. this time allows my feet to soften and heal my feet from being dry, cracked, or crusty as well as give me time to relax and enjoy some me time
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    Carolsue
    almost 3 years ago
    I make a green tea toner and chamomille toner. What is nice about this is that I can adjust the herbs to my skin type. Because we all know the skin changes with the seasons.
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    nancyj116
    almost 3 years ago
    When my feet need moisturizing I put Vaseline on my feet and cover them with socks for the night.
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    nancyj116
    almost 3 years ago
    If you have oily skin clean it with witch hazel also works good for body blemishes
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    Liberty Anne
    almost 3 years ago
    The same thing works great for chapped hands in the winter!
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    Liberty Anne
    almost 3 years ago
    An old model trick is to put vaseline on your eyelashes each night before you go to bed. It conditions and strengthens the lashes while you sleep!
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    kbearden
    over 2 years ago
    What is pearl powder & where do you find it?
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    winterhope
    over 2 years ago
    Simply mixing equal amounts of sugar, honey and olive oil into a facial scrub. The first time I tried it I had to wash my face a few times, because I didn't believe that my facial skin could be so smooth! Make sure you use all-natural ingredients though.
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    Marygr
    over 2 years ago
    I agree with Donna! Coconut oil ( organic virgin) is the best.
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    mersi
    over 2 years ago
    blended oats, fresh milk, yougurt and lemon then apply all over body and face. leave it dry then rinse.
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    sentinasan
    over 2 years ago
    Doesn't it get in your eyes?
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    raque
    over 2 years ago
    plain yogurt with honey for facial mask(equal portions of both engridients) apply to skin, let dry then rinse with warm water until clear, after splash cold water to close pores
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    pattyvonpire
    over 2 years ago
    For my skin and hair I use extra virgin olive oil. It makes my thin, lifeless hair more thicker. I've tried a few avacado masks but since it's so messy, I use evvo again and it leaves me skin softer and takes away my acne.
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    iwantcandy
    over 2 years ago
    What a great idea! So doing it.. and you would put it on ur lashes not in your eyes
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    Tesh
    over 2 years ago
    You can actually do alot of things for your face. You can rinse your face with apple viniger, put some baking powder in your hand and add a few drops of water, then apply it to your face as a face mask. You can alsorinse your face with mint tea.
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    alanew
    over 2 years ago

    I love my hair(fine, coppery color, natural curly 3a/b ) and work hard to keep it happy,

    I make a hairshake: shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, egg, avacado, and vitamin E blended. My hair loves this and is super shinny, soft, and the curls are defined with out frizz for days.

    Just make sure you lable it if you leave extra in the frig, my boyfriend said it tastes nasty!Undecided

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    debnuts
    over 1 year ago
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    peacegirl59
    over 1 year ago

    if my hair gets dry i use castor oil to moisturize and even use it on dry hair for some shine! it is great for dry lips and help eyebrows grow and as a natural moisturizer on skin ! soak you nails in it or put on dry hand with cotton gloves while you sleep! it is safe and is an ingredient in alot of moisturizers! very inexpensive too! another great thing to have on hand is tea tree oil! and plump lips with peppermint oil!

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