DIY beauty


Get that Oscars-worthy glow from home with some DIY beauty treatments.

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Turmeric face mask

While you’re in the bath, pop on this super nourishing face mask, which has anti-inflammatory properties as well as ingredients to help soften and moisturise ageing skin.

  • 2 Tbsp ground oats
  • 1 tsp  ground turmeric
  • ½ avocado, mashed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Manuka honey

Combine ingredients together and apply a thin layer on the face. Let dry for 20 minutes before washing off. Store the rest in the fridge in an airtight container. Use once a week.

Grapefruit zest scrub

I’m a keen believer in scrubbing the skin daily. I love this fresh zesty scrub, which smells delicious and wakes you up while removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin silky smooth.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup almond oil
  • A few drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • Grapefruit zest

Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container. Use to loofah off dry skin cells in a warm shower daily.

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