BEAUTIFY: DIY Skincare Recipes

It can be hard to find an hour out of the day to sit down and really enjoy a bit of skin pampering from your local spa without worrying about the days to-do list… not to mention costly. Some of the most effective ingredients to use on your skin are the ones you probably already have in your cupboard or garden. Cucumber, manuka honey, oranges, eggs… they all work wonders. So why not try making your own skincare with these easy recipes below. My favourite is the Skin Firming Mask – leaves your skin feeling tight and radiant.

Moisturizing Cleanser
For all skin types
1 teaspoon of Manuka Honey UMF 5 or 10+ (this has antibacterial properties)
1 tablespoon Whole Milk
Warm up the honey until it becomes runny (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass bowl, which is immersed in hot water (or a few seconds in the microwave). Mix the honey and milk well

Revitalizing Cleanser
For oily – normal skin
1 ripe tomato
2 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fresh orange juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and watery. You can keep this refrigerated for a few days.

Easy Skin Toner
For all skin types
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons water
Mix together and apply with a cotton pad once or twice a day.

Brightening Cucumber Mask
For all skin types
½ cucumber sliced
1 egg white
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of mint
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes before applying to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm, then cool water.

Skin Firming Mask
For all skin types
2 level tablespoons of linseeds
3 tablespoons of cypress oil or lemon oil
Grind two level tablespoons of linseeds and add lemon or cypress oil and stir to create a thick paste. Spread mixture onto face. Moisten a small towel with warm water and place on to face to keep heat in. Remove after 10 minutes.



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New Zealand based Nature Bee was born in 1997 when Jeff and Ben Cook joined forces. The father / son team discovered a special process developed by Canterbury University, still considered to be ground breaking today, that unlocks the nutrients of bee pollen, making it far more digestible than normal bee pollen. This proprietary process was later to be named the ‘potentiation process' and is continually used only by Nature Bee on their New Zealand bee pollen. Nature Bee is now available in almost every country in the world.

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