Friday, July 31, 2009

Mix Master

Your designer anti-aging serum has been erasing years from your face – and zeros from your bank balance. And that top-of-the-line exfoliator? It scrubbed your wallet clean.

Put your paycheck on a beauty retreat with some easy, do-it-yourself treatments, tried and tested by expert esthetician Kapua Inglis, co-founder and Editor in Chief of Spa Hawaii Magazine and the Director of Bella Torre Academy , which trains professional makeup artists. 

Yogurt and Honey Mask

1 tablespoon of plain, active-cultured yogurt
1 tablespoon of honey
* for oily skin add a few drops of lime or lemon juice

Mix together and apply it like you would a mask. Let it sit for 20 minutes with fresh cucumbers on the eyes.

The yogurt’s lactic acid will help to sooth irritation, reduce the size of pores, and eliminate dead skin while the vitamin- and antioxidant-rich honey moisturizes, nourishes, and hydrates.

Exfoliation Mix

2 tablespoons of kukui nut oil (you can also use olive oil)
1 tablespoon of Hawaiian sea salt
1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Wet your skin first. Then massage scrub over entire body (in the shower is best). Rinse off the sugar/salt mixture, and there will be a light layer of oil left behind. Lather it away with soap or rub it in for extra moisturizing.

Kukui nut oil is chock full of vitamins and will help soothe and rejuvenate your skin. The Hawaiian salt and brown sugar grains will slough off the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and glowing.

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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