YOUR SKIN: Fun ways to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s

Saturday February 13 2016

Pamper your skin with these delicious smelling

Pamper your skin with these delicious smelling treats for soft, supple skin. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Pamper your skin with these delicious smelling treats for soft, supple skin.


Combine 1 tablespoon of pure cocoa with 1 cup of sugar. To this, add half a cup of olive oil. Use this special scrub after showering on your entire body to remove dead skin.

The cocoa will leave you deliciously scented, while the olive oil and sugar will work to make your skin silky.


Mix the following fruits to create a tropical fruit mask: 1 spoon avocado, 1/2- a banana half a mango, 2 scoops paw paw, and 1/2- a spoonful of lemon juice. Mix well and apply to a cleansed face and neck, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area.

Allow to dry for 30 minutes and rinse with tepid water. This mask will leave your skin refreshed and bright. 


Create a fabulous movie style bubble bath for yourself this Valentines. Run a bath and add a dollop of your favourite bath gel to the water as it runs. Choose a fragrance that reminds you of a beautiful tropical sea.

Add a few drops of aquamarine food colour to the bath water to create an azure sea. Slip into the water and relax in it for 45 minutes. This bath will ease muscle aches and pains.


Make your surroundings especially your bedroom smell delicious. First, rub some essential oil onto your light bulbs. As you switch them on, the heat will cause the essence to diffuse around the room. You can also use of scented candles.

Smell good:

This can be achieved by layering your fragrance. Begin by showering with a particular scent, for example vanilla. After this, apply a vanilla perfumed body lotion, talcum, body spray and cologne.


The writer is national director of the safe skin care initiative.  Email: [email protected]