LITTLE ROCK DEAR READERS: Some face cleansers may not remove your makeup entirely. So, give your skin a good cleaning, especially if you wear a lot of makeup or have been exercising. Pay special attention to gently removing the makeup around your eyes. I use a nonoily, drugstore eye-makeup remover.
We t yo u r face with warm water, and work a small amount of cleanser onto your face. Start at your forehead, then down to the nose, cheeks, chin and neck. Rinse well and pat dry with a clean towel, but don’t rub!
Most people do not need to wash their face twice a day, but for oily skin, it is recommended to wash your face morning and night. For combination skin, washing twice a day is up to you. However, over-washing and scrubbing can lead to dryness and irritation, even if you have oily skin.
For a deeper cleaning, try exfoliating one to two times weekly using my Heloise sugar-and-oil (baby or olive) scrub. Mix a small amount of both in your palms, and gently scrub your face. Be careful not to get too close to the eyes. Rinse and pat dry. I have been testing using baby shampoo and a washcloth - it’s super!
DEAR HELOISE: My wife and I have an ongoing disagreement about how clean the stove top should be. Our stove is 10 years old, and the stove top is “well-seasoned” with baked-on grease stains. These grease stains drive my wife crazy. However, I look at things a little differently. The grease stains on our stove remind me of the grease stains on my mother’s stove when I was growing up. These stains remind me of all the family meals that were cooked and shared. When I look at our stove, I don’t see grease stains, I see love.
- Rod in Ohio
DEAR READER: Well I just worry that all the “love” may be a fire hazard! Your wife is right on this one, and I agree with her. Take a photo and tape it up to the refrigerator if you want to have the visual “memory.” Then clean that stove and keep it clean!
DEAR HELOISE: When frost occurs, I want to protect my patio plants. I bring them in and place them near a window on an oil drip pan that I purchased in the auto parts section of a local store. It looks like a giant cookie sheet and protects my floor when I water the plants.
- J.B. in Louisiana
Send a money- or time-saving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000; fax to (210) 435-6473; or e-mail Heloise@Heloise.com
Weekend, Pages 38 on 01/24/2013
Print Headline: HELPFUL HINTS