Natural Masks for Vibrant Skin
Beauty advisor Ellie, is the owner of The Big Blow in Singapore. Here she shares two DIY scrubs to help you look and feel amazing.
In my 20s while working with start-up company Aveda, I became really interested in aromatherapy. As I learned more, Daniele Ryman and her teacher Marguerite Maury, who pioneered work with essential oils in the 1940s, became my gurus.
To this day, even though I am crazy about trying new products, I still sometimes love to make my own. I've tried everything from a simple face mask to an insect repellent that I made for my first trip to Bali back in the 90s.
Here are a couple of nice affordable recipes you can do at home using sugar and essential oils. Sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture to the skin, so when you mix essential oil and sugar, you hydrate your skin. It is also a natural source of glycolic acid, helping to break down dead skin cells, encouraging cell turnover while generating fresher, younger looking skin. I like to use brown sugar or fine caster sugar, so I don’t scratch my skin.
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**Before trying any of these recipes, do a little patch test to make sure you don’t react to any of the ingredients.