How to get glowing, beauty-salon skin at home
Can't get to the salon? Get your glow on at home with these DIY skincare ideas.
As a teenager I was a devotee of craft and DIY potions. I crocheted my own shoes, decorated wooden boxes with shells and made perfumes out of rose petals.
Now that all beauty salons and spas have closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I retrieved an old book from my shelves that would help keep me beautiful and strong during these challenging times.
Simply Living by Gwen Skinner, published in 1981, has recipes for such novelties as broad bean wine, dandelion sherry and nettle beer. It also has a cure for freckles, a poultice for carbuncles and tips for keeping your silverware clean.
Importantly, for those of us who want to keep up appearances for virtual meetings, there are more than a dozen recipes for facials. But before I start plastering my face with something akin to breakfast, I consult an expert for advice on DIY facials.