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22-02-2008
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Baking soda for exfoliant
I've used this before as a last resort if I was out of my good expensive exfoliant. Doesnt work as well obviously but I'm biased and feel cheap not using anything with luxury on my face.

Has anyone tried Eminence? They're probably the most natural line I can think of.
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26-10-2008
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Does anybody know of any more tried-and-tested natural remedies for the following?

- Hyper-pigmentation
- Capillaries/rosacea (I swear it came from having billions of runny noses during childhood)
- Dark under-eye circles

The hyper-pigmentation is my biggest issue. I've managed to find a product that made the colour of my hyper-pigmentation spots more even and completely got rid of others, but now it appears to have reached a stage where it will go no further. I decided to post it in natural remedies because I don't want to get a load of hydroquinone and skin-bleaching recommendations. With my racial make-up it's more likely to damage me or make things worse.

I've already tried vitamin E, cocoa butter, shea butter and African black soap for the hyper-pigmentation. Vitamin E and cocoa butter was used for the longest time period (at least a year daily).

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06-12-2008
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Most of the things I do have been mentioned.

Castor oil for eyelashes

Olive oil, grapeseed oil or coconut oil (can mix together if you like) on the skin at night.

Take vitamins

Drink water

I've never had acne, and have always had nice skin.

Also, don't get too stressed. Exercise is great for blood flow and energy

Eat healthy foods!

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06-12-2008
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At the moment I'm totally into 100% Pure, I bought Organic Cranberry Facial Cleansing Foam and I think I'll buy Pineapple Enzyme Facial Peel as well.

I also like Suki , Transformative Clay is amazing, not to mention Lemongrass Cleanser and White Willow Balancing Toner (but I only had samples).

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I use Burt's Bees a lot. I like these:

Orange Essence Facial Cleanser - It gets a bit sticky sometimes so if you have overly oily skin (One of my friends has oily skin and it made her skin blotchy), I wouldn't recommend it but if your skin gets dry during winter, it's a good cleanser for you. It also melts off your make-up so win :p It also smells really good so try not to eat it. (Not that anything will happen, no chemicals )

Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream - Also good! It goes on all tingling. If you have a little bit of redness, it takes care of it right away. The smell wakes you up on exhausting mornings.

Aloe and Linden Flower Aftersun Soother - I use this sometimes as a moisturizer at night but I used it after I got sunburned during a trip to the beach and it worked very well.

I also have the Willowbark scrub but I found it a bit too harsh for me so it's sitting on my shelf. Their tinted lipbalms are also very good (I'm running out of adjectives here ), the Rhubarb color is really pretty!

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Personally I've always been a big fan of soya based products since I find that they add an extra glow and radiance to the skins overall texture.

I find that eating tofu is great for the skin because it gives your skin a firm look. I drink soya based tea as well in the morning and I find that it helps prevent any gastrointestinal problems in the morning.

I also drink tons of green tea and Jasmine tea

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coffee as body exfoliator
sugar as face exfoliator (didn't like it though)
anti-cellulite mask made of blue clay, laminaria (sold in drugstores) and coffee, but it was such a hassle to make it every time so I switched to a premade one from the drugstore

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sugar as face exfoliator (didn't like it though)
I could never do this. I'd rather use St. Ives Scrub I've heard people discuss this 'table sugar to exfoliate' in front of me and I just grimace and hope they'll stop, while I bite my tongue. I'm not a fan of using direct food, shortening, fat, or sugar on my face, no thank you.

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I could never do this. I'd rather use St. Ives Scrub I've heard people discuss this 'table sugar to exfoliate' in front of me and I just grimace and hope they'll stop, while I bite my tongue. I'm not a fan of using direct food, shortening, fat, or sugar on my face, no thank you.
I've read about sugar to exfoliate here on tfs and decided to give it a try, after that I returned to my usual exfoliator
I hate having strawberries etc on my face, it's so weird
But coffee as body exfoliator was great, I use it often

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I've read about sugar to exfoliate here on tfs and decided to give it a try, after that I returned to my usual exfoliator
I hate having strawberries etc on my face, it's so weird
But coffee as body exfoliator was great, I use it often
How do you use coffee as a body exfoliator? Do you grind up the beans?

Please let me know

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^^If you make your coffee in a Bodum French Press, remove the grounds after you've poured your coffee in a cup and use them in the shower. That's what I would do.

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^^^
exactly!

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^^If you make your coffee in a Bodum French Press, remove the grounds after you've poured your coffee in a cup and use them in the shower. That's what I would do.
Thanks. I don't drink coffee, but I will buy some and try this!

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Does anybody know of any more tried-and-tested natural remedies for the following?

- Hyper-pigmentation
- Capillaries/rosacea (I swear it came from having billions of runny noses during childhood)
- Dark under-eye circles

The hyper-pigmentation is my biggest issue. I've managed to find a product that made the colour of my hyper-pigmentation spots more even and completely got rid of others, but now it appears to have reached a stage where it will go no further. I decided to post it in natural remedies because I don't want to get a load of hydroquinone and skin-bleaching recommendations. With my racial make-up it's more likely to damage me or make things worse.

I've already tried vitamin E, cocoa butter, shea butter and African black soap for the hyper-pigmentation. Vitamin E and cocoa butter was used for the longest time period (at least a year daily).
For the hyperpigmentation, try an apple cider vinegar/water toner and drink tons and tons of lemon water! I just started doing this a few days ago, but I'm already seeing significant results! For the toner, depending on the sensitivity of your skin, start off diluting it with as much water as you need to not uncomfortably sting your skin. Right now I'm at a 2:1 ratio, just gradually increase the vinegar until you can get to a 1:1 ratio. For the lemon water, something with the acidity in the lemons helps to flush out the toxins in your body. I'm guessing that you're part Asian, as am I, and I know hyperpigmentaion can be a real pain for our skin. So I'm usually really snooty when it comes to skin care products, so if I'm using something cheap it has to be good.


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This is such a wonderful thread!!!

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