I had such a delicious brunch and I didn’t just eat it, I put it on my face and gave my skin a feast of vitamins, enzymes and goodies fit for a goddess. My breakfast was tropical fruits with Greek yoghurt then smashed avocado on toast.

First I used a piece of fresh pineapple, rubbed it over my face, neck and around my eyes and left it to do its magic for 10 mins. Pineapple, packed with Vitamin C and natural glycolic acid enzymes got to work polishing off old skin and tightening it.  I’d already whipped a full teaspoon of smashed avocado into a teaspoon of yoghurt and placed that in the freezer to get nice and cold.

That dynamic due went on my skin next and what a super nourishing face mask it is. The lactic acid in yoghurt helps to dissolve old skin cells while the avocado gives it a healthy dose of Vitamin E.

When I rinsed that off 20 mins later, I took the piece of water melon sitting on a saucer in the fridge and massaged that into my face and neck. Brilliant skin tonic packed with Vitamin C which leaves a lovely glow.

If you’re not wearing makeup that day, leave watermelon on for as long as you wish before rinsing off and applying your day cream/sunscreen.

Because I’m known for going the extra mile, I finished off my beauty treatment with a blast of ice and essential Lavender oil to tighten my skin a little more. All you do is wring out a wet face cloth, sprinkle with 4 drops of Lavender oil, place in ziplock bag and keep in freezer, ready to press against your face for 30 seconds. Ideally this should be done on a daily basis. I do sometimes forget, but doing this regularly, makes a noticeable difference to skin.


If you enjoyed these tips, Stella Ralfini is the author of Sensual Sorcery, a book packed with some of her favourite homemade beauty/health recipes with lots of advice on subjects like cures for children’s ailments, cellulite, arthritis, low libido, detox and weight maintenance. It is available on Amazon or can be ordered from bigger bookshop chains.