Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Refreshing Spring Beauty

  Wake up sleepy's Spring!
Spring is the time for new beginnings, stunning colors and a sense of renewed energy. Guess that is where someone got the bright idea for "spring cleaning".
  My automatic biological clock starts ticking first of March, setting off little alarms in my brain reminding me of all the little chores that have been piling up all winter. My honey-do list expands and my hunger for freshness comes alive. It can be anything from fresh fruits and veggies to fresh fashions or just enjoying the crisp spring air while planting in the garden.

  We have one spring rule in our home every year, no outdoor garden planting until April 15th. Something about the chance of killing frost before then.....oh well...I am the city girl and he has the agricultural background, so I will just take heed that my smart hubby knows more than I do in this area.

  Besides, that gives me until then to plan the garden, spring clean the house, and go through the closets and drawers getting ready for a change of season.

 Just like our gardens need preparation and our homes need spring cleanings; our bodies and wardrobe need to get a little attention before swimsuit and bare shoulder fashions appear. There are hundreds of lotions and potions available in department stores. You can make an appointment and go to the spa to have a facial or you can do it yourself at home. Since I love a bargain, here is a fun and inexpensive ways to get your skin nourished and softer this season.

Face mask and scrub to renew, refreshed and brighten your skin.

Kiwi is a superfruit for your skin. It is full of vitamin C, antioxidants, and alpha hydroxy fruit acids. The little seeds in Kiwi will. Serve as a natural exfoliating scrub and leave your skin brightened, nourished and feeling softer. Here is a mask you can make yourself using kiwi plus a few simple ingredients.

2 kiwis - peel and pureed in a blender.
Add 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of orange juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Blend until smooth mixture with tiny seeds.
Using your fingertips, apply to your entire face (avoiding the eyes). Leave on until dry and then rinse off well.


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Mary said...

Going to try the face mask and scrub! Thanks!