Thursday, November 06, 2008

My thoughts on beautiful skin

As a woman over 40 I have pretty extensive experience trying all kinds of skin treatment, like the rest of you. Everyone has different routines and beliefs on what works and what doesn't. I am certainly no expert when it comes to skin care, however I have my views and today's post is all about my opinion.

It is my belief that beautiful skin comes from the inside. I am not talking about inner beauty radiating, I am talking about what you eat, drink and how you treat your body. I believe that the outside reflects what is happening on the inside. Now, this doesn't mean I don't pay attention to cleansing and moisturising etc, it just means that without healthy skin it is a lot harder to have beautiful skin.

My beauty routine looks like this;
  • lots of water,
  • fish oil and evening primrose oil,
  • essential fats in my diet
  • a diet filled with antioxidants for cell repair,
  • good quality sleep,
  • regular exercise,
  • limited alcohol,
  • limited sugar and junk food,
  • no smoking

I also believe in a good skin routine with organic products, such as my beloved Kosmea which is a fabulous Australian product. I know I talk a lot about stress, but the effects of stress not only increase the waist line but show heavily in the face especially when it results in a lack of sleep.

Today is Friday and is a "personal investment day" for me, so I am off for a physio appointment then a relaxing breakfast with my little sister.

Have a healthy and harmonious day!



Anonymous said...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) a particular way of paying attention: with mindful intention, in the moment, without judgment. Although MBSR embraces the acceptance of things as they are without striving, research has shown that, with regular practice, it has the potential to lower stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote relaxation, improve concentration, raise self-awareness, and enhance the immune system.

Anonymous said...

As image consultants for women over 40, we couldn't agree more with your comments about good skin starting from inside. (Otherwise it's like putting icing on a stale cupcake)

Stress is also a big factor in how your skin looks. This MBSR sounds great.

Facials are also wonderful to relax the body and stimulate blow flow to the skin, as of course are good old fashioned massages. After 40 you need to treat yourself to this sort of thing regularly. You'd be suprised what a difference it makes.

Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler
The Glam Gals

Claudine... said...

This is a fantastic post, as always!

This should apply to every women of all ages. I am not yet 40, but I think that if you start early, the results can only be better.

Happy Harmonious Friday!


Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa

Been religiously reading your posts - just havent commented - but here i is :)

I've recently switched to organic food - i cannot believe the difference in everything, my skin, my tastebuds, hair, nails etc!

So i might go organic for my skin next! Will look for Kosmea products today - off for some retail therapy!

Lisa said...

Fern, so pleased yoau re going orgnanic. Let me know how you go woth the face cream.

The earlier you get into this the better Cluadine.

Hi Glam girls, I will surf over there and check you out.


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