One Easy Spa Soak

When winter weather takes a toll on your extremities, roll up those sleeves (and pants)! Rach's buddy Gretta Monahan shows us how to pamper our hands and feet at home with a tension-taming dip.
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IF YOU WANT DEEP CLEANSING
Try cucumber or lemon slices

The acidity in these foods helps whisk away dirt and slough off dead skin cells.

IF YOU WANT EXFOLIATION
Try sugar or salt

Sugar is the gentler of the two because it's usually less coarse. Mix a few tablespoons with equal parts olive oil to form a paste, or use a pumice stone.

IF YOU WANT AROMATHERAPY
Try fresh rose petals, mint leaves or dried lavender

Chamomile tea bags will also provide a soothing and relaxing scent. Or wrap loose ingredients in cheesecloth before steeping.

IF YOU WANT MOISTURE
Try a rich oil like coconut, sesame or jojoba

For a skin-nourishing soak, use equal parts water and whole milk, or whisk in a few tablespoons of honey.

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