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Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Bargains, Tips | 0 comments

DIY Spa: Make a Natural Beauty Mask for your Legs

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Glam Your Gams  with a Natural Moisturizing Mask from the Spa at Viceroy Riviera  Maya

Summer is the time for great-looking legs, but for a real “wow” look, you need more than a daily workout and a tan. You need smooth, silky skin, and that can be a challenge as your legs are’t moisturized as often or as effectively as arms and hands. Ankles and knees can be especially challenging.

Spa Director Cinthya Alva at Viceroy Riviera Maya’s Wayak Spa offers the following “home remedy,” an easy-to-make natural beauty recipe to counter dry skin and prepare legs for a radiant tan:

 Ingredients

1 tablespoon almond or avocado oil

1 tablespoon Shea oil

1 banana

1 tablespoon honey

3 drops of peppermint oil

4 tablespoons neutral unscented body lotion

To prepare your mask:

Crush the banana with a fork until well mashed. Place in a bowl, add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.

In the shower with the water off, apply the mixture to your legs, covering everything from ankles to knees. Keep your legs raised for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

 Tip to improve circulation in your legs:

The experts at Viceroy Riviera Maya’s Wayak Spa advise you to sit back on the bed face up and stretch your legs, resting your ankles on the wall or at the bedside. This can also be done on the floor.

Now, head to the beach and don’t bury your legs in the sand!

The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a serene hideaway lapped by the warm Caribbean and a jungle ambiance of ferns, palms and guava trees. All 41 villas feature a private patio and plunge pool, outdoor shower, and a high-ceiling, thatched-palapa roof that resonates with the jungle environment. Guests enjoy fine dining on the sea-view loft of La Marea, Mexican-Mediterranean fare at beachside Coral Grill, a Maya-inspired spa and state-of-the-art workout equipment in the fitness center. The resort has its own pier where guests can sunbathe, enjoy massages, savor romantic dinners, and may be conveniently picked up by boat for snorkeling, diving and other excursions. The six-acre resort is on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula 40 miles south of Cancun International Airport, and three miles north of popular Playa del Carmen. For more information and reservations, contact Viceroy Riviera Maya at 866-332-1672 or reservations@viceroyrivieramaya.com.

 

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