We’ve selected three of our favourite beauty recipes for an at-home spa experience:
Goji berries: goji berry exfoliator
You will need:
1 tbsp dried goji berries
Roughly chop the goji berries and blend with the avocado to make a paste.
Gently massage onto your face and neck to exfoliate, moisturise and enliven the skin.
Dates: date, yoghurt and honey face mask
You will need:
4 dried dates
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp thick yoghurt
1 tsp clear honey
Remove the pits from the dates and soak in warm water for one hour. Drain, and place in a blender along with the yoghurt and honey. Blend together until smooth.
Gently massage the mask onto your face – right up to the eyes and down the neck. Leave for fifteen minutes, before rinsing off with warm water to reveal softer, refreshed and healthier looking skin.
Green tea: green tea steam facial treatment
Place the tea bags in a small bowl and cover with freshly boiled water. Allow to infuse for two minutes – it should be cooler but still steaming – then add the lavender oil.
Lean your face over the bowl with a hand-width distance from your nose to the water. Breathe deeply, allowing the steam to open your pores. Stay in this position as long as is comfortable, then gently splash cool water over your face to refresh and close the pores.
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*Oils should be diluted before direct use on the skin. Always read the label.