Living in the city can wreak havoc on your skin. Dust, dirt, oil and sweat cause damage to your skin every single day. To battle this issue, it is really important to have a skincare routine that not only nourishes and hydrates your skin, but also contains ingredients that protect it from free radical damage.

Here is a simple DIY recipe that will not only moisturise and nourish your skin, but also help reverse the effects of environmental damage, thanks to the antioxidants it contains…


You will need:

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon plain yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons of orange juice with the pulp (it would be better if it was freshly squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • How to:

Step 01: Take the plain yoghurt in a mixing bowl and add freshly scraped aloe vera gel to this

Step 02: Mix both the ingredients together until they are perfectly blended

Step 03: Add the orange juice and stir some more until all the ingredients have properly been blended into each other

Step 04: Apply a thin even layer of this mixture to your face and neck in gentle circular motions

Step 05: Leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash it off using a mild cleanser and some water Finish off your masking sesh by slathering the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Day Creme SPF 20 With Pure Aloe Vera on your face. Infused with pure aloe extracts and SPF, it not only fights pollution and hydrates the skin, but also protects it from UV damage.

Why this works: Plain yoghurt is chock full of natural lactic acid that helps to exfoliate your skin. Apart from sloughing away dead skin, it also helps to clear the skin of surface debris to brighten it. The citric acid in orange juice helps brighten your skin and add a subtle glow. Aloe vera is known for its amazing skin nourishing and moisturising properties and protects the skin from environmental damage.