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Bringing the Spa Home

By Yemisi Suleiman

Going to the spa for facials is nice,  but sometimes your mind is willing but your pocket is weak. On the other hand, you are just too tired to walk or even drive to the spa.


If you’re longing for a facial, but lacking the funds, or  you do not feel like leaving  the comfort of your home, just head to the kitchen and create your own.
Here are three simple steps:

1. Steaming
After bringing a pot of water to a boil, lower the heat and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Hold your face over the pot, but not too close, and place a towel over your head to aid in the steaming process. Stay here for about five minutes and enjoy the wonderful aromatherapy as the steam opens your pores.

2. Exfoliate
Uncooked oatmeal and a little warm water make an excellent exfoliant. Mix them together to form a paste and then gently scrub your face to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells.

3 . Fruit Facial Mask
A fruity facial mask can be made from a variety of fruits. I like this simple recipe for the papaya(pawpaw).

-1/2 cup yogurt
-1 chopped papaya(pawpaw)
-1 juiced lemon
-1 teaspoon of honey

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend on low until a paste is formed. Apply to face and leave on for at least thirty minutes, wash off  and apply shea butter for a smooth effect.


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