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They say beauty is only skin deep, but to be beautiful on the surface, you really have to take care of your body from within. Any issues inside the body are reflected on the outside when it comes to things like our skin, hair, eyes, and teeth, and so it’s important to realize the link between health and beauty. Plus when you feel great, it gives you confidence, and you will most likely show it on the outside too.

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Eat Well and Nourish From Within

To maintain your beauty on the outside, you absolutely have to nourish from within. When your body has all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive, you will notice better skin, hair, and nails as well as improved mood. And a smile makes anyone look more beautiful! Focus your diet on healthy, fresh produce: lots of fruits and vegetables will provide you with a huge boost of nutrients. Lean protein and dairy, whole grains and legumes are all important additions. If you’re meat or dairy free, it can be worth tracking the foods you eat using a food tracker to ensure you’re getting enough of everything you need from other sources. Cut back on saturated fats, salt and sugar and drink plenty of water. Your body will thank you for it, everything will function better, you will feel and look better.

Quit Your Dangerous Vices

Smoking, illicit drugs, drinking too much alcohol, lying out in the sun or using sunbeds- these are all things that will damage your health as well as your looks. All of these things will dry the skin, leaving it prone to premature aging giving you lines and wrinkles far earlier in life. On top of this, you put yourself at risk for dangerous health conditions such as cancers. Make a conscious effort to quit your vices, if you’re addicted there’s help and advice out there which can make the process easier and give you support. You’ll feel far better for it and could add years onto your life. Many of us do irresponsible things when we’re younger, we drink until we pass out, smoke too much and generally don’t think carefully about the decisions we make when it comes to our body. But as you get older and are more aware of the risks, it makes no sense to keep killing yourself with these things. Replace these with productive and healthy habits and hobbies. Classes at the gym, healthy brunches with friends, hikes with the dog- whatever it is you enjoy.

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Exercise and Work on Your Physique

Exercise benefits just about every cell in your body. It improves your cardiovascular system meaning your heart can pump blood around your body more efficiently, and you can move around without getting out of breath. Exercise helps to keep the arteries free of plaque reducing stroke and heart disease strengthens muscles and bones and helps to get rid of toxins through sweat. Because exercise increases blood flow, it helps to oxygenate the skin keeping it elastic and youthful looking. Plus it can use up excess calories helping you to maintain a healthy and attractive physique. Work on including cardio, resistance and stretching exercises in your routine, you will feel fantastic and reap the rewards of a more beautiful appearance too.

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Take Care of Your Hair

Your hair is your crowning glory and is something that can massively change the look of your appearance. There’s a reason bad hair days really are bad when you’re not confident in the way your hair looks it can take a hit of your self-esteem! Stopping with the bleaches and dyes which are full of chemicals will allow your hair to recover, as will stopping over processing it with heat. The trick is to work with your natural hair texture, come up with styles which protect your hair and look great without having to use damaging heat to achieve. Other ways you can maintain healthy hair is to eat foods that are good sources of biotin, protein and folic acid since these are needed to produce and grow healthy locks. Almonds, salmon, lentils, avocados, spinach and greek yogurt are all good choices. If you eat a healthy diet in general, you should get all of the vitamins and minerals you need, but it won’t hurt to incorporate a few additional ingredients which you know are good for hair growth. You can use natural oils on your hair such as olive, coconut and argan oil which will lock in moisture and help keep your locks shiny and beautiful. If you have fine hair, apply oil as a pre-wash treatment. Otherwise you could be able to get away with running some through the ends and leaving it in between washes to nourish and protect.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

We buy products to clean and protect our skin in the hopes of making it better, but actually, some products can make it worse. Certain scrubs, toners, face washes and other treatments can be drying or damaging to the skin. Unless you have a skin condition and need special skin products prescribed by the doctor, your best bet is to keep it as gentle as possible. Use products that are organic, and proven to be gentle. You can even make a variety of skin products yourself using all natural ingredients. Face masks containing things like bananas, avocados, oats, and eggs for example provide wonderful benefits to the skin. Sites like The Nourished Life have recipes for salt body scrubs, which are a gentle and effective way to remove dead skin. Your skin is the body’s largest organ and can absorb all kinds of chemicals and toxins from the products we use. So keeping them as natural as possible is good from both a health and a beauty perspective. The same applies to makeup, a touch of foundation to even out the skin, some mascara to lengthen the lashes and a swipe of lipstick can make all the difference and boost your confidence. But where possible, choose brands which don’t use harmful chemicals. Mineral foundation for example is all natural so free of toxins and especially great for anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Look After Your Pearly Whites

What is considered beautiful can often change with time and place? For example, in some cultures very thin women are considered attractive whereas, in others, larger or curvier are considered the ideal. The perfect size, shape, skin color and different features are dependent on time and place. However, there’s one feature that’s consistently considered attractive, and that’s nice teeth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will keep your mouth healthy, but if there are things you want to change cosmetic dentistry can do wonders these days. Whether your teeth are crooked, discolored, even if you have missing teeth (like me!) your dentist will be able to put these things right. No joke- my dentist is invited to my wedding. Eating a healthy diet and being careful of things like sugars, fizzy drinks, fruit juices and acids in foods such as citrus fruits can help you to maintain a beautiful smile. Be wary of things like coffee, tea and red wine which can stain the teeth.

Be Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

As they say, eyes are the windows to the soul- they’re also a good indication of what’s going on inside the body. When you’re exhausted, your eyes will look puffy, and you will develop dark circles. Liver problems can show in the eyes by causing yellowing, cloudy eyes can indicate diabetes. Having a fully functioning body that is well nourished, with any health conditions being kept under control will mean your eyes stay clear and beautiful. Visit the optician twice a year to check that everything is in order, and generally take care of your body. If you do notice issues with the eyes, they could reflect a deeper underlying problem so have this checked out. Cold tea bags or slices of cucumber placed on the eyes can help bring down puffiness, or you could buy special soaked eye masks. Rose water is another natural solution which helps to rejuvenate the skin.

Focus on the health of your body and your beauty will follow. Not only will you look your best, but you will feel strong, fit and confident too. When your body is working to it’s maximum potential you can reap the rewards of a more beautiful appearance too.

What steps do you take to maintain both your health and your beauty?

 

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They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. We’re not exactly sure who the first “they” was when it comes to this quote, but there’s no denying the power of this statement. After all, looking into someone’s eyes can be a unique, dazzling, and revealing experience. When you meet someone who clearly has beautiful eyes, it’s one of the first things you notice about them – and that impression stays with you for a long time.

But having naturally beautiful eyes can be wasted if you’re not taking care of them properly, or not allowing them to be as vibrant and noticeable as can be. We’re going to take a look at a slew of tips that will help you highlight your eyes, as well as keep them vibrant healthy for the long run.

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Eyebrow taming

One of the simplest but most underappreciated tips is to tame your eyebrows. Different things will work for different faces and different eyes. Thicker eyebrows may accentuate the beauty of the eyes below them on some people, but they can also distract from them on others! In any case, get out the tweezers and get those eyebrows looking sharp. They are the things that lead to your eyes, after all. Great eyebrows help frame a face in a similar way to eyes; people who notice how great your eyebrows are

Pretty up those eyelashes

Eyes help frame a face, but how can you help frame your eyes? Perhaps the most obvious answer is to get those eyelashes looking deep, luscious, and dark. Eye shadow can be very good, but it can easily distract if you’re not careful. If you’re looking for something with less risk of overkill then a good brand of mascara will do the trick! Using this in addition to curling can work wonders. If you can’t seem to get it right, or you’re having trouble finding the right mascara for you, then you should definitely consider looking into quality fake eyelashes. Even the really big ones that are clearly fake can help bring attention to your gorgeous soul windows!

Makeup hacks

Getting your eyes to look as good as possible isn’t always as simple as adding some mascara or standard eye shadow; sometimes, you have to be a bit more subtle and clever in your technique. One thing you can try is using your pinky finger to dab a little bit of white eye shadow in the corner of each eye. You can also apply some white shadow right under your brow, or use a light brow highlighter pencil. These subtle changes make your eyes look a little wider and a lot brighter, giving them a fresher look. Whatever you do when it comes to highlighting, ensure you’re using light colors. Light colors help reflect light; darker colors make everything recede, appearing smaller.

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Dangerous makeup mistakes

There are loads of risks when it comes to using eye makeup. One of the most common (but less dangerous) is the use of brand names that have been hyped up but turn out to be wastes of money. This is why you should research each option thoroughly. For example, those who have heard of Idol Lash are encouraged to check independent reviews and news sites to make sure it’s getting a good response from people who have used it! Other eye makeup mistakes can cause serious damage. Make sure you replace your makeup every three or four months to reduce the spread of bacteria, and to be careful when buying brands so as to ensure there are no toxic heavy metals in the ingredients.

Modification

One of the reasons that people really fall for a beautiful pair of eyes is the color and sharpness of the iris. With this in mind, it’s clear that some people just got incredibly lucky. We weren’t all born with the naturally stunning irises of the likes of Zooey Deschanel, Angelina Jolie, Michael Fassbender, or, um, PewDiePie. (Seriously, that guy has incredible eyes, oddly enough.) Cosmetic contact lenses can help out a lot here! Of course, these are just a temporary solutions – unfortunately, we can’t get colored contacts that actually correct your vision the way regular contacts do yet. Hopefully, someone is working on it – but we’re not sure eye science will allow for such a possibility! Speaking of contacts…

Be careful with contacts

It’s easier than you think to make mistakes with contact lenses that can both make your eyes look irritated in the short-term and even damage them in the long-term. If you want to make sure your eyes look and feel healthy for as long as possible, then you need to be careful with those contacts. Never wear them to bed; this seems like obvious advice, but a lot of people simply forget to take them out. You also need to remove them before submerging yourself in water. Baths, hot tubs, and pools (public pools especially, yuck) are crawling with bacteria, and your contact lenses are more than happy to soak up that bacteria.

Consider organic facewash

The products you use to wash your face can have a big impact on the health of your eyes. Even if you don’t notice it, at least a tiny bit of whatever you’re using will probably creep in-between your lids and get into your eyes. With this in mind, it’s best that you use a facewash that isn’t loaded with harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, most of them are loaded with harmful chemicals! While they help keep your skin clean in the short-term, they can dry them out in the long-term. Stick with organic cleansers. While it’s not exactly advisable to get such facewash in your eyes, it will certainly be a lot less harmful if that does happen! Cleansers and soaps with artificial fragrances and colors are to be avoided.

Keep your bedding clean

Your bedsheets and pillowcases are swarming with bacteria, I’m afraid. Well, they are after about a week. A lot of people neglect to change their pillowcases as often as they should, perhaps because they don’t appreciate how unhygienic they get after a few days’ use – especially in these hot months! Even showering and washing your hair before bed isn’t going to help all that much. Sweat, dead skin, oil… your pillowcase is absorbing it all, and all that junk can get into your eyes more easily than you might imagine. Don’t be the (alarmingly common) type who changes their bedding once a month. It’s best to do it at the end of every week, providing optimum protection for both your skin and eyes. Speaking of bed…

Get enough sleep

The most vibrant eyes are helped in their vibrancy by looking wide and alert. There are really very few things better for your eyes than getting enough sleep – in fact, this is probably the most important piece of advice in this whole article! In fact, rest throughout the day is important for our eyes, otherwise you’re going to wear them out. This is why you need to take a break from looking at screens. Even long reading sessions from regular books can cause some strain if you’re not giving them an occasional rest.

We tend to see the eyes are these very passive organs. This mindset is partly reflected in the fact that we refer to them as “windows” to the soul. We see them as windows through which our brains gain data to process into sensory information. But the eyes are doing a fair amount of work themselves. When you go to sleep, you’re really giving your eyes some much-needed rest. So make sure you get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night. This will also prevent puffiness or dark coloring around the eyes. It also helps keep your skin looking good, which will complement the beauty of your eyes!

Protect them properly

Going out in the summer? Then get some sunglasses. And no, I don’t mean you should buy those cheap ones that you keep having to replace. Sunglasses don’t just provide a dark surface off of which sunlight bounces. Sunlight is going to get in regardless; the lenses need to negate or soften the UV light, the most dangerous element of those sunbeams. This will help you keep your eyes bright and healthy for as long as possible.

Eat right

Last but not least: you need to think about your diet. We don’t tend to think of our diets as having much of an impact on our eyes, but this isn’t the truth. Did your parents ever tell you that carrots could help you see in the dark if eaten enough? (They were probably telling you this around the same time they were swearing by the existence of Santa Claus.) It’s an exaggeration of course, but carrots are an amazing source of vitamin A, which has been proven to be great for long-term eye health. In fact, the best eye drops on the market tend to contain some vitamin A. Making sure you drink plenty of water will also help keep your eyes healthy. A good diet will help you sleep better, so remember that, too!

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