GETTING UNDER YOUR SKIN

The chemical structure of essential oils is very complex but I will be brief and to the point. Most oils contain an average of 150 chemical constituents, Rose contains a whopping 300, it is these constituents that work individually and synergistically to have positive effects on our mind, body and soul. The molecules in essential oils are so tiny that they weigh less than 5oo in molecular weight. Much like fingerprints each aromatic molecule is unique. Our skin is the largest organ of the human body and yes it breathes! This large area, with overlapping skin cells, provides a perfect platform for essential oils to slip through and enter our bloodstream. Absorbing oils through the skin enable

TOMATOES - A NEW WEAPON AGAINST SUN DAMAGE

Tomatoes may provide the best natural defence to keeping skin looking young and safe from sun damage according to research at the Universities of Newcastle and Manchester. In the study, researchers compared the skin of 20 people, aged between 21 & 47. Half of whom were given 55g of standard tomato paste, over a period of 12 weeks. The skin was exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light - at the beginning and end of the trial. The team found significant improvements in the skin’s ability to protect itself against UV in the group who had been eating tomato paste. Compared with the other women, the tomato-eating group had 33% more protection against sunburn in the form of less redness. Skin samples

JUICING - LET SOMEONE ELSE DO THE HARD WORK

In my earlier post - My 10 step plan to radiant skin - I briefly mentioned how much I LOVE Barakat Fresh juices and here's why: They only have raw fresh ingredients They are made daily No Preservatives No added sugar Literally nothing added at all They do all natural smoothies too They only cost around AED 10.50 You can get them from most good groceries and even at Petrol stations with Zoom shops You can have just vegetable ones if you're watching your sugar intake They last a few days unopened, so you can buy a few at once and keep them in the fridge They taste fabulous - really fab and I am not a health freak by any stretch. My favourites are the Red Cleanse with Beetroot and Hibiscus, Gre

EASY PEASY BROCCOLI SOUP FROM GORDON

3 INGREDIENT SOUP BROCCOLI WATER SALT I simply love this simple recipe from my fave culinary master Gordon Ramsey - I literally would watch anything with him in it :) Who needs loads of unnecessary ingredients when just healthy Broccoli will do - it really is the star in this no fuss super fast soup recipe - WATCH AND ENJOY! Melly x

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