No, this isn't some weird sexual proclivity. It is about actually giving yourself a skin treatment with something you might have in your fridge right now.
I've never had what would be considered good skin. Because of this I never gave much thought to skin care as it didn't seem to matter or make a difference. I also grew up in Miami where we spent hours out in the sun. These two things have me, at this late date, trying to make up for lost time. *cut to shot of Judi going down drugstore aisles dumping loads of expensive creams and such into basket* Various and sundry products have yielded various and sundry results. One of the things I have found that does work (for me) is not found in the drugstore, but the grocery store. Online I found out about using Kraft Miracle Whip as a peel. I read that facial peels are a good way to help renew dull, tired, damaged skin. Spa peels are very expensive and I couldn't see myself spending that kind of money on my skin. I was willing, however, to drop a few bucks on a jar of Miracle Whip (uh, no, there wasn't one already in the house...). Even if I just tried it once and it didn't work or I didn't like it, it wasn't a big deal.
Here's how it works: you slather a thin layer of the stuff all over your face (and on your neck if you want) and leave it on for 10 - 15 minutes. The vinegar acts as a peel and the mayo part acts as moisturizer. After time is up, you rub your face with your fingertips and you'll see the skin balling up. It's amazing! I tend to use this just before I step into a shower where I wash the rest off, and then, because the mayo is a bit much for me, I gently wash with Noxema (my normal face wash).
The pros: this stuff works great for me! My skin feels wonderful. It seems to be smoothing some of the little wrinkles and evening out the tone. And, since it's only a few dollars and there are lots of applications in each jar, it's a great value (and is more effective for me than the expensive stuff).
The cons: well, frankly, Miracle Whip stinks. Smear it all over your face and the smell can be overwhelming. I can actually deal with the smell, but the vinegar fumes make my eyes water. For the 10 minutes, I either fan myself, walk around, open a window, or deal with it. It also leaves my skin quite red for an hour or so after use, so I don't use it if I'm leaving the house right after my shower. It's recommended to avoid sun exposure after use (of any peel) because you've just removed a layer of skin and you're susceptible to burning and sun damage.
There are other "from the kitchen" skin treatments I've read about - honey, plain yogurt - that you can Google to learn more about too. And that's today's Beauty Tips With Judi!