What do Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rita Ora have in common? It’s their love of dressing in food. Meat, pizza, fruit and veg – you name it, these gals have worn it. Just search #fruitdress on Insta. It’s megalolz.

But while we’re not ready to cover ourselves in Bernard Matthews’ finest sliced ham just yet, the apples and pears got us thinking – they might be onto something. No, we don’t mean we’re going to wear a bunch of grapes as a bikini this summer and we also don’t mean we’ll be spending our Friday nights like a Katy Perry music video (Dad would ground us FOR LIFE) but the good stuff does have some pretty decent body benefits.

Before you pour your fruit salad over yourself at the dinner table, check out our handy guide for the DL on what fruit is good for where.

1. Coconut oil as shaving cream

It’s a lot of fun creating snow/pretending to spray paint the bathtub with shaving cream, but did you know you can actually use coconut oil instead? Not only will you smell absolutely delish, but it will leave your skin super soft and it even has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties incase you have any pesky skin problems.

2. Orange and kiwi as face masks

The revitalising properties of oranges and the energisin g vibes of kiwis make fab face masks, especially for tired skin and eyes. The acids in the fruit will sting your eyes when applied directly though, so instead try out the Vitamasque pads in your January bettybox. Inspired by Korean skin care (which is A+), they use fruit extract instead. No one will suspect a thing about your late night Netflix/book binge.

3. Orange as a stress reliever, too

Well, isn’t orange just super helpful! Breathing in sweet orange essential oil is a great way to calm any nerves and boost your mood, thanks to it’s zesty scent. It is also known to help ease muscle cramps and spasms, which is good news if you’re on your period.

4. Lemon as a nail saviour

If you’ve caned the dark red nail polish over the Christmas season and the remnants are still left behind, the alpha-hydroxy acid (ask your chemistry teacher) in lemon will brighten your nail fibres and break down any gunk on the nail, leaving with you will clean, strong nails.

5. Avocado as a hair mask

This superfood was first used on hair by the Egyptians and, looking at those history books, Cleopatra was #hairgoals. Avocado is high in vitamin B, which is essential for hair growth, and vitamin E, which helps your scalp. The fattiness of avocados (good fats, dw) makes your hair more elastic and less prone to breakage, too.

6. Olive oil as a frizz tamer

Okay, so it may not smell the best, but olive oil is great for controlling those annoying flyaways and split ends. Olive oil contains squalene, a natural fat which moisturises and penetrates the hair cells, so rub a teeny tiny bit into the offending strands, or incorporate an olive oil leave-in conditioner into your shower routine.

7. Pineapple as an exfoliator

Head to the bathtub for this one, otherwise this could end in a very sticky mess. Pineapples contain something called bromelain, which is a fantastic natural exfoliator. Use the peel of the pineapple (not the super spiky side though – ouch!) and add a little coarse salt or sugar and scrub across your bod for soft, smooth skin.

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Tired of spending your weekend job cash on your gym membership, but still want to stay fit? Enter the YouTube workout: 2017’s answer to your mum’s Davina McCall fitness DVD – you know the one we mean, right?

Whether you want to try yoga, boxing, ballet or dance, there’s a YouTube video for you. The best part is that all these workout videos are completely free to access and require little to no equipment.

Why not try them all and find your favourite?

Body By Simone’s 25 Minute Cardio Dance Workout

You don’t need any equipment for this workout by celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue, who has sculpted the bodies of Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and loads of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Just throw on your leggings, make sure you have a bottle of water on hand and get moving for all-over toning.

Sweaty Betty Ballet Bootcamp Workout

Want to try a ballet workout without paying for a pricey class? This Sweaty Betty video is a great taster, combining classic ballet moves with cardio to hone your muscles, and get your heartrate up. You’re probably going to ache after this one, but you know what they say: no pain, no gain!

The Khloe Kardashian Official Workout Routine

Designed by her trainer Gunnar Peterson, this is a great routine if you like using weights in your workouts, though you will need some equipment (like a mat, medicine ball, dumbbells and a resistance band) to get started. Make sure you pay special attention to the techniques so you don’t risk injury.

Yoga With Adriene

It’s hard to recommend just one of Adriene Mishler’s yoga videos, but her channel is a great place to explore different yoga routines, whether you’re focusing on your body or mind. Give her 7 Minute Bedtime Yoga a try and see how well you sleep!

Christa DiPaolo’s 45 Minute Epic Cardio Boxing Workout

If you have a little longer to dedicate to your workout – and are in the mood for a challenge – try this great boxing video from Christa DiPaolo. All you need is some small dumbbells and you can prepare to feel that ab burn!

Blogilates Fast Ab Workout

Sometimes you want to target one specific body part and Blogilates have loads of quick-fire videos for doing just that. This climber move might look simple, but it sure is effective.

32 Minute Home Cardio Workout With No Equipment

Another great all-over workout, which will cost you absolutely nothing, expect everything from side step jacks to knee pulls in this medium-length video. There’s a reason why it’s been viewed over 13million times!

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Smoothie bowls are a delicious, easy breakfast full of fruit and seeds and other good things. The secret to a good smoothie bowl is to get the right balance of soft and crunchy things, and this pineapple and banana smoothie bowl does exactly that.

YOU WILL NEED:
* 200g pineapple
* 1 banana
* 60ml pineapple juice
* 1 tablespoon of honey
* Chia sees, sliced banana, blackberries, and a sprinkle of oats

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