Hey Sugar! Products laying around your house to stay looking good!

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Hey folks, if you are anything like me, your skin wrecks havoc during the wintertime. Because of this, I thought I'd do a little share on how to keep looking good all year round. Hopefully it helps some of you.

1. Sugar! Sugar is great to use for exfoliation (removing dead skin cells). The first thing I use is brown sugar. Take a teaspoon of it and mix it with one tablespoon of petroleum jelly or any kind of lip product that you may have (carmex, blistex, etc). Rub this on your lips for about 15 seconds and wipe it off. Put some chapstick on afterwards, and your lips will be pillowy soft. Do it once or twice a week and you'll be amazed with the difference.

Another great sugar tip is to take a couple tablespoons and mix it in with your body wash to exfoliate your skin. Regular sugar works great with this.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide. To keep your teeth looking white, swish some around your mouth once or twice a week for 15-30 seconds. It will fizz, it will taste raunchy, but you will see a difference. Don't use it too often, however, or it will weaken the enamel.

3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! For the softest feet ever, wipe petroleum jelly on your feet before bed. Put on some socks and go to sleep. When you wake up, your feet will be super soft. Wash off the residue and you're good to go.

Moisturizing your face is the best thing you can do to keep looking good, whether you are a man or woman. After you've exfoliated your face, you will need a good moisturizer. Here's my little secret, and it will work great for men. Go to a cosmetics counter at your local mall. I recommend Lancome, Clinique or La Mer. Tell them you are looking to try a skincare regimen, but since you are new to this, you don't want to shell out hundreds or thousands for face creams until you can see them in action. Ask for some samples to take home. I have got hundreds of dollars worth of skincare that was perfect for my face this way! If one counter won't give you any, try another...and another until you have some goodies to use. Those samples can be pretty big and can last for a good while.

Now, I know I'm not the only one with tips here, so I'd like to hear from others. How do you keep looking good on a budget?
 

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Nice tips, so this is how you keep your good looks... :naughty:

Yeah cold winter air does havoc on the skin. Its good to keep moisturized so your skin will stay healthy. Oil massages are so nice.
 

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the best hint i can give ( working years in this industry) is to avoid cellulite products. the best is to take the brewed coffee powder with added olive oil. its the only thing that works
 

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I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
 

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I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

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I have used the Peroxide thing from time to time and have heard about the jelly on your feet. I will probably have to try the jelly as my feet crack pretty bad in the summertime. Never heard about the sugar exfoliator until now...

Thanks for the break! :)
 

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Really weird but moisturising seems to dry out my skin even more -strange I know :)
 

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Really weird but moisturising seems to dry out my skin even more -strange I know :)

Does your moisturizer have any kind of alcohol in it? That can have a drying effect. Most lotions do, face lotion should not. That's one reason it's a good lotion to use on tattoos. :)
 

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Superb movie.

On a serious note, here's a suggestion which not many know about. The magic west african shea butter. Your skin will seriously lighten up, it may even help get rid of redness/acne and similar annoying skin diseases.

http://www.amazon.com/100-Organic-West-African-Butter/dp/B0009JQFF6

Cheap, effective and lasts. Must buy. :)

Yes, cocoa butter and shea butter are awesome. I often times find myself using Palmer's cocoa butter sticks on dry spots, because nothing else moisturizes like it does.
 

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These are great! Thanks!

My general tips for looking good are exfoliating my skin every day and using cocoa butter. That's about it!

I also keep the good ole basic hygiene in tact. Teeth brushed twice daily, moisturising, plucking eye brows (religiously), take vitamins for hair / skin / nails, etc. I dont always look great in winter however as my skin is really sensitive and my face goes red in the cold. haha

Ah well at least I have the rosy cheeks of a bonny Scottish lass! lol
 

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These are great! Thanks!

My general tips for looking good are exfoliating my skin every day and using cocoa butter. That's about it!

I also keep the good ole basic hygiene in tact. Teeth brushed twice daily, moisturising, plucking eye brows (religiously), take vitamins for hair / skin / nails, etc. I dont always look great in winter however as my skin is really sensitive and my face goes red in the cold. haha

Ah well at least I have the rosy cheeks of a bonny Scottish lass! lol

Well you are a girl, so I can give this tip haha.

BB cream. It's new and it's AWESOME for redness. :)
 

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Well you are a girl, so I can give this tip haha.

BB cream. It's new and it's AWESOME for redness. :)

Why thank you, am now looking for a good price on Ebay. I can never find anything that I like face cream-wise and have stuck with cocoa butter for so long. This could be useful.
 

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I just go for the manly weathered outdoorsy kinda look.
This^^ :p

The only time I use sugar to clean myself is mixing it in with shower gel or washing up liquid to try and scrub off all the oil that's deep ingrained after changing an engine and box. If no there's sugar around then sand will do just fine ;-)
 
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