Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beauty on a Tuesday: In-home Spa



It's raining in L.A. today... In my book, bad weather is the perfect excuse to stay in and do some DIY beauty treatments; no worries if you are out of your favourite products - provided you have got just a few staples in your pantry - you can make your own. For instance, if I wanted to make good use of some of the oranges we picked up at the Farmers Market, I could try this super simple Heavenly Honey Citrus Mask recipe found at Marie Claire.com.


A honey-and-orange-based mask that is a quick fix to give your face an organic healthy glow.

1. Combine three tablespoons of orange juice with half a cup of honey


2. Apply to the face and leave on for half an hour


3. Rinse with lukewarm followed by cool water, then moisturize


Variation: Add half a mashed banana for a thicker, more moisturizing mask.


See, easy as one two three. Personally,  I like to start my little "spa sessions" by lighting a scented candle or two to set the mood... For optimum results I then cleanse, exfoliate and steam my face before applying the mask - just like the professionals do...And speaking of, one can take the whole endeavour a step further by putting some whale song on the ipod. (Though this is is totally optional and may easily be substituted with Enya) Finally, it's good to sit back while the mask does it's magic, relaxing in a moment of complete(sp)ahhhh. :)


1 comment:

Mamman said...

En stunds härlig läsning!Du vet hur man tar tillvara på livets godbitar,tack för att du delar med dig!Kallt o regnigt här idag,det blev ingen ansiktsmask,mitt face är bortom all räddning...det blev hemgjord pasta istället.

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