The following treatments are all natural, inexpensive and can be done in the convenience and comfort of your home.
Fruity Face Mask
Strawberries control oil balance in our skin naturally, which helps to prevent acne and breakouts. Honey hydrates, leaving skin feeling clean and smooth. The egg will hold the mixture together while the cocoa powder will act as the thickening agent.
1/2 cup pureed Strawberries
1/4 cup Cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Honey
1 Egg White
Directions: Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Add more cocoa powder if the mixture is too runny. If too clumpy, add another egg white.
How to Use: Start with clean skin by washing your face to remove makeup and skin products. Apply the mask with your hands. Allow the mask to sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water followed by a splash of cool water to close your pores. Enjoy fresh, renewed skin!
Homemade Chocolate Pedicure
Whether applied to the entire body or limited to one targeted area, body wraps leave skin soft to the touch my moisturizing and providing hydration. A body wrap brings about relaxation as the skin becomes firmer and wrinkles and signs of aging are temporarily minimized. The following mask is intended for feet and can be done alone or with the help of a partner.
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup champagne
1/3 cup honey
Directions: Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish and heat on medium for approximately two minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Add strawberries, honey, and champagne to the blender and creamy and smooth. Add the chocolate to the strawberry mixture and blend until a paste is formed. Allow the mixture to cool to a warm, but comfortable temperature.
Remove nail polish, cut, and file toenails. Exfoliate feet using a scrub or brush. Apply mixture to feet using paintbrush and relax while allowing mixture to sit for 15 minutes. Wash wrap off feet, and pat dry.
Strawberries and chocolate aren't just for eating any more! They make for a relaxing pampering experience while providing excellent, inexpensive benefits to the skin.
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