Glam Slam: DIY Spa Pampering
First Published: April 15, 2011 2:26 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Want to get great skin, but don’t have the time or money to get to a spa?
Estheticians Linda Ashbrook and Ashton Chody from California’s famed Golden Door Spa (Oprah and Barbra Streisand are fans!) came up with these awesome spa recipes you can do at home.
Facial Scrub Mix 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/2 cup sweet almond oil, 1 tbsp ground oatmeal and 1 tsp nutmeg. Cleanse face and then apply scrub to moist skin. Using middle two fingers massage into face with an upward motion. Relax for 10 minutes with a warm, wet towel, over face then rinse with tepid water, tone with Witch Hazel and apply favorite moisturizer.
Anti-aging Mask Mash 1/4 banana until creamy. Cleanse face and then apply mask to moist skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with tepid water, tone with Witch Hazel and apply favorite moisturizer.
Mask to Relieve Redness Make a paste with small cucumber, 1 cup of oatmeal and 1 teaspoon of non-fat yogurt. Cleanse face and then apply mask to moist skin. Leave on approx 15-20 minutes, then rinse with tepid water, tone with Witch Hazel and apply favorite moisturizer.
Foot Treatment Soak – Take a large pan and mix 1 cup of Epsom Salt and 1 teaspoon of Eucalyptus oil per gallon of warm water used. Soak feet for 10 minutes. Scrub – mix 1/2 cup of raw sugar with 1/4 cup of honey and massage into feet for 5 minutes then rinse with tepid water. In addition to exfoliating, the honey will soften the feet and also provides antiseptic properties. Soften – use olive oils to soften the cuticles and gently push them back. Then apply your favorite foot cream. Finish – wrap feet in hot damp towels for 10 minutes.
For more information on Golden Door, check out www.goldendoor.com.
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