- Raw honey (can be used as a mask or even as a gentle face wash — just wet your face with warm water and scoop out a little bit.) Honey prohibits bacteria growth (so it’s a food that truly can keep forever), and has even been proven to speed wound healing partly due to its natural hydrogen peroxide content, which is very cool. I like raw honey especially because it includes the pollen and propolis which are exfoliating, and it hasn’t been heated or filtered, so the full benefits of the honey’s natural state are retained.
- Lush’s “Angels on Bare Skin” scrub — ground almonds, kaolin clay, and lavender.
- Coconut oil. Smear it on your face after washing, let it sink in for a bit, then towel off the excess before you head out the door. Also works on cuticles.
- Argan oil. I bought a little bottle of Argan oil at Whole Foods to use on my cuticles, face and hair. A little goes a long way, and my face didn’t seem to like it, but it’s great for my fingers and for the ends of my hair.