Enlighten Up Honey Facial Mask

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Bring out your playful glow with this honey facial mask. Like most of you, my desk is somewhat of an altar. I’ve placed various trinkets that I love strategically around me — the Boyds stuffed bear with the serenity prayer that was among my grandmother’s possessions when she passed, a silly photo booth pic of […]

Green Apple Toner

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A refreshing, balancing green apple toner spiked with mint and vodka. There’s something so refreshing about a crisp, tart green apple. Go figure that green apples would make the perfect base for a refreshing facial toner. Apples have high concentrations of pectin, which among many other health benefits, is a antioxidant that helps fight aging (yee-haw!). The slight […]

Chris Gibson’s Famous Avocado Facial Mask

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An ooey gooey rejuvenating avocado facial mask made famous by skincare expert Chris Gibson. Warning: If you whip up a batch of this miracle mixture, be sure to mark it clearly before storing in the frig. It might get eaten! Best-selling author, natural skincare expert and health coach Chris Gibson, shared a funny story with […]

Four DIY Sugar Scrubs, Four Ways

DIY Sugar Scrubs

From face to feet, four sugar scrubs to keep you sweet! Talk about a bum rap. Sugar has taken the heat for everything from acne to adult-onset diabetes. And while it certainly does make a beeline to the hips when eaten in the form of a cupcake, sugar can do wonders when directly applied to […]

Gaga for Grapefruit Toner

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A clarifying home spa toner. If the sunny skies of Florida aren’t in the forecast for your next vacay, get in the jet-setting spirit with this citrusy toner. We got this clarifying skin solution from Miami makeup and nationally recognized beauty maven Miriam Behar. This grapefruit toner gives your complexion an instant wakeup call and brightens […]

Three DIY Anti-Aging Facial Masks

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When it comes to keeping wrinkles to a minimum, liberal use of sunscreen and healthy lifestyle habits are your first defense. Your second line of defense is a daily moisturizer that works with your skin type and keeps skin hydrated and protected. Third in line is the occasional facial mask to give skin a healthy […]

Spa Bowl: 4 Beauty Recipes for a Football-Free Spa Party

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The folks at Epsom Salt Council know more about us than we thought. Somehow, they tapped into the fact that football doesn’t rule our weekends and we would trade beers at the local sports bar for a yoga class with the girls, any day. We’re not sports snobs or anything, we just a love a […]

Berry Good: Antioxidant Cranberry Facial

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A nourishing cranberry facial mask for a clean, bright complexion. Yes, cranberries are delicious and add fantastic flair and flavor to your Thanksgiving table. But did you know that the anti-aging properties of cranberries also help fight against the free radicals that lead to wrinkles and premature aging of the skin? That’s right, and plus, […]