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Spa Facial in your Kitchen

Feeling a little short of cash? Well fear not, even if you can’t stretch to expensive moisturisers or a day at a spa, you too can have great skin. Try these recipes from the experts at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, just close your eyes, spritz some essential oils around and pretend you’re having a spa facial…

Lemon Salt Scrub – Detoxifying and fabulous for dry skin!

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 50g fresh ginger
  • 500g salt

Jojoba or any vegetable oil.

Chop the lemon and ginger, or use a blender to coarsely chop it. Mix all of the salt, lemon and ginger together in a bowl, making sure the juice of the lemon is included. Add oil depending on how rough or smooth you want the scrub to be. For the best results – scrub onto dry skin before showering and spend  at least 10-15 min massaging in on to your whole body.


Invigorating Coffee Scrub

  • 500ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Natural yoghurt is rich in enzymes so this scrub is very effective for exfoliating your skin. Mix the coffee, sugar and yoghurt in a bowl. For the best results – scrub onto dry skin before showering and spend at least 10-15 min massaging in on to your whole body.  For silky smooth skin, apply moisturiser after shower.

Refreshing Cucumber and Honey Facial – Cool down and refresh your face

  • 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 20 thin slices fresh cucumber
  • Rose water or cucumber water
  • Your own moisturiser

Yoghurt is rich in enzymes which makes natural yoghurt an excellent cleanser. Apply and massage gently for one minute before cleaning with a warm wet towel. Tone the skin with your daily toner to rebalance your skin ph.

Honey is calming for the skin so apply and massage for around three minutes, using sticky honey if available. Lie down and apply cucumber slices to your face on top of the honey, finish by putting two on your eye lids. Leave for 10-15 minutes. Remove the slices and use a warm, wet towel to remove honey residues. Tone again and apply moisturiser.


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This entry was posted on February 22, 2012 by in Beauty & Wellbeing, Chatty, Ladies Time Out and tagged , , , .

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