Are you still on the lookout for Christmas gift inspiration? Some of my favourite skincare brands have come to my rescue and they might just do the same for you.
One of the keys to skin health and indeed health at large lies in keeping our guts happy and this is where Kombucha - or Booch as it is fondly termed - comes into its own as this sugar-sweetened fermented tea is overflowing with the bacteria needed to help our guts thrive.
Although shelves are crammed with creams dedicated to every crevice in the body (slight exaggeration I know!) in my years of trialling skincare products I've concluded that most are not worth their hefty price tag. What's more, many are thick and show up as irritating red rings around the crease lines.
Us middle-years folk need to take every step possible to maintain the health of our crowning glory and the toxic combination of sun and salt has taken its chemical toll leaving my hair looking (and feeling) dull and very washed out. So, I am on a mission.....
As I am regularly asked for advice on teenager skincare I have extracted the following from an interview I recently did with my wonderful daughter Maya aka dancingfoody.com
The ethos of nutritional therapist and bestselling author Amelia Freer deeply resonates - it's all about inspiring fresh, seasonal and hugely nourishing foods, and plenty of them - even if you are trying to lose wright.
For meals that positively sing of goodness you can't beat grains. Overflowing with virtuousness and flavour, ancient grains have come centrestage, most especially, for me anyway, the rich nutty flavour of Farro.