Research shows that a raw-food diet benefits the skin. Many skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis and any rashes or conditions related to allergies, usually disappear or substantially improve by eating a diet based on raw fruits and vegetables. It makes perfect sense too then, that these foods high in vitamins and minerals, work wonders in their purest forms.

Here are a few ideas to get you started on your organic skin journey.

LEMON AID -These are a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and antioxidants and have amazing cleansing attributes for toning as well as exfoliating the skin. A beautiful lemon cleanser which is suitable for all skin types is simply made by thoroughly combining ground almonds, a little milk and lemon juice. Just use the paste like a normal cleanser and wash off well.

Research shows that a raw-food diet benefits the skin. Many skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis and any rashes or conditions related to allergies, usually disappear or

ORANGE PEEL - Oranges are also a great source of AHAs and vitamin C, which are both clinically proven to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Can you believe that one egg yolk, a teaspoon of honey, fresh orange juice and a small packet of gelatine would create the most luxurious skin peel? The egg yolk and honey moisturise and firm tired skin while the citrus juice exfoliates dead skin cells away, stimulating new cell production. Winter is citrus season, so stock up!

AMAZING AVO -Avocado has a plethora of anti-aging attributes, including vitamins A, D and E, as well as proteins, lecithin, potassium and beta-carotene, a cancer-fighting ingredient. Avocados also are high in emollient qualities which work to heal sun-damaged skin, scarring and reduce age spots. A full body mask is easily made buy mixing two avos, a bit of salt, honey, lemon juice and coconut oil. When this mixture is applied and left on for 10-15 minutes, dry winter skin is nourished and enriched with the avocado’s essential oils.

STRAWBERRY S.O.S - Strawberries contain natural antioxidants, which are known to repair skin and act as anti-aging agents, as well as protect your skin from environmental stress. The salicylic acid in strawberries removes dead skin cells, unveiling the smooth, radiant skin below. Make a smooth paste from mashed strawberries, a tablespoon of fresh milk and a tablespoon of Maizena (corn starch) and spread all over your face like a mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water and pat dry. This not only smells delicious but also leaves your skin feeling really pampered. This can be done as often as twice a week.

CARROT CARE - These roots are known for their high potency of vitamin A, as well as vitamin C, folacin and potassium. Carrot juice moisturises and repairs skin tissue, while protecting it from sun damage and toning. Mashed, cooked carrots mixed with honey make a beautiful, soothing mask and help bring dull skin back to life. 

HONEY BEE-AUTIFUL - Although honey is not a fruit, it has incredible healing and soothing properties and most of us have a jar of it in our pantries. To make a quick and easy face wash, combine one tablespoon of raw organic honey with a tablespoon of baking powder and massage gently in circular motions on your face. Rinse with warm or cold water and feel the unbelievable softness of your skin.