Mix Your Own Skincare Products

Two easy recipes.

Cooking up beauty products in your kitchen is a fun and inexpensive way to care for your skin. Here are two easy recipes from Gail Duff's book Natural Beauty (Readers Digest, 1998) to get you started:

Oatmeal scrub for oily, irritated, or broken-out skin In a bowl, mix 2 Tbsp oatmeal, 4 Tbsp plain yogurt, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp chopped parsley, and 1 tsp olive oil until it forms a paste. Massage into skin and allow it to sit for five minutes. Rinse skin with warm water.

Anti-wrinkle mask Beat 1 egg yolk into 2 Tbsp of milk and apply to freshly-washed skin. Leave on for five minutes, rinse with warm water, and follow with a moisturizer. --Lisa Kovalovich

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