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Sweet Summer Skin Care

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Get your skin glowing this summer with a fruit, yogurt and honey skin care application created by Christopher Watt, a Hollywood aesthetician to stars such as Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez, as a whimsical way to introduce honey as a soothing skin care application to his clients.

"Honey is one of the world's best kept beauty secrets," says Watt. "Women and men have used it as part of healthy skin care routines for centuries, but with all of the high-tech beauty treatments available today, I think most of us simply forgot about this all-natural beauty wonder."

Because honey has enzymes, vitamins and other minerals that are beneficial to the skin, Watt recommends using honey as part of a regular beauty regimen. Just add a tablespoon or two to your favorite mask or apply honey directly to the skin. To minimize honey's stickiness, Watt suggests applying honey to damp skin and then rinsing off with a warm face cloth.

As a humectant, honey draws moisture into the skin, making it a good choice for dry skin sufferers. It also has antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria and help thwart acne flare ups.

"Honey is good for all skin types. It is the purest beauty ingredient available today," says Watt. "Literally, it goes from the hive to the bottle."

Watt's three ingredient summer skin care application is easy to make at home. Fruit, yogurt and honey can all be found at a local grocery store and clean up is minimal. Plus, you'll be treating yourself to celebrity-style beauty without having to pay Hollywood prices.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a blender and whip up one of the honey-infused Face Smoothies listed below:

Honey and Banana Skin Treat

Ingredients:
One yellow banana
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Directions:
Peel banana and place in blender or food processor. Add honey and yogurt, blend until smooth. Using finger tips, apply banana mask on clean skin; let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove with cool water and damp cloth.

Honey and Papaya Skin Treat

Ingredients:
One quarter fresh papaya
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Directions:
Cut papaya in half and remove seeds. Cut in half again and remove skin. Place one-quarter papaya in blender or food processor. Add honey and yogurt, blend until smooth.
Using finger tips, apply papaya mask on clean skin, let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with cool water and damp cloth.

Honey and Blueberry Skin Treat

Ingredients:
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Directions:
Rinse blueberries and place in blender or food processor. Add honey and yogurt, blend until smooth. Using finger tips, apply blueberry mask on clean skin, let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with cool water and damp cloth.

Note: These are all edible, so if you get a little on your lip, go ahead and lick it off!

For more honey-based beauty recipes visit the National Honey Board's Web site: www.honey.com.

Courtesy of ARAcontent



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