DIY Mother's Day Spa Treatments
Pamper Mom (especially if that's you!) with spa treatments from your kitchen. They're even better than breakfast in bed for giving her an ahhh-some Mother's Day!
Chocolate & Strawberry Scrub
Berries and cocoa are high in skin-protecting antioxidants, and coarse sugar gently exfoliates, says Philip Berkovitz, food beauty guru and founder of Philip B Botanical Products.
In a food processor, blend 5 trimmed strawberries until smooth. Transfer the berries to a bowl and mix with 3/4 cup turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw). Stir in 3/4 cup brown sugar. Add 1 tbsp. cocoa powder. Massage into damp skin, then rinse with warm water.
Yogurt & Turmeric Face Mask
Turmeric exfoliates skin; it's also an anti-inflammatory, which soothes dryness. Antibacterial honey fights acne, and yogurt's lactic acid leaves skin looking smooth.
Put 1 tbsp. Greek yogurt in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp. honey. Add 1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric. Apply evenly to a clean face, leave on 5 minutes, then wipe off with a damp towel.
Vanilla Soy Milk Bath
Soy brightens your skin, oatmeal is calming, and agave and vanilla both have antiaging properties.
In a food processor, blend 1/4 cup rolled oats until powdery. Transfer oats to a bowl; mix with 1 cup soy milk. Stir in 1 tbsp. vanilla extract. Add 1/4 cup agave nectar. Pour mixture into a warm bath.
By Joy Hernon. Photography by David De Stefano.