Beauty Comes From Within

  • By RenewAlliance, Inc.
  • 26 Sep, 2015

From the right foods and collagen supplements to exercise and meditation, women are finding that true, healthy beauty comes from within.

A beautiful outside begins on the inside!
A beautiful outside begins on the inside!

"True beauty comes from within" ... You are taught that from a young age, a reminder that who you are inside is what really matters. While this may sound cliche, it is the truth, beauty really does come from inside us. Keeping our bodies healthy and our minds active and nourished shows. It's a direct and easy path to a beautiful body and a beautiful mind and heart.So where to start in your pursuit of true beauty? Read on!

You Are What You Eat

One cannot be beautiful without first being healthy, and a healthy body starts with a healthy, well-balanced diet. Many foods, especially fruits and vegetables, contain high levels of vitamins and antioxidants that help to protect the body from the effects of free radicals. Free radicals result from the effects of environmental pollution, chemicals and poisons, cigarette smoke and UV rays. They are also instrumental in speeding up the aging process, so keeping free radicals in check and neutralizing the negative effects they have on the body is key.

Spinach, red cabbage, kale, beets, eggplant, basil, Brussels sprouts, and red bell pepper are just some of the vegetables and herbs that provide high levels of vitamins and nutrients that help keep skin fresh, smooth, glowing and beautiful.
Exercise brightens your skin, strengthens your body and helps you sleep better!
Exercise brightens your skin, strengthens your body and helps you sleep better!
Let's Get Physical!

In addition to the right foods, a healthy body also requires plenty of exercise. Exercise can help keep you healthy and beautiful in a variety of ways. Exercise increases blood flow throughout the body, nourishing your scalp and giving your skin a healthy glow. It decreases stress levels, especially the stress hormone cortisol, which interferes with the production of collagen. In addition, exercise helps to boost the production of collagen in the body, enabling your skin to repair itself and fend off wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Exercise also improves your posture, helps you keep your weight controlled, and helps you to sleep better. The result: a more confident and beautiful you.
Love Your Skin

Eating foods that provide generous amounts of antioxidants and vitamins is very important if you want to have beautiful skin. Our skin suffers abuse every day from external factors as well as from oily, fatty foods that we often eat. This abuse can manifest as wrinkles, spots, and dry skin with poor texture and a dull look. Taking care of your skin by eating the right foods - fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats - while avoiding over-processed foods and "bad" fats, will help to delay the aging process. Skin can remain healthy, smooth, and bright.

In addition, there are many ways to increase the resilience and health of the skin. Anti aging products, such as collagen supplements, can be added to the diet to provide particular nourishment that may not be available in food in the amounts needed to help the skin.
Energize Your Soul

A large part of true beauty is your mindset. Negative energy brings you down, causing depression, bad attitude, and negativity that is projected out to other people. Now you not only feel bad about yourself, but other people feel bad about you.
Meditation and relaxation techniques help improve your mood and ensure that you maintain a healthy and positive mindset.
Meditation and relaxation techniques help improve your mood and ensure that you maintain a healthy and positive mindset.
Meditation and reflection are the best ways to energize the soul and adjust your point of view to one that is positive. For added benefits, physical activities, such as Yoga and Pilates, can be paired with meditation and relaxation techniques. One of the simplest ways to get rid of negative energy is to have a positive mindset.
Knowledge is (Beauty) Power

An active mind is a hallmark of youth, so keeping your brain stimulated is a key to staying beautiful. Reading on a daily basis, as well as learning something new every day will help keep the brain vital and alert. Meditation is also a way to keep the mind healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Finding True Love for Your Self

Finally, achieving true beauty requires you to have a true appreciation of yourself and what makes you beautiful. Truly loving one's self gives you confidence in yourself, in your achievements and yes, in your appearance.

A balanced, healthy body is a beautiful body. Achieving that goal is easy when you take care to eat healthy foods, get plenty of exercise, feed your mind, and take time to be at peace with yourself.

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