Beauty Tip: Aloe Vera as a Simple & Easy Natural Moisturizer

You’ve sure seen the pile of ALOE products available all over the place. Beside creams and masks and gels you’ll find aloe yoghurt, aloe Muesli, aloe juices – aloe just about everywhere! Hardly anyone knows however that it’s easy to grow pure ALOE in your own natural beauty garden, with plants that are not only beautiful to look at but will – used as pure gel – last for a lifetime! The original plant, also known as desert lilly or Curacoa aloe, comes from Arabia and was already used by Cleopatra to keep her skin fresh and toned…

Coccaro Spa therapist Manuela Donnaloia explains how to harvest, cut and use the famous Aloe Vera plant that is growning all around the masseria. Pure pleasure for the skin that doesn’t cost anything – could it be easier?
Simply cut one of the leaves in slices and press the liquid out. It might seem to be sticky at first but it will dissolve in no time. Keep the aloe vera leaf in the fridge and use it (it doesn’t take more than a new cut to “melk” it again) whenever your skin feels dry or after a day on the beach; relieves even on sore bits.

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Wellness Tip: Home Remedies From Puglia

Oranges!! They boost the immune system, says Liberata from Masseria Torre Coccaro who has spent a lifetime curing colds and other indispositions without using strong medicine right away.
You either squeeze them for yummie orange juice – a glassful a day is perfect to keep you fit all year long – or you prepare them as a salad, pure energy stuff, easy to do and delicous to taste. Peel a handful of fresh, ripe oranges, cut them into slices and use no more than olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper as dressing. It’s as simple as that: a lean and healthy dessert for all seasons and occasions.
Liberata’s got a few more tips to follow to get you through tough times!
We’ve all had our spring colds:  They usually take 10 days, with or without medicine…
Why don’t you try what they do in Puglia, an old home remedy that seems to ease a lot of tension. Prepare an infusion from dry figs, carube fruit and mallow (a small handful each). Let it sim for a bit and strain the mixture through a sieve. Swallow in tiny sips.  You can feel your throat getting better instantly!

Beauty Tip: Olive Oil as a Rejuventing Mask

The stunning effects of Puglian olive oil, extra vergine, used as a nutrifying mask: Angela from Coccaro Spa in Puglia, Salento, uses the natural product to rejuvenate tired skin in the winter. A few drops are enough to achieve marvellous results! Simple massage movements support the maintenance of radiant skin all year long.

Beauty Tip: Sparkling Eyes

An easy, refeshing mask against dark, swollen rings under the eyes, presented by our massage therapist Alessandra at Coccaro Aveda Spa. This way you might not get rid of the winter but at least of its most unpleasant effects.