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Low-budget facial

Madison (MedStar) -- Taking care of your skin can be costly, and in this economy, a facial at the spa might get scrubbed from your budget.

  But you probably have the ingredients for an enticing, and inexpensive, facial right in your kitchen!

  Teens Megan Fisher and Ashley Cavanaugh are scouring the internet for inspiration.

  They're stretching their culinary muscles to save a buck and help their skin look like a million.

  Doctor Susan Taylor said, "all you have to do is look right there in your kitchen cabinets or in your refrigerator and you can renew and refresh your skin right at home quite economically."

  Just like at a spa or doctor's office, home-made facials can address the needs of your skin.

  Doctor Taylor also said, "for skin that's very dry, there are facials that are going to moisturize and nourish the skin. And on the other hand, for skin that's very oily, there are facials and masks that can control that oil."

  One way to beat excess oil and soften skin is with egg whites and sugar.

  "The crystals in the sugar are gonna very gently exfoliate and remove that dead layer of skin. The egg whites are gonna help absorb the oil," Doctor Taylor said.

  Oatmeal isn't just for breakfast, it's the secret ingredient in a soothing mask made with either honey or olive oil.

  Doctor Taylor added, "and olive oil has very potent antioxidants called polyphenols and they're going to protect and nourish the skin."

  Doctor Taylor says not to forget to treat your eyes to cool cucumber slices. "Did you know cucumbers contain ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties?" Doctor Taylor asked.

  Doctor taylor recommends doing a facial once a week.

  For best results, leave the mixture on your face for ten to fifteen minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.

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