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4 Vintage Skincare Tips That Still Work

(cover photo from joycelynthiang)


From the early days of home-made remedies that uses natural ingredients to heal skin concerns such as uneven skintone and acne, skincare has certainly come a long way--with most ranges now rooted in cosmetic chemistry to create skincare products that are able to target a wider range of concerns, from hyper-pigmentation to anti-ageing.


But there are still a few vintage skincare remedies that will always be good for the skin and should still be a mainstay in any beauty regimen. So even if you may already have a fancy skincare routine set in place, it's always good to take a step back into time and give your skin a natural skincare treat that's safer and more gentle on the skin.


Here are 4 vintage skincare tips that have been tried, tested, and trusted through the years. 


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Milk Bath



(photo from musicalhouses)


Mixing a little milk in your bathwater has been known to be a great way to quickly moisturise and soften your skin. To do this at home, draw a warm bath in the tub and mix in a couple of cups of whole milk and take a relaxing soak to give your skin time to absorb the benefits. This is great if your skin is looking and feeling dry and flaky. 

Petroleum Jelly



(photo from rinrinrin)


Petroleum Jelly such as Vaseline has been around since the 1800s and used by ladies from the past as a cleanser and moisturiser--healing chapped lips, skin, and keeping their skin soft and supple. While it's not the most glamorous product out there, using Vaseline has been touted by celebrities as Marilyn Monroe and Tyra Banks as the secret to their good skin. Apply a thin later of vaseline to the areas of your skin that needs that boost of extra moisture, such as under your eyes, hands, and elbows.

Oats & Honey



(photo from miamai)


A face mask made of oats and honey has been a trusted favourite over the years, with the oats gently exfoliating and calming your skin while the honey keeps it soft and supple. Mix a little oats, honey, and extra virgin olive oil and apply the mixture liberally all over your face. Keep it on for at least 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Cucumber



(photo from charleneajose)


If you want a more natural way to de-puff your eyes, keep sliced cucumbers in the refrigerator for a quick pick-me-up whenever your eyes are feeling dry, tired, and puffy. Keep the cucumbers on your eyes for at least 10 minutes to give it time to work its magic. 

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Milk Bath



(photo from musicalhouses)


Mixing a little milk in your bathwater has been known to be a great way to quickly moisturise and soften your skin. To do this at home, draw a warm bath in the tub and mix in a couple of cups of whole milk and take a relaxing soak to give your skin time to absorb the benefits. This is great if your skin is looking and feeling dry and flaky.