There’s a lot more to beauty than what you do to pamper yourself on the outside, even though proper skin care is very important as well. Essentially, it’s not that using the right skin care products is a beauty myth – quite the contrary.
However, you cannot neglect other aspects that involve the health of your body and the state of your mind and spirit. Proper skin care is just the perfect finishing touch that will make your other efforts a lot more beneficial. In that respect, don’t ignore the importance of regular physical activity that you enjoy, the power of positive thinking, the benefits of a healthy diet as well as your own journey to mindfulness.
Provide your body with the healthiest fuel
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can benefit from overly strict diets and ditching meals. Your body needs the energy and nutrients from food to function properly. Moreover, great food will improve your skin as well. Therefore, treating your body like a temple means that you should avoid foods that are bad for you. You’re probably already aware of the fact that junk food, sweets, fatty foods as well as skim milk are not good for you. However, eating plenty of fruits, veggies, nuts and fish can make all the difference.
For instance, blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and they slow down the aging process. Salmon and nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which keep the skin hydrated and supple. Spinach is filled with vitamins such as B, C and E as well as potassium, which will keep your skin fresh and radiant. Tomatoes are another source of anti-aging nutrients while kiwis help prevent wrinkles. These are just some of the superfoods that will improve your overall health and the look of your skin. Also, the vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids that you consume will lift up your mood and energy levels as well.
Fight stress and skin issues with meditation and exercise
Unfortunately, a lot of people nowadays spend most of their time sitting down at the office desk, and then sit some more at home. Apart from everyday troubles, a sedentary lifestyle is one of the main causes of depression, stress and anxiety, which in turn reflects poorly on your skin.
The best way to combat this is to start enjoying the benefits of regular exercise and meditation. What’s more, the best way to fuse the two together is to practice yoga. In general, yoga poses have a positive effect on your fitness skills, but also improve your posture and flexibility and help you learn the best ways to breathe and relax. You may also want to try out face yoga, which is a series of facial exercises that have the same effect on your skin just like regular yoga has on your body – it improves blood circulation and tones facial muscles.
It’s important that you take the time to let your mind rest and reflect with meditation or other mindful activities that have a similar effect on you. Even if it’s just for five minutes, you deserve to “zone out” and get to know yourself better. To be in tune with yourself is to love and respect yourself for who you are. Once you do that, you’ll be able to fill your life with positive thoughts and activities that make you happy and fulfilled. Of course, the more you shine bright from the inside like this, the more this beautiful glow will show on the outside.
Finally, use adequate skin care for your beauty routine
As mentioned, it’s very important to use the proper skin care products for your skin type and needs, but relying solely on the products won’t do much in terms of skin or lifestyle improvement. However, when you use adequate skin care on top of a healthy diet, regular exercise and meditation, the right products can do wonders for your skin.
These days, organic skin care is definitely in the spotlight for its effectiveness. After all, many celebrities swear by some products such as the organic skin care line by Dr Hauschka. Since these products don’t contain harsh chemicals or questionable, toxic ingredients, but purely natural ones, the products penetrate the skin easily and do their magic in a much more effective and obvious way, without the risk of skin irritations. Not to mention that using organic skin care is an eco-friendly way to take care of yourself, as well.
Taking the holistic approach in order to beautify your skin and your life, for that matter, is not something overly complicated or unheard of. It’s all about discovering yourself and your qualities, and showing love and respect to who you truly are. If you neglect to take care of your body, you’re not being kind to yourself. Apart from your beautiful soul, this is another, very important aspect of the fact that beauty comes from the inside.
Written by Sophia Smith
About the Author
Sophia Smith is an Australian based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about natural skincare and makeup, sustainable fashion, yoga and mindful living. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and lifestyle related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: Viva Glam Magazine, LA Fashion, How to Simplify, Carousel, Just Haves and Eco Warrior Princess.
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