8 Stress-Relieving Spa Treatments for This Holiday Season
After weeks of cold, blustery weather, your complexion is just as dreary.
To get your glow back, exfoliation is key. When dead cells pile up on the skin's surface, they prevent your skin from reflecting light, which dulls your complexion, says Debra Jaliman, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine. To buff away those cells with a DIY scrub, combine two tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of water, forming a paste. Massage it onto your face and rinse with warm water. For added radiance, you can also make a yogurt and honey mask. Blend a quarter cup of plain Greek yogurt with two tablespoons of honey, then apply the mix to your face and neck. Rinse after five minutes. "To really feel refreshed, chill the mask in the refrigerator first," recommends Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.