Eat yourself beautiful
Forget ice cream and try a spoonful of coconut oil for dessert. Jennifer Aniston has been spotted toting the ingredient in her shopping basket. The plant oil promotes supple, deeply hydrated skin and it’s versatile too. “We get a lot of enquiries about whether our Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is for eating or for beauty – and the answer is both,” says Dr Organic spokesperson Michael Lightowlers. Buy this beautifying snack at places like Organic Foods and Café for Dh32.75. Faridah Ahmad Fadzil from the natural brand Tanamera agrees that it’s an excellent moisturiser. “The small molecular structure makes it easily absorbed by your skin to reduce dryness and flaking, and does wonders for your skin, lips and legs,” she says. Rashi adds, “The multipurpose properties are more than skin deep. Yes you can use it in your hair or as a concoction on your face, but it works amazingly well when eaten. It helps with fat loss, stimulates thyroid function and brings down bad cholesterol levels.