Beauty is not just what you apply to your face, or how you wear certain products. It’s not fashion. It’s a composite of all of these things, and how they work together. It also is largely determined by how well you treat yourself. Helping beauty through dietary health is absolutely a reality, and it’s important to understand why. To begin with, you are what you eat, in every sense of the phrase. The things you digest become the physical composition of your body, meaning that it pays to eat the right things that make you feel comfortable in your own skin. Here’s how:
One of my favorite books is Eat Pretty. This book simplifies the latest science and presents a userfriendly program for gorgeous looks, at any age, that last a lifetime. One of the areas this book address is the "c" word - Carbs. Carbohydrates turn to glucose, which is often stored as fat. This can show up in your face, your body and your general body composition. I can eat carbs with the best of them but eating nutrient-packed foods such as leafy green vegetables, relatively high and good protein, as well as a good amount of fats can help you much more than simple overindulging in carbohydrates.
If anyone knows me, they know I am a big fan of supplements. I have a whole cabinet full of about 30 supplements I take each day. Good supplements such as MCT oils, multivitamins, magnesium, fish oil (especially fish oil,) can all contribute to your general skin health, and the regulation of your overall health. Make sure you talk to your doctor before starting any supplement regimen because you don't want it to interfere with any of your other medicines. I have loved learning about supplements and nutrition through excellent resources such as the NTI school as this has really helped me refine some of the foods I eat and the supplements I take.
If you really value healthy skin, you need to hydrate. While water weight is a thing and supermodels are often starving and thirsty when they run the catwalk, the benefits of being well hydrated far outweigh any other perceived detriment. Drinking between 2-3 liters a day of good, well-sourced water is great for most people, as is hydrating at regular intervals. If you have any issues pertaining to your general health, you are coming out in skin rashes, or you simply do not like how your pores are often clogged, making sure you’re hydrating enough is always the first step, even if more advanced measures must be undertaken. Make sure you are doing this, as this can also revive your skin (and general energy levels!) Drinking water also helps act as an appetite suppressant to a degree, which is perfect if you’re hoping to avoid foods that are bad for you and your skin.
What are your best tips for healthy things to put in your body to help your inner beauty shine through? I have picked some of my favorite resources to beautiful living - just click on the pictures below.
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M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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