At-home DIY skin tips

April 10, 2009 10:31:09 AM PDT
At-home do-it-yourself treatments to get your skin glowing and looking its best.

Home Moji-Toe Soak & Scrub

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sea salts
  • 5 slices lime
  • 5 drops essential lime oil
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Warm water

Scrub:

  • 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • 15 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
  • 5 drops essential lime oil
Process:
  1. Cut limes into quarters. Pulse in a food processor until it is a chunky pulp. Mix lime pulp and remaining ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Soak each foot five minutes. With a circular motion, apply the scrub. Finish with TruShea Peppermint Shea Butter moisturizer
Oatmeal Facial Mask Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal fast cooking oatmeal
  • ½ cup of milk (soy milk, if preferred)
  • ¼ cup of honey + 1 teaspoon
  • 2 ½-inch slices chilled cucumber
Process:
  1. Prepare the oatmeal according to the recipe's cooking instructions, set aside for a few minutes to thicken and cool.
  2. Stir in milk and ½ cup honey. Apply an even layer on your skin, avoiding tender eye area.
  3. Apply remaining 1 tsp of honey to lips.
  4. Place cucumber slices on eyes.
  5. Relax for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Benefits:

Oatmeal: it's not only great for breakfast!! It's one of the best natural treatments for dehydrated skin, it helps to relieve dryness, restore natural moisture balance and aids in healing minor skin irritations - also caused by using too many harsh skin care products.

Milk: contains lactic acid, proteins, enzymes, amino acids that exfoliate dead skin cells, hydrating it naturally, helping get rid of dullness and providing a healthy glow.

Honey: is extremely nourishing, contains minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium, a lot of vitamin B, has ability to retain water. On cracked or chapped lips, honey has moisturizing qualities as well as antibacterial benefits, for healing and protecting.

Cucumber: Comprised almost entirely of water, cucumber soothes and relieves puffy eyes.

About Tru Spa:
A Luxurious Urban Day Spa. Located in the heart of San Francisco, Tru Spa provides the ultimate mini-vacation. Guests are greeted with a glass of complimentary chilled champagne (every time!), followed by platters of fresh fruit, cheeses, and crackers in the restful men's and women's lounges. After your facial or body treatment, you'll leave fresh, vibrant, and ready for a night out! No stick oils or red blotchy skin.

  • For the ultimate in relaxation, Tru threw out the "norm" and made every body massage at least 75 minutes long - plenty of time to take a mental vacation!

  • The Rainforest Room & Pairs Polish - Jane, grab your Tarzan for the ultimate couple's treatment! Completely unique in San Francisco, Tru's "Rainforest Room" combines steam, rain, waterfalls, an infinity tub soak and jungle-inspired music for a couples body treatment experience unlike any other.

  • Tru O2 Facials - despite the failing economy, Tru has found that their "Tru 02" facial is the one thing people aren't scrimping on - they've actually seen an increase in bookings! This deep cleansing, incredibly thorough, oxygen facial includes a heated oxygen mask - which is much more effecting and hygienic than the usual steam - has been a SF phenomenon since the day the spa opened.

  • Tru Shea Products - finding a lack of good, natural products on the market, Tru developed their own Shea products.

    Tru Spa
    Website: www.truspa.com
    750 Kearny Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    1.415.399.9700 Ext. 114

    About Craig Fossella:
    Craig and architect Chris Kofitsas custom designed the entire space of Tru Spa in SF. Using natural resources as much as possible. The Rainforest treatment room is sustainable and stylish.


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