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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.

 

 

 

 


HUM nutrition October 14 2015

 

HUM nutrition creates some of my fav supplements!

I joined a team of health care experts including, nutritionist Alex Caspero, and holistic medicine physician Dr. Agarwal for HUM's latest article on healing and preventing dry skin.

Check out the full article at :

https://www.humnutrition.com/blog/truth-dry-skin-care-guide/

Just a taste: 

In addition, sun exposure in the summer along with dry, arid climates can damage cells and limit the skin’s ability to hold onto moisture or repair itself. Mia Belle, Paramedical Aesthetician and CEO of Mia Belle skin, describes the process. “Your body via the organ of the skin will try to keep itself hydrated by absorbing water from its external environment. If you live in a dry environment, it will have to grab more water internally to keep hydrated, eventually creating epidermal water loss.”


Bathing as Ritual October 05 2014

Transform your bathing ritual into a beauty ritual!

Sprinkle in some rose petals, goat's milk, ghee or my favorite bath salts - Ormaus Bath:

Ormus Bath Salts are a blend of rare, ancient, highly mineralized pink salts – Pink Himalayan, Bolivian Rose,Peruvian Pink – & Dead Sea Salts. This bath salt mixture is naturally high in super-conducting ormuz elements and infused with frankincense & rose oils.

Make this an elevating ritual for your body, mind & spirit!

xx

- The Wandering Aesthetic