Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Summer Facial time!


Its Summer Facial time!

I must admit I have been trying to make this particular summer last forever! Normally I am not crazy over hot weather. Don't get me wrong I love gardening, especially flowers and growing veggies, but this summer I want it to go as slow as possible. I am not going to complain about it being too hot. (Did I really just say that?) Nope no complaining, July the hottest month in the south needs to just takes its sweet time, be in no hurry at all. I am going to make it drag by.

No I am not crazy! I know your probably wondering, why would a southern mom as myself like to have 90 to 100 degree days last forever? Well if you must know.......I hate to even admit it ..much less say it, but in August I will be 50! I really can't believe it, "50", heck that means I am going to be a half of century old! I guess it can't be too bad, I mean hey I can now apply for AARP and does this mean I can now join the purple hat clubs? (although my hubby renewed his AARP card and kindly from the bottom of his heart had them send me a welcome package, wasn't he sweet!). I must admit they do have some pretty good discounts and I do have a few friends who do the purple hat clubs and they do have a blast. I know its a psychological thing. I am only as old as I feel, right?

Ok I will quit venting. To make myself feel better I have tried a few herbal facials. (I needed to be pampered). You probably have most of what you need in your kitchen now. They make your skin feel refreshed and cool feeling. Hope you enjoy the facials and if anyone has any ideas how to help me over the hurdle of turning 50 let me know!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Stay cool and keep hydrated! Take in a outdoor movie with your family or friends or go on a picnic. Enjoy your summer, its really a wonderful lazy time of the year to enjoy!

Skin Softening Bath
Add ¼ cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky bath.

Honey Cleansing Scrub

Mix 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and ½ teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.

Firming Face Mask
Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin and enough flour to form a paste. (Approximately ¼ cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
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