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 any oth­er sup­ple­ments...

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 skin), which...

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 that I rotate. About once per week...

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 — the world is not going...

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 work...