With winter weather comes dry, dehydrated skin. The culprit is indoor heating that can leave your skin feeling parched and rough. The remedy is right in your fridge. Whip up a batch of these easy-to-make exfoliators to slough of flaky, dead skin cells. Scrub and then slather on your favorite body lotion to reveal a new layer of smooth, moisture-rich skin.
Figs make powerful cleansers thanks to their antioxidants, vitamins and humectants properties. Their tiny little oil-rich seeds gently exfoliate while active enzymes peel off dead skin. The olive oil stimulates cell regeneration and prevents and treats sun damage.
Ingredients • 2 to 3 smashed or pureed figs • 1 tbsp. olive oil
Directions Combine ingredients. Rub mixture onto face to exfoliate. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes.
—Deborah Larsson, spa director at the Remede Spa at The St. Regis in San Francisco, CA