Peaches and Cream Mask – DIY Diva
At the end of the summer and early fall especially, there is a lot of old tan skin sloughing off the body. Such a season is ideal for doing a body Peaches and Cream Mask, especially so because peaches are ripe and abundant in the markets.
Peaches are rich in skin softening enzymes, and cream is a natural alpha-hydroxy acid that is ideal for sloughing dead skin cells off the body.
Peaces and Cream Mask
2 peaches, peeled and mashed
1/2 teaspoon almond oil
1 tablespoon heavy cream
Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mash with a vegetable masher. Scoop onto a clean washcloth and scrub onto your body. Let set for 15 or 20 minutes before taking a shower to rinse thoroughly, using a natural shower gel if needed.
Variation: Cucumbers and Cream: Substitute 2-3 cucumbers for the peaches.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).