When there is nothing to do and nowhere to go, trying out DIY projects to pass the time is tempting. Fiddling with ingredients in the kitchen and coming up with your own dinner recipe is fun but whipping up skincare that actually works for you…there’s nothing like it! So, whether you’ve missed out on your monthly facial or dealing with sparse lashes, try our top picks to make the most of your time spent at home. We always recommend doing a patch test first to make sure all the ingredients suit your skin. Ahead, our highly recommended beauty recipes:
What it is: Almond eye cream to soothe tired under-eyes
The ingredients: A few pre-soaked, peeled almonds and some water
How to: Take an almond, dip it in water and rub it in circular motions on the back of a plate till you get a cream-like consistency. Chill in the fridge and apply daily.
What it does: Almonds are rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which strengthen the skin’s barrier, nourish it and eliminate any dryness.
What it is: Lash health-boosting oils
The ingredients: Three tablespoons of coconut and castor oil each and a clean mascara wand
How to: Mix the two oils and gently coat your lashes with the concoction. Next, comb them using a mascara wand for even distribution.
What it does: The two fatty acid-rich oils are known to help moisturise and lash density.
What it is: Pore cleanser
The ingredients: Half a teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg powder each, one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and honey
How to: Make a paste of all the ingredients, leave it on for five to ten minutes and rinse off using gentle, circular motions.
What it does: The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory powers of these ingredients will soothe and deep clean your skin.