Monday, 17 February 2014

A DIY Carrot and Yoghurt Body Glow

Carrots are known to be good for your eyesight but they're always very good for your skin, giving it a healthy glow and smoothness. When used on the skin, it helps in removing acne and unattractive marks and spots. 
And no, it will not turn your skin orange! (I have tested this myself soooo many times). I especially like this body mask as it leaves your skin with a beautiful feel and definitely helps me relax during my stress days. 
Try it and see for yourself!

You'll need:
1/4 cup of yoghurt (I prefer using the type sold in bottles)
3 tablespoons of honey
3 medium - sized carrots


  • Blend all the ingredients into a paste.
  • Using circular motions, rub on your face and body.
  • Leave on for at least 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.
Good luck!

 ¬ Neni ¬


  1. Hi neni, v stopped usin nivea even tone cos it is so lyt, my body is usually dry nt 2 long after usin it, I just started usin Palmers cocoa butter, hope it won't make me dark.

    1. No, it shouldn't darken your skin.


      A Few Practical Tips on Using Pure Cocoa Butter

      You may want to keep some of these tips in mind if you use the methods in the articles above or if you want to use cocoa butter in it’s pure form.

      1. IN THE TUB: Cocoa butter is amazing in the tub. It melts easily and cleans up nicely too. It’s an easy and enjoyable way to get all over body coverage. I find cocoa butter in the tub to have a really powdery soft feel. Just grab a little chunk and pop it in the tub while you run the bath.

      2. HOT WATER METHOD: Hot water is a great way to apply pure cocoa butter that may be hard and brittle (some is softer than others – black cocoa butter is the softest and will spread fairly easily or with minimal warming, unrefined seems to be next up in order of softness with the steam deodorized being the hardest).

      If you are in the tub or shower, just take a little piece in with you and the hot water will melt it enough that you can rub it on your skin – the tub probably works best but the shower is doable.

      Depending on the consistency of your cocoa butter, you may even find that you can rub it easily onto your skin when you get out of the shower while your skin is still warm from the water. This is one of the best times to apply skin care products by the way – your skin is at top absorbency at this time because both the heat and moisture open your pores and help your skin to absorb anything better – also another reason to pay particular attention to what you are using on your skin in the shower or bath in respect to fragrance, preservatives, additives and all that fun stuff!

      If you need to use it  at a time you are not showering or bathing or just want to do a small area, just boil the kettle or put some hot water in a small bowl and drop your cocoa butter in.

      Make sure it is not so hot that it will burn your fingers or melt the cocoa butter right away and as always, take care to keep it away from children or pets so they don’t burn themselves – or eat it!

      Take the chunk that will now have a soft outer coating and rub it on your skin. Don’t waste the water! Pour it into your tub later or pour it into your hands and rub it on your skin (when it is warm – not hot). This is an amazingly effective way to hydrate and moisturize your skin. And it’s easy as can be!

      3. BEWARE OF PRODUCTS LABELED COCOA BUTTER that come in lotion pump bottles and cream form. While these items contain cocoa butter, they are not cocoa butter in it’s pure form and many contain a very minimal amount – along with a bunch of stuff you may not want to even be putting on your skin. Read the label!

      4. GO PURE AND SIMPLE: Buy a chunk of cocoa butter, break or shave a little piece off and rub it on your skin following any of the hot water methods above.

  2. Hello Neni, can a guy use this DIY carrot and yoghurt body glow?

    1. Yes, a man can use it. It will work wonders!

  3. Hi neni ... Do u mean yoghurt asin d 1ces dey sell in supermarkets 2 drink ?I dnt get....

    1. No, I meant the ones sold in bottles e.g. Farm Fresh