Some of the best kept beauty secrets are hidden within our kitchen.
In fact, Cleopatra, who was renowned for her beauty, is known to have integrated honey-infused milk baths and almond oil as an essential element of her skincare regimen. We often forget that our skin is the largest organ of our body – once we keep that in mind, it only makes sense to ensure that it receives the same nutrition that we supply our internal organs.
Here are a few homemade recipes to get you started on getting radiant, healthier skin in this new year.
By Rohma, our PR manager.
Anti-Acne Oatmeal Cleanser
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/4 cup gram flour
1/3 tsp tumeric powder
Put all the ingredients within a blender to create a coarse powder.
Store in an airtight jar next to your bathroom sink, and to use, mix one heaped teaspoon with water to create a thick paste
Apply using light, circular motions to your face and neck.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Use up to twice a day.
If you have a little more time, you can create an exceptionally nutritious facemask for your skin using the Anti-Acne Oatmeal Cleanser.
Brightening Oatmeal Face Mask
1 tsp Anti-Acne Oatmeal Cleanser
1-2 tsp full-fat organic yoghurt
1 tsp natural organic honey
1 mashed up strawberry
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to create a thick paste.
Leave for 5 minutes so that the oatmeal soaks up the ingredients.
Apply generously over face and neck, leave for 15-20 minutes.
Wash off with cool water for a smoother, brighter complexion.
For a fully pampering experience, follow up with a few drops of sweet almond oil to moisturize your skin.
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