Published on October 2nd, 2015 | by Rima J Pundir
FAB BAG PICKS: My “me” time!
Here’s an excellent kitchen-cum-counter remedy to give your skin a quick makeover, and de-stress, via beauty!
Super duper easy this one – pour your favoured lotion/butter/emulsion into a cup, fill it up to half). Now add two heaped tablespoons of filter coffee (the kind you can buy at café coffee day) and 2-3 tablespoons of honey or molten molasses (gur). Mix gently. Now the most important step, shut yourself in the bathroom and bar the door, put on loud music to drown out any sound – the family will manage and no, your house will not collapse without you. Now shower once if you like, to wash off sweat, grime and in my case, all the gunk my older boy can pour on me… Then take generous scoops or handfuls of the mixture and then rub gently all over your body and face. You should resemble a mud-covered creature at this point – all the more reason to keep that barred door, barred! Now wait for 5-minutes more – you can actually meditate a bit to regain mental balance – meanwhile the mixture will dry or harden up and get absorbed a bit – then shower off, scrubbing gently with a loofah to get rid of all the coffee. Now why is this so good for you?
- The coffee stimulates circulation and also zaps cellulite so if you are on the track to fitness, this will help you tone up that much faster.
- The lotion or moisturizer, chemical though it may be obviously moisturizes your skin and may have other benefits such as brightening, anti-tanning or anti-ageing.
- Finally the honey or molasses are an emollient – all the moisture your skin absorbed, the honey will lock that in.
- At last but not the least, that break you get from all the chaos at home, gives you a much-needed window of peace.
FAB BAG PICKS
Bath & Body Works Bali Mango Shower Gel: It has been formulated to provide the ultimate shower experience, pampering you with luxurious lather, moisturizing Aloe Vera and nourishing Vitamin E that gently clean, soften and fragrance your skin. CLICK HERE to view product.
Vana Vidhi Oriental Rice Paddy Face & Body Scrub: Luxe Oils work toward a smoother, fairer and more radiant complexion over a refined skin texture while the Brown Rice is nature’s gift for gentle yet deep exfoliation. This natural scrub combats aging, wrinkles, pigmentation, tan very well, while adding an exuberant shine and illumination to lack luster skin. CLICK HERE to view product.
The Body Shop Moringa Body Scrub: Stimulates the skin and removes dead skin cells when massaged into the skin. Leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and better prepared to absorb the next layer of moisture. This exfoliating body scrub contains real moringa seed oil. It leaves skin soft and smooth. Removes dead skin cells. CLICK HEREto view product.