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STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — With the dog days of summer heating up the weather, Kate Couture, manager of LUSH City Walk, stopped by KCAL9 to show viewers how to prep their skin for the hot weather. She demonstrated how to make a sea salt body scrub to exfoliate off the dirt and grime of summer and a face mask for after-sun care. Both of these treatments are made with fresh fruits and veggies that can be found right in your kitchen.
• 2 medium, nicely ripe bananas
• 2 tablespoons of runny honey
• 1 fairly ripe peach (pealed and pitted – can be frozen since if not in season)
• 2 generous tablespoons of ground almonds
• Fine ground oatmeal
Directions: Blend the bananas, honey, and peach together to make rich mucilage. Bananas are excellent skin softeners and have potent moisturizing properties. Peaches are a good fruit choice for young skins as they cleanse and help remove excess sebum without stripping the skin. Honey is excellent for all skins, especially if you are prone to breakout, as it helps keep spots at bay and reduces redness. Add the ground almonds and mix together – the almonds are to help polish the skin and remove dead surface cells. Finally, add enough oatmeal to make a paste that can be spread onto the face and neck.
Usage: Apply gently to face and neck area, being careful not to drag the skin. Leave for 10-15 minutes and remove gently with warm water.
Sea Salt Body Scrub
• 2 tablespoons of fine sea salt
• Olive oil
Directions: Take 2 tablespoons of fine sea salt and mix to a paste with a heavy oil such as olive oil. This is deeply nourishing for the skin.
Usage: Wet the skin and apply to the backs of arms, legs and anywhere where the skin is rough. Don’t use on the décolleté area. Rinse off the skin.