By SpaFinder | June 28, 2012
by Amy Sung
The weather may still be making up its mind, but we have got that summer feeling, which means we’re wearing a little less makeup and slipping on the sandals. There’s no better time than now to rustle up these easy at-home recipes to make sure your face and feet are fresh as a summer breeze.
Here are two DIY spa recipes from Hotel Esencia’s Aroma Spa in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Primarily an organic spa, Aroma Spa features an array of face and body treatments that incorporate pure indigenous fruits, plants and herbs, many of which are grown in a herb garden on the spa’s premises. The spa even offers complimentary group yoga and meditation classes with an instructor in the main house terrace or garden area!
Give these DIY recipes a try and let us know how it goes. Plus, we have two bonus anti-aging tips below from the spa using tomatoes and olive oil!
Nourishing Hand & Foot Sugar Scrub
1½ tbsp honey
3 tbsp sugar
Juice of ½-1 lemon (depending on the size)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Exfoliate hands and feet with the scrub, and let it sit on the skin for 5 minutes. Wash and apply a replenishing cream.
Anti-Aging Yogurt & Honey Facial
245g natural yogurt
1 tbsp of oats
1 tbsp honey
Mix yogurt with the honey and oats in a bowl. Apply the mixture on your face using massaging motions. Let stand 5 minutes. Wash with cool water and apply rose water with a cotton pad. Finish with your favourite face cream.
Additional Anti-Aging Tips:
1. Tomatoes help to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and reduce existing ones. Simply peel the tomato, remove the seeds and grind. Apply the ground-up tomato on the affected areas of your face and leave it on for 15 minutes before removing it with fresh water.
2. Massage the face with olive oil for 1 minute at night after cleansing; remove excess oil with cotton pad.