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4 Must-Have Morning Rituals To Beautify From The Inside Out November 12 2018

Working with my clients to achieve optimal skin results brings me so much joy. I have the privilege to participate in and witness holistic transformations that lead to improved self-image and confidence. I want to let you in on a little secret though...It all starts on the inside.
I am not just talking about your diet and health (although that does play a part). I am referring to the "inside job" of everyday wellness which creates a beautiful life.
And morning rituals are where it all starts. How you choose to begin your day sets the tone so why not put some effort in it?
Meditate
Taking 5, 10 or even 15 minutes in the morning to sit in silence and allow yourself to connect with universal energy can prepare you for your day. So often the noise from our day begins from the moment we open our eyes. We check our phones, we read emails and even reply to text messages before we have had a chance to wake up. Begin the day with a silent pause that allows you to check in with yourself.
Hydrate
Beginning the day with warm lemon water has endless benefits. Warm lemon water flushes the digestive system and hydrates the body. Increasing your water intake can also improve your skin quality. There is an epidemic of dehydration, and it impacts everything from digestion to energy level. Making hydration a priority in the morning will set the pace for the day.
Move
For most of us, there are a large number of constrictions during the work week. We sit in the car, we are constricted in our work environment, and we are either in motion taking care of household needs or reclining when we arrive home in the evening. Even if we manage to fit in a yoga class or a workout we are still following someone else's direction. When do we move freely, fluidly and creatively throughout the day? Take the time to connect with your body in the morning and keep that movement flowing all throughout your day.
Create
I'm not talking about a masterpiece here. I am saying create anything. All day long we consume food, information, noise, other people's energy...the list goes on! Create something. Start very small. Create a decadent breakfast. Create a gratitude list. Create a thank you note to send to someone in your life. Like I said, start small!

Beauty is in the air! June 22 2017

 

Here I share my article LVBX Mag published on how the air we breathe effects our beauty.

Beauty is in the Air!

 

The air we breathe has a huge effect on the health of our skin. In Eastern traditions, the lungs are thought to have a direct connection to the skin and are taken into consideration in the treatment of all skin issues.

 

Many of you are lucky to live in areas where the air is clean and pristine. Others of us have to address the effects of living in a more toxic and draining environment. It’s important to address the quality of the air you breathe not only in your outside environment, but also inside your home and workplace. Taking the time to enhance the quality of the air you breathe will create a healthier future for your overall health and beauty. Below are some tips to help you create a beautiful climate for your body mind and spirit with every breath you take.

 

 

 

Just breathe.

Breathing exercises can help strengthen and cleanse your body and mind! Alternating deep breathing between each nostril, holding the breathe in certain rhythms or patterns can be very beneficial to the integrity of the health of the body, and it promotes better focus, energy levels, and deeper sleep. The Aetherius Society teaches a beautiful breathing practice. Deep yogic breathing and intense cardiovascular breathing are a great way to keep you body and skin fit!

 

 

Eat pretty.

You can also fortify yourself internally with supplements and food.

Host Defense’s “Breathe” is an excellent supplement for lung support. It’s a

blend of Chaga, Reishi and Cordyceps. Chaga is well known for its support of skin and lung functioning. Reishi supports breathing, cardiovascular system and endurance. Cordyceps is a lung tonic and for energy support. Again, if you support your lungs, you support your skin!

 

 

 

Recycle and Purify.

Research air filters to find the best one for you. There are many brands that target specific allergens, and take into consideration what model works best for your lifestyle. Some have more upkeep than others, and it’s very important to stay on schedule with replacing filters for superior benefits. I’ve recommended many of my patients to purchase a sleek or more compact air filter for their workspace. Especially if there’s construction going on anywhere in or outside the building. There are a lot of toxic byproducts being given off by many types of business activities that may just be a door away from you.

Many older buildings can also have mold.

 

Mold.

Mold spores enter the body through inhalation and ingestion, and can also be absorbed into the body through the skin. Mold spores that are inhaled have greater toxicity than those absorbed by the skin or ingested. Skin reactions can include: rashes, irritated patches discolored skin, over-sloughing, and elevated photosensitivity. It can create “odd” sensitive patches on the face. I have seen on patients a diminishing of the acid mantle of the skin. Exposure to mold can be very serious.

Please get in touch with your cities health department to test your living or workspace if you have even a slight suspicion that you may be living with mold.

 

 

 

Water heals.

The more moisture in the air, the more moisture in your skin. Standard humidifiers are too much upkeep for me! I’m so grateful that we now have aromatherapy humidifiers that are small enough to fit on a bedside table, but can run for up to 12 hours. This really helps to keep the air moist and us more hydrated during our beauty sleep. Add a few drops of therapeutic essential oils to get even more benefit. My latest beauty sleep mix is sweet eucalyptus, birch, and pine.

 

Making small changes in our everyday lifestyle can bring about big rewards. Living a conscious and strong life creates a more beautiful world for ourselves and everyone around us.