It has always been the belief that 'the more expensive' and 'the more exotic sounding ' a product is the better it must be for the skin, right? Add to that, a rather steep price and you will have ' the forever young club' clawing at each other to get a pot of this unique treasure .... that magically makes all the lines , wrinkles , hollow and dark spots disappear!

Not so I am afraid!

However I must hasten to add that a good skin care product is a prerequisite to aid and assist in aging gracefully, and the latest technology and ingredients never hurt anyone.
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So where does this live 'homemade' , 'handmade' and fresh organic skin care? In my books at the forefront of a healthy and happy skin. It is a proven fact that our skin assimilates natural products such as fruit , vegetable and plant oil molecules into the skin far quicker than any man made ingredient.

So how can you incorporate a natural boost into your skin care routine at home?

Quite easy really , there are fabulous natural masks , exfoliatiors and hair treatments that you can make with common household ingredients including fresh fruit and vegetables.

Here are a few fun recipes ......

Chocolate and Strawberry Delight -hydration and radiance

You will need:
5 strawberries
1/2tsp cocoa
1tbsp coconut cream

Method:
Mash the strawberries in a glass bowl with a fork until they form a soft pulpy mix , add 1/2 tsp cocoa and the tbsp of coconut cream. Mix together and apply to the face and neck , avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 - 15 minutes.

Strawberries contain natural fruit acids (AHA's) which aid in brightening the complexion and exfoliation of dead skin. Whilst the coconut cream and cocoa aid in nourishing and hydrating the skin leaving it soft and smooth.

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Pineapple , Coconut and Honey Exfoliator

You will need:
1/4 cup Fresh Pineapple flesh pulped
1tbsp honey
2 tbsp Coconut Flour
1 tbsp almond/grape seed oil

Method:
Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl, use to scrub gently over face and neck area . Leave on the skin for 5 minutes and rinse. Follow by washing with your normal cleanser.

Pineapple again has natural exfoliating enzymes (AHA's) whilst the honey is soothing , calming and hydrating. The coconut flour offers a gentle exfoliation to aid the action of the Pineapple enzymes and lastly the oil which allows the ingredients to smooth over the skin and adhere slight whilst hydrating and nourishing the outer layers of the skin.

Good , Wholesome and Natural
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Enjoy!
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