Bobbi Brown is an internationally acclaimed make up artist, best selling author and an incredibly successful business woman. She gave Detox Health Beauty an interview a few months ago and has just sent over 6 more golden and very sensible, knowledgable and achievable health and beauty tips for you.
Eat Beauty Foods
The cornerstone of beauty foods are fresh vegetables and fruits that provide your fuel, good fats like omega-3s for skin and health and lean proteins that provide energy. Not only can the right foods increase your energy, prevent disease and keep you healthy, they can also make you look great. By eating a diet balanced in these types of nutrient-rich foods most of the time, you will feel and look better. Get rid of processed foods, salt, soda, sugar and white flour. Try and incorporate beauty foods such as apple cider vinegar, berries, flaxseed/chia seeds, hydrating foods, green powders, organic whey powder, vegetables, water, lemons, peppermint and coconut oil to keep your energy high and your skin looking great.
Raise your heart rate every day
It’s important to get your heart rate up once a day. If you are looking to lose some weight quickly, try HIIT training for big results in relatively little time. To build strength, tone your body, and provide some ‘zen’ time allowing you to breath and stay focused, try yoga. Try posture-enhancing regimes such as barre which will also leave you looking leaner than ever. Remember to change your workout, too. When you do the same workout over and over, your body gets used to it and it stops being as effective.
There is a direct link between stress and beauty. Stress shows up on your face, in your eyes, on your hair and on your skin in a whole host of issues, from acne to dark circles. Some things that work to calm me down when I’m feeling anxious are taking an Epsom salt bath, getting a massage, reading a book, using essential oils, or maybe turning on the TV and watching a mindless show. It’s all about recharging. Taking time to restore will ultimately make you feel more energised and productive.
Take care of your skin
If you want healthy, glowing, radiant skin my advice is simple: drink enough water, get enough sleep, eat mostly beauty foods (as health and beauty is linked, when you have a skin issue, a nutritionist can be just as helpful as a dermatologist), exercise to break a sweat, and learn how to take good care of your changing skin (layering products is an effective way to improve your skin). Here’s my best advice: simplify your skincare routine, sort through the hype, use the best ingredients and discover healthy skin.
Be Who You Are
Most women want to look like themselves, only prettier. Use skin tone correct make up to enhance your features, not cover them. Applying make up can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be. From picking the perfect foundation to covering up dark circles to mastering winged liner, there are easy ways to play up your strongest features. Make up isn’t complicated. It’s amazing what even a little make up can do. Concealer that hides a late night, liner that makes your eyes stand out, or blush that makes you look like you’ve just come in from a run. The right makeup can make you feel more beautiful and more confident.
We are all a work in progress. While some people are born confident, for most of us it takes some work. I’ve met so many women from all over the world and the truth is we are all basically the same. We want to feel good, look good and be respected, safe and loved. Women often share with me not just their beauty issues but also their insecurities and frustrations. The most confident — and attractive — women I know are the ones who are comfortable in their own skin. They make no apologies for who they are. They own it.
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