Some say beauty is only skin deep. However, beauty starts from the inside and works itself out, from your cells all the way to your personality. Taking time to attend to your physical and emotional necessities will make for a better and brighter you! Use these tips to help you get started.
Did you know that water makes up over 70% of a cell’s mass? This is why hydrating is imperative for their proper structure. For best results, drink half of your weight in ounces, and one cup more for every non-water beverage you consume. Detoxing is also key to inner and outer beauty. Go natural and grab some Aloe Vera for healthy digestion, almonds for liver detox, white tea to block belly fat, or simply add a lemon to that new water routine for an antioxidant punch that flushes toxins right out of your body.
Now that you’ve embarked on hydration and detox, the importance of sleep and proper exercise will take you to new heights! There’s a reason why it’s called “beauty sleep,” as sleep is one of nature’s most powerful beauty treatments. According to leading dermatologists, lack of sleep attacks your natural beauty. It increases inflammatory cells in your body, which leads to a vast breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic, molecules that are in charge of radiance, natural glow, bounce and translucency. Exercise also goes beyond toned abs and a slimmer waistline. Doctors will attest that exercise benefits every cell in the body. Along with smoother, radiant skin and better sleep, exercise promotes enhanced immunity and detoxification. This being said, it’s clear that sleep and exercise go hand in hand.
Beyond your inner physical beauty, you shouldn’t forget about your emotional beauty. Meditation and journaling can help increase your emotional beauty. When you take the time to write down your thoughts, dreams, goals and feelings, you are relieving yourself of emotional toxins that can actually affect you physically. When you’re stressed out, your body produces way too much cortisol which decreases immunity, increases abdominal fat, breaks down your muscles and interferes with your hormones. Journaling can decrease stress, thus improving your health. Partnered with journaling, meditation can sow into overall beauty more than it’s given credit. Meditation increases memory, improves attention, decreases stress, improves immune function, decreases inflammation and more.
If you want your beauty to be rooted from the inside out, take care of your mind, body and soul. Grab some lemon water, go for a walk, express yourself in a journal, meditate and try going to bed earlier for a change. You’ll glow, feel better and have the opportunity to achieve tranquility.