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Mandarin Beauty Recipes


The Aussie grown mandarin has long been renowned as a healthy and delicious snack, however the popular citrus fruit is also now being recognised for its unique beauty benefits.


Australian mandarin skin, juice and pulp are the perfect ingredients to mix into homemade beauty remedies, with the fruit offering a variety of benefits that can rejuvenate the skin and help maintain a youthful appearance.


Owner of award winning day spa Millk Studios, Anthony Savva, said mandarins were once used in traditional Chinese medicines, with the fruit’s strong antibacterial properties particularly beneficial to people with skin problems.

Anthony has these beauty tips using mandarins:

“The pulp of Aussie mandarins, when rubbed on the skin can help prevent or reduce stretch marks and help to tone loose skin.

“It’s also well known that the fruit’s aroma calms the mind and is perfect for mixing with massage oil for a do-it-yourself relaxing home massage.”

Anthony has created these DIY beauty recipes using Aussie mandarins:

Mandarin mask for normal/dry skin

This treatment hydrates and refreshes the skin


Ingredients

2 tablespoons of thickened cream

¼ teaspoon of mandarin zest

1 teaspoon of mandarin juice


Method

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, whisk together for three minutes or until all ingredients are evenly combined.?



Apply mixture to clean, dry skin being sure to cover the entire face (keep clear of your eyes).


?Leave the mask on for 10 minutes to achieve the full benefits of the mixture.?


To remove the mask, rinse with tepid water and wipe off all excess product with a facecloth or cotton pad. ?Once you face is completely dry, apply your favourite daily or evening moisturiser.



Mandarin face mask for normal/combination skin

This treatment cleans and refreshes your skin


Ingredients

?2 tablespoons of yoghurt (non-flavoured /natural)

¼ teaspoon of mandarin zest

1 teaspoon of mandarin juice


Method

?Combine all ingredients in a bowl, whisk together for three minutes or until all ingredients are evenly combined.


Apply mixture to clean dry skin, being sure to cover the entire face (be sure to keep clear of your eyes)?Leave the mask on for 10 minutes to achieve the full benefits of the mixture?.

To remove the mask, rinse with tepid water and wipe off all excess product with a facecloth or cotton pad. ?Once you face is completely dry apply your favourite daily or evening moisturiser.



Mandarin Body scrub (not for face)

This treatment smoothes, refines and hydrates the skin surface


Ingredients

1 cup of rolled oats/raw sugar/sea salt

1 cup of olive oil or yoghurt (non-flavoured, natural)

The zest of ½ a mandarin

2 teaspoons of mandarin juice


Method


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, whisk together for three minutes or until all ingredients are evenly combined.


Apply a 50 cent coin size amount of mixture to body (starting with your legs) in circular motions working towards the heart. The circular motion also assists in detoxifying the body.


Massage the skin for 5-10 minutes.


Rinse off in the shower and moisturise with your favourite body cream.


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