Got a spare five minutes this weekend? Try these homemade skincare recipes from Beauty Chef, Carla Oates.
1. Olive and Lime Shine Mask - for dry, mature skin.
Rich in anti-oxidants and skin refining alpha hydroxy acids, this mask lifts impurities, detoxifies, nourishes and refines the complexion. This mask can be used for all parts of the body - also great for nourishing nails.
2 tsps olive oil
1/2 tsp lime juice
Method: Whisk ingredients until they turn cloudy. Apply to the skin with fingers or a flat Japanese paint brush. Leave for twenty minutes and remove with a damp warm cloth.
2. AHA Fruit Gel and Green Tea Mask - for all skin types, especially oily, combination and dehydrated.
A wonderful refining mask to brighten, smooth and nourish the complexion. Rich in skin refining alpha hydroxy acids and skin rejuvenating anti-oxidants.
2 tbsps apple juice
1 tbsps lemon juice
1 tbsp strong green tea (cooled)
2 tsps citrus pectin
Method: Mix the juices and tea well and slowly add the citrus pectin to create a gel consistency. Apply to a clean face. Leave until the mask dries on the skin. Remove with lots of tepid water and a flannel.
Carla will be at the Demonstration Stage during the Organic Expo & Green Show on Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22. Learn how to look after your skin using fresh organic ingredients from your garden and kitchen. Carla will also be available after her session for one-on-one advice at stand number 126.
The Organic Expo & Green Show will be at Hall 1, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. Visit www.organicexpo.com.au