Your skin is your body's largest organ. And it happens to be very porous. This means that what goes on the outside of your skin is eventually absorbed into your body. Check out these recipes for gorgeous skin and huge savings—up to $350 per year or more, compared to buying equivalent boutique-branded products containing natural or organic ingredients.
Start with your own facial scrub and save $80 a year over a boutique-branded face scrub.
Grind 16 whole unbleached almonds and 4 tablespoons of oats in your blender, food processor or coffee grinder. Don't blitz it for too long—you want bits big enough to slough off rough skin. Then mix the grit with 2 tablespoons of honey and about 4 teaspoons of yogurt or water—enough to create a loose paste.
Gently pat this mixture into a clean face and leave on for 10 minutes. Wet your hands to gently massage it into your skin. Splash your face with tepid water to remove. Use no more than twice per week and remember to follow it up with a moisturizer.