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Green Tea Face Mist

DIY Green Tea and Rose Face Mist

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As the Spring days get warmer and our skin restores from whipping winds and indoor heating, this is the ideal ‘pick me up’ to refresh and rejuvenate. Create your own Green Tea and Rose Face Mist made from skin-loving ingredients to pick you up and cool down you down on the go.

Green tea is a great anti-inflammatory and soother and is full of antioxidants to give you ‘the glow’. If you suffer from breakouts due to increased sweat production in the warmer months, green tea also has antibacterial properties to help calm irritated skin. It can also be used to soothe and rejuvenate sun burnt skin.

There are numerous benefits of Rosehip oil, but in short it’s a great moisturiser as it’s full of omega fatty acids to keep skin supple and repair damage and also protects against free radical damage.

As an alternative, feel free to grab a lemon and zest some skin into the recipe. As well as being ‘uplifting’ and antibacterial it’s ideal for oily skin and acne or if you suffer from scars and age spots. As lemon juice is a natural exfoliant you may like to add some too. The citric fruit acid acts as a gentle “skin peel” that removes the top layer of dead skin cells, results in a smooth complexion. I like to use a few drops of lemon oil on my skin at night before moisturising.

Green Tea Rose Face Mist

HOW TO

1. Brew a fresh pot of [preferably organic, loose leaf] green tea

2. Pour into a small cup and add 3-4 drops of organic Rosehip oil

[OPTIONAL: you can grate some fresh lemon into the mix]

3. Stir well

4. Place the mixture in the fridge to cool and transfer into a small spray bottle [doesn’t have to be fancy, a plastic one from the discount store will do!]

5. Voila! Close your eyes and spray you face 1-3 times as many times as you like during the day

Relax and Enjoy

Refrigerate up to a week to keep the spray fresh.

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • You can keep the spray in your handbag and use it at room temperature, but I personally love that cooling effect of keeping it in the fridge
  • If you like, you can add vitamin E oil as well.
Green Tea Face Mist

DIY Green Tea and Rose Face Mist

[BEAUTY]

As the Spring days get warmer and our skin restores from whipping winds and indoor heating, this is the ideal ‘pick me up’ to refresh and rejuvenate. Create your own Green Tea and Rose Face Mist made from skin-loving ingredients to pick you up and cool down you down on the go.

Green tea is a great anti-inflammatory and soother and is full of antioxidants to give you ‘the glow’. If you suffer from breakouts due to increased sweat production in the warmer months, green tea also has antibacterial properties to help calm irritated skin. It can also be used to soothe and rejuvenate sun burnt skin.

There are numerous benefits of Rosehip oil, but in short it’s a great moisturiser as it’s full of omega fatty acids to keep skin supple and repair damage and also protects against free radical damage.

As an alternative, feel free to grab a lemon and zest some skin into the recipe. As well as being ‘uplifting’ and antibacterial it’s ideal for oily skin and acne or if you suffer from scars and age spots. As lemon juice is a natural exfoliant you may like to add some too. The citric fruit acid acts as a gentle “skin peel” that removes the top layer of dead skin cells, results in a smooth complexion. I like to use a few drops of lemon oil on my skin at night before moisturising.

Green Tea Rose Face Mist

HOW TO

1. Brew a fresh pot of [preferably organic, loose leaf] green tea

2. Pour into a small cup and add 3-4 drops of organic Rosehip oil

[OPTIONAL: you can grate some fresh lemon into the mix]

3. Stir well

4. Place the mixture in the fridge to cool and transfer into a small spray bottle [doesn’t have to be fancy, a plastic one from the discount store will do!]

5. Voila! Close your eyes and spray you face 1-3 times as many times as you like during the day

Relax and Enjoy

Refrigerate up to a week to keep the spray fresh.

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • You can keep the spray in your handbag and use it at room temperature, but I personally love that cooling effect of keeping it in the fridge
  • If you like, you can add vitamin E oil as well.
DIY face mask for salty summer skin

DIY Face Mask for Salty, Summer Skin

A full day of sun, sand and sea water, though incredibly nourishing for the soul, can be taxing on your skin and hair. Feed your dry skin with our moisturising, antioxidant packed pomegranate, yoghurt and honey face mask and follow with your favourite luk beautifood clean eating recipe to glow from the inside out.

Pomegranate is packed full of rich antioxidants which protect collagen thereby slows down the appearance of fine lines caused by sun exposure. They also contain ellagic acid which helps to prevent wrinkles.

Pomegranate combined with yoghurt is also incredibly soothing for those with dry, irritated skin – perfect if you’ve been in the sun and surf all day. Combined with the cleansing, moisturising properties of honey, this mask will have your skin looking radiant, soft and hydrated by dinner time, particularly if you have some organic rosehip oil on hand to add to follow after you’ve rinsed the mask off.

HOW TO

1. Combine 2 tablespoons of organic unflavoured yoghurt with 1 teaspoon of honey

2. Add 1 teaspoon of home made or store bought organic pomegranate juice and stir well

[TIP: for extra aroma and antioxidants you can add zest of a lime]

3. Stir well

4. Apply to face and leave for 10-15 minutes

5. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry. Follow with some organic rose hip oil or your favourite natural moisturiser

Relax and Enjoy

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1-2 days

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DIY Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

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With the heavenly combination of coconut oil, banana and honey, you can get healthy, luscious locks with our DIY Nourishing Hair Mask that takes just minutes to make.

Coconut oil has been getting a great wrap for hair care recently and with good reason. It promotes scalp health by fighting against problems such as dandruff, it moisturises dry, brittle hair whilst adding shine and softness AND also prevents hair breakage and split ends.

Honey and banana work amazingly together as they can improve the health of the hair follicles and the scalp at the same time. They are both great for dry, itchy or ‘flaky’ hair and with regular use, can smooth frizz and calm an itchy scalp. Honey is also a humectant, which means that it helps to retain moisture, making it a naturally great conditioner and moisturiser to soften and smooth hair.

HOW TO

1. Puree one small banana  [you can use a blender, food processor or even just a fork]

2. Add half a cup of organic coconut oil (you may need to melt it first as it is a solid at 25C) and a tablespoon of raw, luscious runny honey

3. Mix well

4. Apply the mixture to the ends of your hair [You can apply the mask to your whole head including the roots, especially if you have dandruff or an irritated scalp, but for those with thin or naturally oily hair, we recommend to just use it on the ends]

5. Leave in for 20 minutes [or longer if your hair really needs the love]

6. Rinse your hair with warm water and towel dry [TIP: For extra shine and silkiness we recommend using a couple drops of organic argon oil through your hair to finish]

Relax and Enjoy

Best to use fresh or give to a friend to use asap as the banana will go that squeamish brown shade.

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • For those of you with extra dry skin, this can even double up as face mask! [However for those of you with sensitive skin like mine, leave out the coconut oil as is quite a ‘heavy duty’ oil to use on your face]

 

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DIY Beauty Recipes Download

10 DIY Beauty Recipes for Beautiful, Healthy Glowing Skin

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Easy DIY Beauty Recipes for beautiful, healthy glowing skin

At lük beautifood we are all about providing you with a simple recipe for natural beauty.

We help you to create a healthy glow to feed your inner confidence and give you that illuminated, fresh faced look.

We know that what we †˜feed our skin today, walks and talks tomorrow’ so why not feed your skin with the freshest, most nutritionally dense ingredients available to you?

Using clean, readily available skin foods found in your pantry, we teach you how you can nourish yourself from the inside out and the outside in so you look and feel your best.

START YOUR JOURNEY by pampering yourself with these simple, homemade body and skin recipes and create an †˜at home spa’. Each recipe has been carefully created to nourish your body using skin-loving ingredients straight from your kitchen and garden.

You will get these 10 DIY Beauty Recipes:

  1. Green Goddess Intense Moisture Mask
  2. Sweet Almond Cleanser
  3. Luscious Lip Scrub
  4. Papaya Exfoliator
  5. Vanilla Hand Treatment
  6. Anti-Redness Face Mask
  7. Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum
  8. Brown Sugar Body Scrub
  9. Detoxifying Bath Soak
  10. Hydrating Hair Mask

Click Here to Download

Enjoy x

Cindy

DIY Beauty Recipes for Glowing skin

Transform your skin in 3 ingredients or less.

Naturally nourish and feed your skin from the outside in with these simple, DIY beauty recipes for an effortless natural GLOWA glow that comes from radiant, clear skin combined the happiness that comes from a little relaxation and pampering, is just one of our ingredients in the luk recipe to being a natural beauty.

Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs 60% of what you put on it.  The amazing team at the Environmental Working Group have research supporting that the average woman uses 12 personal care products per day, containing about 168 ingredients…that’s a lot of potentially toxic stuff  being absorbed by your body. But there is a healthier (and less expensive!) alternative – nature offers complex and powerful ingredients whose benefits cannot be replicated in the laboratory and just like the food you eat, they need to be clean, whole and unprocessed to  work effectively.

Many of your everyday pantry basics pack serious glow power, mix a few together and you’ve made yourself a little DIY skin luxe – with no toxic chemicals, busy car parks, or massive price tags.

Here are 7 of our easiest, most effective DIY beauty recipes using the beauty foods we know you’ve always got on hand. Grab a cup of herbal tea and your bestie and make your bathroom into a mini spa getaway and nourish your body and soul.

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Green tea is a great anti-inflammatory while aloe vera juice is incredibly soothing to irritated skin. If you are prone to breakouts and/or oily skin green tea and lemon also have antibacterial properties to help calm, soothe and reduce excess oil.

How to |
  1. Brew a fresh pot of [preferably organic, loose leaf] green tea or use matcha (green tea powder)
  2. Strain and pour into a cup and wait to cool
  3. Add a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice and stir
  4. Place the mixture in the fridge to cool and transfer into a small spray bottle [doesn’t have to be fancy, a plastic one from the discount store will do!]
  5. Spray on face to face, being careful to avoid eyes and any broken skin.

matcha powder - powdered green tea

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2. MILK AND HONEY CLEANSING MASK  – all skin types

Ground oats [or oatmeal] provide gentle exfoliation and are extremely cleansing, healing and softening to the skin. They are also full of Vitamin B to regenerate skin cells for a fresh faced complexion, while milk’s [as well as yoghurt and buttermilk] natural lactic acid helps remove dead skin cells and its inherent fat content (4%) soothes dry, irritated skin.

How to |
  1. Soak 1/2 a cup of oatmeal in milk overnight (use skim milk for oily skin and full fat for dry)
  2. Add a teaspoon of organic raw honey to the mix
  3. Stir well
  4. Gently massage the paste onto your skin using circular movements to gentle exfoliate then leave for 10-20minutes
  5. Wet a face towel with warm water and use to gently remove the cleanser
  6. Rinse your face with cool water to close the pores and pat dry
Tips:
  • You can add some essential oils such as lavender to make it more fragrant
  • You can also substitute milk for yoghurt

beauty food oats

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3. SKIN LIGHTENING TREATMENT
– for mature, sun damaged or acne prone skin

Apple cider vinegar helps to inhibit the production of melanin, the pigment in the skin that creates dark spots and helps them to appear lighter over time. It’s also a great natural option for those who suffer from breaks outs as it is a natural source of Alpha Hydroxy Acids [a mild acid used in many face creams] which helps to remove dead skin cells and balance the PH levels of the skin. Lemons are also a fantastic natural skin lightener as they are packed full of  antioxidants which are proven to reduce the amount of melanin that is produced when applied to your skin and used regularly. Apple cider vinegar can trigger irritation for those with sensitive skin so we recommend doing a patch test first.

How to |
  1. Combine 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother) with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  2. Stir well
  3. Dab onto areas of pigmentation, age spots or acne scars before bed and rinse in the morning
Tips:
  • Patch test first to ensure you do not react with the apple cider vinegar
  • Obviously lemon can sting so avoid any areas of the skin that maybe broken, scabbed or raw

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4. ANTIOXIDANT REPAIR MASK
– for mature, dull or dry skin

Pomegranate is packed full of rich antioxidants which protect collagen thereby slowing down the appearance of fine lines caused by sun exposure. They also contain ellagic acid, which helps to prevent wrinkles. Pomegranate combined with yoghurt is also incredibly soothing for those with dry, irritated skin.

How to |
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of organic unflavoured yoghurt with 1 teaspoon of runny honey
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of home made or store bought pomegranate juice and stir well
  3. TIP: for extra moisturising benefits add 2-3 drips of rosehip oil
  4. Stir well
  5. Apply to face and leave for 10-20 minutes
  6. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.

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5. OIL CLEANSER  – all skin types

Sweet almond oil not only intensely nourishes the skin, but acts as an extremely gentle and effective makeup remover- even for stubborn eye make up! Combine with the moisturising properties of jojoba oil and honey this is the perfect, quick and easy cleanser

How to |
  1. Combine 3 drops of sweet almond oil with 3 drops of jojoba oil and add ½ teaspoon of runny honey
  2. Mix well
  3. Massage on to damp face
  4. Remove with a warm, wet cloth and pat dry

skin food almonds

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6. CITRUS BODY SCRUB  – all skin types

Mandarins are rich vitamin C to keep skin smooth and plump plus they smell just fabulous when combined with antioxidants rich cinnamon. You can use oranges instead of Mandarins.

How to |
  1. Combine ½ a cup of panela or brown sugar with roughly 2 tablespoons of chosen oil (we used olive oil)
  2. Squeeze the juice of mandarin into mixture and stir
  3. Finely grate some zest off the mandarin – add as desired
  4. Stir in a pinch of cinnamon
  5. Check consistency: you want the sugar to be †˜wet’ but not too sloppy & check the aroma is zingy, sweet and uplifting. YUM
  6. Pour into a container** to keep in the shower
  7. Whilst showering, scrub all over your body and rinse with warm water.
Tips:
  • Panela sugar is evaporated organic cane sugar juice. It still retains its nutrients and its finer crystal are softer, more delicate on your skin.
  • ** We love glass for its purity and look but be careful with it in the shower.

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7. REPAIR AND CARE HAIR MASK  
– dry, damaged and colour treated hair

The intense moisturising properties of coconut oil and Argan oil combined with egg yolks for shine and lustre, is the easiest and most effective treatment for dry, damaged, colour treated and split ends.

How to |
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of organic cold pressed coconut oil (you may need more depending on length of hair) with 3-4 drops of argan oil
  2. Whip an egg yolk (2 if you have long hair) and add to mixture
  3. Stir well
  4. Apply mask to ends of hair and leave for up to an hour
  5. Rinse with warm water and follow with regular shampoo and conditioner routine

And of course the number one beauty recipe is our gorgeous lip nourish made from delicious beauty foods to moisturise lips and give the perfect hint of colour for any look.

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DIY Deep Cleansing Mask

DIY Deep Cleansing Mask with oats & honey

Revitalise and clear your skin with lük’s DIY deep cleansing mask. This super quick [and cheap!]  mask is made up of oats, milk and honey and will rid the skin of pore clogging debris and leave your skin soft, soothed, moisturised and glowing.

Ground oats [or oatmeal] provide gentle exfoliation and are extremely cleansing, healing and softening to the skin. They are also full of Vitamin B to regenerate skin cells for a fresh faced complexion.

Milk’s [as well as yoghurt and buttermilk] natural lactic acid helps remove dead skin cells and its inherent fat (4%)  soothes dry, irritated skin.

Honey will help to open up the pores whilst moisturising the skin and giving it a hit of beauty nutrients for a glowing complexion.

HOW TO

1. Soak 1/2 a cup of oatmeal [almond meal can also be used] in milk suited to your skin type overnight

2. Add a teaspoon of organic raw honey to the mix

3. Stir well

4. Gently massage the paste into your skin using circular movements and leave for 5-10 minutes

5. Wet a face towel with warm water and use to gently remove the cleanser

6. Rinse your face with cool water to close the pores

7. Pat your face dry with a clean towel and follow with your favourite natural moisturiser.

Relax and Enjoy

Click here to find more of our DIY spa recipes to nourish your skin, hair and body.

Aimee-Lili x

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Discard leftovers after 1-2 days
  • You can add some essential oils such as lavender to make the cleansing mask more fragrant
  • You can also substitute milk for yoghurt

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Why not finish off your fresh, healthy glow with a sheer colour luk Lip Nourish in nude?

Chai Shimmer

Sheer natural lipstick made from clean active foods complete your healthy fresh faced look.

 

DIY Anti Aging Mask

DIY Green Goddess Anti-Ageing Mask

Improve the appearance of wrinkles and age spots with lük’s DIY Green Goddess Anti-Ageing Mask. This incredibly nourishing mask will promote collagen production, lighten pigmentation, deeply moisturise and remove dead skin cells for vibrant, smooth skin.  

Avocados are one of our top super skin-food’s & main oils used to make Lip Nourish.  Not only do they deeply moisturise the skin but they’re rich in carotenoid antioxidants  to boost collagen formation in the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  Rich in Vitamin E, avocados also help to reduce the appearance of age spots, relieve inflammation and helps heals scars.

 Jojoba is personally my favourite oil for the skin. Whilst deeply nourishing the skin, jojoba oil promotes new cell growth, rejuvenates the skin and promotes skin elasticity. Once the oil has absorbed, your skin will instantly look and feel softer, smoother and moisturised.

And finally lime, in my eyes this gorgeous green gem is underrated.  An antioxidant-rocket, lime can combat ageing of skin as they contain an inhibitor of melanin production [melanin is responsible for causing pigmentation and age spots]. The citric acid in limes also helps to remove dead cells making the skin more vibrant and clear and their high level of Vitamin C is a co-factor to collagen production, to keep your skin smooth and wrinkle free. 

HOW TO

1. Mash 1/2 avocado with a fork

2. Add 3-5 drops of organic jojoba oil

3. Stir in a teaspoon of honey

4. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of zest

[TIP: you can add some torn mint leaves for extra aroma and cleansing benefits]

5. Apply to clean face for 10-20 minutes and rinse with warm tepid water

6. Finish our natural green tea facial mist or invest in a high quality organic anti-ageing serum.

RELAX & ENJOY

Click here to find more of our DIY spa recipes to nourish your skin, hair and body.

TIPS AND TRICKS
  • Discard leftovers immediately after use
  • You can add some essential oils such as mint, orange blossom or lavender to make the mask more fragrant

Aimee-Lili x

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DIY Strawberry Face Scrub

For bright, glowing skin, it’s just as important to exfoliate as it is to moisturise. Without exfoliating, dead skin cells start to pile up on the skin’s surface leaving it looking dull, dry and ‘rough’. Try our super easy strawberry face scrub and let your skin shine!

Strawberries are a proven beauty enhancers, containing vitamin C, salicylic acid, antioxidants and natural exfoliating properties to brighten skin and clear complexion. Salicylic acid removes dead cells from the face whilst vitamin C works to improve collagen production.

Strawberries also contain alpha-hydroxy acids, which, when applied to the skin, help to break up the outer layer of dead skin.

By adding a small squeeze of lemon to the mix you’ll get an extra kick of vitamin C and antioxidants. Lemon also contains a natural acid which helps remove the dead layer of skin from the face while the sweet almond oil in this recipe will moisturise, nourish the ‘new’ skin cells.

This recipe is safe for those who suffer from acne as both lemon and strawberries are both great natural disinfectants and help to heal up blemishes, sores, acne scars, and skin rashes.

HOW TO

1. Finely mash with a fork or puree three to four fresh, preferably organic, strawberries [with the tops cut off]

2. Add in a small squeeze of fresh lemon

3. Add a tablespoon of brown sugar and about two teaspoons of sweet almond oil

4. Stir well.

5.  Gently massage into clean skin [I cleansed my skin and removed all make up first] and wash off with warm water. Follow with your preferred moisturiser or try one of our DIY face masks if your skin is particularly dry.

Relax and Enjoy

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge but do not keep for longer than a day or two.
  • You can grate some fresh lemon into to the mix

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