Looking for a spa break this season? If you, like us, prefer natural treatments, the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka is just the place for you. But if traveling to Sri Lanka is off the charts this season, we have the next best thing—home spa recipes from AVANI’s very own spa menu.

In the first of this three-part series, spa executive Arti Peiris suggests a DIY treatment for dull skin, that’s an instant hit at the spa.

Ginger Glisten
Best For: Dull Skin

This ultra-moisturizing ginger and sugar scrub is known to reinvigorate dull skin and smoothen it out.


  • 200g fresh ginger
  • 100g sugar
  • 150g fresh yogurt
  • A few drops of rose essential oil (optional)


  • Mix the ginger and sugar together with mineral water, and blend until smooth.
  • Apply this scrub all over the body.
  • Keep this on for 15 minutes.
  • Wipe the body with a warm towel, then apply fresh yogurt and leave on for 20 minutes
  • Soak in a bathtub for 15-20 minutes. Add some rose essential oil to enhance the experience. If you don’t have a bathtub, you can stand under a warm shower as well.
  • Wash off and towel dry.

Watch this space for the second and the third part of the series.

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As editor of Z Living, Anushka tries to practice what she preaches - think spin class, natural foods, meditation, herbal remedies, and copious amounts of spa time. Armed with an MA in International Journalism from the University of Westminster, England, her passions for health, wellness and travel have taken her everywhere from the lap of the Himalayas and the banks of the Ganges to the Wahiba desert and the land of the Buddha. In more than nine years of journalism experience, Anushka has written for several national and international titles on travel, beauty, food, health, fitness, and wellness. She also gives talks on journalism and new media.