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Jeannie Mai, host of The Style Network’s How Do I Look? shares her favourite DIY beauty treatments, such as naturally whitening your teeth, a face scrub for sensitive skin and homemade shampoo and conditioner.

Face scrubs

Time to put your best face forward! Here are some secret ingredients for exfoliating face scrubs that Mother Earth would approve of:

Oily Skin:

o Take 2 tbsp. of rice flour (you can also use corn flour)

o Mix with just enough apple juice to create a pasty consistency

o Take the mixture and rub into your face in a circular motion

o Remove the scrub with warm water

o Finally rinse the face with cool water to close the pores

Sensitive Skin:

o Take raw oats

o Mix with honey to create a thick consistency

o Take the mixture and rub into your face in a circular motion

o Leave on for 10-15 minutes

o Remove the scrub with warm water

o Finally rinse the face with cool water to close the pores

Dry Skin:

o Take some pure granulated sugar

o Add some olive oil to create a thick consistency

o Leave on for a few minutes

o Remove the scrub with warm water

o Finally rinse the face with cool water to close the pores

Shampoo and conditioner

Luscious and shiny hair has never been easier with these homemade recipes for shampoo and conditioner!

Shampoo:

o Take ¼ cup distilled water

o Mix with ¼ cup of castile soap

o Mix ½ teaspoon of jojoba oil

o Shake up in a bottle

o For added shine, add 2 tbsp. of dry rosemary

o Plus 2 tbsp. of almond oil

o Shake it up and voila!

Conditioner:

o Take 1 egg yolk

o Mix with 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

o Mix with ¾ distilled water

o Shake it up and you’re done!

Nail care

Here are some natural ways to care for your nails!

· Take 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil

· Mix with 2 tsp. of pure almond oil

· Both of these oils are rich in essential fatty acids which will help strengthen dry and brittle oils

· Dab on nails and leave for 3-5 minutes

· As this is completely natural, you can use as often as you like!

Natural teeth whitening

You aren’t fully dressed without a big white smile! Here are some tips to whiten your teeth:

o The most effective whitening ingredient is baking soda

o Apply directly onto your toothbrush or into your toothpaste

o Gently brush your teeth and gums

o Use this technique a couple of times a month

Or try this…

o Carrots, apples and celery require a lot of chewing. Chewing stimulates salvia production which fights the bacteria which changes the colour of your teeth

o Alternatively, rub carrots directly onto teeth

What is your favourite DIY beauty treatment?