Mix + Match: Our Favorite Product Concoctions

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Everyone has them: Those certain “beauty concoctions,” a special mix of products that just sort of come about by trial-and-error, but somehow manage to create the perfect formula to work absolute miracles on your skin, hair and body. Here are seven of our editors’ favorites.

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Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution + Pure Fiji Guava Oil = Nongreasy Scrub

“I absolutely love body scrubs, but my bathtub takes a beating every single time I use one. If I mix these salts with pretty much any good-smelling oil (all you need is a drop), it makes more of a dry, gritty scrub that polishes skin and leaves it with just a hint of fragrance and hydration. Plus, the bag of salts is so big, it takes a ton of baths and showers to go through it.” – Liz Ritter, Executive Managing Editor 

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Tresemme Flawless Curls Conditioner + Olive Oil + Honey = Supermoisturizing Hair Mask

“Because my fine, curly hair needs all the moisture it can get, I make my own pre-treatment prior to shampooing, about twice a month. I apply it to dry hair, cover it with a plastic cap for 30 minutes, and then rinse and shampoo. It leaves my hair soft, manageable and less prone to frizz.” – Margaret McGriff, Senior Web Editor

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Jack Black Mr. Fix It + Scientific Rx Acne Spot Treatment = Overnight Pimple Zapper

“First, I put a thick layer of Mr. Fix It on, which contains antibacterial silver to kill acne-causing bacteria, and wait for it to fully dry. Then, I layer the benzoyl peroxide spot treatment from Scientific Rx on top. The combination of the two shrinks the size and lifespan of my pimples, takes down any redness and makes them so much easier to cover up with makeup.” – Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Editor 

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Honey + Sugar + Olive Oil = Moisturizing Lip Exfoliator

“This homemade lip scrub is my go-to because it’s easy to make, smells great and gently exfoliates my lips, leaving them supersoft!” – Leah Goldblatt, Editorial Assistant

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Baking Soda + Lemon Juice = Instant Nail Brightener

“Combine water, baking soda and lemon juice, soak your nails in it for 10 minutes and it will look like you always remembered to wear a base coat under that bright-red mani.” – Anna Jimenez Lyle, Senior Multimedia Editor

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Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm + Circa Color Saturated Lip Crayon = Long-lasting, Moisturizing Pigment With Youthful Shine 

“A swipe of Rodin lip balm before applying this long-wear lip crayon gives a great gloss to lips without compromising color or causing it to slide around or bleed. The lightweight oil also provides all-day hydration and comfort that doesn’t feel the least bit slick or waxy.” – Carolyn Hsu, Digital Managing Editor

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Ahava Natural Dead Sea Mud + Olive Oil = The Ultimate Skin-Rejuvenating Body Mask

“It detoxifies and softens my skin from the neck down like a professional spa treatment, and although it’s a little messy, it’s totally worth it.” – Brittany Burhop, Senior Editor

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BioRepublic SkinCare Cucumber Breeze Soothing Mask + Cucumber Slices = Refreshing Facial

“I am a big fan of cucumber and cucumber-based products (I consider cucumber the cure for almost every facial ailment), so on nights when my skin is in need of a little love (and moisture), I combine one of these masks with cucumber slices over my eyes. The soothing combination takes away puffiness and calms any irritation. By pairing the mask with cucumber slices, every single part of my face feels refreshed and rejuvenated.” – Alison Abbey, Special Projects Editor

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