Beauty secrets for men?

A few days ago, I mentioned a new yet ancient Mediterranean beauty treatment called Aphrodite.

Well, it turns out there’s a masculine version of the brand called, appropriately, Appolon.

Apollon olive OilShaving Gel
Brings out the Adonis in you

Now, you wouldn’t expect men to be hunting for beauty secrets, but they do like practical things which work. So, knowing that a combination of organic olive oil and wild herbs is good for the skin and hair is useful. The A and E vitamins in olive oil help repair and renew skin, while its antioxidants have a natural ability to nourish cells back to a healthier state.

So, consider these products if you hope to look a little more like Adonis:


Experience the luxurious beauty secrets of ancient Greece

olive oil soap
Beauty secrets from ancient Greece

In the Mediterranean there’s a traditional way to look after your hair and skin.

In Crete and Greece at least they use olive oil and wild herbs.

Women from the Minoan Civilisation would brush their hair with olive oil to keep it soft and shiny. Athletes used the oil to massage their bodies to relax their muscles. Even today it is advised that newly born babies are bathed with  olive oil soap to avoid skin problems.

Aphrodite’s olive oil bodycare products will give your skin a strong and healthy, radiant look. The range includes body butter, facial scrub, eye cream, soaps, shampoo and conditioner – all using organic extra virgin olive oil.

Natural beauty secrets, practiced for centuries, will not be far away.

Beauty treatment so pure made with 100% organic coconut oil

I love the advice that you should “never put anything on your skin you can’t eat.”

Janey Lee Grace explains it well in the video I’m about to show you.

In it she describes the use of 100% coconut oil on your hair and skin, and a new range of beauty products from Tiana, made without any chemicals or artificial additives.

Some of us in the West are only just beginning to discover the usefulness of coconut oil. It’s nutritional similarity to mother’s milk makes it a very efficient oil to eradicate dryness and restore damaged cells.

In Tiana’s Beauty Sensations range, excellent blends have been created to enhance your beauty. They include:

Here’s the video:

Keep zinc and magnesium levels up to avoid hair loss

Do you know which minerals you need for your health? Take this test to see how much you know…

Everyone knows calcium is important for healthy bones, but did you know that zinc and magnesium are too? They are especially important if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; also, growing children, menopausal women and the elderly need extra calcium, zinc and magnesium for changing bodies too.

Hair loss
Hair loss is one of the results of magnesium deficiency

One of the well known problems if you’re lacking these minerals is hair loss. It’s easy to keep topped up in zinc and magnesium by munching pumpkin seeds and the like. Alternatively, you can enjoy the ease of a daily dose of Floradix Saludynam which provides the right balance of magnesium, zinc and calcium plus Vitamin D in a fruity liquid form. There’s no additives, preservatives or colourings, no gluten, just a perfect formula for strong bones, teeth and hair.

One last word of advice. because the balance of these vitamins in your body can be so vital, it is worth having a chat with your doctor before using a zinc/magnesium supplement.

Carrots make you beautiful

Eating carrots helps people see you in a different light – or perhaps a different hue?

Scientists are saying that plums and carrots can have an effect on the colour of your skin which makes you more attractive to the opposite sex.

Researchers from St Andrews and Bristol University are feeding students extra fruit and veg high in carotenoids because this creates a more tanned effect. The result is visible after two months.

Sounds like a ruse to get students to eat properly to me…

But if you are looking to improve your pulling power then you can order organic fresh boxes from­ GoodnessDirect – packed with nutritious produce to do you good. You can specify when you want the box to come and specify if there’s any fruit or veg you don’t want.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s a fan’s review…

I do absolutely love Goodness Direct – they have the best product range and their fruit and veg boxes are fantastic value for money…. The box cost £9.99 and definitely provided enough fruit for our family for a week. It is all organic. I think this represents great value, and having had their fruit boxes many times in the past, I would say this was fairly typical. Highly recommended. Oh – and you don’t have to sign up to receive one every week – just order as and when you want.

You can read more of Susannah’s review on her blog My Best Organic. GoodnessDirect has a fantastic organic food selection of veg, meat, bread, dairy and packaged goods. You can order as much or as little as you want.

Competition – become a Naturtint model

Nature’s Dream have launched a campaign to find the new ‘Face Of Naturtint’!

Look beautiful with Naturtint
Look beautiful with Naturtint

With the help of Hair magazine, they are running a nationwide search for aspiring models and Naturtint fans who would like the chance to win a modeling contract and enjoy a relaxing and pampering spa weekend in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside.

If you’re a Naturtint fan who would like to put yourself forward, go to and follow the links to the competition pages. Entries are now being taken and will be accepted until the 3rd January 2011, with the chosen winners being contacted soon after. There’s great prizes for the runners up too.

GoodnessDirect stock Naturtint hair colorants because they give lasting colour without irritating your skin and they leave your hair in brilliant condition. Free from ammonia, resorcinol and parabens, the range contains approved and certified organic and natural vegan ingredients – allowing you to achieve your perfect shade using hair colorants that care.

Water drives away wrinkles

Wrinkles could be reduced by 24%

It was only a small study, but trying it out for yourself isn’t going to cost you anything.

A spring water company asked 53 men and women to drink 1.5 litres of water a day for 2 months. They asked half the volunteers to drink their water and half another premium brand. Camera analysis used at the start and at the end of the study showed that wrinkles had reduced on average by about 20% and in women aged 24-43 by 24%. Not a bad result.

It’s worth saying that the spring water company did fare slightly better overall, but no one really knows why the water had the impact it did.

We all know that water is good for the skin. Perhaps spring water, with its minerals and nutrients, is better still?

To try spring water bottled at the Brecon Beacons or at the Deveron valley in Aberdeenshire go to the Drinks section of GoodnessDirect. My personal favourite is One Water who give their profits to buy water pumps in Africa.