12 Quick Anti-Aging Tips

How to have young skin for a lifetime with my 12 solid anti-aging tips that you can start implementing right now. 1. Sunblock. Wear an SPF 15 or 30 every day to prevent UVA and UVB rays from aging your skin. Compare a woman who has been out in the sun all her life with a woman who has avoided it — there is a huge difference in the skin tone, texture, and amount of wrinkling/sagging. Wear a hat, too. 😉 2. Addictions. Do your best to break any addiction you have to cigarettes, coffee, and alcohol. It’s not sexy, and it makes you age prematurely. There are many books and programs that are inexpensive that can help you break your habits if you need it. The reward is a lifetime of smooth, youthful skin and a healthy body. If you want to look wrinkled with dull, dry skin, then keep smoking and drinking. 3. Diet. Eat a healthy, skin-loving diet of organic fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, healthy fats (e.g. olive oil, almonds, yogurt, kefir), brown rice, and (if you’re not vegetarian or vegan) fish and organic, grass-fed meat. Avoid grains (except rice), wheat, refined sugar, flours, processed food, fast food, coffee, and cow dairy. This way of eating will provide you with a good foundation of antioxidants and nutrients that keep you healthy and your skin glowing. 4. Supplements. Take a quality food-based multivitamin. I now take a food-based (non-synthetic) supplement, Garden of Life Raw One for Women, and they have a whole selection of multivitamins. Include extra vitamin C, cod liver oil or fish oil capsules, and...

Grow Your Hair Longer & Thicker

online payday loans direct lenders no credit checkwww.lulufashioncoach.com/scripts/ This is a favorite topic of mine because I have fine hair that is naturally curly, and I’ve always been interested in making my hair longer and thicker. This is all the information I have gathered for the last several years. I also just discovered an awesome YouTube channel yesterday called YouTips4U, with some great information on growing and caring for long hair, so definitely check her out when you get a chance. Here’s the YouTube video if you want to watch: {A LITTLE FACT} Everyone’s hair is different, and the following tips will simply help you to maximize your hair growth potential. The average hair growth per month is 1/2″ though some people may grow 3/4″ or 1″ per month. Don’t stress if your hair grows the average of 1/2″ — this is genetically predetermined, but you can do a lot to prevent breakage and stimulate healthy, thicker hair growth. {TIP #1} Get your protein. Your hair keratin grows from the inside out, so your protein and overall nutrition intake is of utmost importance. After much trial and error with my diet, I discovered that without a doubt, including some grass-fed animal products gives me thicker, healthier, shinier hair. On the other hand, I have one friend in particular that was completely vegan for several years and still grew a thick mop of hair. Pay attention to your individual needs — one size does not fit all! I compiled the following list of protein-rich foods for you (I purposely excluded protein-rich foods that are unfriendly to our hormones, weight, and...

10 More Secrets to Clear Skin & A Flawless Complexion

Ooohkay, so I have more tips for you on getting clear, flawless skin! The more I rack my brain, the more stuff comes up. 😉 Here is a list of posts I wrote before that are all about clearing up acne and getting a flawless complexion: 3 Secrets to Clear Skin (No More Acne!) Get Flawless Skin Without Makeup – Part I Get Flawless Skin Without Makeup – Part II Now on to the “10 Secrets”: Use manuka honey on blemishes — it’s safe and effective to use it nightly if you wish. After washing your face, just put it on, let it sit for 10-20 minutes, and rinse off with lukewarm water. Honey, especially manuka, is antibacterial and contains enzymes and nutrients that are helpful in repairing acne and acne scars. Supplement with MSM (a.k.a. methylsulfonylmethane). It is a white, naturally occurring substance (sulfur) that has been used to treat skin conditions like acne and eczema. Take it in capsule form, or add 1 tsp. of the powdered variety to juice twice per day (it tastes terrible, definitely put it in juice). Use natural hair products that do not contain hydrogenated oils, parabens, dimethicone, or other substances that can trigger acne. You hair inevitably gets on your face during the day and while you sleep, so act like the products you’re putting on your hair are products you put on your face. If you need help looking for natural hair care products, feel free to read my post on my 10 favorite natural brands of 2009. Clean your pillowcase regularly. I have 4 silk pillowcases from Dream Sacks...

Get Flawless Skin With No Makeup – Part II

If you haven’t read Get Flawless Skin Without Makeup – Part I, I definitely recommend you read that first. So now that you’ve read STEP #1 and are ready to incorporate some Flawless Skin Foods into your daily routine, I have 5 more helpful tips to get you on your way to soft, smooth, dewy skin. {STEP #2} Move Your Body. “Exercise” is a dirty word to many people, but moving your body is going to keep you young, healthy, and ensure you have lovely skin. The key is moving daily. Everyone has time to exercise 15 minutes per day, and your body will begin to crave the movement. Your circulation will improve, your skin will receive nutrients much faster, and you will have that healthy glow. Just get started! Exercise Can Mean Many Things Walk for 30 minutes outside Do a 15-20 minute cardio workout (I love doing Zuzana’s workouts at BodyRock.tv) Take a yoga class Take pilates class, or check out Kristin McGee’s DVDs Swim Bike ride Horseback ride {STEP #3} Get Some R&R. Resting and relaxing is something we don’t do much of anymore, but it’s extremely important for the health of our skin. It seems everyone is stressing out about something — and then their skin breaks out. I used to be pretty wound up about everything, easily stressed, little things would worry me, blah blah blah. So below I wrote what really helped me to become someone who is relaxed, relatively worry-free, and enjoying the health and skin benefits that go along with it. Stress Less Checklist Know that it’s okay to do nothing...

Get Flawless Skin With No Makeup – Part I

Natural beauty is just that — natural. It means you don’t have to slather on seven layers of makeup in order to appear to have beautiful skin. So how would you like to wake up in the morning and be comfortable walking out the door with minimal or no makeup? Here’s how. {STEP #1} Your Skin Reflects Your Food Choices Unfortunate, but true. If you’re really motivated about wanting beautiful, flawless, dewy skin, then you are going to have to re-evaluate what you eat. This is not about going on a crazy diet, this is you simply taking better care of your body, which reflects onto your skin. Granted, some people may have good skin even while eating McDonald’s and going out drinking, but this will catch up to them eventually (plus, even if it’s not showing up on their face, their insides are still unhealthy, which leads to more severe problems than just pimples and wrinkles). Don’t think for a second that our bodies are perfectly equipped to handle everything on their own and we don’t need to do anything further to help out. Our bodies are bombarded with more crap in our air, food, and water than ever before in human history, and it can never hurt to simply help our bodies deal with these waste products more efficiently. Why make your body work harder than it already has to by drinking, smoking, and eating improperly? Here is your main focus when it comes to getting flawless skin: Eat an unprocessed, nutrient-dense diet in order to allow your liver, kidneys, adrenal and thyroid glands, and intestines to...