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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Simple DIY Tips for Radiant Skin Throughout Winter: Part 3

Our skin takes quite a beating during the dry winter season but there are some simple steps we should follow to ensure it remains radiant all year round, according to our beauty contributor Rynah Qhaba.

Over the past 2 weeks we have focused on the importance of keeping your skin hydrated during the long dry winter period.  To close off this series, we’ve prepared a gift for you in the form of a few simple skin care products to make at home. These will help keep your skin healthy and maintain its fresh, and bright look.

  • DIY Face Scrub: In a bowl combine 1/2 cup of Organic Brown Sugar and 1/4 cup of Organic Avocado Oil. Mix well until combined. Scoop out a kiwi, and blend it into the mix.  This scrub is mild enough for use 2 – 3 times a week and if stored in an air-tight glass jar the scrub keeps for up to two weeks.
  •  DIY Facial Massage Oil: Add  1/4 cup of your favourite carrier oil to a jar or container(almond oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil are all exceptional options). Next, choose your favourite essential oil (we love lavender, rosemary, frankincense, and lemon) or combination of oils and add 1 tsp to the carrier oil. Mix well and allow it to stand overnight before use. For best results, massage apply this oil for 5 minutes daily.
  • Anti-wrinkle Cream: Melt together 2 tablespoons, lanolin or beeswax, 2 tablespoons almond oil and, 1 tablespoon apricot oil, (very rich in vitamin A). Add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice or, lemon essential oil to this and spread evenly over your face.  This mixture is great reducing wrinkles and we recommend that it is used daily. After all, it’s never too early to start fighting wrinkles!
  •  Anti-wrinkle Lotion: Mix together 1/4 cup of Shea butter, 1 tbsp coconut or almond oil, and 16 drops of your favourite essential oil (such as lavender, rosemary, frankincense, and lemon). Mix well and pour into a clean jar. Use daily for optimal results.

So there you have it! By following these simple tips, and being consistent with your routines, you can organically and effortlessly have brighter, healthier, and more lustrous skin in no time at all!


Rynah Qhaba, born in Qwa Qwa, Rynah is a businesswoman and founder of Sunflower Cosmetics, an emerging organics brand. 

She has been inexplicably obsessed with the colour yellow since her first Christmas, which pretty much sums up the name and corporate identity of her brand. And if branding her business yellow wasn’t enough, you should see the colour of her car!

Unsurprisingly, Rynah is all about a gluten-free lifestyle but has also known to devour anything covered with a healthy quality cheese.

When she’s not at work at a salon in Northern Johannesburg experimenting with make-up looks and natural products, Rynah can be found operating either the projector or sound desk at her church.

Emphatically passionate about giving back, Rynah is a Director of an NGO called A Million Reasons To Do and is part the Monontsha Community Group where her focus is aimed at contributing to the eradication of unemployment in Qwa Qwa.

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