Monday, April 19, 2010
Double Duty Beauty: Spa Pedicure
In today's Double Duty Beauty episode I will show you how to create a spa pedicure in the comfort of your home. I remember when I first came up with this beauty recipe. I was in college and I believe it might have been in 96 or 97. I read in a magazine a few weeks before how beneficial milk was to the skin. I remember like it was yesterday. I was home from school on winter break and I had no where to go. So I decided I would try to recreate the milk bath I read about. However, by the time I made it to the fridge I found there wasn't enough for a bath, but there definitely was enough for a pedicure. So I took what was left poured into one of those electric foot tubs poured in the warm water and freshly squeezed oranges. I even cut up the oranges and added them to the foot basin and sat back and relaxed.......oh those were the days!!!!
For this recipe your going to need to use cows milk or goats milk because they contain lactic acid which will plump, soften and naturally slough away dead skin. The non dairy milks such as soy, rice or almond milks do not contain lactic acid so you wont reap the full beauty benefits.
In the video I used orchid petals to garnish the foot bath. If you don't have flowers on hand just do what I did back in 96/97 cut the orange or what ever citrus fruit your using and add it to the foot bath for garnish.
Thirdly, if you want to intensify the aroma zest the skin of the citrus fruit your using and add it to the foot bath. Not only will you intensify the aroma, but, your skin will love you even more because of the natural oils that are released in the foot bath from the zest. As you soak your feet your skin will absorb all the natural vitamin c (which is known to tighten & brighten) revealing beautifully pampered feet!!
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