Return to Beauty: Old World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin
by Narine Nikogosian
It’s no secret that women
want to look and feel beautiful. I created Return to Beauty to pass
on the wisdom I’ve learned in my twenty years as a professional
aesthetician. Beauty is much easier than we think! Your radiance
doesn’t require expensive lotions or toxic potions, only simple
skincare recipes made from fresh ingredients in the comfort of your
own kitchen. For instance, did you know that pumpkin slices under
tired eyes can refresh your look for a big night out?|
When I was young, I would go with my grandmother and mother to the
local salon and watch them receive facials. Then I would come home
and experiment on my own face, creating concoctions from whatever
fresh ingredients (vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy) were in our
kitchen. Some recipes were a success – some were a mess!
As I grew older, I added my love of astrology to skincare, creating
recipes based upon the various needs of each sun sign. (Gemini skin
needs apricots, walnuts, and extra relaxation. Cancers need a lot of
pampering and hot baths.) Then I invited my friends over for beauty
treatments. Thus began my lifelong affair helping people fall in
love with their own radiance.
I am fortunate to treat some of the most naturally beautiful faces
in the world. Women of color have supple skin that ages gracefully,
so it’s important to take good care of it. To help prevent skin
problems, such as clogging pores, I always remind my clients to keep
their skin clean and use non-invasive products. The Cabbage Milk
Cleanser recipe is perfect for cleansing without drying effects. If
your skin tends to run normal-to-oily or oily, then it’s important
not to over-moisturize.
Your skin also has different needs for each season so your regime
should reflect changes in the weather. During the dry cold winds of
fall, my Creamy Cantaloupe Coconut Face Mask pampers delicate skin.
If cloudy weather dampens your mood, a warm bath with the Voluptuous
Vixen Decolté Mask makes everything soft and bright again. If it’s
hot and sunny - a dab of Avocado Eye Crème does the trick.
Learning your own skincare needs is a great way to empower yourself.
It’s easy to stay youthful, radiant, and happy all year long.
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