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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 Enzyme & Turmeric Mask

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Vanessa Gray’s mask to reduce redness and pigmentation

This mask, consisting of just Greek yoghurt and turmeric is fantastic for reducing redness and pigmentation whilst gently moisturising the skin. Vanessa recommends this mask for those especially with extremely dry, itchy and red skin, rosacea and broken capillaries. The enzymes in the Greek yoghurt (live in the probiotic bacteria) work to hydrate and soften the skin whilst the anti-inflammatories and antioxidants in turmeric help to fight free radicals and allow new cell growth and keep the skin’s elasticity intact. It is also great for lightning pigmentation and evening out skin tone. You’ll see and feel the benefits of this amazing combination immediately after you wash it off!

HOW TO

1. Scoop two tablespoons of organic Greek yoghurt (I have pigmentation and sun spots on my arms so I used a little extra) into a small bowl

2. Grate roughly one teaspoon worth of fresh turmeric root into the bowl, or you can use 2 teaspoons of store-bought turmeric powder

3. Stir well to combine the two

4. Spread an even layer over your [clean] face

5. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, though the longer you leave it, the more chance the yoghurt’s enzymes get to work their magic on your skin!

6. Wash off with warm water and gently pat the skin dry.

You can keep any left overs in an air tight glass jar in your fridge but it should not be kept longer than two days.

TIPS + TRICKS 

  • Vanessa recommends to do some meditation and positive affirmations while you wait your 10-20 minutes
  • Use gloves when handling fresh turmeric root as it can easily turn your fingertips bright orange!
  • Use an old, or dark coloured face towel as the turmeric may stain a white one]

 

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Look at the gorgeous shades of food active turmeric, known for its anti-inflammatory + antioxidant benefits.

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DIY Papaya and yoghurt spring cleanser

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Here is our first DIY spa recipe of Spring!

Our cleanser combines in-season, handpicked ingredients to feed your skin for Spring.  Vitamin C rich papaya and lime to restore elasticity and help make collagen for smooth, toned skin, honey to naturally clean and detoxify your skin plus creamy yoghurt & the enzymes in papaya to moisturise and dissolve dead skin cells for a healthy glow. Simply follow our 5 easy steps, it will only take you minutes to make!

HOW TO

1. Puree approximately a 1/4 of papaya using a blender, Vitamix or even just a fork or potato masher.  Easy!

2. Combine the puree with half a cup of organic natural yoghurt and mix well..

3. Stir in a tablespoon of runny honey and one squeeze of lime.

[TIP: If it is too runny then add a teaspoon of chia seeds – they gel by absorbing 10 times there own weight in 5 mins and are packed with omega 3 EFA’s, antioxidants and beauty minerals]

4. Gently massage into your skin.

5. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry with a face towel.

Relax and Enjoy

You can keep any left overs in an air tight glass jar in your fridge but it should not be kept longer than two days….you could always have it for breakfast too!  Or pop into 2 jars and give one to a friend.  🙂

Happy weekend. x
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Banana and Avocado Face Mask

Need a quick ‘pick-me-up’ for your skin?

Try our nourishing, Banana and Avocado Face Mask recipes that will love all skin types. It only took me about 10 minutes to make this in the kitchen from ingredients I had on hand. I can feel the skin-loving ingredients working their magic on my face as I’m writing this. (mind boggles doesn’t it?) My skin really needed a nourishing moisture boost after spending most of the weekend in that balmy autumn Sydney sun and this is the perfect little pick-me-up. Read more