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Happy WEDNESDAY Guest Blogger – Erika Katz!

April 4, 2012

Two of my favorite things in the world (and I know there are plenty of you out there who agree with me on this!) are:


2. BEAUTY TREATMENTS/PAMPERING/SPOILING MYSELF (OK —maybe that’s really considered 3 things but don’t judge me!)

Now, what happens when you take both of those things and COMBINE them?

Pure bliss!!!!!!!

That’s exactly what our weekly guest blogger did, and we love her for it!

Erika Katz, author of “Bonding Over Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-esteem, Confidence and Trust” shares with us a DIY Banana Cream Pie Facial Mask! Ladies, listen up — and LUXURIATE! 

“I love to make my own facial masks at home because I only do them a few times per month,” Erika says. “When I make them at home, I know the mask is fresh and I can adjust the ingredients to my skin’s needs at the time.  Going into the spring, I love to do a banana cream pie mask because it helps smooth my skin and leaves it more radiant.  Bananas contain large quantities of vitamins A and E.  Vitamin A heals the skin and is great for flakiness which I get after the winter.  The Vitamin E oil nourishes my skin and helps it feel soft while calming down any redness I may have .  The honey is a humectant, and the heavy cream contains lactic acid, which softens dry skin and keeps it elastic.”

All you need is

   1 ripe mashed Banana

   3 tablespoons Heavy cream

   1.5 tablespoon dark organic Honey

   1.5 tablespoon white flour 

    few drops of water

Warm up the honey so it’s not so sticky. Add it to the bananas, cream, flour, and water.   Mix it well until you have a nice smooth paste. You may need to add flour or water to get the right consistency.

To use the mask, Spread the paste on your face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes.  Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold water.

Erika Katz is a former child model and actress, Erika appeared in over 100 commercials, print ads, and films. As the mother of a ‘tween girl, she now writes a popular blog for Huffington Post, contributes  to Seventeen, Shape, Good Housekeeping, Girl’s Life, Parenting, and Parents magazine.  Erika also appears regularly as a parenting and beauty expert on Fox News, and has appeared on the TODAY Show, the DOCTORS, The BETTER SHOW, and PIX11.  

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