July 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm , by Erica Metzger
Just like any good cook, new mom and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has a few secret recipes up her sleeve, including ones for keeping her skin gorgeous. Lucky for us, she’s willing to share! Here are some of her favorite summer tricks.
Sweeten your skin routine: Got breakouts? Try this deep-cleansing facial once a week. You probably have the key ingredient in your pantry.
Step 1. Dissolve a few drops of pure tea treel oil into a bowl of hot water and use this to steam your face.
Step 2. Pat skin dry and spread pure honey all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Tap your fingers on your face for five minutes. The gooey honey will act like a vacuum to pull impurities from your pores.
Moisturize in the shower: “My new find this summer is Dial NutriSkin Body Wash. The grape seed oil and lemongrass is a great antioxidant combo.”
Get a glow: “I like to use powder bronzer on my eyelids, above my cheekbones, and on my shoulders and collarbone for a healthy look.” (Check out more ways to fake a sun-kissed tan here.)
Don’t worry: “Dedicate your life to what truly makes you happy. Happiness makes a woman beautiful.”
So what’s your favorite summer beauty recipe or best advice to be happy?