The abundance of aloe, goat's milk, papaya, castor oil seeds, licorice, sorrel and prickly pear cactus has played a huge role in helping Caribbean businesses and brands to create natural; beauty products that are in great demand. While the food of the Caribbean is loved and adored all over the world, there is an increasing focus on the positive impact that these natural items can have on a person’s skin and health.
There is a movement away from using harsh chemicals with people worrying about what they put into their skin. This is something that benefits areas of the world with a pleasant climate and positive conditions for growing plants. In many ways, the importance of Caribbean plants and herbs has always been in place, especially for local people, it is just that the rest of the world is starting to catch up on what the Caribbean has to offer with respect to beauty products.
Drink Goat Milk it is great for eczema, acne, psoriasis and all manner of skin ailments.
Use Aloe Vera, its leves contain a gel that bursts with nutrientes, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and minerals, and which calms and cools the skin and protects it against the sun. It also helps the immune system by enabling cells to tweed out the toxins and retain nutrients.
Papaya reverses the skin aging to its skin repairing, exfoliating and hydrating action. Papain enzyme reduces wrinkles by modulating the collagen and elastic fibers in the dermis.
Prickly Pear cactus, very popular in Virgin Gorda, has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. The edible parts of prickly pear cactus are the flowers, stems, leaves, and fruits. You can eat it raw, boiled or grilled. It is also used to make juice and jams. You can reduce glucose levels in blood. It contains fiber that will make you feel full for longer consequently reducing the hunger pangs! It regularizes the bowel movements, and it has the ability to reduce hangover effect!!! It bursts with antioxidants. It reduces the production of inflammatory mediators that induce uncomfortable feeling during alcohol hangovers reducing nausea and dry mouth symptoms. It helps to maintain healthy eye sight, it is good for the joints and muscles and last but not least, it helps to LOWER THE RISKS of some types of CANCER like breast, prostate, stomach, pancreatic and lungs.
As you can see the British Virgin Islands are bursting with all these natural products! Enjoy our beauty health tips and lots of love from Solitude Day Spa!!!