"Beauty on the inside shows on the outside.” ~ Rosemary
When you care for your body, mind and spirit equally, you achieve overall wellbeing. Maintaining this balance is a delicate dance and requires frequent fine-tuning depending on where you are in your life’s journey.
But did you know, what you ingest (food and/or supplements) has a significant impact on your external appearance? What happens internally will come out externally.
A diet high in processed foods and sugar will not only wreck havoc internally but will damage the collagen and elastin in your skin, the very fibers that keep your skin firm and young looking. In fact, a study from the British Journal of Dermatology reported that these aging effects could start as early as age 35.
Here are some ways you can achieve healthy skin and beauty from the inside, out:
A juice cleanse helps to detox your body, while supplying you a dramatic increase in vitamins, minerals and live enzymes. All of which are needed to promote and support the healing process, and repair damage from the toxins we are exposed to in the food we eat, creams, soaps and lotions we put on our skin, and the air we breathe.
During a juice cleanse you may notice a small breakout as your body expels toxins. This is a normal reaction. As your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself, you’ll begin to see your skin take on a refreshing, healthy glow.
A diet consisting of raw, or live, food is full of wrinkle fighting and age defying antioxidants. You may also notice you are walking a little taller, as a raw diet helps reduce inflammation and joint pain.
If you are new to, or considering a raw food diet, you can ease into it by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, and crowd out the processed foods. Local farmer markets are a great place to start as they offer a wide selection of produce... don’t feel shy about asking how the produce is grown. There are many local farms that may not be certified organic but follow organic farming methods, meaning a much healthier product.
Taking time to care of yourself, will not only benefit you, but your family in the long run.
What have you done to take care of your inner beauty?