Of course we’ve all seen that cucumbers help to reduce the swelling of tired eyes and a bit of mayonnaise makes for a good hair conditioner, but there are more benefits derived from the green, bright orange and pink stuff.
According to Esna Colyn, Imbalie Beauty chief executive, fruit and vegetables are packed with natural antioxidants and enzymes vital for skin health.
Many beauty salons are now offering treatments that use carrot, papaya and beetroot as a base.
Colyn said: “It’s harnessing the power of nature. Antioxidants fight free radicals. Enzymes gently exfoliate. Vitamins and minerals boost and energise. Natural oils nourish.”