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As the days get longer and temperatures begin to climb, off go the sweaters and boots and on go the shorts and sandals. But hey, there’s good news: Beautiful summer sweet skin is closer than the nearest watermelon patch.  The best place to start, say experts, is with a head-to-toe moisture treatment — and you don’t need high-priced products to do the job right.

4 Steps to Renewed Summer Skin

OK, let’s head into spring with our best skin forward. Take a trip to Sooo Lilly, The Makeup Bar, Balliets, Eve’s and Lulu’s, BodyTrends Spa or Signature Skin Care for superb choices of moisturizers, toners, masques and more, here are a few fun, yet effective home remedies I love as well:

Brown sugar/olive oil/ginger body scrub: Mix 2 cups of brown sugar with 1 cup of olive oil and add a small amount of ground ginger. Mix well into a paste. Using circular motions, rub your entire body, paying special attention to elbows, heels, and knees. Rinse with a body wash and wet washcloth and towel dry. The result: Softer, suppler, and less dry skin.

We love Vaseline as a moisturizer — particularly on the very roughest, toughest areas of skin, such as heels, elbows, and knees. And if you’ve ever heard that old wives’ tale about drenching feet in Vaseline and then donning a pair of white cotton socks — well, it’s not a myth and it really can dramatically change the way your feet look and feel, almost overnight. Here’s a little trick my mother taught me: Get some of those pads that come treated with acne medication. Wipe your feet with the pad and then lather on the Vaseline. Now, put on the socks. Within a week, you’ll have the softest feet ever.

Egg white and citrus face masque: (normal to oily skin) — Mix 2 raw egg whites with 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice. Apply to skin and let rest for 15 minutes until dry. Rinse well with warm water. The result: Tighter pores and a brighter, less dull complexion.

Oatmeal face masque: (sensitive skin) — Mix oatmeal with boiling water according to package instructions. Let cool, then apply to skin and let rest for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water. The result: A radiant, moisturized glow.



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