Halle Berry’s Skincare Secret Involves These Two Kitchen Ingredients

And it can be tailored to your individual skin type

As one of Hollywood’s most beloved (and radiant) actresses, it’s safe to say that Halle Berry’s access to elaborate treatments, efficacious products and extremely educated skin experts would be pretty extensive.

That doesn’t mean, however, that she doesn’t also appreciate the power of a good DIY mask. In fact, Berry took to social media to share the exact recipe she and her longtime esthetician Olga Lorencin swear by.

“This is an EXTRA special #SelfCareSunday, because I’m finally introducing you to my ultimate skincare secret,” Berry shared via Instagram. “Over the years everybody has always said to me ‘how does your skin look like that, what’s the magic, what’s the secret?’ and I’ve said along the way, well, her name is Olga. [Today I’m] excited to [share some of the] good practices [she’s taught me] on ways to take care of your skin.”

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While she names Lorencin’s at-home facial kit as her pack recommendation if you’re looking to purchase products, sharing that she definitely stands by the investment, she understands that more affordable at-home options may be preferable for the time being.

“I know that times are hard right now and people don’t have a lot of extra money, but don’t let the care for yourself slip through the cracks during this time. There are a lot of simple things you can do like the yoghurt and honey [mask I’m going to take you through]. You can find ways to take care of yourself, for yourself and by yourself, during this odd time of COVID,” she explains.

What you’ll need for the base:

“Buy some yoghurt – plain, full fat [yoghurt], because you want it [to be] as hydrating as possible for your skin,” says Lorencin. FYI, Berry recommends coconut yoghurt as a vegan alternative. “[Then] mix it with some honey – that’s a base for any of your masks,” Lorencin continues. As for the exact amounts you’ll need per mask, the pair recommend a teaspoon of each.

What you can add to combat specific skin concerns:

Berry has some suggestions in terms of what to add to the equation to dial in on certain concerns, too. “For dry skin, add a slice of avocado and a few drops of avocado oil,” she says. Lorencin also recommends adding a little banana for some potassium-rich hydration help. “[On the other hand, for acneic skin, add a bit of powdered charcoal, or add a few drops of chlorophyll to fight breakouts and reduce inflammation,” Berry advises.

How to apply and when to rinse off:

“Mix ingredients together into a bowl, massage into clean skin [across the] face and neck, then leave on for 15-20 minutes [before rinsing off],” Berry explains of the application process.

She has a tip for enhancing the experience in the serenity stakes, too. “For best results, relax in the bath or in a steamy shower for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off,” she says. “This mask is rich in probiotics, which are very helpful with skin balancing and congestion. The honey is [also] a natural humectant, [so] it attracts water from the air to your skin.”

Well, if you need us, we’ll be marinating our masks in the tub as per Berry’s stellar advice…

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