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DIY Skincare: Rasberry skin brightener (Contains AHA’s)

This is an old favourite of mine. My friend and I used to make this when we were 14 before the kiddie disco on a Friday evening, ah the memories (at that time I took my fashion inspiration from the Spicegirls, Baby Spice to be exact).

This recipe is best suited for normal to oily skin which makes it great for  those prone to breakouts. You only need three ingredients, occasionally I have done it with only two (leaving out the essential oil). This recipe contains AHA’s and lactic acid. The AHA’s in the raspberries act as a gentle exfoliator and the lactic acid in the yoghurt (yes, that’s how we spell it this side of the Atlantic) brightens the skin.

  • 2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt
  • 75g raspberries
  • 2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil

Mash up the raspberries or pop them into the blender. Sieve the pulp over a bowl. Add the flesh of the rasberries and the seeds into the yoghurt with 2 drops or sweet orange essential oil. Cleanse your face, apply the mixture all over, leaving the eye area clear. Put your feet up for 20 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water and a pat with a damp muslin cloth (if you use an ordinary face cloth be very gentle). Avoid rubbing your skin dry, instead pat.

Click here to read about the wondrous effects of AHA’s  on our skin

Do you have any skincare rituals? Which Spicegirl were you? hee hee

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