DIY Exfoliators: Scrub, Scrub, Scrub for Silky New Skin

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Ysolt Usigan on May 1, 2010 at 2:58PM

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DIY Exfoliators: Scrub, Scrub, Scrub for Silky New Skin

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Figs and Olive Oil

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.

• 2 to 3 smashed or pureed figs
• 1 tbsp. olive oil

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

Compiled by Ysolt Usigan

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