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I'm sure that all the men will be thrilled to read this thread! LOL!! I thought it would be fun and informative to share our beauty secrets, especially the cheap ones. I'll start and add more later.

I used to have very dry flakey fingernails that constantly split. I didn't want daggers, just presentable hands. A friend told me to use oil...any oil like olive oil, mineral oil, etc. So I tried it. Every night I dabbed some on and wiped the excess off. It works!!! It also does marvelous things for the cuticles!

-- Ardie/WI (, March 15, 2002


Hey Mom! Don't forget the infamous oatmeal facials! Grind up some oatmeal very fine. Put some in the palm of your hand, add enough water to make a moist paste and slather it on your face. After about ten minutes - or when its all dry - scrub it off. Leaves your face exfoliated and smooth!

-- Lisa in WI (, March 15, 2002.

Well Im no beauty and I dont' have any secrets :)

But..... How about using your wet washcloth to apply baby oil after a bath--we all have dry itchy skin in the winter and this really helps.

I wash my hair with diluted shampoo from the gallon sized jugs you can buy from he beauty supply places. I add a little baking soda every other week to get off the gunk (conditioner, mousse, etc...)

Then I rinse with a 50/50 solution of vinegar (which by the way was an old timey way to avoid lice--it loosens the "glue" that adheres them to the hair shaft). Vinegar is a great conditioner!

I've got everyone, including DH using conditioner for shaving. It is cheaper than shaving creme and leaves your skin very soft.

-- Ann Markson (, March 15, 2002.

My beauty secret is my wife---shhhhhh-don't tell anyone ! Along with her physical beauty there is something far more precious--strength of character, moral fiber, the ability to look me in the eye and say "NO" These things a relationship make !!!

-- Joel Rosen (, March 16, 2002.

This is something men might find as a good remedy for dry skin patches. I had a few VERY dry patches on my face. Nothing would help-- even petroleum jelly! I picked a capsule of vitamin E and put it on them. I also put it on a area of my neck that had that wrinkley look. It works just great!

-- Ardie/WI (, March 16, 2002.

A good and cheap facial can be made with a raw egg white. Beat the white up with a fork and smear it on your freshly washed face. Let it dry and add another coat. Wash it off when dry and you'll notice that it cleans your pores.

-- chickadee (, March 16, 2002.

To lighten age spots, mix one half vinegar and one half onion juice. this takes a long time to lighten then, but it works. Be careful if using on your face as the onion fumes make your eyes water.

-- Ardie/WI (, March 17, 2002.

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