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Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday's Money-Saving Tips




Linking up today with Holly at Homebody for some money saving tips.  And can't we all use those--especially at this time of year.  My tip may seem a little weird, but those of you who know me already suspect I'm a little out there anyway. ;-)

Since about age 12, I've had very oily skin and have tried all kinds of things to combat it.  Egg white masks, oatmeal masks, peroxide as a toner, just about every cleanser, toner, and foundation made.  Not much worked for very long.  Then I read Don't Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me and she had a couple of ideas that have helped me considerably.

For over 10 years now, I use Milk of Magnesia as a mask after cleansing my face.  I just rub it on and let it dry, then rinse off.  I can honestly tell a difference when I don't use it.  MoM is clay based and thus absorbs the oil.  I buy mine at the dollar store and it lasts forever.



At night, after washing off my makeup, I gently exfoliate with good old baking soda.  I buy Walmart's brand.  Works like a charm.  Again, when I don't use it, my skin just doesn't get as clean.

Let me know how this works for you--or if you have any other secrets for oily skin.  And make sure you click that link above to see other great tips!

Edited to add:  I use the MoM in the morning and the baking soda at night, after washing my face with cleanser. I use both every day, though I sometimes skip the baking soda if I haven't worn makeup that day. 

4 comments:

6L's said...

thanks for the tips! i am actually supposed to bring the baking soda for a scrub at raw food's for december. we are trying homemade masks and scrubs and each of us got a recipe for both to bring and share....a beauty session, i suppose. :) maybe you can come?

Holly said...

This is a fabulous tip! Who would have thought? My skin tends more toward dry than oily, but I think I'll give the baking soda exfoliation a try.
Thanks, Beverly! I'm glad you joined my party :)

Connie said...

Great tips. I have always had oily skin too so maybe I will give the MoM a try.

Tamara said...

interesting.....

so...which comes first? the MoM or the banking soda? Do you do both every day, twice a week? How often?

Curious....

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