Friday, April 30, 2010

Pamper yourself

For me, pampering is more than three hours of sleep in a row. Ad 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.

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. Whisk 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. Most people have an egg--look next to your papaya section.

It did feel sort of good after.

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