4 Beauty Boosters Just in Time for Spring
Nowadays there are so many beauty products, procedures and gadgets that can certainly help us achieve an array of beauty boosting attributes. But there’s one often overlooked solution to boosting your beauty. Creating it from Within!
What am I talking about here you might ask? Such things as Whole Food Nutrition, Proper Supplementation, Exercise and Mental Wellness are definitely the best ways to see your beauty efforts come to fruition. Dive in with me and let’s talk about some key areas to increase your inner beauty so that its pouring out!
Beauty Booster #1 Whole Food Nutrition
Certainly Whole Food Nutrition is key in having the best effect on how your physical body looks and feels. Eating in a way that supports balanced hormones, proper digestion and optimal brain function is of the utmost importance.
Researcher Dr. Jean Krutmann claims in the Journal of Clinical Dermatology that proper nutrition and supplementation is essential to the aesthetic and functional role of skin structure and functionality. As well as on its integrity and ability of renewal. A patient's’ lifestyle, and namely nutrition, are of most importance. Skin requires appropriate nutrients, both in terms of quality and quantity and food has the power to answer the needs the body requires for optimal appearance and integrity.
As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and wellness coach, I’m going to break it down into a simple formula that will have your body happily in sync and ready to work for you.
When it comes to nutrition, first off eat plants lots of them. Spend the time you worry about what to eat, with how can I fit more veggies into this equation. The increase in vegetables will detoxify, strengthen and boost numerous functions within your body. Be sure to eat enough healthy fats in the form of avocados, nuts and seeds to see a huge impact to your hair, skin and nails. Second make sure that your getting enough fiber in the form of beans, veggies, sweet potatoes and grains like whole oats, quinoa and brown rice. Yes these are carbs! The reason we need these sorts of carbs is for our digestion, detoxification and heart health. These are the foods that move through and clean out our insides and its important that we keep it all moving! Lastly, make sure your getting fresh, organic and clean sources of protein both plant-based and animal forms. Protein is needed in the body to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals as well as an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and hair.
Beauty Booster # 2 Proper Supplementation
Once you have your nutrition under control it's important to evaluate your needs and choose proper supplementation to support you on your beauty journey. We cannot always eat perfectly or solve deficiencies and that's where supplementation can be a real game changer.
For skin and hair in particular, a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that nutrition plays a major role in the appearance, attractiveness and its ability to repair and rejuvenate cells that make up the skin, hair and nails. Building on Beauty Booster #1, when your choosing healthy nutrition it's providing the ability for your high quality supplements to work their magic.
Beauty Booster #3 Exercise
Just as the first two Boosters work together so does this team Exercise & Mental Wellness. Exercise not only detoxifies the body through sweat and elimination but works overtime boosting happy brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine. As found in the Journal of Sports Medicine,
“Physical exercise is increasingly being advocated as a means to maintain and enhance good mental health. In general, findings from research indicate that exercise is associated with improvements in mental health including mood state and self-esteem, although a causal link has not been established. Research on acute exercise indicates that 20 to 40 minutes of aerobic activity results in improvements in state anxiety and mood that persist for several hours. These transitory changes in mood occur in both individuals with normal or elevated levels of anxiety, but appear to be limited to aerobic forms of exercise”
This is really exciting news because in as little as 20 minutes a day we can detoxify our systems and feel better about ourselves through moderate workouts. A perfect formula for looking and feeling beautiful.
Beauty Booster #4 Mental Wellness
Which leads me to the most important of all Beauty Boosters! Keep Your Mental Wellness in good order. Being the proud owner of a feeling of body confidence is the most important thing we can aim to achieve in our quest for beauty inside and out. If we wake up each day and put negative thoughts into our heads we may never see the beauty staring back at us in the mirror.
So make an effort to increase positive thoughts, emotions and take an active role in supporting your inner self talk. The combination of all these Beauty Boosters will make it alot easier to see your inner beauty shine on!