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| March 18, 2012

#2:  Try natural exfoliants like yogurt, papaya, and pumpkin.  You can find plenty of options for natural dry skin care in your kitchen, or in the produce and diary aisles of your supermarket. Yogurt, especially the plain Greek variety, makes an excellent cleanser with a mild exfoliating action that will remove dry skin and leave you feeling refreshed and comfortable. Gabriel says it's a particularly safe exfoliant for very dry skin because it exfoliates using lactic acid, not scrubbing granules.  To add some oomph, try making Pecnikov's Greek Yogurt and Papaya Enzyme Conditioning Mask for Face & Décolleté: Mix 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt with 3 tablespoons of mashed-up papaya, and apply to skin.  Pumpkin enzymes are at play in her Pumpkin & Cinnamon Mask for Face and Body: mix one can of pumpkin and a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.  Leave either mask on face or body for 5 to 15 minutes.  Or treat your extremities to her Three Berry Antioxidant Hand and Foot Mask: Mix 3/4 cup each of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries with cup kefir in blender. Drink any leftovers!

A young woman pointing at a papaya