Do you feel beautiful inside and out? True beauty touches on all aspects of mental, physical and spiritual health. Everyone longs to look and feel their best. Some do so for questionable motives, (Oh, aren’t I beautiful?) while others to overcome illness or simply for a healthier lifestyle, respectful of our Lord who designed us.
Find Peace. One of my patients, a young woman, looked so much older due a spiteful attitude. She refused to forgive someone from twenty years ago. That person went on with life, oblivious to the rancorous attitude against her. Who did it hurt more, my patient or the recipient? Of course my patient!
Our energy level reflects on our faces. Retaining an unforgiving spirit only manages to destroy the one holding it. That’s exhausting!
Spiritually: Reduce stress
Occasionally I’ve been told, “Wow, you look tired today” and immediately any energy I had left escaped because I thought, “Gosh, maybe I am.” Relax, stress adds years to your face! Find ways to de-stress through Bible meditation, aromatherapy, soft music, fresh air activities, bubble baths, sit on the beach or massages.
A peaceful, contented demeanor makes one look and feel younger. The most perfect way to become stress-less is to cast your cares on the Lord. “Be anxious for nothing,” (Philippians 4:6. ) Learn to rest in the fact that God controls our destiny and He only desires what’s best for you so do His Will.
Physically: Honor your body
God loves the “beauty-challenged” as much as he loves Miss Universe for God looks at the heart.
“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
To honor Him, become your best physicological self.
Many believe we drink water only to fill us up and reduce hunger pains. Well partially, but there are so many practical reasons to drink water daily. I won’t go into detail here but please use my search engine above to discover all the important reasons why water is essential for healthy living. Water not only bathes your skin in moisture, it removes toxins from your body which could appear on the surface of the skin as blemishes. If you can’t stand water, then drink green tea.
Increase collagen production, eat nutritionally balanced!
Collagen is a protein that firms the skin and reduces sagging. As we age we lose collagen in our skin. But some foods will actually increase collagen production and fruits and vegetables contain protein too: spinach, broccoli, cabbage, red peppers, strawberries, beets, tomatoes, oranges, cherries, apples, walnuts, beans and guavas among others.
Cut down on sugar and junk foods. Choose foods that are filled with antioxidants, vitamin A, E, C. They will reduce inflammation.
Consume omega-3 fatty acids. Those dieters who restrict fat run the risk of depleting not only the brown fat that protects vital organs and your heart muscle but risk having sallow complexions. By consuming too much fat, one risks high cholesterol and tricyceride levels which can produce a greyish hue to the skin tone.
Great selections are salmon, shrimp and other fatty fish, milled flaxseed, walnuts, tuna, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts. kidney beans.
Forget about starvation and “dieting.” That robs nutrients from the skin! Learn how nutrients metabolize within the body’s physiology to create youthful health.
Real beauty truly begins from the inside out. Forget the over-promising, nearly $150 billion “miracle” cream industry, eat right and start looking younger. Become a New Creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17