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Do-It-Yourself Homemade Beauty

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 Ingredients

  • 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 Ingredients

  • 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.