We all know the saying, “You are what you eat”. I have always believed that what we feed ourselves influences our skin. The hard part is eating healthy and knowing what to eat. I recently bought the book ‘Eating for Beauty’ by David Wolfe, and so far, it is inspiring. It has me rethinking what I eat and realizing how important your overall diet is in aging and getting that internal ‘glow’. I have been slightly obsessed about aging and skin since high school, it was my firm instinct that taking care of yourself, eating healthy foods and reducing the amount of toxins in your environment will all have a positive effect. Turns out, these are all true.
I have tried many diets, I was probably the only high schooler in my school back in 2007 to try an all raw foods diet and have learned that whole foods it the basis for all healthy diets. I don’t believe in crash diets or starving yourself, I get too hangry for that, and have always had a healthy appetite. My reasons for trying different diets was for healthy skin, sustained energy, reducing joint pain and feeling good about myself.
So, I am embarking on a journey and ready to share what I learn as I detox my makeup and food routine. Let’s just say I have gotten slack when it comes to what I eat, and I have a weakness for high-end beauty products!
I am not saying I will give up everything that is ‘bad’ for me, but if you can focus on getting 80% of your life ‘cleaner’ and toxic free, that’s a good start. Being hard on yourself is never the answer either, practice accepting yourself where you are at with what you have and where you aspire to be.
One of the first things that has stood out to me is that author David Wolfe mentions that cold pressed (raw) cacao butter is the best choice in oil for the face and skin, so naturally I had to try it. I’ll let you know what I think!
Also, let me know what you think or have tried.