Friday, 17 June 2011

DIY Beauty

I love love love making my own at-home-remedies. They’re perfect if you’re a little strapped for cash, but still want a well-deserved pampering treat! Now and then my friends and me love getting together to make DIY face masks and having our own DIY girly pamper evening. Here are some of the ones I like using.
Note - please do a little patch test before using any of these, just in case you are allergic to any of the ingredients used

The Moca Mask
This easy to make mask combines the richness of milk and cocoa with the astringent properties of coffee to leave normal to oily skin refreshed and enlivened. 

To make you will need:

4 tablespoons of very finely ground coffee
4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
8 tablespoons of whole milk or cream
                                                            
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1. Combine the ground coffee and cocoa powder together in a small bowl. 
2.  Add the milk and stir all together until you achieve a pudding like texture.

3. To use, spread across your clean face and neck, avoiding eye and mouth area (you don't want to be tempted to eat it ! ☺)
4. Rest for 15 minutes (perfect time to put your feet up)
5. Rinse well with warm water to remove
Your face will be left soft and invigorated

Peachee Keen

The fruit acids in this mask will gently exfoliate and stripping away dry, dead skin cells to give you a fresher complexion.

You will need:

1 ripe peach, peeled and pitted

1 teaspoon brandy

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1. Mash together the peach and brandy in a bowl.  Add just enough cornstarch to make a paste.

2. Smooth over your face, steering clear of lips and eyes.  Sit back and relax. 

3. Rinse with lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes.  (Don’t leave the mask on any longer; it might your irritate skin)


Bran New

The bran and sugar in this scrub scour away dry skin, immediately improving your face’s appearance.


You will need:

1 tablespoon plain yogurt

1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast

1 teaspoon finely ground bran

1 teaspoon sugar
                                                
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1.Thoroughly mix all ingredients.

2. Immediately massage the scrub into your skin with your fingertips before the sugar has a chance to dissolve.

3. Rinse with lukewarm water.


Let me know what you thought or if you have any more recipes I could try out :) 


3 comments:

  1. I love posts like this! Think I will def have to try the coffee mask! xx

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  2. Aw thanks, they're great fun to make :) x

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  3. I cant wait to try this out with the girls tonight! Thanks x

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