Thursday, October 9, 2008

Green Spa Treatments: Fresh From Your Kitchen

With the woes of the economy, many people are looking for ways to cut back. Cutting back doesn't have to mean giving up pampering yourself. In fact, one of the quickest ways to regain center and focus is to take care of yourself. Pampering your mind, body & spirit doesn't have to mean an expensive trip to the spa. Fresh From Your Kitchen is a new feature at that will teach you simple, fresh, natural spa treatments you can whip up with ingredients from your kitchen. We want to hear what you think!

Oatmeal, Almond & Avo Facial Mask

1T ground almonds
2T dry oatmeal
1 small ripe avocado
1t oil (olive, soy or grape seed oils are great choices for all skin types)

combine ingredients in small bowl and mash together with fork until well blended. Apply to clean face and leave on skin 10-15 min. Lightly scrub while rinsing until mask is thoroughly removed. Rinse w/cool water.

What it does: Avocados are rich in vitamins A, E & D and help to rebuild collagen. Almonds are a natural emollient and exfolliant, and oatmeal is known for skin-soothing properties as well as being full of vitamin E. This nourishing mask is the perfect pick me up for calming and balancing the facial skin. It can also be used on skin healing from a rash, poison oak and/or poison ivy.

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