Exfoliating Tips from Sophie Uliano, the “Healthy” Beauty Expert
AHA Skin Exfoliating Mask
If your skin is sun-damaged, or blotchy with high-pigmentation, before you succumb to expensive laser treatments, give this natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid mask a try.
Application: Use once a week for six weeks.
Remove one cube from ice tray and rub over face, neck and back of hands until cube has disappeared.
Yields: Enough for 12 applications
1 fresh papaya (peeled, seeds removed and cut into small cubes)
½ fresh pineapple (peeled, cored, and cut into small cubes)
If you have a juicer that has a setting for soft fruit, this will be perfect for extracting the juice (you also don’t need to peel or core the fruit.)
If not, crush the fruit cubes with a mortar and pestle and then press through a sieve to extract the juice.
For the first application, dip a cotton ball into juice and smooth over face, neck and back of hands. Pour the remaining juice into an ice cube tray and freeze.
Gentle Daily Exfoliating Scrub
1cup instant oatmeal
1/2 cup of dried lavender flowers, blended
1/2 cup powdered milk
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a container with a lid.
How to use: combine 1 tbsp of scrub with enough water to form a thick paste. Gently massage in circular motions over your face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
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