Beauty has many layers. From a kind word to a thoughtful gesture, or the warm glow of a smile, true beauty comes in many shapes and forms. Unfortunately, there are also many layers that can distract and diminish this natural glow.
Stress, poor dietary choices, the environment, and many other ‘real life’ factors, can mask inner beauty, burying it beneath dark, baggy under-eye circles, dry, tired skin, and blemishes.
Many cosmetic solutions are only skin-deep, targeting the surface and focusing on covering up imperfections. Plus, we all know that two wrongs don’t make a right, so fighting damage with chemicals? That’s certainly not beauty as nature intended.
Instead of band-aid solutions, focus on skin-aids that breathe life into your skin, give you back that healthy glow, and go straight to the source, naturally.
1. Exercise – Activity can truly act as a miracle drug for skin. It’s even been said that exercise not only helps to keep skin young, it may help to reverse certain signs of aging. So, if you’re looking to rediscover your youthful glow, make time every day to go for a bike ride, walk instead of driving, or sign up for a yoga class.
2. Diet – Up your intake of skin-healthy eats like salmon, avocado, beans, etc. In addition to their overall nutritional benefits, there are many whole foods that contain vitamins and nutrients with specific skin-boosting benefits.
3. Essential Self-Care – While our bodies can fight back naturally against much of what life throws at them, sometimes they need a little help. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) cannot be produced by the body and therefore must come from our diet or a supplement. With its unique mix of omega-3 and omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), Udo’s Oil™ DHA 3•6•9 Blend helps establish a strong foundation for beautiful skin. Formulated by Udo Erasmus, author of Fats that Heal Fats that Kill, it focuses on the principle that the “lack of essential fatty acids constitutes the most neglected aspect of a nutritional program for healthy, radiant skin.”
The next time you’re feeling like your skin could use a pick-me-up, look beyond the surface and get moving, eat up, and focus on the essentials to let your inner light shine.