Body Know How

July 4, 2012

Confidence and a positive self image starts in the mind, but ensuring a total and complete beauty package, you must also maintian your body. Make your body beauty ritual important and add some key treatments that will keep you glowing from head to toe. Some simple body maintenance rituals can help you feel more beautiful and radiant for better self confidence.

Exfoliating & Hydrating:
Dead skin cells build up, making your skin look dull and rough. Dehydrated skin causes our skin tissue to become less resilient and it's seen in the form of skin that may appear to be dry and depleted. There are some great home remedies for making your own body scrub, but there are also some terrific products like Mama Mio’s Fit Skin For Life and you always should consider going for a professional body treatment at your favorite spa for some unique applications using seaweed, mineral baths, mud or milk baths that will soften and hydrate your skin and also make you feel like a million bucks.

Here are GREAT recipes for making your own exfoliating scrub from things you already have in your kitchen.

Beautiful skin on the outside begins with hydrated cells. A new approach suggests that all water intake doesn’t have to be the old fashioned 10 glasses a day. Your healthy foods i.e. fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients and structured water, the kind that nourishes and hydrates your cells from within. A terrific source on the subject is The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger by Howard, Murad, M.D.

Clean, exfoliated and hydrated skin will give you a healthy glow and keep your skin resilient, fresh and youthful.

Healthy Lifestyle
What you eat should make you feel energized and ready to face the day. There are some simple diet changes you can make to make you feel good about yourself inside and out. Avoid fad diets and don’t be a slave to your scale. Eat sensibly and excercise often as these will contribute directly to your body confidence and give you the tools to improve your self image. Maintaining a balanced, healthy diet will do wonders for your appearance and well being.

Know Your Carbs: There are two kinds of carbs: simple and complex. Complex carbs are essential to your body and come from fruits, veggies, and whole grain giving your body the energy and nutrients you need to be at peak performance. Simple carbs are not the best for your body and can make you sluggish. These come from white foods (bread, pasta, rice, and sugar) and are found in all our guilty pleasures like cookies, cakes, snacks and most processed foods. Replacing your snacks with fruits and vegetables will give you more energy, a full tummy and will make you feel better about yourself knowing you made the right food choices for body maintenance.

Here is a great resource for getting started with good carbs.

Achieving Peaceful Sleep
Scientists at Northwestern University say sleep problems affect millions of adults, who could likely improve their quality of sleep, vitality, and mood with regular aerobic exercise. By incorporating exercise into your daily or weekly routine, your sleep quality improves. Use your Nightly Beauty to help you sleep tight while your body and muscles regenerate.

Sleep is the foundation of beauty. While sleep is just a warm glass of milk away (with your favorite Beauty Foods of course), there are some simple and soothing treatments you can do to relax your mind to get you on your way to a beautiful night’s sleep.

TCM Massage: Using two of three of your fingers gently massage your three facial points (temples, below your cheekbones near your nose, and between your eyebrows) massage each point in a clockwise, circular motion for 5 seconds and repeat four times. This will help you relax your facial muscles, balance digestive stress and reduces swelling. (Learn more here)

Sesame Oil Foot Massage: Sesame Oil is proven to help improve the brain and nervous system while providing moisture. Massage your feet before bed to help relax and get your mind ready for a good night of sleep. (Learn how to self massage here)

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