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Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:00 pm      Reply with quote
Can I effectively take acidic fruit or wine or dissolved sugar, or a combination of them to use as an exfoliator? I'm not looking for a specific acid % or anything, I just need something quick and easy and don't have time to go looking and shopping for the ideal organic and natural, filler free exfoliator. People use pumpkin peels, can you just put fresh pumpkin puree on your face? What about pineapple puree or wine etc? Thanks.
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Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:47 pm      Reply with quote
BYRG wrote:
Can I effectively take acidic fruit or wine or dissolved sugar, or a combination of them to use as an exfoliator? I'm not looking for a specific acid % or anything, I just need something quick and easy and don't have time to go looking and shopping for the ideal organic and natural, filler free exfoliator. People use pumpkin peels, can you just put fresh pumpkin puree on your face? What about pineapple puree or wine etc? Thanks.


You definitely can make your own pumpkin peel. There are a variety of recipes if you do a google search, using either fresh pumpkin or pumpkin from a can. I'm thinking the pumpkin with a bit of yogurt and honey would make a nice mask.

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Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:10 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks. What exactly does pumpkin do for the skin? Does it exfoliate the dead skin layers off like acids do or manual exfoliation?

Really, I want something I can go to my kitchen to find to quickly smooth out my skin, manual exfoliate it. Something that won't damage the skin and will be effective but gentle enough for the delicate facial skin.
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:44 pm      Reply with quote
BYRG, you can easly and effectively exfoliate by adding a teaspoon of sugar with your regular cleanser.

For a glycolic acid mask mix a Tblsp of sugar with honey and apply to your face. You can exfoliate in circular motion. Some people leave it on for 10 to 20 min.

For a lactic acid mask use yogurt with lemon juice. There is also the very popular aspirn mask. Crush 4-5 uncoated aspirn mix with your favorite oil or a few drops of honey.
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:12 pm      Reply with quote
BYRG wrote:
Thanks. What exactly does pumpkin do for the skin? Does it exfoliate the dead skin layers off like acids do or manual exfoliation?

Really, I want something I can go to my kitchen to find to quickly smooth out my skin, manual exfoliate it. Something that won't damage the skin and will be effective but gentle enough for the delicate facial skin.


Pumpkin exfoliates like other acids. There are probably other easier things you could make just b/c the pumpkin seems to come in such a large can and is not something you would keep on hand normally. The aspirin mask recipes with yogurt and such would well also.

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Thanks. I thought before that sugar grains should only be used for the body because they were too harsh for the face. I guess everyone has a different opinion. I'll try it and see how my skin likes it. I'm a little afraid of the aspirin because of the fillers in it. It's cheap enough just to buy pure salicylic acid.

Pumpkins are just now coming into season, and as soon as I see the baby ones I'll pick some up. I'll bet that using it raw, pureed in a food processor would be more potent then the canned cooked kind, cause all of the enzymes are alive and in tact. As far as the honey, is that for the texture and moisture or does honey also have exfoliating qualities to it?
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:00 am      Reply with quote
Thank you! I want to know why honey with sugar becomes glycolic acid mask...
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:10 pm      Reply with quote
I'm just curious, Can I use pure lemon juice for my face?
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I have used canned pumpkin, it's a bit messy and hard to just smooth on without mixing it with something. I'm going to try mixing it with honey and or aloe next time. I did like how smooth my face felt after washing it off.

I also tried pineapple juice (I bought a container of fresh sliced pineapple)--We ate that; but I saved the juice and used a cotton ball to wipe my face and neck. It did sting in a few spots, but again after it dried and washed off, my face felt great!!!! I put it on the back of my hands also and they have never looked better!!!! This was much less messy than the pumpkin straight from the can.

I want to try carrot juice next.

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Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:02 am      Reply with quote
What is the effect of carrot juice?

I would also like to know if I can use pure lemon juice on face?
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The carrot juice should have lots of Vit A.

Lemon juice can be pretty drying, so I would use with caution. Also, you will need a good sunscreen with lemon as it causes sunburn; I understand.
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Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:35 pm      Reply with quote
I have always noticed how soft my finger tips are after cutting up a fresh pineapple. Next time I will try it on my face!! Very Happy
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Linda101 wrote:
...Lemon juice can be pretty drying, so I would use with caution. Also, you will need a good sunscreen with lemon as it causes sunburn; I understand.


Thanks Linda101 Very Happy
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Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:10 am      Reply with quote
I want to know that the juice of lemon for
my oily face is effective .

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Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:28 pm      Reply with quote
I actually slice a cold Lemon and gently rub it around on my clean face for a few minutes. It exfoliates, tightens pores, and lightens my "sun spots". I then rinse my face in cold water and apply moisturiser. The lemon can sting a little, but I have been doing this for months with no problems.

I even got carded twice this month and I will be 38.

I am not recommending this to anyone because all skin reacts differently, but a couple of times a week works for me.
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http://www.rd.com/content/age-spots-and-sun-spots/
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:17 pm      Reply with quote
just found some pumkin info
Pumpkin contains more than 100 beneficial nutrients, which help to reverse the signs of aging
--Pumpkin contains high levels of Vitamins A and C
--Pumpkin's natural vitamin a levels are mild retinoids
--Pumpkin contains minerals like zinc, the powerhouse antioxidant beta-carotene, and cancer
fighting carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin.
--Pumpkin fights free radical damage, a causal factor in aging
--Pumpkin contains B vitamins, niacin, riboflavin, salicylic acid, lactic and ascorbic acid
--Pumpkin's natural properties stimulate skin circulation
--Pumpkin promotes skin healing, and restores skin's elasticity
--Pumpkin provides nourishment for sun-damaged, weathered and aging skin
--Pumpkin provides a youthful glow to dull skin


this was info for a pre made pumkin peel on makeup artsists choice ...but hey why not mash some up add lemon juice for oily skin honey for dry skin and away you go!!!
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Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:26 am      Reply with quote
my boyfriend's sister's mother-in-lawhas been using wine from a batch that went "off". her husband makes wine, and a few bottles went sour, so she kept them for a toner/exfoliant.

she LOVES it.
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Pippi_Plum wrote:
http://www.rd.com/content/age-spots-and-sun-spots/

thats cool!!!!
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