I receive LOTS of emails at SHELISSA ORGANICS about making at-home spa and beauty treatments. Being a fashion model with Wilhelmina, having clear skin care is important to my career. Facials and spa treatments can be expensive and the chemicals can be harsh on sensitive skin, not to mention not healthy for you. A favorite at-home FACIAL SCRUB RECIPE that I do once a week was given to me by an esthetician from Paris, who has AMAZING skin. This treatment creates a mini micro-dermabrasion effect so be very careful and don't overdo it. Here is how to get beautiful, radiant, fresh looking skin...
You will need:
moisturizer (lightweight for summer, heavy cream for winter)
Splash face with warm water 10 times to remove surface debris, leaving face damp (this is important)
Pour 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder in the palm of one of your hands. Use the fingers of your free hand, pick up the baking powder on the tips of your finger and gently spread evenly over the face.
Slowly and gently spread the baking powder in a circular motion evenly across the face. Avoid the eye area, and the sensitive skin in the folds of the nose (sides of the nose), and lip area.
Squeeze a dallop of facial cleanser in your hands and slowly work the cleanser into your skin, adding water to your face as needed to dilute the cleanser so it spreads easier.
Follow with a warm washcloth and gently wipe off the cleanser, baking powder, and sloughed off skin. Soak cotton pad with toner, and wipe over face once.
Splash face 10 times with cold water, blot dry, and follow up with a moisturizer
I refrain from wearing base or powder for 24 hours to allow time for my skin to b-r-e-a-t-h-e, and the new cells to turn over. Follow this facial scrub regiment for a month, applying once a week, and you will see a big difference in the appearance of your skin and fine lines. The baking powder facial is a remedy for acne, and can be used prior to shaving your legs to prevent ingrown hairs!
Here's to glowing skin!