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Raspberry & Banana Smoothie

Recipe of the Day. We had to share this recipe. This recipe is so simple and yet so wholesome! According to Berry Health Benefits Network – http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu/health_healing/fact_sheets/red_raspberry_facts.htm “Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants. They have vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight cancer, heart and circulatory and age-related changes.” – Yes! Berries are high in ellagic acid – a known chemopreventative. They have anti-inflammatory properties. In Japan they are using them as a weight loss supplement. In the beauty industry, because red raspberry oil is rich in Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 24-50″ – it a must-try. So yes…it’s food for your skin too! Try it! We love it, and hope that you will too!

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6-Skin moisturisers Straight from your Kitchen

6-All Natural Skin Moisturising Products straight from your kitchen   It is common knowledge that good nutrition is boon for good skin. In fact, many of the ingredients in the moisturisers  that we buy pre-packaged in shops are available right in your kitchen. Here is a list of 6 easy-to-use natural products to “love your skin’ with. Olive oil Olive oil has been used as a moisturiser for eons. Its antioxidant and natural acid base can help, to strengthen the skin; to create a natural barrier against the harmful effects of the sun. How to use it: After cleansing, add a few drops of olive oil to cotton pad and gently moisturise your face. Or alternatively, use as a moisturising bath oil – add a few drops to bath water – couple it with a few drops of an essential oil of your choice like lavender oil and enjoy a…

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Top 10 Benefits of Vitamin E

Top Benefits of Vitamin E What Is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant compound that aids the body in neutralising the harmful after-effects of oxidation of fats. In other words, it is considered a powerful antioxidant and is a very important element in the overall maintenance of a healthy immune system.  When talking about skin and beauty we cannot overlook the benefits of vitamin e that can contribute to glowing, lovely skin. Vitamin E works inside & out Since we are holistically connected through spirit, mind and body, it is a prerequisite to give proper attention to what we consume internally. If we don’t get enough of vitamin E, we are more prone to infections, and weaknesses. Fortunately, vitamin E is found in many foods and one is unlikely to become deficient unless their nutrient absorption is compromised. Foods High in Vitamin E Vitamin E is a…

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Skin – First Impressions Count

First impressions count We all know how the saying goes – first impressions count? Well, never could this be truer than when we talk about our skin. Yes, it is an organ – the largest organ in the body in fact – weighing almost 10 whopping kilograms (5 pounds) and making up about 15% of the weight of the average human being But it also has its functions: It is a protective layer shielding us against harmful substances and the harsh environment; regulating body temperature, storing water, fat and the much-vaunted vitamin d, and as part of the immune system guarding us from illness while interacting with our nerve cells. But the skin is also a– a physical canvas reflecting and projecting our inner selves, our lifestyles and our emotional, physiological and spiritual states of mind to ourselves and the world. Skin – a connector On the surface, the skin…

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Skincare with Body Butter Scrubs

Skincare with Body Butter Scrubs You love caring for your skin with body butter scrubs? Luxurious pampering at its height to me! What could be more indulgent and gratifying than exfoliating your beautiful skin with a sensual body butter scrub? Body butter scrubs can be used at any time of the year but they are particularly beneficial during the colder months as they help to maintain and keep the skin in a moisturised state. Body Butter Scrubs Perfect for Exfoliating Exfoliating is especially good during the winter when you are all covered up as it gives your skin continuous care. It also allows time for your cells to regenerate as you are constantly shedding the build up of dead skin that usually accumulates due to neglect during these months. This means that, when the warm weather returns and you start doing away with the layers of clothing, you will be…

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Pollution and your skin by Rumbi Serima-Fowler

Environmental pollution Air pollution and the skin – yes, it is true that the air around us can have an adverse effect not only our skin, our entire systems. It is therefore important and essential to have a ‘pamper day’. A time to rejuvenate and replenish your skin whilst providing it with nourishment to combat again damage. Recently I experienced the effects of environmental pollution first hand. I travelled to London from the South of England where I live on a day trip. I arrived at Victoria station just after 08.00 and the air smelt fresh and clean. After an eventful day I was ready to leave London… it was already 21:00 hrs. The first thing I noticed as got into the underground station was the smell. There air was thick and acidic…. almost acrid. I imagined how it would feel passing through this ‘smog’ if I had to commute daily…

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