Let's face it; winter is unkind to our skin. I like to moisturize as much as the next gal, but I am not keen on all the unknowns in some ingredient lists. Peeking into my pantry and refrigerator I have much of what Raisa Ruder recommends in her book Babushka's Beauty Secrets. Avocado? Check. Canola oil? Check. Vodka? Check! Ruder's light-hearted introduction about her Ukrainian grandmother's kitchen "salon" leads into a great little collection of recipes for crow's feet, calluses and puffy eyes. We have several DIY beauty books on the shelves, but this one is worth a look. Another option with solid recipes, minus the chit-chat, is Lisa Sharon Belkin's The Cosmetics Cookbook. You may be surprised by how many things you can whip up right out of your kitchen. Carry on, winter. Carry on.
Submitted by Erin @ Central