Posts tagged green beauty
Two Tocos Recipes Your Skin Will Love

Having beautiful glowing skin is an inside job. While good clean skincare products are definitely part of the equation, if you're not eating healthy and staying hydrated, your skin will show it. One of my favorite skin-foods is TOCOS which is a super rich source of vitamin E. Tocos is a light, fluffy and mildly sweet powder that can be easily added to lattes, smoothies, sorbets, healthy desserts, etc. Here are two delicious glowing skin recipes using this antioxidant-packed ingredient. Enjoy!

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Skincare You Can "Eat" and a Raw Cookie Recipe

I recently organised a little 'party' to showcase an organic, local, and hand-made skincare range which I love, called Vanessa Megan.  I invited about ten girls over to have a play with some of the products and hear first-hand from Vanessa why it is so important to feed your skin with natural ingredients instead of all the harsh chemicals found in most products on the market today. Vanessa Megan's motto is: "You should never put anything on your skin that you wouldn't eat."  LOVE THAT!  Her products are 100% natural and organic, free from mineral oils, SLS's, parabens, PEG's, artificial preservatives and fragrances.  Not to mention, they smell and feel divine! The night was lots of fun and very informative.  I think it served as a good catalyst for the girls to go home and read the labels on all those (probably expensive!) products in their bathroom cupboards.  Also known as the Bathroom Challenge! I did this challenge a few months ago and was completely astounded by how many toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients were in my beloved beauty regime.  When we spray and lather these chemicals on ourselves every day, they undoubtedly seep through our skin (our largest organ) and directly into our bloodstream.  I know many of us take such care with what we put in our mouths but few of us think twice about what we are putting on our skin. It's all going to the same place - into the bloodsteam! The first step to a beauty detox is self-education so I would definitely recommend reading labels and checking for the Big 9, as per the Bathroom Challenge.  For those other ones you don't know (and probably can barely pronounce!), this cosmetic database is brilliant for searching a product or ingredient and learning about safety ratings and other health information.  

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