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Homemade Beauty Products for Oily Skin

Homemade Beauty ProductsOily skin needs special care to ensure the skin is moisturised without becoming too oily. Oily skin is also prone to break – outs so the ingredients in these home made beauty products are designed to soothe and purify troubled complexions.

Acne Facial Mask

  • 1/4 grapefruit (seeded and peeled)
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 apple (cored, do not peel)
  • 20 green seedless grapes
  • 3 tblspns chopped watercress
  • 1 egg white

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender on medium speed for 2 minutes or until pureed. Apply gently to the face and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and gently pat dry with a soft towel.

Toner

  • 2 tbspns chopped mint leaves
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tblspns fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 stalks fresh bok-choy (with leaves)
  • 6 tblspns witch hazel
  • 1 tblspn lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

In a saucepan boil 1 cup of water together with some sage, parsley and thyme. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for
30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. While still warm, pour the liquid into a blender with the bok-choy,
witch hazel and lemon juice and blend on medium speed for 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a coffee fi lter or paper
towel and pour liquid into a small cosmetic bottle. Apply to face with a cotton wool ensuring you blot all over.

Moisturizer

  • 1 tspn lemon extract
  • 1 tspn orange extract
  • 1 tspn lime extract

Combine all ingredients in a small cosmetic bottle and shake vigorously. Using a pipette put 3 drops of mixture onto a fi ngertip and gently apply to face using a blotting action. Use less formula on T-zone.


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