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2 heaped tsp fine oatmeal 2tsp double cream OATS and oatflakes have a gentle but deep-cleansing action and can correct skin imbalances, making them ideal for dry, irritated and sensitive skins," says Bharti.

This scrub can be used once or twice a week t o get rid of the dead skin cells and to reveal more radiant skin underneath. Method: Combine ingredients, apply to skin and rub with a very light action, using the balls of your fingers, then rinse off


2 heaped tsp gram flour 1tsp water 1tsp runny honey RUNNY honey is good for dislodging dead skin cells - it also has soothing, healing, emollient and mildly antiseptic properties," says Bharti. This makes this mask ideal for congested skins.

Method: Mix to a thick, sticky consistency.

Apply to affected areas and leave for five t o seven minutes


2tbsp finely ground oatmeal 1tbsp almond oil THIS scrub is gentle enough to be used all over the body, and will leave behind radiant-looking skin. These quantities are enough for one thick application. Method: Combine the two ingredients together, and massage into your body. Rinse off with warm water and pat skin dry. Make sure you moisturise well afterwards


2 blackened bananas 2 mushy avocados AVOCADOS and bananas are rich in nutrients - both have moisturising properties and will leave your hair shinier and silky soft. This recipe is made with blackened bananas, so it's a great alternative to throwing out old bananas you'd rather not eat. Method: Combine the two fruits together into a paste, which will apply easily onto your hair.

Leave the tropical puree in your hair for 15 minutes, and then wash it out
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 31, 2005
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