Spa(ahhhh) Day Sunday: Try a DIY Brightening Citrus Scrub or Opt for Ole Henriksen Lemon Flash Strip
Scenario 1. A summer of sun-filled days will surely have you wondering why your winter makeup is no longer a match. Even religious use of a sunscreen will inevitably lead to some tanning. (Just think of the name—a screen allows some rays through.) While some of us bask in the glory of a golden or bronzed glow, others prefer to get their skin back to ground zero, because all too often, tans fade and leave skin looking splotchy.
Scenario 2. Mid-life rears its ugly head and suddenly you notice that besides the menopause spread, (quite similar to the freshman spread) skin looks splotchy, dull and lackluster. It matters not that you have been rather stanch with your skin care regimen, hormones are the enemy when it comes to exacerbating unwanted skin conditions.
Why not try an at home DIY Citrus Brightening Scrub that you can whip up yourself with ingredients you have in your kitchen and pantry. The peel of citrus fruit—orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime—contains essential oils that rejuvenate the skin. Using a citrus peel in a scrub benefits is the perfect trifecta: The acid loosens the dead top layer of skin, the ground-up peel sloughs off that loosened skin, and the juice helps brighten the skin.
1 tablespoon dried citrus peel, chopped and finely ground in a food processor
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon pure honey
1/4 cup vitamin E oil
2 tablespoons cornmeal
Mix the ingredients until well blended and massage on a damp face. Rinse well with warm water and finish with a splash of cold. Though the scrub’s nicest when used fresh, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.
If you are lacking in the DIY skills, you may want to check out Ole Henriksen’s Lemon Strip Flash Peel.
Here are the details about Ole Henriksen’s Lemon Strip Flash Peel ($48)
A one-step natural acid peel to resurface, refine pores, and soften the look of lines.
What it is formulated to do:
The most popular treatment in Ole’s Hollywood Spa, this professional grade one-step express peel expertly blends a 20 percent AHA complex of lactic, glycolic, and multifruit acids with purified algae extract and bio-saccharide to dissolve dead skin cells and resurface while purified algae extract and bio-saccharide soothe and nourish. When skin is calm, actives are able to penetrate deeper and results are maximized. Instantly reveal a more even skintone, smoother texture, minimized pores, and the appearance of reduced lines for a radiant, refined complexion. This product is gentle enough to use two to three times a week.
Get your Ole Henriksen Lemon Peel Strip here: