Beauty is a natural result of a healthy body and i am sure that you have often heard that beauty comes from within. This is true as far as holistic beauty is concerned as it is a combination of natural therapies and self care to help promote radiance at any age..
Stress, anxiety and depression often takes it toll on our health and beauty. Learning to manage stress and emotional upheavals is a critical beauty strategy.
I always advise women to schedule a few hours of self-care for themselves every week and I try to follow this advice myself. Cortisol lowering activities, including massage, acupuncture and yoga, prevent inflammation and premature aging. Champissage scalp treatments, encourage blood flow to the brain, relaxing the scalp and nourishing healthy hair. Regular exercise improves oxygenation and blood flow to skin .Facial Massage improves muscle tone and lymphatic drainage while.relieving stress and anxiety. Finally, Cosmetic acupuncture stimulates collagen production giving a lifting effect as well as giving a younger more youthful look.
*Schedule regular facial treatments.
Not only do these self-care treatments help lower your cortisol, when scheduled regularly, it gives you something to look forward to!.
*Create stress free zones in your home, office, and car.
Creating this sacred space gives you a quiet retreat when you begin to feel anxious or stressed.
*Be consistent with exercise.
Studies show time after time that people that exercise have lower levels of stress.
*Follow a healthy lifestyle.
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Remember, a relaxed face looks more beautiful
Going natural is a choice
Reasons to Choose Natural Skin Care
Why natural skin care?
By choosing to use only natural skin care products, you can rest assured that what you are using is having a net positive effect on your body and skin. You can take advantage of all of the safe, and effective benefits without the unnecessary, harmful chemical additives and preservatives. .
Most of us use several skin and body care products on a daily basis. Up to 60% of what we put on our skin ends up being absorbed in the body and when the products we use are made from harmful artificial ingredients these place an unnecessary burden on the body’s detoxification processes and on the entire immune system, including the skin. Some chemicals remain stored in the body for several months or even years before they are completely eliminated.
Think of skin and body care products as edible treats for the skin and take the same approach you would apply to your diet. Healthy food is made from fresh, minimally processed natural ingredients.
Beware of products with a very long shelf life: vegetable oils are at their best when they are fresh, and while vitamins and natural preservatives can be added to enhance the stability of the product, it’s best to buy only products that you know you are going to use within a few months.
What to avoid in skin and body care products:
Parabens, sulfates, fragrances, petrolatum, and colorants are usually pretty easy to recognize and should always be avoided. A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t pronounce it and it has a number or a dash in it, it’s best to avoid it!
Chemicals in products also don’t allow the skin to look its best often clogging pores by not letting the skin breath. Natural skincare products don’t have this problem and can encourage your skin to rebalance to its natural PH.
Harmful ingredients in cosmetics aren’t just a personal issue any more. Every product we use on our skin will eventually end up in soil and waterways, where it can further impact microorganisms and aquatic life.
How to choose:
Natural ingredients are usually a much safer alternative. Additionally, many ingredients labeled as natural or naturally-derived have undergone extensive chemical processing which can alter their nutritional profile and reduce their benefits to the skin. The most active, pure and beneficial cosmetic ingredients have undergone minimal processing (look for cold pressed extra virgin plant oils and steam-distilled essential oils) and come from organic or biodynamic plants.
Choosing the best skin and body care products for you will involve not only reading labels and becoming familiar with ingredients, but also learning about how the products are made. Cosmetics companies that truly care about the health and wellbeing of their customers and the environment will always be happy to share details about their ingredient selection and manufacturing processes.