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Natural Healing - Bitter is Better Befriending the Bitter Herbs - Fruit Enzyme Mask

By Laurel Vukovic
March/April 2003


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Spring is the perfect time for revitalizing your body-care routines. Try these fresh, easy-to-make herbal recipes to smooth your skin, condition your hair, and rejuvenate your entire body.

The natural alpha-hydroxy acids in strawberries, yogurt, and honey help to slough off dead skin cells. Papaya contains protein-digesting enzymes that gently exfoliate the skin.

· 2 fresh strawberries, sliced
· 1/4 cup diced fresh papaya
· 2 tablespoons whole-milk yogurt
· 1 teaspoon honey
· 2 teaspoons cosmetic clay

Blend the strawberries, papaya, yogurt, and honey in a blender until smooth. Mix in enough cosmetic clay to make a spreadable mask. Wash your face and neck with warm water, and spread the mask onto your face and neck. Relax for 15 minutes, and remove the mask with warm water.

To see more body care recipes from "Natural Healing - Bitter is Better Befriending the Bitter Herbs," go here.  








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