March 14, 2007


My skin gets dry during the arid winter months in Utah. So when I spend an evening in, I like to feed my face with Brown Cow plain yogurt. That's right, I said feed my face. This doesn't mean I'm shoveling in caloric spoonful after spoonful while sitting on the couch watching something I've Tivo'd; it's something quite different.
I've found that my sensitive skin reacts well to a cool and refreshing yogurt mask. You have to get Brown Cow {or equivalent} plain yogurt with a layer of fatty cream on the top, tie your hair back and smooth the yogurt all over your face. Avoid the urge to lick because it tastes like sour cream. I typically let the thick pastey cream soak into my skin for about 30 minutes before removing it with warm water and a facial sponge. I'm not exactly sure what chemical process is taking place, but it feels like my skin is absorbing the fat and, as a result, getting plump and full {like it was when I was 10}.
At about $1 a cup, why not give it a try. May I recomend adding some lavendar oil to your nightly moisturizer after such a mask...if you don't you may smell like sour dairy in the morning.


tiffany said...

Fantastic idea! I can't wait to try. Where does one find the Brown Cow brand???

Tonia Conger said...

You can get Brown Cow at Harmons, Whole Foods or Wild Oats {among others}

ali said...

I have never heard of this! But I must say I'm intrigued. I'm always up for a little pampering.