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Holistic facial recipes

With everyone rushing to beauty salons this week, sometimes it’s easier to make your own holistic skincare products from home. We take a look at some recipes you can make at home for different skin types and skin conditions using ingredients that work well for even the most sensitive of skin types.

 


 

Spirulina Smoothie for dehydrated skin

  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons whole oats, crumbled into a fine powder in your fingers
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • Enough purified water to make a paste

 

The ingredients in this mask will leave your skin super plump and hydrated, while detoxing it of any impurities due to the bentonite clay. Spirulina is a superfood for your body and your skin alike – you will be absolutely glowing! Relax with your eyes closed and your feet up for 15 minutes to allow the mask to work. Follow up with a spritz of rosewater and a nourishing facial oil, I recommend The Beauty Elixir for their small range of highly concentrated and potent skin foods.

 

 


 

Turmeric Mask for skin that needs a boost

  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • Enough organic milk to make a paste (if you’re lactose intolerant use purified water)

 

This mask will stimulate your skin, gently exfoliating it via the lactic acid found in the milk. Turmeric is the queen of brighteners and will leave you looking absolutely radiant. Relax with your eyes closed and your feet up for 15 minutes to allow the mask to work. Follow up with a spritz of rosewater and a nourishing facial oil for super hydration.

 


 

Honey mask for acne-prone skin

  • 1-2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • Enough purified water to make a paste

 

The honey in this mask soothes redness associated with acne as well as offering anti-bacterial properties to the skin. Bentonite clay detoxes and removes excess oils and the olive oil soothes and balances the skin. Relax with your eyes closed and feet up for 15 minutes for the mask to do its work. Follow up with a spritz of rosewater and a balancing skin oil to nourish your skin.

 


 

Yoghurt mask for sensitive and dry skin

  • 1-2 teaspoons whole oats, crumbled into a fine powder in your fingers
  • ¼ cup organic plain yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

 

Mix together an apply gently to your face. Relax with your eyes closed for 15 minutes to let this mask do it’s magic! Rinse off and follow with a spritz of rosewater and a nourishing skin oil to rebalance your skin.

 


 

Cinnamon Mask for acne

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Mix together until it makes a nice paste and gently rub on your face. Leave on for just a few minutes if you have very sensitive skin but otherwise leave on up to 15-20 minutes. Do not scrub. It is a mask and not a scrub for a reason. If you have bad acne scarring you can rub in soft circles on your face but keep it gentle.

 


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Romy Burgess

Romy Burgess (nee Grbic) is a holistic facialist and nutritionist. Romy shares her lifestyle, beauty, health and wellness tips on social media, where you can follow her adventure and get daily tips and inspiration (Instagram @thegypsyfacialist, Facebook Redox Facials + Beauty). To book a facial (when she is in the country!) you can visit her website www.redoxbody.co.nz.

 

 

 


Words: Romy Burgess
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