Saturday, March 26, 2011

Granola Girl's Beauty Tip

Obviously, given all the nail polish, I don't lead a chemical-free life.  But I do consider myself to be a granola girl.  I've been a vegetarian for almost 30 years, buy organic, prepare most of our food from scratch, do yoga daily, meditate, recycle, and most of the time you'll find me in jeans (or yoga togs) and Birks or Danskos. And of course, I knit my own sweaters and spin my own yarn.

So here's one of my favorite all-natural beauty tricks.  I make my own facial scrub out of equal parts honey and cornmeal.  That's it.  I tend to do 2 tablespoons of each, mix them up and put them in a container to keep in the bathroom.  This time of year, near the end of winter when my skin just seems to really need some brightening, I remix it thoroughly and scoop out about a teaspoon, rub it first between my hands, and then rub it all over my damp face.  Then I rinse it off and follow by washing my face.  Once I dry it, my skin looks a lot brighter and smoother.  The honey is said to draw out impurities from the skin, and of course the cornmeal sloughs away dead skin cells.

Honey and cornmeal facial scrub

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