By Sarah Collins


Looking after your skin doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Motley Fashion Editor Sarah talks us through some easy, quick beauty hacks that you can make right at home. 


Let’s be real here, cooking isn’t the only thing you can do in the kitchen. Here’s a gentle reminder that fresh ingredients from your fridge and cupboard can be used to make game-changing beauty treatments from the comfort of your own home. So, the next time you have some extra avocado leftover from breakfast, make a hydrating hair mask out of it! A skin-tightening mask made with egg whites is also a must, with its ability to substantially reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


I appreciate a good skincare hack where you can get every single one of your items straight from your kitchen. It’s an all-natural approach to reset your skin with everyday ingredients and as students on a tight budget, you are also saving some of your well-earned money! 


So why not head into the kitchen and take some time out of your busy schedule to do a little bit of self-care. Follow my step-by-step directions for a budget-friendly, game-changing beauty routine that you will be guaranteed to love. 


Ready, set, DIY!! 

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric and Oatmeal Face Mask:



1/2 cup oats

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 cup filtered water


Instructions :

  1. Blend the oats and turmeric in a food processor.
  2. Add the oil and water to the processor slowly.
  3. Wash your face with warm water.
  4. Apply the face mask to your face and let sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse.

Cooling Cucumber Eye Mask



1 cold cucumber



  1. Cut two slices of cucumber about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Place on eyelids and relax until they become warm.


*Tip: Put these over your eyelids while you have a face mask on for an extra skin treat*

Avocado Hair Mask



1 ripe avocado

2-3 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons honey

2-3 drops essential oil 



  1. Blend all of your ingredients.
  2. Apply the hair mask throughout the hair, making sure it is thoroughly coated.
  3. Let the mask sit in your hair for 30 minutes until dry.
  4. Rinse with warm water.


Egg White Face Mask



Yolk from an egg 



  1. Beat the egg until it becomes foamy.
  2. Wash your face with warm water.
  3. Apply egg white mask onto face with a brush or cotton pad.
  4. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water and apply your favourite moisturiser afterwards.

Honey Sugar Lip Scrub



Two teaspoons of sugar

One teaspoon of honey 



  1. Mix one teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of sugar.
  2. Massage the mixture into your lips and leave for 10 minutes or so.
  3. Remove with the help of a wet face washer. 


Coconut Oil Makeup Remover



2-3 spoons of coconut oil




  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Shampoo and condition your hair first, and afterwards apply your mask. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Rinse it out and dry as usual.