Thanks to The Australasian College Broadway's Head of Beauty Faculty, Jennifer Taylor we have compiled 10 simple skincare products you can make from the comfort of your kitchen. Head to your pantry and get started!
1. Red wine is packed full of antioxidants and works brilliantly on skin. Mix red wine with corn flour, apply to skin evenly with hands and leave on for 10-15 minutes as a face mask. Your skin will smell delicious!
2. I know it might sound cliche but applying cucumber slices over closed eyelids will soothe and hydrate the skin around the eyes... and the cooling sensation feels fantastic too.
3. If you don't have a cucumber handy then try chamomile tea bags - they too will cool, calm and soothe tired eyes and help to reduce dark circles as well. Simply dip chamomile teabags in to cool water, squeeze out the excess and place over closed eyelids.
4. Another good soothing agent for the skin is to apply oats mixed with warm water to the skin - it is a great calming blend for sensitive skin or skin which feels hot, raw or a little burnt. Apply an even layer to the skin and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
5. Need an exfoliator? Why not try a mixture of olive oil mixed with sea salt, kiwifruit, pineapple and even sour milk - these products all help to remove unwanted dead skin cells.
6. If you love herbs then try mixing olive oil with crushed basil or rosemary - this serves as another great face or body scrub.
7. Not only does honey taste delicious - it can be used as a hydrating and conditioning mask. It works to regenerate skin cells but don't be tempted to lick it off! (This is not suitable for sensitive skin).
8. Plain yoghurt can be used as a great stimulating mask and is especially good for hydrating dry skin and giving skin a healthy glow. Apply to skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
9. Avocado mixed with yoghurt acts as a stimulating and hydrating mask for the skin...and smells delicious too!
10. For indulgent massage oils why not head to the pantry and try macadamia oil, olive oil or sesame oil? Intensely hydrating, these make for great substitutes when your favourite massage oil has run out.
Disclaimer: If you experience a reaction to these products then please discontinue use and rinse affected area with water.
Use of the information outlined is at your sole risk.
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