Saturday, February 9, 2013

Guest Blogger: Extra Care for Your Skin This Valentines Day


Today we have a guest blogger, Michelle Pino from luxury spa in central New York  where she enjoys helping others indulge in spa treatments. However, Michelle also enjoys sharing ideas with those who aren't at the spa, baking, exercising and spending time with friends and family! Welcome Michelle!


Valentines day is just a days away and whether you are sharing the day with that special someone, or spending a little extra time caring for yourself, there’s some great DIY, cost effective spa-treatments that will have you loving the skin you’re in.
Skin is the largest organ of the human body, but is often overlooked in terms of helping our skin flourish. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars and a whole day at the spa, follow this simple recipe to give your skin a little extra love. People will notice. You will feel rejuvenated. It’s the perfect combination.


What are you ingesting? What we eat, drink, smoke and breath affects our skin. By infusing some regular mineral water with fruit and herbs you can give yourself some extra vitamins and minerals that will hydrate your skin and soothe your digestive system.


Meyer Lemon Mint Water Ingredients
1 gallon water 6 Meyer lemons, juiced and zested, with seeds removed 10 sprigs of mint
Preparation Mix all of these ingredients together in a large bowl or pitcher. Then put it in a                 refrigerator and let it chill for six hours. The lemon and mint will infuse the water, giving it a delicious flavor. After six hours, strain the concoction through a fine mesh strainer. Serve with lemon slices and a sprig of mint.


How’s It look on the outside? After you are refreshed with your Meyer Lemon Mint Water, you can revitalize your skin on the outside with a nice body scrub. There are planty of scrubs out there that will work just fine, however, you want to be sure your are exfoliating your skin as well as stimulating other senses. For example, lavender calms the senses and helps a person relax. 


Spirit of Lavender You can mix one cup of sea salt with ½ cup of lavender oil to make an extremely fragrant body scrub. You may need to experiment on the right ratio to create the perfect scrub. You don’t want it to be gruel on your skin. Make it more like wet sand. To apply, spread the scrub on your body using small circular motions. This will exfoliate dry dead ski leaving you with a natural and healthy glow!
 One thing that often keeps women from giving their skin a spa treatment is the time and expense that is involved. It seems like most women simply do not have the time or money to spend heading to a spa to get a skin treatment. However, no woman should allow these limitations to keep her from pampering her skin. You can follow these amazing do-it-yourself skin treatments at home to get that healthy glow that others will notice and envy.

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