9 Foods That Can Help You Stay Beautiful

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One of the best choices for a healthy lifestyle is to follow a diet full of natural foods.

Being healthy on the inside will promote beauty on the outside.

Eating green vegetables, fruits and whole grains will help you to live the lifestyle you deserve.  However, there are certain foods that can help promote a beautiful appearance such as younger skin, longer hair and strong nails.

Eat these 9 foods and reap the benefits of looking and feeling youthful.

1. Cabbage

Cabbage is often at the top of the list in many diet plans.  This may be because it is low in calories and high in nutrients. 

It grows in various colors such as white, purple and red and is high in fiber which helps with cleansing the body.

Eating cabbage on a regular basis can help to prevent skin damage, hydrate and aid with skin problems.

Stay Beautiful with Face Exercises

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Beauty the Natural Way

Are you aware that the face can be toned and shaped just like the rest of your body?  By exercising these muscles, on your own you can lift the eyebrows, shorten your nose and even slim you cheeks.

That’s right, you have the ability to change your appearance by exercising  and sculpting your facial muscles.  Creating a more vibrant appearance is indeed possible and what’s wonderful about it is… it’s natural.

There’s no downtime involved whatsoever in order to look and feel more beautiful.

Now there are various methods to enhancing the face,  such as facelift surgery, microdermabrasion and Botox injections.

But according to Dr. Mandell DC, a chiropractor in Miami, FL, exercising the face allows us to stimulate and stretch those muscles while increasing blood flow and collagen.

Collagen has been defined as the protein that holds and protects the body.

As the body ages, collagen levels in the body begin to decrease which is why the skin droops and sags. Continue reading “Stay Beautiful with Face Exercises”

Biotin: Why It Is Necessary for Optimum Health

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So, you may have heard a few health and beauty experts speak about Biotin due to it being a supplement that helps support healthy hair, nails and skin.

It is also common to see Biotin enriched shampoos, conditioners and other hair and nail care products that promote healthier results.

However, according to science, Biotin is a B complex vitamin that is a necessary supplement for many other functions of the body which includes healthy digestion, liver, and muscle & nerve support.

It is common to get a decent amount of Biotin into the body by simply eating a well-balanced diet. But, you can incorporate more of this vitamin into your diet by taking a supplement to increase vitamin levels.

Here are some frequent questions regarding Biotin:

  1. Does this supplement go by a different name?

This is a water-soluble supplement that also goes by the name B7 or Vitamin H.

  1. How does Biotin benefit the body?

Dr. James Meschino, an author and nutrition expert, states that this B Vitamin provides several functions in the body which includes energy production in every cell in the body, protein for metabolism and the production of certain fatty acids.

  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Strengthens hair and nails
  • Stabilizes blood sugar levels
  • Reduces risk of birth defects
  • Weight loss
  • Treats depression
  • Used to treat hepatitis

Continue reading “Biotin: Why It Is Necessary for Optimum Health”

Facial Massage: Beauty at Your Fingertips

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The Art of touch is one of the best forms of natural healing available.   In fact, Dr Oz once stated that scientific research  and clinical research continues to support health benefits of massage therapy.

When massage techniques are applied to the body, toxins are released, circulation is increased and overall relaxation is achieved.

By applying these same techniques to the face, we gain facial toning, smoother skin and firmness, and the release of tension.

That is the reason why the face radiates with its own natural glow after a massage.

If you think about it, years and years of facial movement along with the aging process really don’t work in favor of our looks over time.

Muscles become lazy and start to sag and the skin begins to crease and wrinkle. Developing wrinkles around the eyes and creases around the mouth becomes more common as the face matures.

The wonderful thing about facial massage is that it doesn’t cost much, its just a few dollars for moisturizer, and it can be done just about anywhere.

There are certain tools that you may purchase for facial massage, however, your hands are really all that you need to achieve better looking skin and a more youthful glow.

Shiatsu Face Massage

Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure”, is a Japanese massage technique that is like acupuncture because it helps with freeing up the energy flow based on different pressure points in the body.

This form of massage is said to assist with toning the muscles, improved circulation and revitalization.  When shiatsu is performed on the face, it can help to reduce the appearance of frown lines,  marionette lines and crow’s feet.

Facial muscles become tense over time, so it may be necessary to apply stronger pressure during this face massage because of the need to reset those muscles and smooth the face. Continue reading “Facial Massage: Beauty at Your Fingertips”

Coconut Oil: A Natural Beauty Solution

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It wasn’t until I was getting an eye exam a few years back that I even thought about using coconut oil, and honestly I don’t remember how my optometrist and I even got on the subject.

But, I became really interested when he told me how excited he was about it.

He explained how frustrated he was about his eczema condition.  The creams that he had been prescribed never really worked well for him..

After suffering with this skin condition his whole life, he finally decided to look for a natural solution.

After researching natural remedies for eczema, he discovered that coconut oil was worth a try and began using it on a daily basis.

Well…. it cleared up his eczema.

He was so happy that he was finally relieved of this problem, that he wanted the whole world to know.

It was then that I decided to do a little research of my own.

What I discovered was that I never want to be without coconut oil again!!!

Literally, If I were on a deserted Island and could only have one beauty product, it would be coconut oil because of all the wonderful things that it does!!

Here are 10 ways in which you may want to add coconut oil to your beauty regimen.

  • Eye makeup remover

Dab a little coconut oil onto one of those cleansing cotton rounds.  Be sure not to tug to hard around the eye area and take your time so that you don’t cause any damage.  Gently rub back and forth and – voila!

  • Nail Growth

After a manicure, rub some coconut oil onto your cuticles.  This will help stimulate strong and healthy nail growth.

  • Massage Oil

You can use the coconut oil alone or add an essential oil such as lavender or peppermint to make it an aroma therapeutic massage. Continue reading “Coconut Oil: A Natural Beauty Solution”

Be a Timeless Beauty with These Fashion Must-Haves

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Diamond Earrings

There is no doubt about it, diamonds are forever and they continue to be one of our favorite BFF’s.

That’s why they are at the top of our list for fashion must-haves.  And you can’t go wrong with a beautiful pair of diamond studs because they always go with whatever you’re wearing.

A Basic Pump

A basic high heeled pump will take you a long way.  You can wear them with a suit during business hours or pair them up with your favorite pair of jeans.  Pumps are great for almost any occasion and they never go out of style.  Wear them all year round for a classic look

The Perfect Dress

Now, this is a dress that you have hanging in your closet that fits you perfectly.  It should be flattering to your figure and is a much needed item when you need something pretty to wear.

There is not a specific color or style that it should be, as long as it is complimentary to you and makes you look and feel beautiful. Continue reading “Be a Timeless Beauty with These Fashion Must-Haves”

Prevent Premature Wrinkles Now

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Wrinkles…. once you’ve got em… you’ve got em.

Now, it may be true that there are products on the market that may help to reduce or somewhat reverse the appearance of wrinkles.

But, preventing wrinkles from creeping up on the skin before they should, will help with your appearance and skin health.

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin so that the newer skin is revealed.  It usually involves gently scrubbing the skin in a circular motion as to cleanse and rejuvenate the skins surface.

Skin collects dirt, makeup, and oils that cause it to look dull and wrinkled.  But, exfoliating the skin can unclog pores, clear blackheads and make the skin look and feel more youthful.

Cleansing the skin this way should be done no more than twice a week and is very beneficial when followed with a good hydrating cream to help lock in moisture.

Drink Water

So… being that the human body is made up of more than 50% water, it makes a lot of sense that drinking an adequate amount of water on a daily basis will help to increase hydration and decrease wrinkles.  The amount of water needed really depends on activity, gender and overall health of the individual.

However, the key thing to remember is that water should be your go-to-drink throughout the day.  Alcoholic beverages and sugary drinks should be kept at a minimum.

Stay Moisturized

Keeping your skin properly moisturized on a consistent basis is very beneficial.  It helps the skin along by giving it protection and a smoother appearance.  Look for ingredients that help to contain moisture such as aloe and glycerin, so that the skin can remain moisturized longer. Continue reading “Prevent Premature Wrinkles Now”

Awaken Your Skin with These 3 Techniques

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Revitalize

The skin is a much-overlooked part of the body.

Well think about, when you are doing the things to take care of yourself, the thought of following a healthy diet or getting the proper rest and exercise may be among the top choices.

Does taking care of your skin rank high as well?

Well, don’t feel bad if it doesn’t, life happens all the time and unfortunately, just making sure that it is clean is really enough to get many of us through the day.

But, skin that is not properly cleansed will appear to be dry and dull due to the dead skin cells that have not been removed.

This is why it is important to exfoliate in order to remove those cells which will allow new cells to surface. 

This process involves taking an exfoliating cleanser or scrub along with a sponge or towel and gently rubbing your body as you shower.  You may also use a cleansing brush to help rejuvenate the skin.

If you don’t currently exfoliate , please make it part of your weekly cleansing regimen.  You will also want follow directions of the cleansing products that you are using.

Lastly, it is also important not to apply extra pressure when exfoliating as to not cause any damage. Continue reading “Awaken Your Skin with These 3 Techniques”

Anti-aging: 6 Easy Things You Can Do To Look Younger

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Keep Your Makeup Simple

Too much makeup… well…. It’s just way too much.

You don’t want to look like you’re trying to hard my over doing your eye shadow wearing makeup that doesn’t compliment your skin tone.

Keep in mind that your skin is aging, changing and evolving right along with you.

That’s why it’s so important to find the right balance when it comes to your skincare products and makeup application.

A little trial and error, or even a professional makeover by a makeup artist can help you find the right look that truly complements you.

So, make it a priority to find makeup products that bring out your best appearance at any age. Continue reading “Anti-aging: 6 Easy Things You Can Do To Look Younger”

5 Ways To Protect Skin During Winter Months

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Skin care is important all year round, but it’s especially important to be mindful that you are protecting the skin during the winter season.

It’s easy to think that not wearing a good moisturizer or skipping out the door for a few minutes without a pair of gloves is no big deal…

But if you’ve ever had extremely dry and cracked skin, you know just how uncomfortable and painful it can be to deal with.

Here are 5 ways that you can help to keep your skin hydrated, moisturized and protected during cold harsh winter months.

Continue reading “5 Ways To Protect Skin During Winter Months”