You don’t have to spend a fortune to get amazing skin, but it’s oftentimes hard to figure out where to start. While most of us have a kitchen full of amazingly healthy skin ingredients, we don’t always know how to put them together to get the most out of what we have. That’s where this great book comes in: Babushka’s Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips for a Glamorous New You. From the publisher:
In the Ukraine, Ruder’s grandmother passed down to her secrets for making facials out of fruit, milk, herbs, and tea. Now, as the owner of an upscale spa in Los Angeles, Ruder continues the tradition. The sought-after esthetician, in collaboration with journalist Susan Campos, brings her inventive concoctions and skin saving soufflés to women of all ages. Using preservative free, restorative ingredients from her “secret pantry” of eggs, honey, olive oil, strawberries, and even vodka, she shares hundreds of quick, easy recipes and beauty tips. Chopped grapes and a dash of wine make an antioxidant rich facial toner, and whipped cream and oats combine for a rejuvenating mask. In a chapter dedicated to what Ruder calls “the ultimate symbol of not just sensuality, but sexuality,” she suggests pineapple, rich in the enzyme bromelain and vitamin C, to soften lips and boost the production of collagen. And in another, potatoes, cucumbers, and even cabbage are mixed into balms that reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and bags under tired eyes. Forget expensive spa treatments or department store beauty products, Ruder has your hair, skin, hands, feet, and every other part of you covered.
So, go natural, go green, and go organic if you want – this book will help you put together amazing recipes for beautiful skin. And you can win one of three copies right here from Retrodiva’s Beauty! Open to residents of the United States and Canada, no PO Boxes, please. Just fill out the following form to enter:
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