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Re: Dull Skin
Apr 6, 2007
Sania,

I don't supposed there's a Trader Jo's in Pakistan, is there? :jester: I ask because that's where I buy my salt scrub for only $7-8 USD. The list of ingredients is pretty simple - I bet you could make this yourself!

Get a clean tub with a lid [plastic probably OK, but ceramic or glass would be better] and fill it half way with sea salt. Let's see, you've already got almond oil - do you have access to other carrier oils such as apricot, grapeseed and avocado oil?

- Apricot oil is great for skin and hair, you can also use it to make salad dressings.
- Grapeseed is a fantastic antioxidant, + great for cooking and to pour on your morning toast!
- Avocado oil penetrates deeply and provides additional antioxidants.
- Whatever combination of these oils you can find, pour them into the tub half way filled with sea salt carefully - you want to make a kind of thick soup of sea salt and oils; the consistency should be like a thick pancake batter.

If you have any lavendar, rosehip or jasmine oil, not only will these essential oils smell good, but your homemade salt scrub will contain the additional benefits these oils provide. Lavendar is soothing, rosehip oil is deeply moisturizing and jasmine oil is one of the best smells in the world! :D While you're in the shower, just scrub this all over and massage lightly until the salt is nearly dissolved. You can also scoop out a bit in your bath.

Note: Do NOT use this on your face, irregularly shaped salt crystals could tear at your more delicate facial skin. Be sure to rinse out the bath afterwards so no one slips!

For facial skincare, I'd be worried about using bar soap or anything harsh. We tend to think that drying products should be used to control oily skin, but that tends to worsen the problem by causing our skin to think it needs to create more oil - I use jojoba oil as the first step in cleansing; not only does it remove makeup but it closely resembles the sebum [oil] produced by our own skin. It'll melt the gunk that lives in your oily Tzone as well as control oil. It's possible that jojoba oil may be all you need, but my oily skin demands that I follow the jojoba cleanser with something containing salycylic acid [cleans pores].

There's a thread on this forum called What are your Favorite skincare products - you may want to check that out for suggestions, since many different skin types are represented there.

Peace,

:wave:
Re: Dull Skin
Mar 6, 2008
[QUOTE=athena123;2905252]Sania,

I don't supposed there's a Trader Jo's in Pakistan, is there? :jester: I ask because that's where I buy my salt scrub for only $7-8 USD. The list of ingredients is pretty simple - I bet you could make this yourself!

Get a clean tub with a lid [plastic probably OK, but ceramic or glass would be better] and fill it half way with sea salt. Let's see, you've already got almond oil - do you have access to other carrier oils such as apricot, grapeseed and avocado oil?

- Apricot oil is great for skin and hair, you can also use it to make salad dressings.
- Grapeseed is a fantastic antioxidant, + great for cooking and to pour on your morning toast!
- Avocado oil penetrates deeply and provides additional antioxidants.
- Whatever combination of these oils you can find, pour them into the tub half way filled with sea salt carefully - you want to make a kind of thick soup of sea salt and oils; the consistency should be like a thick pancake batter.

If you have any lavendar, rosehip or jasmine oil, not only will these essential oils smell good, but your homemade salt scrub will contain the additional benefits these oils provide. Lavendar is soothing, rosehip oil is deeply moisturizing and jasmine oil is one of the best smells in the world! :D While you're in the shower, just scrub this all over and massage lightly until the salt is nearly dissolved. You can also scoop out a bit in your bath.

Note: Do NOT use this on your face, irregularly shaped salt crystals could tear at your more delicate facial skin. Be sure to rinse out the bath afterwards so no one slips!

For facial skincare, I'd be worried about using bar soap or anything harsh. We tend to think that drying products should be used to control oily skin, but that tends to worsen the problem by causing our skin to think it needs to create more oil - I use jojoba oil as the first step in cleansing; not only does it remove makeup but it closely resembles the sebum [oil] produced by our own skin. It'll melt the gunk that lives in your oily Tzone as well as control oil. It's possible that jojoba oil may be all you need, but my oily skin demands that I follow the jojoba cleanser with something containing salycylic acid [cleans pores].

There's a thread on this forum called What are your Favorite skincare products - you may want to check that out for suggestions, since many different skin types are represented there.

Peace,

:wave:[/QUOTE]


This is an old post, but I am curiuos -how do you implement the jojoba oil exactly? does it make milia worse?





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