Discussion in 'Bath and Body Forum' started by Zany_in_CO, Apr 10, 2018.
I think I saw it. I only noticed that one is gone, though, so I can't be sure.
Do you remember the type of rock salt? Black salt/Himalayan salt or some other variety?
I have adult acne and so far I'm really liking this:
https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/deep-cleansing-oil.69671/page-3 I made mine with 2 oz grapeseed oil and 2 oz avocado oil. I also added some lavender EO to mine.
My other suggestions include salt bars, sulfur bars and pine tar bars. Mix 'em up.
One of the best things for my skin was swimming - in a regular chlorinated pool.
I also recommend against exfoliants. I tried Clinique's exfoliating facial scrub for about a month and mine got so much worse!
This reminded me; my sister (who had moderate acne) used a specially made solution of calamine and witch hazel from the dermatologist which worked well for her.
I had cystic acne from age 11 to age 37-38. Just before my 38th birthday I switched to homemade soap - I'd been using it before then on everything but my face... not sure why other than the old "soap is bad for your face" mentality. The other change I made was switching from a lotion moisturizer to argan oil. My acne is pretty much non-existent these days, and it started clearing up within a week of switching to the argan oil. When I stop using it, my face shows it. I mix it up with some essential oils depending on my mood. My night time bottle currently has jasmine and orange in it, because I read that jasmine is good for treating acne and both are good for anxiety aromatherapy. My day time bottle has spearmint and eucalyptus in it, it's a nice refresher in the morning. When I first started using argan oil I added frankincense to it because I had read that it helps reduce the appearance of scars. I also tried tea tree in it, but discovered I'm allergic to tea tree oil. My first bottle I picked up at iherb.com for maybe $12 for 2 oz... now I buy bigger bottles from NDA. Anyways, all this just to ask "Is she using a moisturizer?" I didn't start using one until I was 33 and got a spa facial, the technician told me I have dry skin. I started using a lotion moisturizer and it did help but not "cure" it. I wanted a cure, lol. Argan oil is the closest I've gotten. Also, on a side note, if she is near a cosmetology school, they may offer facial services at 50% the cost of a spa. There is a school where I live, and I've gone twice in the last year for $20 each time. A quality facial may "reset" her skin so that you can evaluate if it is dry, oily, combination, and plan an at home regimen better.
*I am not a doctor or esthetician. My only qualifications are that I have skin and used to have very bad acne. I wish my mom/grandma had been half as invested in helping me with my skin problems as you are, Earlene.
Oh gosh, this was waaaaaay back in the 1950's. It wasn't anything fancy. I remember that it was chunky white so my guess is it was probably Morton's rock salt used in making ice cream.
Oh. I have seen large rock like crystals of alum also. My dad, at one time, had used it after shaving as it has astringent properties. Alum is extensively used in India for its medicinal properties. Could it be Alum?
My boys (19, 17, and 14) use a dyi after shave cream from fellowfellow.com. It has 1/2 cup witch hazel 1/2 cup aloe Vera (boys like after sun) 1 tbsp glycerin. Youngest (11) uses it as a boo boo cream. Oldest calles it his Franks red hot sauce
I'm with you on this one. Working on the cleansing oil soon. Love my salt bars
I make something very similar as a toner. Works great.
No, I believe it is regular ole sodium chloride, only not yet ground down to the fine texture of table salt. Interesting about the Alum stone.
Thank you, amd. I just saw this last night (back pain has had me immobilized a few days last week & I could not even tolerated the seated position, so very little computer action) but was too tired to reply.
I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. The Argan oil sounds like it is really worth a try. I wish I had seen this before leaving home. I could have brought some with me. But when I can I may just order some for her and have it delivered while I am there (after Hawaii.) I will also look into a cosmetology school for a spa facial.
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