I found this article
written by Express contributor Megan Zatko
and think I might try some of these ideas out.
AVOCADO FOOT SCRUB
… Why It Works: A ground avocado pit is abrasive enough to break down calluses, while the fruit’s rich flesh contains essential oils that nourish the skin.
… You’ve Been Warned: This recipe takes time to prepare, but the results are worth it.
…What You’ll Need:
- 2 avocados (one for pit, and one ripe one for fruit)
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 1 tbsp sea salt
…What to Do: Dry out an avocado pit for a few days, then break it into several pieces with a hammer or cooking mallet. In a spice mill, coffee grinder or food processor, grind down the pit to make a gritty meal.
Scoop out second avocado and place skin aside. Mash the avocado fruit with the cornmeal, 1/4 cup of ground avocado pit and sea salt.
Gently message the mixture into your feet in a circular motion, starting with the toes and working up to the ankles. Rinse with warm water.
Finally, take the inside of the avocado skin and rub the heel and any other callused areas. Your skin will look green at first (don’t worry, it won’t stain). Keep messaging for five to 10 minutes or until it no longer feels abrasive. Do not rinse off until your next shower.
LEMON HONEY MASK
… Why It Works: Lemon’s citric acid closes pores and keeps skin’s PH levels in check, while honey’s enzymes and nutrients add an antibacterial factor to zap zits and moisturize.
…You’ve Been Warned: There’s a serious sticky factor, so make sure your hair is tightly pulled back.
…What You’ll Need:
- 1 tbsp organic honey
- 1 fresh lemon
…What to Do: Squeeze the juice from the lemon and remove any seeds. Mix in honey and apply to damp face. Message into skin for several minutes, then rinse with warm water.
- De-Puff Eyes: Put two thick raw potato slices over eyes for 10 minutes. The potato’s potassium and vitamin c should zap under-eye circles.
- Smooth Dry Hands: Mix 1/4 tsp of olive oil and 1/4 tsp of sugar and massage into the back of hands. The oil will soften skin, while the sugar will slough off dead, scaly cells.
- Body Scrub: Mix equal parts honey and brown sugar. Brown sugar is gentler than granulated sugar.
If you try any of these ideas, PLEASE let me know what you think!
Share your DIY beauty tips with me.