Whip up these easy skincare recipes to help you look fabulous even when you can’t make it to the spa.
Papaya exfoliant mask. Puree one papaya in the blender, then apply to a dry face and relax for at least 20 minutes. Finish by rinsing with lukewarm water. You can also add ground herbs and other fresh fruits and veggies, such as cucumber, to the mix.
Spa Quick Fixes
- Facial scrub. Useful for all skin types, a great way to remove dead skin cells is to add a bit of salt or sugar to your cleanser or soap just before washing your face. However, don’t add the salt or sugar to the cleanser bottle or container, as combining them for an extended time can change the chemical constituency of the product.
Vinegar peel. The acidity in vinegar is another good way to remove dead skin cells, though it should only be used for dry, flaky or oily skin, and definitely not for sensitive skin. Start by mixing 1/4 to 1/2 cup certified organic vinegar to one cup pure water. Next, cut eye and nose holes out of a washcloth, then soak the cloth in the vinegar mixture. Place the cloth on your face for up to 25 minutes and relax while the vinegar works. Ask your esthetician about any of the spa’s treatments you can partake in that provide beautiful summer skin, and also inquire about products you can take home to prolong the results of your spa visit.