Home recipes for beautiful skin

Try these quick and easy facial treatments from some of the country’s top estheticians.“While a dermatologist is trained to treat skin problems, an esthetician is trained to get skin looking and feeling its best,” says 45-year-old Esta Kronberg, M.D., who works with an esthetician in her Houston medical office. We asked three of these skin pros to share their personal at-home recipes; whip one up at least once a month for fabulous skin.

Normal/Oily Skin

1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon water

Mix ingredients together and apply (after cleansing) from forehead to collarbone. Allow mask to sit for 15 minutes (note: it will not dry or harden) as the yeast deep-cleans and tightens pores and the baking soda evens out blotchiness. Rinse with warm water and follow with an oil-free moisturizer. — Yasmine Djerradine, esthetician and spa owner in New York City

Normal/Dry Skin

2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt (not low-fat)
1 tsp. grapefruit zest
1 cup iced black tea

Combine first three ingredients and apply mixture to your clean face and neck. Leave mask on for at least 15 minutes. The honey acts like a giant sponge, pulling out impurities and brightening the skin, while the yogurt moisturizes and softens. (The grapefruit scent is energizing.) Splash off with the tea, then massage in your usual day cream. — Andrea Stotsky, esthetician and national trainer for Decleor

Sensitive/Irritated Skin

1 Teaspoon chick pea flour (available in natural health food stores)
1 Teaspoon heavy cream
2 Teaspoon salt water
Pinch of salt Mix and distribute this creamy concoction all over your clean face. Leave on for ten minutes to let the chick pea flour deep-clean stressed skin while the heavy cream balances its pH level (imbalance is what makes sensitive skin red). Rinse with cool water. — Regina Viotto, spa director of The Paul Lebreque Salon in New York City



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