DIY Spa Skin Care Treatments with Michelle Pino

Hi friends! I am off to NYC for the weekend for NYFW (that is...if the blizzard up there doesn't get to my plane first!), and I am thankful to Michelle (an expert at spa treatment), to guest here on IHOD, and share some easy DIYs to do some at home skin care inside and out! 

Skin is the largest organ of the human body, but is often overlooked in terms of helping our skin flourish. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars and a whole day at the spa, follow this simple recipe to give your skin a little extra love. People will notice. You will feel rejuvenated. It’s the perfect combination.

What are you ingesting?

What we eat, drink, smoke and breath affects our skin. By infusing some regular mineral water with fruit and herbs you can give yourself some extra vitamins and minerals that will hydrate your skin and soothe your digestive system.

Meyer Lemon Mint Water
1 gallon water
6 Meyer lemons, juiced and zested, with seeds removed
10 sprigs of mint

Mix all of these ingredients together in a large bowl or pitcher. Then put it in a refrigerator and let it chill for six hours. The lemon and mint will infuse the water, giving it a delicious flavor. After six hours, strain the concoction through a fine mesh strainer. Serve with lemon slices and a sprig of mint.

How’s It look on the outside?
After you are refreshed with your Meyer Lemon Mint Water, you can revitalize your skin on the outside with a nice body scrub. There are planty of scrubs out there that will work just fine, however, you want to be sure your are exfoliating your skin as well as stimulating other senses. For example, lavender calms the senses and helps a person relax.

Spirit of Lavender
You can mix one cup of sea salt with ½ cup of lavender oil to make an extremely fragrant body scrub. You may need to experiment on the right ratio to create the perfect scrub. You don’t want it to be gruel on your skin. Make it more like wet sand. To apply, spread the scrub on your body using small circular motions. This will exfoliate dry dead ski leaving you with a natural and healthy glow!

One thing that often keeps women from giving their skin a spa treatment is the time and expense that is involved. It seems like most women simply do not have the time or money to spend heading to a spa to get a skin treatment. However, no woman should allow these limitations to keep her from pampering her skin. You can follow these amazing do-it-yourself skin treatments at home to get that healthy glow that others will notice and envy.

This article was written by Michelle Pino. Michelle currently works at a luxury spa in central New York where she enjoys helping others indulge in spa treatments. However, Michelle also loves to share ideas with those who aren’t at the spa..... baking, exercising and spending time with friends and family!


  1. Have asafe journey and enjoy New York and its fashion!

  2. Can't wait to give that a try!! Perfect for a new mama who can't get to the spa ;)

    Hope you have a safe trip to NY...enjoy that snow!

  3. i LOVE fancy water! I hope you can make it up here! It's already pretty crazy outside :(

  4. This sounds amazing!!! Definitely trying!


  5. Oh this looks incredible. Love lemon water. And stay safe in NYC, Anna and have fun! xo

  6. Sounds amazing! Happy Friday and have a safe trip!

  7. This article is great! I am going to try these while NYC gets snowed in this weekend!

    new follower :)

  8. I will have to try that water soon. I drink a lot of water chilled, but would love something refreshing and rejuvenating like what you mentioned.

    Bonnie Rose
    The Compass Rose

  9. Thanks for taking time for sharing this article, it was excellent and very informative. Its really very useful of all of users. I found a lot of informative stuff in your article. Keep it up.
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  10. I love herbified / fruitified water...ahhh! It makes me feel like I am at the spa, for sure :) Oh and the lavender salt scrub sounds heavenly! XO Brynn

  11. I really enjoy while I read your blogs and articles.
    Sneek Taley


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