Spa Food

Here are two "recipes" for a spa day, using stuff (re: food) you probably have around the house.

First: a sugar scrub. Mix together sugar and olive oil (I like storing it in these Ikea jars) until the all of the sugar is moistened. Rub all over your legs and arms and body to exfoliate (with the rough sugar) and moisturize (with the oil). Use it on your nails and cuticles too. Try it. Your skin will thank me. And so will your wallet because sugar scrubs at bath shops can be something like $20 per jar. **If you're looking for a bit of aromatherapy while you're scrubbing, you can add in a little vanilla oil or vanilla extract.

And the other recipe is for a face mask. Whisk together 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt. Spread on your (clean) face and neck and hang out for five minutes. Greek yogurt is thick enough that this stuff shouldn't drip off (unless you've applied way too much). Rinse off with warm water and if you're up for it, place a steaming hot towel over your face immediately after. Your skin should feel really soft and amazing; the yogurt's active cultures kill the germs on your face and help clean your pores and the egg whites will tighten your skin for a youthful glow.

Food that's good for the tummy and the skin.


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