Monday, May 3, 2010

Pamper yourself--a little

For me, pampering is more than three hours of sleep in a row. And being able to get back to sleep. Ah, bliss.

But for the spa-minded sybarites (who I know must read this), Erica Sagon wrote about some low-rent (I mean, low cost) ways of doing your own Spa Day (AZ Republic, Apr 30, 2010).

If your bod is…er…not smooth, give it a smoothie. 2 cups full fat plain yogurt, ½ of a ripe avocado, 5 large strawberries (reminds me of a Mel Brooks line), 2 tablespoons of honey, and ripe banana. Blend this up and slather it all over yourself. And pray the doorbell doesn’t ring. This is from Cosmo, and the doorbell was not in the original.

To make your hair shine, mix 1 tablespoon of apple juice and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, leave on for a minute, rinse.

To exfoliate—rub off the flakes—use a fourth cup of sea salt, a fourth cup of brown sugar, a quarter cup of papaya puree (always on hand, I am sure), and 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Wisk and rub all over you, then rinse.

I also used to separate an egg and put the whites only on my face until it felt tight, then rinse.

It did feel sort of good after.

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