Category: Skin Care Recipes

16 Nov

Beauty You

Enhance an already lovely canvas with these day spa beauty tips and tricks


Give your skin a healthy glow by brushing it gently with a soft brush, loofah or dry face washer. This stimulates the lymphatic system and gets rid of dead skin cells. It also increases circulation and improves the overall look of your skin. A true day spa beauty treatment!


Apply foundation with a damp sea sponge. Dab it on, do not drag it across or down.

If you have trouble finding a shade of foundation to suit your skin type try buying a light shade and a dark shade. You can then mix together just the right tone.


Enlarge eyes by using a pale shade of eye shadow just below your eyebrow.

Use a small amount of white or pale eyeliner on the inner rim of your lower lashes. This really helps bring out the whites of your eyes.

Whiten your teeth – believe it or not, white teeth also highlight the whites of your eyes.

Fake it – For special occasions enhance beautiful eyes with false eyelashes, you will be amazed at the results. This does take some practice but is well worth the effort. My preference is for individual lashes. In addition to the instructions on the box, I would add that a great way to position them is with a toothpick and curl your real lashes before applying the false ones.


Apply foundation over your lips and then line with lip liner. Fill in the whole lip area with lip liner. Apply lipstick over the top. For a fuller pout apply lip gloss to the centre of your bottom lip.


Hair shines when the cuticles of the hair are smoothed down. Try combing through your conditioner while you are in the shower and rinse with cold water. Apply a leave-in conditioner after you have towel dried your hair. Always blow dry your hair pointing the nozzle downwards so that the cuticles stay smooth.

28 Aug

Homemade spa recipes to  delight your senses

Youthful, beautiful skin is as far away as the fridge…
try these delicious homemade spa recipes.

Enrich your experience with these homemade spa recipes fit for the ultimate day spa pampering. Make yourself a herbal tea and enjoy…

Body Scrubs/ Exfoliators

Mediterranean Delight


Sea Salt

Olive Oil

Combine 1 cup of Sea Salt with enough Olive Oil to just cover the top of the Salt. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil. (optional)

Apply to body with hands and work in small circular motions towards the heart.


Summer on the Beach


Canned coconut milk Honey

Warm half a cup of coconut milk in the microwave until runny, about 30 seconds. Mix in two tablespoons of honey.

Massage into the skin and rinse off after about 10 minutes.

Homemade skin care that sends us off on a beachy spa vacation… bliss

Pawpaw Magic


One Pawpaw One well-beaten egg white

Mix and apply. Rinse when the mask is almost dry to the touch.

Mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Leave to dry for about 20 minutes.

Cool as a Cucumber



Grate or blend a cucumber.

Apply this over the face, eyes and neck for 15 to 20 minutes. It is a great tonic for the facial skin. Regular use prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles, and dry skin.

Wrinkle Free with Vitamin E

One egg yolk Vitamin E capsule

Snip off one end of the capsule with scissors and squeeze the oil carefully into the egg yolk.

Apply and rinse off after fifteen minutes.

Strawberry Surprise

Strawberries Banana

Mash banana and strawberries together, apply to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off.


Lemon juice Dilute with water and spray over the face to tone pores. Leave on. Used regularly it evens pigmentation and prevents pimples.

Cloves Allow to steep in mineral water and applied via an atomizer helps rashes and calms the skin.

Hair Treatments

Honey Shine


Banana Honey

Mash a banana, add 1 tablespoon of honey and mix. Wet hair with lukewarm water. Apply the banana honey mix all over the hair. Put a shower cap on and cover with a towel. Leave on for an hour and then rinse out.

Sticky Sweet


Honey Olive Oil

Mix a half cup of honey with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Using a small amount at a time, work the mixture through hair until it is coated all over. Cover hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes. Shampoo well and rinse.

Island Getaway


Avocado Coconut milk

Mash avocado and slowly add coconut milk until smooth and the consistency of hair conditioner. Work through hair to ends. Rinse after 15 minutes and shampoo.

And of course, no homemade skin care regimen would be complete without a bath recipe

Cleopatra Milk Bath

Dried milk (non-fat for oily skin) One handful dried herbs of choice: Chamomile, Clary sage, lavender Boiling water

Combine herbs in a small bowl. Add 3 cups of boiling water and cover. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain and add to bath water. Add 1 cup of powdered milk. Hop in and enjoy!