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donkeybeth
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009 12:20:43 AM »

I feel your pain!  I like to use baking soda as a scrub and also a spot treatment on pimples.  Just make a paste with water, dab it on the pimple, and let it dry.  Sometimes I leave it on overnight.  Try to do it as soon as you feel the pimple forming!
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009 12:10:43 PM »

Have you tried a salt soap?  I have friends that I make salt soap SPECIFICALLY for their skin conditions (aka adult acne and dry skin).  If you get a salt soap that is made with some super moisturizing oils (or make one - mine use shea butter, coconut oil and castor oil), then add the salt and an anti-acne type of essential oil, plus perhaps a clay to just help suck the oils out, that makes a huge difference.  For me, I offer both the green clay lime salt soap (which is a more intensive stripping clay), plus rose kaolin clay pink grapefruit salt soap, since the rose clay is generally considered more of a sensitive skin clay with a softening effect that refines skin texture with firming and toning elements that improve connective tissue.  By contrast, French green clay is mostly montmorrilonite and is therefore more efficient at drawing oils and toxins from the skin.

Anyways, be aware that you have to give it at least a week with any product for your skin to adjust and make a decision, but these are just some ideas of mine that sell very well and have their own following!  (I use the pink clay in winter and go for the green in summer, just in case you were wondering!)
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009 12:22:15 PM »

I am experimenting with re-batching existing soap and adding tingredients to it that are good for the skin.

I am thinking of trying plain, unscented (if I can find it) Dove...which I have melted and reformed sucessfully in the past....and adding oatmeal...johoba oil (won't clog pores) and possibly tea tree oil or aspirin. 


I find the tidea of clay and saly very interesting but i am worried about the clay drying out my skin.....what type of salt do you suggest?  What is it about salt that's good for the skin? Or is it purely for exfoliation?
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009 12:23:11 PM »

Rose clay is a nice moisturizing clay!
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2009 01:48:47 PM »

Where does one find such a thing?
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2009 02:08:05 PM »

Mmm, I think I bought mine from www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com

http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/soap/Clays.asp

or here~ http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/product.asp?product_id=clayrose&searchflag=1
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2009 04:24:53 PM »

Salt=lots of reasons.  One is exfoliation and circulation - it exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes the extra debris that causes clogging, and circulation is a result of the exfoliation, scrubbing brings blood to the surface, which helps rejuvenate the upper layers of the epidermis.  Salt baths for years have also been known for reducing inflammation and increasing circulation to promote the healing of damaged or sore muscles. Adding a few handfuls of salt to your bathwater can also help reduce fatigue.

Here's an article that may help:

http://health.howstuffworks.com/uses-for-salt-health-and-beauty-ga.htm

I just like it since it oomphs up the cleansing and exfoliating in my salt bars, then the clay comes in and takes the impurities, and either takes excess oil (green clay), or moisturizes and firms (pink clay), and the shea butter and other moisturizers get a chance to get deeper into the skin to give a nice clean feel.

In terms of salts out there, you can go fancy and get himalayan pink salt, dead sea salt, or stick with ocean salt or even regular old table salt.  They're all good, they all have great benefits, mostly in the mineral department, but, you know, you always gotta remember you're using a rinse off product.  Personally, I just stick with sea salt in a few different grind sizes.

However, the reason my hubby uses it?  It makes him sweat less.  Yeah, salt's also a natural deodorizer...  Tongue


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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2009 04:28:37 PM »

Wow!  Thanks to the both of you!
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2009 08:37:27 PM »

Hi there,
I'm new to this board but not to B&B.  I "see" a few familiar faces, too.   Grin

Have you considered trying OCM (oil cleansing method)?  Remember oil cuts oil, so it won't make your face oily or dry.  I'd suggest combining castor, which has astringent properties, and jojoba, which is like our skin's sebum.  You might add some lavender to calm the skin.  Tea tree might be too harsh for your dry skin.

Also, it sounds like you pH balance is off.  Try drinking ACV (apple cider vinegar) in water before each meal.  I like to make a warm tea -- hot water, a Tbsp of ACV and some honey.  It flushes toxins from your body, balances your pH -- and, as an added bonus, it helps you lose weight.
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