30 Minute Do-It-Yourself Spa Treatment

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Have you been dreaming of an all day, over the top, whole body experience at one of the best spa’s our city has to offer? Well, you are not alone sister. This time of year, the middle of the winter drag, with Valentines Day right around the corner, many women find themselves dreaming of a luxurious day at the spa. However, many of these women find themselves doing JUST that, dreaming of it. Time, money and other obligations can keep us from pampering ourselves, but there are plenty of ways to bring the spa home for a fraction of the cost.

In fact, you can use all natural ingredients for your very own spa treatment as well. The ingredients can be found at your local grocery store for just a few dollars, and you can pick them up while you are doing your regular grocery shopping.

You might be thinking you still don’t have time for this “At Home Spa Treatment,” but think again. This treatment takes just minutes to prepare.

This do-it-yourself facemask is the perfect fit for dull, dry winter skin and will leave you feeling fresh and energized.

Avocado Carrot Cream Mask
Avocado provides your skin with Vitamin E and carrots are rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene. Cream is high in calcium and protein. Honey helps skin retain moisture. these ingredients will fade age spots, rebuild collagen and improve skin tone.

Ingredients: ​
1 avocado
1 carrot
1 egg
3 Tablespoons honey

To Make:
Peel and chop the carrot. Boil until soft. Strain and allow the carrot to cool. Mash into a medium bowl. Spoon the avocado into the bowl and mash. Add egg and honey. Continue to combine all ingredients until the mixture is smooth.

To Use:
Wash your face as you normally do at bedtime. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Spread the mixture over your face and neck to create a mask. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Pat your face dry. Continue with your normal nightly routine, applying moisturizer or toner or whatever you may use on your skin.

You can use this mask one time per week. During those fifteen minutes while the mask is setting, try placing a warm cloth on your neck while relaxing to some music on the couch. A glass of wine and some chocolate will provide you with the ultimate relaxation experience.

Remember, you can take time to pamper yourself even if you are on a tight budget- every woman needs to nurture herself. The obligations of taking care of our families on a day-to-day basis may overshadow the need to spend a few minutes taking care of our self. Carve out a few extra minutes for some “me time” and I am sure you will feel a world of difference!


20130130-070034.jpgGuest Blogger, Michelle Pino, has provided these tips and tricks based on the knowledge she acquires from her job at the Turning Stone Resort’s spa, Skana. When Michelle isn’t at work, she enjoys sharing useful information with others, indulging in her own DIY projects, baking, exercising and spending time with family and friends!

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