Does homemade beauty therapies really work?

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    Luvly Ucposted 7 years ago

    I ve often wondered whether homemade therapies are for real. I'm scared of them.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So you'll eat real food, but you're afraid to put it on your face?  I don't understand.  What are you afraid will happen?

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't use much in the way of natural products except raw organic extra virgin coconut oil for dry skin and any skin irritations, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar for bee stings and spider bites.  All my other natural beauty and anti-aging treatments go inside, not outside.  smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago
    I've never had a problem.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What a lovely healthy coat.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this
      I've never had a problem either.

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    Wilfionposted 7 years ago

    I honestly don't think any beauty product works, whether homemade or store-bought.  Anti-wrinkle creams do not get rid of wrinkles, anti-ageing products do not stop you ageing, and teeth-whitening toothpaste does not make teeth white.  These products are a way for big business to make money from people's need to stay young and beautiful.  Although those of us who were never beautiful to begin with, have a definite advantage. And, there is a reason why the men and women advertising these products, are in their early 20s.  If they were to use 90 year olds, no one would buy into their products.  But a 90 year old is not going to look like a 20 year old, no matter how much anti-wrinkle creams they use.  With the possible exception of Joan Collins of course.  For a 103 year old, she only has one wrinkle, and she is sitting on that.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The cosmetic industries have obviously made vast sums from peoples vanity and insecurities. I don't believe that there is any such thing as a "miracle cream" I, personally, just use a good moisturizer with a high SPF. This should slow down the ageing of my skin, not because it's a miracle cream, but because it offers my skin some protection from the damaging effects of the suns rays. As for home remedies, I think there's something in it , depending on the remedy eg. If I have puffy eyes I'll put pieces of cucumber on them. It helps.

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        Wilfionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Puffy eyes are one thing.  But the bags under mine are so big, that Santa has asked if he can borrow them to put all of the toys in at Christmas.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You obviously need very large pieces of cucumber. lol

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            Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            and a cucumber salad inside on a regular basis, might help.

  4. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    Whatever you do, don't try the Elmer's glue "homemade" version of the Biore pore strips.

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    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    I think natural products and remedies can be very effective.  It makes more sense to put something like a cucumber or vitamin e oil on your skin than some of the chemicals I cannot even pronounce which are found in prescription and store bought remedies.

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    Luvly Ucposted 7 years ago

    Thanks guys for your replies, I guess nothing really works in the way of beauty except whats taken inside.

  7. wrinklestudent profile image60
    wrinklestudentposted 7 years ago

    I think it depends on what you're trying to do. If you're looking to have a miraculous change overnight, nothing can do that. But reducing eye puffiness with cucumber (like Hollie Thomas said) or applying extra virgin coconut oil to dry skin (like couturepopcafe said) works and it's cheaper than buying a beautiful product just to do that. My daughter made me a wonderful body scrub out of kosher salt, soap flakes, and loose tea which helps with dry skin in the winter. I'd say that it works better than the sea salt bath scrub I used to buy (and is so much nicer smelling).


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