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Beauty Treatment Ingredients That Can Be Found In Your Kitchen

Home Stager with Effective Staging Inc.

It would have been easy to save time and money on facials if....IF you had used some of these recipes to create safe and effective facial treatments. Of course going to a spa is the ultimate form of pampering, but these recipes can keep your complexion glowing in between visits.

Beauty, they say is skin deep, but you no longer have to dig deep into your pockets to have beautiful skin. During the 1930's Elizabeth Arden began making facial creams in her kitchen; she however had help from her uncle who was a chemist. You do not have to be a chemist to make these budget friendly, natural creams and masks that will help to enhance your complexion.

These recipes are easy and preservative free and best of all, you already have most of the items in your kitchen or fridge:

Lemon & Egg Mask - this facial mask is ideal for people with oily skins.  Mix the juice from ½ of a lemon with 1 whipped egg white. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse mask off with warm water and pat your face dry with a clean face towel. Complete the process by applying a moisturizer onto your face and neck.

Banana Mask - this is a great anti-aging facial mask. Mash a ¼ banana until it becomes very creamy. Smooth the paste over your face and neck, leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and then pat your face dry with a clean face towel. Finish routine by smoothing moisturizer over face and neck.

Cucumber Yogurt Mask - very effective for combination skin - in a blender, puree ½ a cucumber; add 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry with a clean face towel. Finish up with a facial moisturizer.

Avocado & Egg Mask - excellent for dry skin - in a bowl, mash a ripe avocado; in a separate bowl whisk the yolk of an egg, add the whisked yolk to the mashed avocado and apply to your face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer to your face and neck.

Honey Hand Scrub - The honey and sugar in this scrub make your hands very soft.  Put1 tbsp honey into a bowl, microwave for 25 seconds, remove from microwave and add ½ cup sugar and ½ cup of lemon juice. If the mixture is too thick add a little more lemon juice making sure that the mixture does not become runny. Wet your hands with warm water, then apply scrub in circular motions to hands for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply a generous amount of hand cream.

You will not only save money and time by pampering yourself at home but you will nourish your body with real ingredients.

Joanna Parris, CSP is a Certified Home Staging Expert; President, Durham Chapter - RESA (Real Estate Staging Association); member of SEA (Staging Excellence Alliance) and certified Senior Move Manager (cSMM) - she can be reached at Joanna@effectivestaging.com

Brenda Archambault
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Very good Joanna,

But you left off two of my favorites, for your hair there is the good okd fashion beer rinse. The i have always liked treating my hair in the summer to good old real mayo., Lather it in wrap in plastic, sit in sun  a litle while lather rinse very good for overly dryed hair.


Brenda Archambault

Sep 13, 2009 01:26 PM

Thanks Brenda,

Somehow those wwonderful hair recipes slipped my mind...I know the mayo works well, never tried the beer - I am sure some readers will be happy to try your additions.

Best regards

Sep 13, 2009 01:48 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

These are really good ideas and thanks for posting them.

Sep 13, 2009 06:33 PM

You are most welcome....enjoy!

Sep 13, 2009 11:47 PM