|Start the process with water at a rolling boil.|
If someone were to ask me, “What’s the best part of being a journalist?” I would say, “Meeting people, the interviews.” I’ve had some terrible interviews where nothing seemed to come out of the conversation and some downright unpleasant ones like Sean Connery for example, but the vast majority have been unforgettable and great fun.
Out of all of them, and there have been hundreds, only two interviewees sent me handwritten notes (both beautiful): Diana Vreeland and Bill Blass.
I’m rambling, but there is a point to my stream of consciousness. For my book I did scores of interviews and each time learned something new. Among the new are the beauty and maintenance tips I’m sharing with you here.
|A classic sisal bath mitt.|
Today’s tip is quite surprising I think. When talking about our skin, everyone from dermatologists to estheticians repeated the mantra: “Treat it gently.”
That’s when Pascale, an esthetician, told me that all sisal products for the body are too harsh and that they should be boiled (!) before using.
Fill a large pot with tap water
Bring to a rolling boil
Drop in sisal products
Simmer for two to three minutes (until tender. . .ahem. . .)
|Choose one of these with handles that can go into the pot.|
I did this, because I do everything, and they are, as she promised, equally effective when executing their sloughing jobs.
More on gentle care in the days to come. Not as much fun as this one, admittedly, but useful.