Beauty comes from within. I truly believe this. When your body doesn’t have much to complain about on the inside, you’ll automatically glow on the outside. Your skin, for example, is no doubt much happier when you nourish yourself with pure, whole food than when you open up a huge bag of chips every day. What is more, our skin is our largest organ (yes, it’s an organ!) and it has a way of telling us very clearly where we are at in terms of overall health. Everything you eat and drink, as well as how often you spend time outside in the sun (and in the smog!), whether or not you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, whether you work out enough or too little (which isn’t great for your circulation), your age, your make-up choices, free radicals, the way in which your body metabolizes food and, of course, your genetic make-up all play a role. Basically, all the choices you make are reflected to some degree in your skin and your face. Pretty amazing and also something to take note of, I’d say.
Staying well hydrated (with water!) and eating fresh, unprocessed food can help restore your skin’s balance and make you shine again after a cold winter or a super-stressy work week. What you put on your skin also matters. My personal belief? I think that products that you use on your skin should be safe enough to eat… Everything you put on your skin eventually enters your bloodstream. So, in sum, it needs to be all natural, baby!