i just rinsed a raw oatmeal and honey mixture off my face and now i'm snacking on the leftover. i can't speak for the long-term benefits but my face feels really taut and smooth right now. i don't remember the recipe i came across but it was just the two ingredients so i just tossed them together and i'm guessing it probably only matters for the sake of the texture because it was kind of lumpy and i glopped it on awkwardly, lol.
last weekend i made a homemade sugar wax for hair removal. it went like this:
-2 cups brown sugar
-1 cup lemon juice
-1 cup water
boil and then simmer
it didn't turn out very well for me but there was a lot of user error involved because it was my first time and i had never even waxed before. i'm confident that it will work out much better next time. some things i learned (most of which you probably know if you've ever waxed at all):
1. it had to simmer for a lot longer than i expected. if it spreads really thin and doesn't take out any hair when you pull it off, it means that it just isn't finished- put it back in the pan and simmer it longer.
2. it should go on pretty thick. well, thicker than i thought at first, anyway.
3. don't try spreading it with your fingers. this is probably obvious, i know. but...yeah. i got desperate and used a spoon but the hardcore home remedy people keep popsicle sticks on hand, i guess.
4. i had read about people cutting up old shirts to pull the wax off with, which i'm sure is a really good idea, but i went ahead and cut up an old tank top which was not such a good idea. don't use material that stretches. lmao.
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH HOME BEAUTY STUFF?