There has been a great shift in the definition of beauty as dictated by the media in recent years, from the classic natural beauty of Audrey Hepburn to Hollywood star turned wellness junkie, Gwyneth Paltrow, there’s not doubt that achieving beauty and feeling great are on people’s radar. We believe natural beauty is timeless, and cultivating a life full of happiness and beautiful moments are essential in life.
Start with these easy ways to feel great:
Clean up your diet & ditch “toxic offenders”
The old adage “you are what you eat” not only applies to our overall health and nutrition, but how our skin looks and feels as well.
Alcohol, sugar and processed foods contribute to inflammation and attack vital protein like collagen, which leads to breakouts and in the long run, premature aging. It goes without saying that a diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables will add vibrancy to your skin.
Choose nutrient- dense food such as dark, leafy greens, vitamin C-rich citrus fruits and vitamin E-packed almonds, avocados and Brazilian nuts to support collagen production.
Don’t like drinking water? Even mild dehydration will cause your skin to look dry and tired. So while you know 6-8 glasses a day will do you good, make it fun by adding colour and flavour with cucumbers, a slice of orange and mint. Drinking water before bed can help clear your airways, it also help reduces possible infections that can trigger allergies and flu. See? hydration is the key to everything.
Go Au Natural for skin & hair
Sun damage is one of the main causes of premature aging, including wrinkles and discolouration so if you have to choose just 1 anti-aging product in your 20s, make it sunscreen.
There are plenty of choices on the market when it comes to skincare products, but with nearly 20% of personal-care products containing at least one chemical linked to cancer such as parabens and formaldehyde, we think you're better off with natural and organic ingredients to protect your skin.
We suggest the following natural sunscreen & skincare products:
Coola Organic Rosilliance BB+ Cream SPF 30
Badger Damascus Rose SPF 25 Face sunscreen lotion
John Masters Organics bearberry skin balancing face wash
John Masters Organics pomegranate facial nourishing oil
There are choices that do as much good for your skin as the Earth. A multipurpose natural solution is coconut oil. This is a wonder oil with many benefits such as, a deep conditioning hair mask, makeup remover, full body moisturiser and even as a deodorant.
For a more luxurious approach, use one of our favourite organic beauty brands available in Hong Kong is John Masters Organics. With more than 25 years in the beauty business, they are committed to achieving natural beauty with premium quality and earth-friendly botanical ingredients. Each and every John Masters Organic product is uniquely crafted to have you “feel good about looking good.”
Recently, Olay studied 2,500 women and found 10% of them to be exceptional agers — meaning they looked 10 or more years younger than they actually were. The studies found 3 contributing factor to their youthful outlook: the amount of time in the sun, the daily SPF use and having a positive mental attitude. Internal beauty and having a positive outlook is a growing trend in the beauty world. The perception of age isn’t just physical, a positive attitude can “trick” people into thinking you’re younger than you actually are.
Be proactive and do things that not only keeps you physically healthy but also happy; pick up a hobby to destress during the weekend, go on a short trip, travel and clear your thoughts or surround yourself with positive thinkers. If you need a little boost, blue lace agate is a great crystal to wear when you’re down as it has a very positive and calming effect on our emotions, it is also a stone of encouragement and support.
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