Return to Beauty offers inexpensive skin care regimens you can make from fresh ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Author and aesthetician to the stars Narine Nikogosian trained in nursing with a concentration in dermatology in her native Armenia and Russia before coming to the United States where she built a well-respected reputation at Ole Henriksen on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. She was kind enough to send me this book and offers this creamy pumpkin spa mask recipe, one of her most popular, for Season Five readers. Pumpkins are high in vitamins A and C (antioxidants) and zinc - great for the skin. Enjoy!
Creamy Pumpkin Spa Mask
1 small pumpkin
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup mineral water
Preparation: Halve the pumpkin and peel it. In a small saucepan over low heat, cook the pumpkin in the milk for 30 minutes. Allow to cool, then cut the pumpkin into very thin slices.
Application: Cover your face and neck with the pumpkin slices and relax for 20 minutes. Rinse with the warm milk, then rinse with the mineral water.