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Arrowroot Dries up blemishes
Avocado Moisturizes
Barley Anti-blemish; refines pores; retards wrinkles
Beet Moisturizes
Benzoin, Tincture of Natural preservative for creams, lotions; chapped skin
Bicarbonate of Soda Water softener
Borax Skin softener; cleanser; bleach; emulsifier when mixed with other ingredients
Bran Tightens large pores; combats dryness
Carrot Sloughs; moisturizes
Castor Oil Relieves itching; fades brown spots; eyelash treatment
Chamomile Tones all types of complexions
Cocoa Butter Cleanser; dry skin moisturizer
Corn Syrup Humectant - holds moisture to skin
Cornmeal Refines pores
Cornstarch Natural thickener for creams, lotions, masks; body powder
Cucumber Reduces under-eye puffiness; reduces wrinkles
Dandelion Moistens dry skin
Egg Conditions; whites best for normal and oily skin; yolks for dry to normal skin
Egg White Adds silkiness and tightens
Elderberry Blossom Moistens dry skin
Epsom Salt Anti-blemish
Fennel Combats wrinkles
Fuchsia Soothes
Gelatin Thickener for facial masks
Glycerine Moisturizer; softener; emollient
Grapefruit Tightens large pores
Herbs Baths; facial steams; creams; lotions
Hollyhock Dried petals provide emollient action; moistens dry skin
Honey Refines pores; tightens skin; moisturizes; retards wrinkles;
Lanolin Moisturizer; softener; emollient
Lard Moisturizer; softener; emollient
Lavender Soothes
Lavender Water Softens; smoothes
Lettuce Conditioner
Lime Acid; astringent
Marigold Dehydrates - can help reduce excess body fluids
Marjoram Eases tension
Mayonnaise Cleans; moisturizes
Milk (including whole, skim, buttermilk, cream, sour cream) Refines
pores; soothes all skin types; cools sunburn
Mint Stimulates
Mud (including clay, fuller's earth) Large pores; oily skin; wrinkles
Nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans): Scrub to refine pores, combat wrinkles, blackheads and dryness
Oatmeal Soothes, heals, relieves itching
Oils Dry skin: almond, olive, peanut
Oily skin: corn, safflower, sunflower, sesame
Any skin type: avocado, coconut, wheat germ
Okra Dried leaves provide emollient action
Orange Water Softens; smoothes
Pansy Soothes
Papaya Tenderizes; removes dead surface cells
Pineapple Cleans; tones
Plum Anti-blemish
Potato Reduces under-eye puffiness
Rolled Oats Softens skin
Rose Has an astringent effect on oily skin
Rose Water Softens; smoothes
Rosemary Muscle stimulant; tightens skin
Sage Tones oily skin
Salt Invigorates
Strawberry Tones oily skin; anti-blemish
Tapioca Tightens skin; refines pores; aids sunburn and windburn;
    demulcent - soothing to inflamed skin
Tea Soothes sunburn; reduces eye puffiness; revs circulation
Thyme Invigorates
Tomato Unclogs pores
Turnip Reduces redness and blotchiness
Vinegar Refines pores; cleans; softens; aids blemishes, itchy skin, and
Wheat Germ Refines pores
Whole Wheat Flour Thickener for facials
Witch Hazel Reduces eye puffiness; deodorant
Yeast Used in masks for oily or blemished skin
Yogurt Cleanser; bleach; for normal and oily skin