Halle Berry’s DIY Skincare rē•spin

How to rē•spin immunity-boosting kitchen staples into your beauty regimen

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Halle Berry’s DIY Skincare rē•spin

Whether trying a new treatment or adding a new product into the rotation, there’s no shortage of ways to switch things up regarding your skincare routine. Just ask rē•spin founder Halle Berry, who has curated a lineup of tried-and-true products for 2023, including Knesko’s face, neck, and lip masks. Also on the list: is the hydrating, anti-aging Heal the Need Rescue & Recovery Serum by Olga Lorencin, who has been Halle’s skincare guru for nearly two decades. “You’re gonna need this for your face in 2023, trust me,” says Halle, who always counts Olga’s products in her skincare arsenal. “You put this on; you wake up and have a new face. It happens to me every morning, believe me.”

But as Halle can also attest, the most potent skin saviors can sometimes be found in your own fridge. We all know the power of kitchen staples such as green tea, turmeric, lemon, and yogurt for boosting immunity. But have you ever tried them topically?  

Green tea, for example, is loaded with antioxidants. This makes it ideal for fighting free radicals and reducing sun damage such as fine lines and hyperpigmentation. Those with oily skin or acne might also want to seek it out for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum and soothe skin. Turmeric, another superhero ingredient, is known for calming skin. It fights hyperpigmentation, builds collagen, and gives complexions a radiant glow.

At the same time, vitamin C-laden lemon juice, which contains alpha-hydroxy acids, is touted as a natural way to slough off dead skin cells and reduce scarring. (Remember that it can also make your skin photosensitive, and it’s safer to use when diluted by another ingredient). Meanwhile, the lactic acid found in yogurt is known for tightening and shrinking pores. Yogurt can also help retain moisture in the skin and improve elasticity. Finally, its prebiotic properties can help soothe those inflammatory skin conditions (and this may go without saying, but when opting for yogurt for an at-home facial, use a plain version without additives or coloring).

Here’s how to test out Halle’s at-home face mask during your next self-care routine. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp of brewed green tea
  • One pinch of turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of plain yogurt

Instructions:

  • Mix ingredients and stir vigorously
  • Apply a generous layer on the face, taking care to avoid the eyes, and leave it on for three minutes
  • Add a second layer and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water, and apply moisturizer per usual
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