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Natural beauty skin care: tips and tricks

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Natural beauty skin care: my experience

For my skin care, I rely on products made with natural ingredients.

At least once a week, I love preparing natural masks and scrubs for my face and body. As a girl, I did it more for fun, stealing some secrets from grandma and mom, both with beautiful skin. Growing up, despite having at my disposal a wide range of products (which I alternate to prevent the skin get used to products always the same), I do not give up my homemade beauty routine because it is one of those relaxing rituals that also gratifies my skin.

Fruit and vegetables, especially if ripe, become recyclable to create effective masks. Brown sugar and salt are perfect ingredients for effective and non-invasive facial scrubs. And olive oil confirms that it is one of the most precious allies for our health and also for skin care.

Many natural cosmetic products contain salicylic acid, to which I am allergic, so I have learned to be independent, especially when my trusted products are not available.

My list for the homemade beauty routine is really simple to make and I suggest you try it.


Banana moisturizing mask:

Crush a ripe banana with a fork, add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice and mix. Spread the mixture on the face, hold for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Tomato lightening mask:

Take half ripe tomato and mix with the juice of half a lemon. Apply the mixture on the face and keep on for 10-15 minutes.

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Kiwi lightening mask:

Whisk half ripe kiwi, add the juice of half a lemon, a teaspoon of honey. Apply the mask for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.

Illuminating mask with pineapple:

Blend the pulp of a slice of pineapple and apply for ten minutes on the face. Rinse with warm water.

Astringent and purifying pear for oily skin:

Blend the pulp of a ripe pear, add a spoon of lemon juice and a spoonful of yogurt. Apply to the face and leave on for ten minutes. Rinse with warm water.

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Antiwrinkle mask with carrots:

In a blender mix 1 carrot, the juice of a lemon and two tablespoons of natural yogurt. Apply the mask on the face for 15 minutes. 

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Face scrubs:

With raw sugar and olive oil:

Mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and one of olive oil. Massage the mixture on your face for one to two minutes and rinse with warm water.

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With fine salt, minced mint and olive oil for very oily skin:

Mix the salt with minced mint and olive oil. Massage the mixture on the face for one minute and rinse with warm water.

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based food writer, food consultant and magazine contributor. Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea";" TML" (The Mediterranean lifestyle), among others.