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Fuck Clean & Clear! An adventure in DIY skincare products

posted by ebean

Inspired by a recent discussion with some serious skincare specialists, I’ve decided to embark on a quest to create my own skincare products.  Your skin is your biggest organ, so why would you put something you couldn’t eat on it?

On the to-do list:
What I think I need and why I think I need it…

1.  Astringent – removes surface oils and bacteria, spot treatment on blemish, and aftercare if you must pop
2.  Face wash – cleans off the icky grime of city living and sweat
3.  Exfoliate – gets rid of dead skin, helping to prevent blemishes
4.  Face mask – deep pore cleansing
5.  Face lotion – hydrates and protects skin
6.  Night cream – seems like a really good idea

I’m going to be realistic.  I won’t be able to create everything at home, and in such cases, I’m on the hunt for a non-yucky store bought product.

Step 1:  Find recipes

Recipe: DIY Moo-Free Creamery

posted by freebean

With the stock market plummeting, I was in the mood for a little creamy goodness to help shift my mood and with a little inspiration from seabean’s sustenance post… et voila I decided to DIY myself some moo-free almond milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soaked raw almonds (soaked 4-8 hours)
  • 4 cups water
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 T non-alcohol vanilla extract
  • 3 T maple syrup

Steps:
1- In a blender, at medium, then high speed, blend soaked almonds, water, and sea salt until smooth.

2- Pour through a strainer to separate pulp.

3- Pour liquid back in the the blender and blend in vanilla extract and maple syrup until smooth.

4- Pour yourself a glass. Enjoy. Share some with a special someone and/or save the rest in an airtight container in the fridge.