Nourish from the Inside Out… 2 DIY Skin Recipes

Nourishinsideout_DIY2Want the secret recipe for gorgeous skin that glows from the inside out? Well, for a start you can retire your super expensive skin serum and step into the MNB kitchen. This week we are serving up two of our natural DIY concoctions to prep our skin for summer. Think hydration, wholesome ingredients and a whole lot of fruity goodness!

We’re firm believers that nourishing your body on the inside reflects the way you look on the outside. If we feed our body fresh, nutrient-rich foods, why not give our skin the same delicious treatment?

Our beauty philosophy is all about simplicity: plenty of sleep, lots of water throughout the day and beauty products as close to nature as possible. There’s nothing we love more than collecting a bunch of natural ingredients from our kitchen and creating our own beauty treatments (that way we can be sure no nasty chemicals are invited to our party).

Discover your new beauty routine with our DIY skin recipes: A Green Mojito and Skin Mask. Hello, healthy, youthful skin.

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Fruit & Honey Skin Mask

Exfoliate the natural way to leave your skin fresh and glowing. Pineapple contains vitamin C (an antioxidant to stimulate healing and collagen in your skin).

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 fresh papaya
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Blend ingredients into a pulp and apply to your freshly washed face, neck and chest (avoiding the eye area).

Lie down and relax for 15 minutes. Let your face tingle and itch – the mask is working! You can also massage your hands with leftover mixture.

Rinse with warm water and finish your skin softening routine with coconut oil or a moisturiser of your choice.

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Good Morning Mojito

This healthy juice crush fights dull and lacklustre skin with a hit of high-energy greens. Green juices have an anti-inflammatory effect that can calm an upset stomach and boost immune function.

You’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups coconut water
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • ½ green apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 pitted dates
  • Small knob fresh ginger
  • Handful fresh mint leaves (20-25 leaves)
  • 2-4 ice cubes

Pulse all ingredients to a blender until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and garnish with sliced lime and mint. Enjoy.

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Skin healing tip: Refresh puffy eyes by adding a cooled peppermint tea bag to each eyelid.

What are your skin rituals? Are you a fan of dry body brushing or do you slather on almond oil like there’s no tomorrow? Share your favourite DIY recipes with the sisterhood!

MNB xx

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