Friday, February 11, 2011

Beauty Tip- Tend Skin

I am linking up with Kelly's Korner today for beauty secrets. I have a couple to share with you.

#1- I have had a long standing issue with sensitive skin! My doctor recommended TendSkin a couple of years ago for blemishes, bumps, and ingrown hair. But when I looked at the price- WOW!! $30+ for a small bottle. So I started doing some research and found a recipe for making my own TendSkin. It is super easy, makes a bunch, and I use it on blemishes and bikini area too.

Solution 1:
18 tablets uncoated aspirin, crushed
5 oz rubbing alcohol

Solution 2:
8 tablets uncoated aspirin, crushed
2.5 oz witch hazel

Combine the two solutions, the aspirin will settle a bit, so shake it before you apply.

It really does work, and it is much cheaper than the name brand. I think I paid $5total for all ingredients and bottle. Good deal!!

Side note: I found that I had to use it a couple times a day at first to get the results I needed, and it is a bit drying to the skin, so just play around with it to see what works best for you.

#2- WEN!!! I saw this on QVC and was totally sucked in! I have been trying to go with more natural products for my skin and hair. I actually stopped using shampoo and use a shampoo bar (looks just like a bar of soap). I got mine at Chagrin Valley Soaps. But it is a bit drying to my hair so I was looking for a good conditioner. I have thick, curly hair. I found WEN and ordered it. Again, it is very pricey, so I didn't know how I could afford it. Lo and behold, I was in Sally Beauty Supply one day and I found their version of it, called Hair One. This stuff is great! I also only shampoo my hair every 2-3 days and use a dry shampoo.

Also, I use MagiX from Avon as a primer and LOVE IT!! It makes my makeup stay on all day and I have oily prone skin!! It is Wonderful!!!!


AndreaLeigh said...

Interesting! I will look for that product at Sallys. Thanks for sharing!

Sasha said...

I love that Avon primer too!

Angie said...

I love tendskin. It really works! Have you looked on Amazon for it? I made the mistake of buying off of Sephora and then a week later I realized I could get it at half of the price on Amazon. You live and learn I guess!

Lori said...

I actually tried WEN and didn't care for it, but I gave it to a friend and she RAVES!! So, I think it was just me. Thanks for the tips!

Mallorie said...

I have super sensitive skin too! I'm going to have to try your tips!!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Mallorie said...

I have super sensitive skin too! I'm going to have to try your tips!!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Amy said...

One note about the WEN, it is true that you have to get the formula for your hair. I originally tried the tea tree and almond fragrances,and thought it was just ok, but the fig is the best for my curly hair. My girls now use the almond for the one that has normal/straight hair, and the tea tree for the one that tends to get dry scalp. I also made a leave in conditioner out of a few pumps of the WEN in a spreay bottle and added watyer. My girl's hair get crazy looking in the morning and it helps tame it down!!

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