Julie Gabriel is About.com: Skin Care's go-to trusted source for all things green. Her tips are easy to follow and her recipes can easily go head-to-head with many expensive products you buy at the store.
We're so lucky that Julie has shared some of the fabulous skin care recipes from her books: The Green Beauty Guide and Green Beauty Recipes
This is my personal hand savior when I need my hands to look freshly manicured in two minutes.
This is a very strong exfoliating cream for the body. It’s especially good to prevent and treat extremely dry, rough skin. Use it on your feet, elbows, and knees, and if you dilute the mix with some honey or aloe vera juice, you can use it to exfoliate the rest of your body.
Whitening products often contain hydroquinone, a potential carcinogen. In this mask, the antibacterial properties of honey are boosted with the anti fungal and whitening properties of lemon.
This rinse will not ruin your highlights but instead will make your brown color deeper and more vibrant.
When your skin feels dry at one spot and oily at another, you don't need to use two or three products at the same time. Soothe and nourish your skin and allow it to rest while it heals.
Lemon is a gentle whitener, brightener and a great exfoliating agent with antibacterial properties.
Coffee is a strong diuretic, and its topical application helps flush the retained water in the skin, which is often the cause for bumpy, uneven skin texture. Ground coffee makes an excellent exfoliating scrub. You can utilize used coffee grounds for this application.
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Julie Gabriel, green beauty guru and author of The Green Beauty Guide took some time to answer a few questions for us about herself, her book and over all green living. A must-read for anyone looking for easy ways to reduce their carbon footprint at home.