Summer sun and seaside fun can be damaging to our skin, but even indoor skin can use a little help feeling and looking fresh.
This easy-to-make formula will help to dissolve the “glue” that binds dead skin cells together, allowing them to fall away like autumn leaves, revealing the smooth, soft skin underneath. The secret is fresh alphahydroxy fruit acid–in this case from tomatoes, still in season–and sugar.
Get the skin-freshening exfoliating formula here:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Chopped fresh tomato
2 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream
1. Place the sugar in a small bowl. Add enough fresh chopped tomato to moisten, then add yogurt. Combine and apply to a clean, damp face, using fingertips to gently massage the formula into skin.
2. Allow formula to remain on skin for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
By Annie B. Bond