By Mary N. DiZazzo

Face, Skin and Hair Food- try it you'll like it!

Ciao bella,

Everyone has been talking about how they survived the winter of 2015. Come on we're hearty New Englanders and choose to live here. The winter camaraderie was actually quite entertaining. Of course I could sit back and listen and see it all. My commuter rail days of running to the train are gone. I live across from the Massachusetts State House so the snow removal is fantastic and I don't have a roof to worry about since I don't own a home. In over 24 years of living here I have never picked up a shovel and the electricity has never flickered. I consider myself lucky and enjoyed the beautiful snow and ice formations from pictures, Facebook, and my window. Beauty is everywhere.

Spring is around the corner and I've found some food recipes to use on your body to cleanse, hydrate and feel human again.

  1. Natural Skin Scrub-use sugar or salt with one-third cup of olive oil and adding a few drops of your fav scented extract. Gently rub on damp skin in circular motion while concentrating on rough spots. Rinse off. This will remove dead skin cells so skin looks brighter and feels softer.

  2. Clove Hair Conditioner-known to thicken hair and enhance brown color. Boil one cup of water with two tablespoons of whole cloves for five min. Leave it overnight straining twice in the A.M. Use once a week over strands before detangle conditioner. You'll have soft, fuller hair.

  3. Exfoliating Facial- make a paste with baking soda, honey and a few drops of water. Apply for five min., then rinse. This mask will gently absorb excess oil while gently exfoliating leaving skin soft and clear.

So if this record-breaking winter has got you down? Just use these few spa-home pick me ups for a lift and think of all the spring flowers that will be coming your way!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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