Recipe to Refresh: DIY, Natural Skin Care
THE LONG, HARSH winter left us with much bigger problems than shoveling fatigue. We’re talking frizzy hair (ick), flaky skin (double ick) and scaly feet that clearly saw nothing but the inside of snow boots for months. But since a full body fix-up at Le Fancy Spa costs as much as the city’s snow removal deficit, we suggest you try more wallet-friendly measures to welcome spring. For as little as the cost of lunch (and with ingredients picked up during a trip to Whole Foods), at-home treatments can turn your kitchenette into a decadent retreat. Even better: Because these DIY detoxifiers use natural ingredients — such as fresh fruit, coffee beans and even beer — you won’t be slathering scary-sounding chemicals on your skin. This guinea pig gamely tried out more than a dozen at-home spa treatments and ended up with a few favorites. BEER HAIR RINSE» Why It Works: The nutrients in hops add strength and shine to hair. Source: Brennan O’Farrell, stylist, Bang Salon and Spa (1519 15th St.