South Loop wellness retailer offers natural beauty oils

BY SANDRA GUY

If acne threatens to spoil your perfect holiday photo, look no further than your local South Loop wellness retailer L+A Healing Studio.

Start with a good facial cleanser, says Alex Agudo, co-owner with Leo Gonzalez of L+A Healing Studio at 2018 S. Michigan Ave.

“Tea tree oil is an anti-microbial, so it cleanses the skin,” Agudo says.

He urges people interested in natural remedies to experiment with what works.

He starts with his recipe for a facial cleanser made from a sugar scrub, which exfoliates the skin.

It comprises: 2 tablespoons of brown sugar; 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil, and 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil.

To reduce acne, you can use 2 to 3 tablespoons of witch hazel and add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil, or try lemon instead of tea tree oil with the witch hazel.

“Tea tree oil is much better than benzoyl peroxide,” Agudo says.

The scrub can be rinsed off with warm water.

Agudo adds 1 teaspoon of coffee to reduce dark circles under the eyes.

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