Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Spoil Yourself! - DIY Skincare (Part 2)

Here's a few more skincare recipes that I've accumulated. Most of these use ingredients you'll probably already have in the kitchen at home.

Hope you find something you like.

YOGHURT & LEMON CLEANSER

For oily skin. In a clean, lidded jar or other container combine 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with 4 tablespoons of plain yoghurt. Apply to you face and neck, the gently wipe off with a cotton pad. This will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

APPLE CIDER TONER

In a clean jar combine 3 tablespoons of chopped mint leaves with 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar. Cover with the lid and leave to steep in a warm place for a week. Strain, then add 1 cup of water to the vinegar infusion. Use as you would your usual toner. Store in the fridge.

LEMON & VINEGAR FOOT SOAK

In a small basin (big enough to pop your feet in) combine about 10 cups of warm water, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 a cup of sea salt. Stir well then add the juice from two lemons to the bowl. Pop you feet in and relax for 10-15 minutes.

OATMEAL MASK

In a small bowl combine 4 teaspoons of finely ground oatmeal with 5 teaspoon of milk or buttermilk. Allow the mixture to thicken for a few minutes, then stir to remove any lumps. You want a consistency that is firm enough that it won't slide off your skin, but not so thick that you've got porridge. Add more oats or milk as required. Using your fingers spread over your face an neck. Leave for about 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water. This makes enough for one mask. Not suitable for irritated or sunburnt skin.

AVOCADO CLEANSER

This is really simple with only one ingredient and is excellent for dry skin. Mash avocado until it's smooth. Apply to your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes then rinse of with warm water.





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