A&D Ointment As Night CreamA wonderful night moisturizing cream, possibly in your medicine cabinet! I stumbled across a wonderful, cheap nightcream. A & D Ointment.
Vaseline for Softer SkinIf you are like me, you have used every cream and lotion available. After a visit to my dermatologist, I was told to go back to Vaseline. Yes, it is a little messy, but the real question is, how much do you want soft skin?
Use Abreva Cold Sore Treatment For PimplesI applied a little dab on and gently rubbed it into my cold sore, I decided to also experiment and apply a dab of it to a pimple that I noticed on my face and thought, "well, it couldn't hurt".
Use Hair Conditioner as Body LotionInstead of using lotion after your shower, you can use those conditioner samples you receive in the mail. Just apply at the end of the shower like lotion. It will lubricate your skin nicely and easily!
Blistex for Sore NoseI have found that the Blistex you use for your lips works just as well for sore noses caused by allergies, etc. No more sore noses!
Cheaper In - Shower CreamI found this cream in the back of my closet. Upon using it, I found it too greasy for my taste. However, we are sheltering in place and I didnt want to make any unnecessary trips to the store to get my usual brand. I discovered that if I apply it right after my shower to wet or damp skin, there is no greasy residue at all.
Using Sunless Tanning LotionMix your sunless tanning lotion with an equal amount of regular lotion. Your lotion will go on more smoothly, avoiding streaks.
Use Expired Suntan Lotion as Hand CreamIf your suntan lotion has expired, you can still use it as hand lotion or hand cream. Just keep in mind that it is not suitable for sun protection anymore. I use mine before bedtime or after washing my hands.
A Pillow Case SolutionI've been prone to spots in my middle age, which is no fun at all. I get them along my jawline. Doing some research on the internet, I came across a tip. It was to change your pillowcase nightly to stop any build up of dirt on the skin from sleeping on it night after night.
Roller for Stretching Facial Treatment OilI recently started using Argan oil on my face. I bought a roller bottle and fill it with my Argan oil. Now, I just run the roller on clean face and then massage in with my fingers. The oil goes much further, and there is little chance of spilling.
Make Your Face Glow in MinutesFirst, exfoliate your face gently after scrubbing. Use a cleaner and rub it in circular motions and then wash your face.
Use Creams Right After ShoweringI bought a tube of cream, but didn't like it because it was too greasy. I remember reading that if you apply any greasy cream right after you shower or take a bath, it won't feel greasy or leave any greasy residue.
Removing Under Eye Bags in the MorningGetting rid of bags under your eyes in the morning is really simple. This tip has helped me when I look like a monster in the morning.
Coconut Oil for Removing Sharpie from SkinGently rub coconut oil on skin with cloth and Sharpie comes off instantly!
Exfoliate and Moisturize at the Same TimeI have dry flaky winter skin around my eyebrows and the bridge of my nose. Quite by chance I found a remedy that removes the flakes and moisturizes at the same time without leaving my face all shiny.
Cure for Dry SkinI have terrible dry skin. I am itching all the time, it is just horrible! I talked to my new doctor about it and decided to share her advice with all of you. It really does work and no pills!
Frugal Liquid Hand Soap TipsLook for any liquid soap that is inexpensive to use as a refill to your hand soap dispensers. I've found liquid bubble bath and shampoos that are much cheaper per ounce than the prepackaged liquid soap refills.
Bag Balm for Chapped Skin ReliefBuy Bag Balm, in the green tin. It was made for farm animals and has an antiseptic in it for healing cracks and dry skin. Do not use on lips or get into private parts or eyes.
Treatment for RoseaceaI would love to share with you guys how I treat my roseacea! All you need is a small spray bottle, glycerine, and a toner.
Facts about SunscreenI just was in to the dermatologist office to have some cancerous skin spots removed from my mom's tip of her ear. The dermatologist gave us this information and I am sharing it here for the benefit of everyone.
Easy Ways to Treat PimplesMake a thick paste of baking soda with a drop of water. Apply on your zit at night. By morning it will fall off.
Product Review: DermaWand Does WorkMy mother uses it, my co-worker's mother also uses it. The results are not instant as many thing after using it for one week, it is a long term investment for your skin.
Tips for Removing Blemishes NaturallyMany factors contribute to acne outbreaks and everyone's skin is different, so remember that what works for one person might not work for you.
Sanitizing Hand Gel For Oily Skin and MoreI have been experiencing oily skin more and more of late, which has not really been a problem for many years.
Face Wipes Removes Sharpie EasilyI just read through all these painstaking suggestions, some of which seem pretty abrasive to your skin! Luckily before I tried any of these solutions, I used my skincare/face wipes.
Combine Samples for Perfect Body CreamSince I am always trying new things, getting products from friends, and samples with my purchases, I find I have WAY too much! So instead of letting all these goodies gather dust, I add them all to my body lotion when it's about half full
Fixing Dry SkinI have been using pure coconut oil for the past two months. I no longer have red, cracked, and bleeding hands nor do my feet have large unhappy cracks in them.
Lemon Peel For Oily SkinI have tried lemon peel on my skin. OMG, it really works! My skin was soft!
Make Moisturizer LastMost people don't realize that the main purpose of a facial cream is to seal in water. The best way to save money on your creams is to mix a little water in your hand with your cream or lotion and apply gently to a slightly damp face.
Applying Moisturizer or Hand LotionWhen applying moisturiizer or hand lotion to your face or body, do this. Wash first and have your skin a little damp (not wet), then apply the lotion. You need a very little bit by using on damp skin. The bit of dampness make your lotions soak in faster.
Homemade Bath ScrubMake a paste of baking soda and any oil (I prefer grapeseed oil). Apply to wet skin using a washcloth or loofa pad. The baking soda exfoliates and the oil moisturizes. Be sure to standing on a bathmat or hand towel because it can get slippery.
Tips For Treating Dry SkinDuring winter, your skin loses moisture and tends to dry even when you apply lotion. Add few drops of olive oil to your bottle of lotion and shake well.
Remedies For Dry SkinJust yesterday I bought a product (can't find it online) that has beeswax, grape seed oil, night primrose oil, olive oil, shea butter, essential oil, honey, and vitamin E. I was told to use it as lotion. I have psoriasis on the palm of one hand and cannot leave it alone.
Acne RemediesMake a thick paste of baking soda mixed with water. Apply on your acne. Or use soda white tooth paste and put on your zit and let it dry.
Preventing and Getting Rid of AcneMy effective, inexpensive way to prevent and get rid of acne is Ivory soap and Sea Breeze. Wash your face at night before bed with Ivory soap. Dry and then get some Sea Breeze on a Kleenex and apply to face.
Keep Skin Moist After ShoweringNot drying off with a towel after your shower or bath can save your skin from aging, drying out and help to absorb the lotion better. I have old terry cloth robes that I put on when getting out of a shower.
Arnica Gel for SunburnsI really like the Arnica Gel that you get from your health food stores. I find it works really well right after coming in from outside! Awhile back I had burned my cheek with a curling iron and I put Arnica on it right away.
Aloe Gel Spray to Cool OffI know sometimes when you have an anointment there is nothing more embarrassing then showing up looking sweaty. Here is a tip to to cool you off next time:
Use Tea to Soothe a SunburnBoil your water and let a tea bag steep in it, until it is cool. Then take a cotton ball and apply it to your sunburn. Do this twice. It's better at bedtime, so that the tea can work it's magic while you sleep. Don't wash it off until morning. It takes the sting right out of the burn.
Homemade Tanning RecipeMy grandmother use to buy a bottle of baby oil and mix iodine in it. She had the nicest tan and the the softest skin.
Homemade Blackhead Removing StripsHere is a simple way to make your own blackhead removing strips. I used to spend $10 per box (which lasted me 2 weeks) for many, many years.
Cut Olay Daily Facial Cloths in HalfI was going on a trip and trying to conserve space. I realized by cutting my favorite facial cloths in half, they will make them last 60 days instead of 30!
Back Scrubber For Washing FeetI keep a back brush that I purchased for a dollar at the dollar store in my shower, and use it to clean my heels and toes. A light scrubbing with it exfoliates and keeps calluses from forming.
Get Rid of Redness From PimpleMy teenage son had a red pimple on his face for Picture day. He used Visine on it and it took the redness out of it so it was not so noticeable.
Banana Peels for Removing WartsMy son had a wart and a friend told me to put a banana peel over it and cover with bandage. I did and it was gone in a week.
Vinegar For Scars And Age SpotsI had a really bad dark, ugly scar after a C-section. Over the counter remedies didn't work. Then an old past beauty queen told me about vinegar.
Treating Chapped LipsIf your lips are peeling and chapped, they are annoying and unattractive. Apply a little vasoline to your lips and use a nail file to gently remove any dead skin. Your lips will feel refreshed and look healthy again.
Use Bag Balm For Dry Scaly SkinWinter is here. Being in the nursing field, I wash my hands probably more than a 100 times a day. Using the alcohol based sanitizers irritate my skin. Bag Balm is a wonderful substitute for lotion. Use it at night and see what a difference it makes.
Ask Pharmacist Or Doctor For Acne PreventionWhen you have fairly severe acne, the first thing to do is to see a doctor. There are so many wonderful treatments that actually work that it is wise to get expert advice right off the mark.
Removing Fingernail Polish From SkinWhen I paint my fingernails, I sometimes mess up and get nail polish on my skin that surrounds my nails. I actually found this pen at our local Walmart that has fingernail polish remover in it. You use it to remove the mess ups. :)
Amazing FacialOK, so I just rinsed this off my face and I have to say, it's amazing!
No Need for Shaving GelI recently discovered that when I'm in the shower and have my hair all lathered up, that I can just use the lather from my hair to soap up my legs for shaving. Works like a charm!
Remedies for Dry SkinEveryone seems to be having problems with dry skin in different forms, place on the body, and stages. I have been surprised this year, it seems to be everyone. I have tips used by my grandma and experiments I use that work. I hope these will help you.
Liquid Bandage For Covering PimplesI get pimples quite often. I noticed a while back that my liquid makeup and foundations would cover everything except my pimples, and that would make them stand out even more.
Keep Facial Lines At BayUse a commercial paper-like medical tape that comes in its own dispenser. Then just tear off enough to cover certain areas; i.e. frown lines, crows feet and the parenthesis on each side of your mouth.
Tea Tree Oil for AcneIf I feel one coming, I instantly get out the tea tree oil. It's not going to make it go away completely. It's a much faster "go away" process than when I don't use it, and stops many from forming.
Save on Facial Cleansing WipesI've discovered a way to save on the facial cleansing wipes which are so convenient to use. I keep a pair of scissors in the bathroom and simply pull one out and cut it in half and slip the other half back in the package.
Witch Hazel and Alcohol Skin TonerI've made my own for years and it works just fine! I use 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 3/4 cup of witch hazel. You can add a couple of drops of blue food coloring to make it look store bought.
Using Cold Aloe Vera GelI keep a bottle of aloe vera in the fridge. It is very soothing.
Aloe Vera Sunburn RemedyI live in Florida where we see a lot of sunburn cases. The most effective and natural remedy is the Aloe Vera plant. They grow wild here in Florida. Remove one leaf of the aloe plant and keep it in your refrigerator crisper drawer.
Use Hair Conditioner as Shaving CreamMy aunt taught me a long time ago that if you use hair conditioner for shave lotion/gel/cream it works just as good, even better. I have used this for years. A couple of years ago I got married, and my husband uses it now for his face. His face is sensitive.
Use Homemade Astringent and Mask for AcneStart by cleaning your face. I use glycolic cleaner, it's non-irritating and helps clean pores out. A mixture of cinnamon and lime or lemon juice is excellent after washing your face.
Acne Prevention And TreatmentThere are 2 simple things you need to do to clear up your acne and prevent it in the future. Don't touch your face! This is the most important part. Even if you have oily skin, that alone will not cause acne. Acne is a small staph infection in the pore of your skin.
Raw Potato For Healthy SkinRub a raw potato on your face to help with skin discoloration, wrinkles, and age spots. Enzymes in the raw potato nourishes your skin tissue, and the alkaline content gives you a nice glow.
Product Review: Dawn Hand Renewal With Olay BeautyWhen Dawn Dish detergent came out with their Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty, I put the liquid soap in my regular hand soap dispensers. Within one to two weeks, my hands had significantly improved from the dryness.
Apply Products to Face with Q-tipWhen using tea-tree oil to treat skin problems, dip a clean Q-tip into the tea tree oil and then use that to treat several skin spots. This way you use much less than a cotton ball.
Use Shampoo As Body WashIf you have hard water (or not), shower with White Rain Shampoo. It's the cheapest and best lathering shampoo I know of. They have so many great fragrances to choose from.
Homemade Fruit-Acid FacialFor an inexpensive pick-me-up for your face - buy a papaya, cut it in half, eat the insides and then rub the inside of the fruit peel on your face. Leave for ten minutes then rinse off.
Aspirin and Lemon for AcneI wanted to share a tip I found out about for skin care and blackheads. I have a terrible problem with blackheads on my nose and chin, even though I exfoliate. It seems no matter what I use, I have trouble in this area.
Warm Lotion in WinterLike a lot of people, I use a small electric heater in the bathroom during the winter. And for convenience, I keep my body lotion on the side of the tub. I have found that when I get out of the shower, the lotion is warmed, goes on so smoothly, and feels so good!
Fixing Orange Skintone After Self-TannerHelp for looking orange after using a self tanner. Try taking a warm bath with a cup of fresh lemon juice added to the water. This is most effective if done as soon as possible. Soak 20 minutes and the lemon juice will help cut color and product buildup.
Tea Tree Oil For Breakouts or AcneAll of a sudden, I developed a huge zit on the side of my nose. I tried dabbing some tea tree oil on the spot twice a day. In 3 days, it was completely gone!
Use Expired Sunscreen as LotionUse expired sunscreen for hand lotion or shaving cream. Make sure you mark them as expired, so you won't forget and use them and get a painful sunburn.
Add Pieces of Soap to Exfoliating GloveWhen your bar soap gets too small, place it in a dollar store exfoliating glove. The glove can be hung in your shower, and can be used without worrying about "soaping" it up first. I have been doing it for years; I am cheap.
Make Your Own Tinted MoisturizerCosmetics are very expensive, especially some of the new tinted moisturizers. If you want to make your own tinted moisturizer, take some of your liquid foundation and add some of your favorite moisturizer, sunscreen (if you want SPF), or a body lotion like Jergens.
Sugar as an ExfoliantRecycle an empty plastic spice bottle that you've used up and fill with sugar. The ones with holes are especially handy to clean out then fill with sugar. Then it's safe to use in the shower, as sugar works as an excellent and natural exfoliant for your skin.
Home Remedies for AcneMy 33 year old daughter has constant problems with acne. I heard that fashion models use Pepto-Bismol as a face mask. I made a mix of extra strength Pepto-Bismol and Arm and Hammer Baking Soda and Peroxide toothpaste.
Use Toothpaste as Exfoliater for Face and SkinI use a small amount of baking soda toothpaste named after the maker of baking soda to wash my face with.
Applying Lotion To Your BackI found the perfect way to put lotion on my back all by myself. Use a wooden spoon with a really long handle. Put about four squirts of lotion on the backside of the spoon and smear it around a bit.
Exfoliate Before ShavingTo help keep razors clean and sharp when using them to shave under the arms, use a small circle size loofah (found in thrift shops) to remove any dead skin and deodorant in the armpit before shaving.
Vitamin K Cream for Dark Under Eye Circles To "erase" under eye circles that can be caused by a lack of sleep, dehydration, allergies etc-try dabbing a cream rich in vitamin K on the dark area.
Use Shampoo Instead of Soap In ShowerLast night I didn't have a bar of soap in the house. So what was I to do at 11 pm? I have several bottles of shampoos that I don't like to use on my hair. I buy the ones with conditioner, like Pantene with moisture renewal, it makes my hair oily.
Pantyhose Soap ScrubberThis is a way to reuse nylons, tights, or stockings that can no longer be worn; as well as finding a use for soap scraps.
Remedy for Skin TagsI have been reading all the remedies for skin tags and I have to say, I am also a big baby when it comes to pain in some areas. I had a skin tag appear in a private area a few years ago and yesterday I woke up and it was swollen. Any ideas?
Preventing Bags Under Your EyesPut Yellow Books under the top of your mattress to prevent bags under your eyes. I have used them for years. I spent a week away only to see what my eyes look like when my mattress is not slightly elevated!
Olive Oil as a MoisturizerI have psoriasis and have had it since I was 14 years old. I used to get so embarrassed about it. I don't bother with that anymore, I just wanted some of the pain and itching to go away. Well, I started to use olive oil on my skin.
Aloe Vera for AcneFor all those girls and boys that have tried everything to get rid of acne! Well this might be the solution for your case of acne! Well, this a really simple tip!
Minimizing Deep ScarsI have a very deep scar from leg surgery. My sister, a podiatrist recommended a product called "Scar Guard." I have been using it for 3 weeks and the results are amazing.
Getting The Last Out Of Pump BottlesHow do you get hand lotion, liquid soap, etc. out of plastic pump bottles when you get to the bottom and know there is some left in the bottle?
Mix Sunflower Oil With Oil Of OlayFor years I have used Oil of Olay moisturizer for my face and loved the results. Now I am trying to be more frugal, but don't want to lose my smooth skin. Here is what I have learned from a dermatologist.
Almond Oil MoisturizerAlmond oil makes the best, cheapest and longest-lasting moisturizer I have ever used. You use only a tiny bit and work it in well.
Tips for Cleaner Healthier SkinAs a person who has struggled with my skin for my entire life, I wanted to share a few things I have learned from my own experiences.
Add Vitamin E Oil to Moisturizing LotionInexpensive lotions and creams do not moisturize skin well, but after being unemployed for over a year, the better ones were out of my budget. I found that adding a little bit of Vitamin E Oil to a new bottle of inexpensive lotion really ups its moisturizing power.
Use Shampoo for Body WashI save money and clutter by using my shampoo and cream rinse on my whole body! When you lather use the shampoo on your hair, some of the suds to clean your body.
Product Review: Curel Itch Defense LotionI have a three year old daughter with eczema. It's a constant struggle to keep her extremely dry skin hydrated and not itchy. I've tried many products in the past but I've finally found an inexpensive miracle; Curel Itch Defense Lotion.
Moisturize Back with Long Handled PoufIn the colder times of the year, my skin gets very dry and itchy. I always moisturize after bath time, but could never get it very good on my back. I decided to use a long handled pouf for that purpose. You can find them almost everywhere and they are inexpensive.
Antiseptic Body WashMake a lovely antiseptic body wash by adding a few drops of tea tree essential oil to your shower gel or foam bath. Shake it well and enjoy!
Olive Oil for Sensitive, Dry SkinI have really dry skin, and have tried many types of lotions to help. Most lotions that I used ended up leaving my skin slippery, which might leave a residue on fabrics I'm working with or get in the way of my work.
Vitamin E for Skin ConditionsVitamin E is good inside and out. If you suffer from a skin condition or injury, open an E capsule and rub the oil on. It's quite tacky in texture, so rub or stroke in all that your skin will take and then wrap the affected area overnight to protect your sheets.
Use Vaseline for Young Looking SkinI have a friend who uses Vaseline on her face every night and has for many years, and she has very young looking skin. I'm trying that Moisture Therapy Intensive hand cream on my face and it seems to work.
Product Review: Village Naturals TherapyThis is the best muscle relaxing bath product I have ever used. It is good when you need something to clear your sinuses and I have never seen another product that works as good.
Copper Infused Pillow for Skin EnhancementI bought a copper infused pillowcase that enhances your skin when you sleep. You don't put on a night cream so you save loads, and it has cleared up dry patches on my cheeks.