Whoever said “beauty is only skin deep” was very superficial. There is so much more that goes into making someone beautiful. I have a friend who made it big on a television show back in the early 90’s. He was a big success and moved onto some other television shows after that. Once he became famous and fell into the whole “famous” attitude that celebrities suffer from, he felt he wanted to settle down so he married a girl who was a playboy centerfold model.
Now this guy could never date a women who remotely looked like this back in high school, but when you are famous anything goes. So they married, he to her surely for her looks and her body, boob job and all.
After 4 years of being married, he realized they really did not have anything in common and despite her being beautiful and well endowed, her looks were not everything. So they ended up in divorce, good thing they did not have any children.
True beauty comes through someones eyes. They say the eyes are the doorway to the soul, and I think that is true. It’s a natural smile on the face, the glow of good health that shines through the skin, regardless of age. How we achieve that really comes from what we do for ourselves, both inside and out. I assure you although I sell skin care, true beauty does not come from face peels, face lifts and botox injections. No matter how much you spend on that stuff it can never truly hide the stress, overwork, depression, unhappiness, poor diet or exposure to toxins that we suffer with.
There are a few things that can help make that true inner beauty shine.
- Rest, dark circles under the eyes from lack of sleep detract from our natural beauty, compounded by the stress of having to make it through the day with the lack of sleep makes those circles worse. Most people need 8 hours of undisturbed sleep. Some tips for a better nights sleep are: do not drink caffeine after 1 p.m. everyday, it takes a while to get out of the body. Do not try to go to bed on a full stomach. Finish your last meal at least 3 hours prior to bedtime. It may take that long to digest your meal. Finally a hot bath for yourself might do the trick and put in some lavender sea salt or oil and soak for 30 minutes.
- Nutrition plays a big part in natural beauty. A balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables along with essential fatty acids and lean protein are essential for a healthy body and a healthy glow. Do not forget to drink a lot of water! I bring a bottle with me everyplace I go. Avoid soft drinks, carbonation, sugar and artificial sweeteners contribute to terrible teen skin and acne. If you drink alcohol, you should only consume it in moderation. It is a refined sugar and is a toxin. Vitamin supplements are critical. Essential fatty acids, Omega-3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 are key to healthy skin. They also are useful in healing and eliminating psoriasis, acne, seborrhea, eczema, and rosacea.
- Exercise is also a key factor in beauty and health. A few simple exercises done everyday can help ward off the extra weight and keep you healthy inside and out. Spend at least 20 minutes per day outdoors for some Vitamin D (sunlight) and fresh air. Simple stretching will keep you feeling and looking good. Any type of cardiovascular (raises your heart rate) exercise is terrific for you and should be done at least once a day, whether its fast paced walking, bike riding or any other type of exercise. Perspiration is the key, if you are sweating you are getting a workout and also eliminating toxins out of your body through the skin.