June 10, 2021
Fiesta-inspired beauty treatments - made from food already in your kitchen - are a tasty way to celebrate your skin, body and hair.
And the best part is... whatever you have left over you can snack on!
Handy Hints Holly
Thicken hair with a guacamole mask
The fatty acids and vitamin E in avocado strengthen and nourish hair, thwarting the breakage that can make it look thin. Use with olive oil (its oleic acid plumps the diameter of strands) for a fuller-looking head of hair. Mix half an avocado with 1/2 Tbs. of olive oil. Apply to damp hair - rinse after 15 minutes.
Soften rough heels with a sangria soak
Stale wine may be a bust for your palate, but it's a beautiful boost for your feet. Red wine's resveratrol helps repair the dry, damaged layers of skin on heels, while its polyphenols work to moisturize them. Add a few orange slices to the mix. The citric acid sloughs off dead skin cells and speeds new cell growth. Fill a basin with warm water, then add 1 cup of red wine and 6 orange slices. Soak feet for 10 minutes; then rinse.
Eliminate 'chicken skin' with a margarita exfoliator
Lime's alpha hydroxy acids break up the keratin buildup that causes the red arm bumps, tequila's astringent properties dissolve oil and dirt that further clogs them, and sea salt gently sloughs away any dry skin and residue. Combine 1/2 cup tequila, 1/4 cup of sea salt and 2 Tbs. of lime juice. While in the shower massage onto damp arm skin for 1 minute; then rinse.