While I was visiting my mother-in-law, Sadie, we got talking about some of the home-made remedies and some of the home-made beauty treatments her mother, Violet, had taught her about. Here are a couple that I've since tried out and found astonishingly effective!
1: Do your hands feel dry, flaky, and less than smooth? Try using some sugar as an effective exfoliant (I used white). I quickly washed and then dry patted my hands with water and then placed about a tablespoon in the palm of my hand and began wringing and rubbing and scrubbing both sides of both hands. I then rinsed the sugar off with warm water, patted dry, and applied my favourite hand creme, but Sadie suggested one could just as easily apply olive oil or almond oil instead! You may not want to repeat this treatment every day, but I plan to do it once or twice a week at least to keep my hands looking and feeling as baby soft as they have been since first doing this sugar exfoliation.
2: I have been plagued by dark under eye circles for quite a while now. However, since using Sadie's secret home remedy of almond oil applied to the undereye area on a q-tip just before bedtime, I have noticed a difference!! I probably can't yet go without concealer, but will diligently continue to apply this natural treatment nightly!
3. Do you have dry, cracked lips? Try daubing a little brown sugar on them. Rub your lips together to get the exfoliating and moisturizing effects of the sugar!