While it’s true that our culture
is obsessed with youth and beauty, outward appearance is much
more than skin deep. In fact, it may be a useful tool in gauging
a person’s overall health. Skin mirrors our emotional
state, our hormone balance, and our level of nutrition. Interestingly,
relaxation and proper nourishment quickly show up in skin health
Oils are a Key to Glowing Skin and Shiny Hair
Use a natural makeup remover of a 100% pure avocado or
almond oil rather than chemical cleansers or mineral oil.
Contrary to popular thinking, these oils do not cause clogged
pores, plus they soften the skin and really do a great job
Use the same avocado oil or almond oil to condition dry
hair before shampooing.
The skin on your body will also bloom from pure avocado
or almond oil. After your shower or bath mix a teaspoon
or two of oil with several drops of your favorite perfume
or essential oil and massage it over your damp body. The
oil helps hold in moisture, yet you won’t feel greasy
like you do from mineral oil since these oils are readily
absorbed into the skin.
- Consuming the right oils internally also greatly benefits
your outward appearance. The Omega-3 essential fatty acids
prevalent in fish and flax oil plus evening primrose oil
keep the skin soft, supple and positively glowing, and the
hair lustrous and strong.
Six Skin Care Supplements that Help Maintain a Youthful
- Injuv—Trademarked hyaluronic
acid supplement that helps maintain
moisture in the skin.
- Pycnogenol/Grapeseed Extract—Contains
OPC compounds that strengthen collagen, the framework
beneath skin that gives it support.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid—Experts claim
that as an anti-aging antioxidant it is up to 400 times
more effective than vitamin C and E combined.
- Carnosine—Dipeptide that works to preserve the integrity of protein
structures (think collagen).
- Benfotiamine—Fat-soluble and
highly absorbable form of vitamin B-1.
- Ascorbyl Palmitate—This unique
form of Vitamin C is also referred to as vitamin C
ester (different than Ester-C). It is fat-soluble so it offers
critical protection to the lipid membranes of skin
cells. In topical form ascorbyl palmitate is absorbed and
retained by the skin substantially better than regular ascorbic
Hold on to Your Full Head of Hair
It’s completely normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day.
(They grow back.) Gently pull on a small section of hair. If
fewer than 5 hairs come out, hair loss is within the normal
range. Within the context
of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) He Shou Wu strengthens
the liver and kidney meridians and supports blood flow, providing
nutrition to hair follicles for healthy growth.
Grow Long, Strong Nails with Silica
Silica, also referred to as silicon or silicon dioxide (but
not to be confused with silicone), is an essential mineral
required for the strength and elasticity of bones, joints,
connective tissue, hair, skin, nails, mucous membranes and
arteries. It is an effective way to keep nails hard, yet flexible
rather than brittle. The herb horsetail contains high amounts
of silica. This trace mineral also helps maintain hair strength
and keeps skin soft and supple.