Beauty your own way
2019-02-01 00:00:00 -

FashionForward with Lizelle Joseph


Beauty your own way


We spend a huge amount of our monthly budgets on cleanser, mask and exfoliants — but did you know that you can save by making your own skincare products? And that everything you need is already in your kitchen? No matter your skin troubles — whether your skin is dry, oily, rough or dull — there’s a homemade beauty treatment for it.


For acne-prone skin

Mix a tablespoon of manuka honey, a teaspoon of turmeric powder, and half a teaspoon of sea salt in a bowl. Once mixed, apply to skin and leave it on for 15 minutes, allowing the mixture absorb, then rinse with warm water.


Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that helps to soothe skin and red spots and is suitable for sensitive skin. It’s even known to reduce flare-ups of eczema and rosacea.

Sea salt, meanwhile, cleanses your pores and manuka honey is said to draw out the bacteria hiding in your pores which helps to improve acne-prone areas.


For dry skin


Long, cold winters often contribute to uncomfortable dry skin. Give your face a natural boost of added moisture by mixing an avocado, two tablespoons of natural yoghurt, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of honey.


Apply the mixture to your skin using your hands or a clean foundation brush, leave on for 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water.


Avocado and Olive oil, the omega fatty acids found in avocado and olive oil helps to seal cracks between skin cells. Honey and yogurt hydrate and plump up the skin, leaving it feeling filled with moisture.


For dull and ageing skin


Dull and tired skin needs a brightening treatment. Blend two spoons of natural yoghurt, a tablespoon of porridge oats, a tablespoon of honey, and a squeeze of lemon juice together in a bowl. Leave the mask on your face until it dries and then wash away with warm water.


The lactic acid in yogurt is known to fight against the common signs of ageing, fine lines and wrinkles, while the citric acid in lemon juice works to reduce age spots and pigmentation.


Porridge oats are a natural exfoliant and will help to clear away dead skin cells, leaving your with brighter and  lounger looking skin. Honey leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.


For oily skin


This is one problem you cannot get rid of completely, because there is no way to ‘close’ your pores, but you can minimise the visibility of open pores and this will help to reduce the amount of oil they create.


For your oily skin treatment, whisk one egg white, a tablespoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon juice. Once mixed, apply to skin, leave on until the mask begins to tighten, and then rinse away with warm water.


The protein in egg white will help to tighten your skin, and this will reduce the size of your pores. The honey will eliminate any discomfort of tight skin while at the same time moisturising your face without leaving you oily.


For some added moisture and to help regulate oil production, blend an avocado and cucumber, apply to skin and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water

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