A natural approach to beauty brings the ultimate benefits, just like a natural approach to diet does. The foods you eat to nourish your body internally can be used externally to nourish your skin. Here are some favourites…

There is nothing quite like a luxurious massage or pampering facial to melt away tension and lift your mood.

But if your purse cannot allow professional treatments or if you desire the very best for your skin, there are lots of natural ingredients in your home that will do amazing things for your appearance at a fraction of the cost.

You need to address your wellbeing, health, happiness and beauty from all areas including diet; exercise; fresh, healthy food; and peace of mind. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in your daily diet is good for your general body’s health, but directly applying natural ingredients to your skin and hair will also boost your appearance.

Here are some ingridients and recipes you can use externally to transform the health of your skin and hair.

Almond Oil

It is an incredible source of vitamin A, B, and E, all of which are great for your skin’s health. Almond oil helps in maintaining the moisture levels of your skin and gets absorbed really quickly without blocking your pores. It’s particularly useful if you have very dry, sensitive or irritated skin.


Rich in monounsaturated oils, which are easily absorbed into the skin, avocadoes
also contain vitamin E, one of the best ingredients for dry skin, and they pump your skin with lots of moisturising benefits.


Not just a tasty fruit, banana contains significant amounts of vitamin C and B6, both
of which play vital roles in maintaining the elasticity of the skin, as well as vitamin A. Mashed banana is a great natural moisturiser that helps repair damaged, dull and dry skin.


Eggs help with the repair of skin tissue. Egg white is great for toning the skin and closing the pores, and the yolk acts as a natural moisturiser. The lutein contained in egg yolk is immensely good at keeping your skin elastic and hydrated. Beaten egg makes a great conditioner for dry and brittle hair – just apply it to damp hair, leave for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.