By Mary N. DiZazzo

Exfoliate, Brighten, Detoxify Now!

Ciao bella,

I've had some positive responses from my columns on do-it-yourself, at-home facial care. The recipes are all easy and natural. You know exactly what you're putting on your skin! So while you're out shopping for your meals, shop for your face, too.

I remember my first at-home facial mask. You whipped up two egg whites and slathered on the white cream, waiting for it to dry. Afterwards, I would rinse with tepid water. Pat dry ... felt like baby skin! So soft and smooth!

So grab a friend or your daughter and make it a Spa Treat with these recipes to Exfoliate, Brighten, and Detoxify Now!

Flaky skin: Mix together 1 Tbsp oats, 1/2 tsp fi ne salt, 1 tsp milk powder, and 2 drops of olive oil (tried and true olive oil). Use a circular motion when applying on damp skin for a couple of minutes, then wash off.

Brighten skin: Crush 3 of each, raspberries, and blueberries, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp fi ne brown sugar. Rub onto face, then rinse. The fruit enzymes and sugar smooth and brighten skin.

Detoxify: Make a paste of 1 Tbsp baking soda and 1 Tbsp water. By scrubbing your damp face for a couple of minutes with this concentrated mixture, you will be cleaning your pores and minimizing them.

Mask: Look for a honey-based mask to moisturize. Keep on for 10 minutes, then rinse with tepid water. I've also just applied honey from the pantry; leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

So my Glamazons, get busy and feel great!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or