BEAUTY SHOULDN'T HARM: WHY HOLISTIC BEAUTY IS THE BETTER LIFE PATH
AS SEEN IN: VIVAGlam Magazine
as seen in 2.22.18 article here.
The purpose of holistic beauty is to help us be our happiest, healthiest selves by considering the wellness of the body, mind, and spirit as three parts of a whole. It involves making the conscious decision to set aside time for self-care and using the best natural, organic products accessible to you. Here are a few ways to practice a holistic approach to beauty.
Attain Balance from the Inside Out
The first step towards a more holistic approach to beauty is to encourage balance from within. Make sure that your meals include plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables. Dark leafy greens can do wonders for your skin, making it glow like never before. Another skin-loving ingredient is avocado. It is rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants that aid in cell renewal. It also contains beneficial healthy fats. When your body is well nourished, it will be able to perform at its peak. If everything is functioning harmoniously, this will reflect in your skin.
Stay Away From Chemical-Laden Skincare
To truly get on board with a holistic beauty regime, it is essential to be aware of what you’re applying to your skin. While many of us are mindful of what we’re putting in our bodies, we forget about the products we’re putting on our skin.
Your skin is your largest organ, and anything you apply on it permeates through to your bloodstream. You shouldn’t be putting harmful chemicals on your skin just like you wouldn’t be putting them in your mouth. So, it is necessary to be consciously aware of what you’re using by reading labels, understanding terminology, and doing your research. Educate yourself about the brands you’re using and find out about natural alternatives that allow you to thrive during the day and sleep well at night.
It’s also a good idea to avoid harmful chemical peels and facials that you may be putting yourself through to look younger. Make sure that the products that touch your skin are always natural, organic, and full of botanical goodness.
Mona Dan LAc., MTOM, herbalist, and founder of Vie Healing shared her thoughts with us about holistic beauty.
“Beauty ALWAYS comes from the inside out. Focusing on wellness in a holistic manner is essential to overall health and inevitably leads to glowing skin and vibrant beauty. It’s important to use clean + organic products, as we ingest them via our skin. Instead of putting extra stressors on the body and forcing it to have to filter out even more toxins, we can replenish our bodies and build nutrient-dense blood. Seeking out holistic beauty products and treatments that place an emphasis on wellness help us to not only feel good, but to look good and age well.”
Harness the Power of Meditation
Meditating your way to radiant skin may sound a bit far-fetched. But if you give it a chance, it can be a stress-relieving practice that truly rejuvenates your skin. It’s a well-known fact that stress wreaks havoc on your complexion. To make things worse, it can be incredibly frustrating when you start to see signs of aging. Meditation can help you approach the idea of getting older differently and remind you that age is not your enemy. It is also an anti-ager that rids your skin of toxins and revitalizes it.
The most important thing is to always treat your skin with respect. Use only high-quality, natural skincare products and nourish your skin from the inside out. You’ll eventually see the results you’ve always wanted.