• 21 Jul - 27 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
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Nature is your best friend and Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon shares that these natural anti-aging masks and recipes can turn back the clock for you and take you back to the time of flawless skin game!

Avocado-Honey Moisturiser

A moisturiser is an anti-aging must. By helping your skin retain moisture and acting as a temporary filler for wrinkles, it makes your complexion look smooth.

3 tablespoons of fresh cream
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon honey

Place all ingredients in a blender and make a fine paste. Apply it to your skin and leave on for at least an hour. Rinse off with warm water.

Acne Spot Treatment

When you have a blemish that needs to disappear, try this nifty trick. The yeast fights bacteria, the lemon helps dry the blemish.

Brewer’s yeast
A squeeze of lemon juice

Make a paste using a little bit of brewer’s yeast with a dash of lemon juice and a bit of water. Apply it right on your blemish and leave for 10 minutes but make sure to cover with a bandage.

Coconut Deep Conditioner

Keep your hair smooth, hydrated, and shiny with this natural conditioning treatment.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon coconut extract

Mix ingredients together, apply and cover your scalp with a plastic wrap. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes then rinse hair thoroughly. You can apply it once a week.

Java Lip Exfoliator

Sloughing dry, dead skin from your lips makes them look instantly plumper and pink.

1/2 teaspoon of moisturising lotion
1/4 teaspoon fresh coffee grounds
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Apply to entire mouth area and massage around for five minutes. Wipe clean with a warm wet washcloth.

Wrinkle-Fighting Salad

This energy-boosting fruit salad is packed with antioxidants, which protect the skin from sun damage and boost circulation to help deliver essential nutrients to skin. Eat it for breakfast to start your day on a healthy note.

½ cup fresh blueberries
½ cup fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
½ cup pomegranate seeds
½ cup organic orange juice
1 handful of chopped walnuts

Put the first four ingredients in a small bowl then pour orange juice over the mixture with a sprinkle of walnuts. Hearty and healthy, isn’t it?

Basil Toner

This recipe is great for those prone to acne. The basil acts as an antiseptic, helps clear acne-causing bacteria, and improves circulation to the skin.

3 tablespoons dried basil leaves
1 cup boiling water

Crush up the dried basil leaves and mix them into a cup of boiling water. Cool down the mixture and strain out the leaves then put it in a spray bottle and spritz your skin. Use a cotton ball or pad to spread the toner gently around your face. Do this daily before cleansing.

Lemon-Agave Age Spot Fighter

This scrub can help exfoliate your hands and lift off the top layer of dead skin cells, which contains some of the pigment leaving age spots behind. The rice exfoliates, the agave hydrates, and the lemon helps lighten skin and lift off dead cells.

1/2 cup cooked rice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix together the above ingredients and blend well. Apply the mixture to dry hands, move the scrub around your hands in circular motions on the backs of your hands with firm but gentle pressure for one to two minutes. You can also rub this rice on the palms of the hands to soften calluses.

Almond-Sugar Facial Scrub

Regularly exfoliating your face helps to get rid of dead skin cells (which dull your complexion) in order to make your skin feel smoother and look brighter.

3 tablespoons of fresh cream
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of ground almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix all ingredients. Apply to dry face in a circular motion. Wash your face off with warm water, followed by cold water. Pat your face dry. You can also store it in a jar and keep it in your refrigerator for future use.