With avocado, honey, coffee grounds, and more, learn how to make homemade face and body remedies for an A-List glow. Beauty — May 19
Earlier this month, Melanie Grant shared her top tips on how to maintain the skin's radiance during the quarantine, but she's also a fan of homemade beauty batches. "I've been making DIY facial masks since I was little," shares Grant, who is known for amping up the glow of famous faces including Victoria Beckham, Phoebe Tonkin, and countless catwalk regulars like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Erin Wasson, and Lara Worthington. Below, the Sydney-based facial guru provides three recipes using items found around your pantry to make both your face and body shine.
The Restorative Honey Mask
Meant to treat blemish-prone, inflamed, or dry, dehydrated skin, this mask will become a favorite for its regenerative properties.
- 2 tbsp of raw honey (Manuka, if possible)
- Warm the honey between your hands and apply a thick layer to the face, neck, and décolletage (upper torso).
- Leave on for 30 minutes (while bathing is recommended for a truly indulgent experience), and then remove with a damp washcloth.
The Essential Antioxidant Mask
This recipe will help treat dry, dehydrated complexions and add rich nutrients to the skin.
- 1/2 an avocado (mashed)
- 1 tsp of cacao powder
- Mix ingredients together in a small bowl, apply to face, neck, and décolletage
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove with tepid water.
The Refining Body Scrub
A cleansing scrub with the antimicrobial properties of rose geranium to leave you feeling squeaky clean.
- 1/2 cup of leftover coffee ground
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 2 drops of rose geranium essential oil (or essential oil of your choice)
- Mix ingredients in a small bowl and apply it in the shower (before running the water to avoid a mess).
- Buff the entire body in upward, circular motions, working from the soles of the feet and towards the heart.
- Rinse and pat dry.