Friday, March 26, 2010

C'est la Vie: Beauty Treatment

I'll confess that I probably spend too much time and money on keeping my face looking good. My cosmetic bag is stuffed with creams, cleansers, and all kinds of skin treatments. I stumbled upon a new book at the library that has made me rethink what I put on my skin.

Narine Nikogosian's book Return to Beauty has simple tips on making your own cleansers, toners, masks, scrubs and moisturizers. You will never believe how easy it is to care for your skin! And most of what you use to make your own beauty treatments can be found right in your kitchen. For example, her Grape Cleanser for normal-to-dry skin consists of blending 1 cup mashed grapes, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt (or baking soda), and 1/4 cup milk. It can be used morning and evening with just a rinse of warm water.

If you are looking to save money while also feeling like you are doing something great for yourself, this could  be a perfect solution. Her recipes call for sour cream, honey, cucumbers, and yogurt among other kitchen staples like milk and oatmeal. Beware, you'll have to make room in your refrigerator for these perishable items.

Since I love all-natural living, I am definitely going to try this out! Anyone else in?

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