Give yourself a fun beauty treatment—you probably have all the ingredients you need!
1/2 ripe avocado 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt 1 teaspoon of honey
This moisturising mask is great for stressed-out skin from a day outdoors. Mash the avocado until it's soft and then mix in the yogurt and honey until it forms a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. For a more intense dose of hydration, incorporate one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil into the formula, which instantly softens and smoothes skin.
2 tablespoons of pure honey 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 wedge of fresh lemon
Warm the honey in the microwave for a few seconds, then combine it with the cinnamon and the juice of a lemon wedge into a small bowl. Cinnamon is known to reduce inflammation and redness—plus, it sops up excess oil when applied topically. Lemon acid not only helps exfoliate your skin, but can minimize the appearance of dark spots, too. Gently massage the mixture onto your face and leave on for about 15-20 minutes, then rinse off.
2 tablespoons of raw oats 1 teaspoon of honey 1/2 of a banana
Oats are a natural, gentle exfoliator, but they're also well known for their soothing powers—perfect for a post-beach treat for your skin for when you (yikes!) forgot to put on your sunscreen. Mash it up with ripe banana to form a paste. Honey gives it some grip and also has anti-bacterial properties that relieve inflamed skin.
1/2 cup of cocoa powder 3 tablespoons of oats 4 tablespoons of cream 1/4 cup of honey
Dark chocolate can works wonders in terms of perking up our moods and giving us a boost of antioxidants, when consumed. If applied topically, you also get the benefits of its anti-aging properties, which help the production of collagen. Combine it with honey, coconut cream and avocado, and you have a wonderfully creamy concoction that easily glides onto your face. Apply a delicate layer, leave it on for 10 minutes and gently rinse it off. Plus, it smells amazing and you'll want to set aside some leftover cocoa nibs to nibble on.