Beauty Starts from the Inside Out
The natural look is IN, big time! To truly pull of a gorgeous natural look, we need to start from the inside out.
A healthy complexion, bright eyes and white teeth will give you a foundation to start any attractive look off with. So, instead of starting at your makeup collection, start at your fridge! Inventory your diet to make sure you are getting plenty of vitamins to help contribute to a healthy glow.
The best trick is to eat colors. Natural foods with the most colors, have the most benefits. Think of carrots, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes. Throw in some salmon and plenty of liquids (i.e. water), and you have a diet that will create gorgeous skin, hair, and nails in no time flat! Some hard cheese thrown in with a fruit and veggie plate will also help create whiter teeth. Opt for Swiss, Gouda, or cheddar.
Don't forget the exercise. No excuses. You can practice yoga moves while watching t.v., or start a walking club with your friends and walk for 1/2 hour every day. That exercise is going to rev up your circulation and increase your oxygen which is the perfect beauty treatment. Whatever you can do, even if it's just running up and down the stairs a few extra times will help. Get moving.
When you are eating right and exercising, very little makeup needs to be used to create a gorgeous look. Throw on a little concealer over blemishes, some mascara, and lipgloss and you're ready to hit the road!
Take advantage of the sunshine too! Not to roast in, make sure you always have sunscreen. Even just ten minutes a day in the sun will allow your body to soak in some important nutrition that will give you a healthy, attractive glow.
Make sure and treat yourself too. Taking the extra effort to start your beauty routine from the inside out takes discipline and persistence. You deserve to reward yourself for the efforts. One of our favorite rewards is chocolate. To celebrate that with you, we are including a facial recipe for a silky smooth complexion, and a recipe that's going to leave your friends begging you for more. Enjoy!
- 1 tsp Cocoa
- 1/2 tsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Sour cream or Plain Yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Mashed Avocado
- 1 Tsp oatmeal powder
Mix all the ingredients and apply to clean face. Gently massage the mixture in small circular motions. The oatmeal will act as an exfoliant to get rid of the dead skin cell layer. Leave mixture on for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with luke warm water and apply favorite moisturizer.
Now, treat your taste buds with this delectable truffles recipe...
- 1/2 Pound Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 Cup all purpose cream (or whipping cream)
- 1 tsp Strong Coffee
- Cocoa for dusting
Melt the chocolate. Warm up whipping cream in a saucepan. Add one teaspoon coffee to cream, stir, and remove from heat. Mix all the ingredients and stir well until thicken. Put into refrigerator for at least for thirty minutes and then form into truffle-sized balls. Roll the truffles in the cocoa. Lay out on waxed paper and refrigerate again before serving, but serve at room temperature. You can also roll in crushed nuts, candied sprinkles, colored sugar, and powdered sugar for an appealing candy dish!