Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Spa DIY

As much as I enjoy going to a spa to get pampered, I also like being able to have a DIY spa day in the privacy of my own home.  As the summer season is finally upon us, Josie Feria, Director of Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau, shows us how to bring luscious Lapis Spa treatments home and get rid of dry, unseen skin just in time for summer!

Pre-Summer Body Exfoliation Simulates Spalicious Body Scrub 
Skin softening natural all body exfoliating treatment
Ingredients:
½ cup olive oil
¾ cup fine sea salt
drops of your favorite aromatherapy oil (Keep in mind the oil selected should be specific to treatment goal – citrus is energizing – lavender relaxing – peppermint stimulating)

Place all items in a bowl and blend together.
Next, step into the shower and moisten the body; apply the blend by hand in circular motion or for increased exfoliation apply with loofah mitt or body brush
Rinse off thoroughly.
Skin will feel smooth and soft and supple. For further hydration apply body lotion directly to moist skin.

Pre-Summer Facial for Extra Dry Skin 
Skin softening avocado mask for combination or dry skin
Ingredients:
½ avocado
1 egg
1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of baking soda.

The avocado and coconut oils work as an instant skin softener as the baking soda works as a mild exfoliator.  Place all items in bowl and blend well together
Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes
Rinse off with warm water

Foot Scrub for Dry Feet and Heels Simulates Foot Rehab Pedicure
Begin by soaking feet in ¼ cup baking soda to reduce inflammation and cleanse feet thoroughly for 10 minutes
Using a wet pumice stone rub heels thoroughly yet gently to remove dry callous
Next, apply coconut oil to feet
Finally, wrap feet in plastic and cover with soft socks for 30 minutes. The plastic and warmth will help the oil to soften the skin.

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