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1) Mix some brown sugar with my usual face-washing substance and rub it on for some exfoliation. My mother, who has lovely skin, has a nightly ritual of scrubbing her face with a mixture of sugar and oil. I think she uses just canola oil or some other cooking type. I don't know about your face, but mine would break out for a week if I used canola oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or pretty much anything else from the kitchen on it. (Trust me, I've tried.) So I hit upon the solution of mixing brown sugar with my usual CeraVe cleanser, and doing that a few times a week. My skin likes it just fine and it results in a healthy glow and a soft texture.

2) I don't use powder to combat oily sheen. That'll only clog pores. Instead I splash on some water a couple of times over the course of the day, blot dry lightly with a towel, then smear a folded square of toilet paper all over my face and neck to pick up the extra dirt and oil. The water gives my skin some hydration and the TP takes away the grease. Costs nothing, looks great.

3) Oldie but goodie, supposedly popular with many a movie star: I apply a light layer of petroleum jelly around my eyes, morning and night. Costs way less than fancy eye creams, and works pretty nearly as well.

I hope you appreciate how I refrained from telling you that you should do these things, and detailed them only as practices that I personally have found helpful. Fashion magazines and I are different that way.

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archersangel
Sep. 20th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
i think i've heard of sugar as face scrub before. but that was the regular kind, which is probably really rough.
mollyringle
Sep. 20th, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think my mom uses white sugar, but I saw brown listed in a DIY scrub and went with that. It does have finer grains and softer texture, and apparently the molasses adds a touch of vitamins. :)
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