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Ancient Beauty Secrets

Peggy Kotsopoulos shares some ancient beauty secrets all the way from her homeland, Greece!

Olive Oil and Olives

Olives and extra virgin olive oil are one of the healthiest fruits around and one of the best-kept beauty secrets. Olives are a rich source of vitamins A and E, both of which protect the oils on the surface of your skin from free-radical damage. It helps strengthen connective tissues, improving skin tone and protecting against UV radiation.

Skin: Use olive oil as a moisturizer or rub around the eyes before bed to use as an anti-aging serum.

Hair: For a deep conditioning treatment, before bed, after your wash and condition your hair, rub olive oil onto damp hair, clip up and cover with plastic bag and clean towel or shower cap. Wash out the next morning.

Nails: Great to fix cuticle damage. Soak nails in extra virgin olive oil to soften and strengthen cuticles and nail beds. For fungal damage, add minced up garlic.

Entire Body: Use as a moisturizer. After you're done in the shower, while still wet, rub over body then towel try for sooth, supple skin. Try adding orange essence to round out the fragrance.

Greek Yogurt

You can use it both as a topical application or internally.

Face: Once or twice a week, after you wash your face, rub on directly onto your face (and/or entire body), let sit for about 10 minutes then rinse off. It will lock in moisture, tighten pores and exfoliate dead skin cells allowing your natural glow to shine through.

Sunburned Skin: The zinc in the yogurt helps to sooth sun-burnt skin. Rub over sunburned area and let sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing off. Yogurt also helps to neutralize discoloured skin.

Hair: You can rub Greek yogurt on your hair like a shampoo. You can mix in some extra virgin olive oil if you need additional moisture.

Sea Salt

A sea salt scrub and a sea salt bath is so good for you. There's a huge difference between sea salt and table salt. Sea salt is always preferred, as it contains minerals required to nourish the skin.

Exfoliant: It acts as a gentle, natural abrasive, helping to get rid of dry or dead skin cells.

Detox: Soaking in salt water helps to pull toxins from your body.

Honey

Honey has antiseptic, antibiotic, and antibacterial properties, and for these reasons it has been used for healing wounds, cuts, and burns for centuries. These properties allow honey to inhibit bacterial growth and infection and minimize pain and inflammation while promoting the body's natural healing processes. Honey is a simple, convenient, and effective topical remedy for infected non-healing wounds due to its antibacterial

Tip: Mix two tablespoons of greek yogurt, two tablespoons of raw honey, one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, and one tablespoon of course sea salt for a great Greek goddess skin exfoliant.

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