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Refreshing Facials from Your Kitchen

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Your face puts up with a lot of daily environmental stress, so it’s nice to give it some extra love and care when you can. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give your skin some spa time. Here are a few kitchen staples that love your face….

Sweetness for your skin: An easy, inexpensive wrinkle mask calls for one teaspoon of honey and two tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. Mix them together vigorously. Dip your fingertips in the mixture and, with a gentle massaging action, apply it to your face and neck, wherever wrinkles and lines reside. Leave it on for at least a half-hour. You’ll feel it tighten on your face as it becomes a mask. When you’re ready, splash it off with tepid water. Do this daily for naturally beautiful skin.

Honey alone works well, too. The antibacterial elements in this natural sweetener can make acne disappear. Just make sure to pull your hair away from your face to avoid sticky flyaways!

Pore-tightening facial: Mix an egg white into one-quarter cup of used coffee grounds. Using circular motions to stimulate circulation while exfoliating, gently spread the mixture on your face. When the concoction is dry and flaky, rinse your face clean with tepid water. Do this once a week for a bright complexion.

Awesome avocado rub: This is an excellent natural remedy for dry skin. Take the inside of an avocado skin, and lightly massage your just-washed face and neck with it. Leave for a few minutes and rinse off. This is mild enough to do every day…or whenever you’ve just eaten an avocado.

Or mix equal amounts of avocado (about one-quarter cup) with sour cream. Gently rub it on the face and neck (but not on the delicate skin around the eyes), and leave it there for at least 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are folk-remedy experts and home tipsters based in New York City.  They have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard” and are authors of several books including Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural CuresSecret Food Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. Date: June 26, 2018 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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