DIY beauty: 3 foods that make great beauty treatments

Having a good skincare regime can make such a difference to the overall health of your skin, but it doesn't always have to be about using expensive lotions and potions. There are lots of things in your kitchen you can use to make at home beauty treatments - here are three of my favourites.
Avocado - avocado is yummy when it's smushed on toast but it's just as good used as a quick home face mask. There are lots of essential fats in avocados, so for fresher looking skin in minutes, mush one up and apply liberally to your face. Give it a rinse after about 20 minutes and you should see nice soft skin.

Coconut oil - this oil isn't just great for cooking with, it can be used as a body moisturiser or as a balm for dry cuticles, elbows and knees. Use a small amount of the solid oil and warm within your hands and then apply to the bits that need it. It's quite rich, so start small and add more if you need it. It also works really well as an intensive hair treatment - apply a small amount to dry hair and leave on for a few hours, then shampoo well to remove any excess oil. 

Sea salt - exfoliating regularly is a good way to get rid of dead skin cells and allow the fresh skin underneath to show through.  A weekly session with a salt scrub is the perfect thing for a body exfoliation and it takes minutes to make your own. Grab a handful or two of sea salt and mix in a small amount of olive oil until you get a consistency that's easy to spread. Massage into the skin gently and then rinse off well. You could also add some essential oils if you'd prefer a scented scrub -  a few drops of lavender would make for a really lovely evening treatment. 

Have you tried any home made treatments before? What are your favourites?

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