September 1st 2009

Three natural skin-savers

No need for smelly lotions, chemically-enhanced ingredients, and overly expensive night creams. With a few simple kitchen items you can concoct your own combination for a beautiful complexion.

Coffee grounds

A handful of leftover, still moist coffee grounds is the perfect exfoliant – for your face or full body. The caffeine tightens and firms pores, while the grounds slough off dead skin cells.

Fruit peels

Scrape off the inner peel of a banana for a quick moisturizer, use the pith of an citrus for an astringent, and try pineapple for brightened skin.

The stove and a pot

Steam your face weekly to open pores, increase circulation and remove toxins. Bring water to a boil in a pot, let simmer 5-10 minutes, then place on a trivet on the kitchen countertop. Place a towel over your head, tenting it overtop of the pot, letting steam directly  for about 4 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.