Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The 10+1 Paths To Vibrant Healthy Skin At Any Age - How To Make 2013 Your Best Year For Beauty Ever

The world is on the move. The challenge for all of us is to find balance. Healthier ways of life. And better preserve what we're naturally given such as our resources, health and youth.

Skin care products have gone overboard in market segmentation, making us believe we need a special cream for this wrinkle, a special serum for that dark spot.

- The result is chemical overload. Increased waste. Rising allergies. An inner imbalance. And a completely distorted image of beauty.

Today's rapidly changing world requires fewer products, but more intelligent care. - Honest, intelligent natural skin care to preserve what's there and unclutter the rest.

Nothing is more powerful than a fresh start.

For most of us, over the years, our skin - and bathrooms - have been clogged with unfulfilled expectations, the latest anti-aging gimmicks, chemical toxins and thoughts of changes in our appearance. Setting the line back to Zero helps. It holds power. Real power.

Because beauty - in its original sense -- and health play a vital role in how we're equipped to deal with life changes. Here are 10+1 ways to experience instant beauty and well-being every single day:

1. Less is more - Fewer products, more intelligent care.

For skin to clear up, stop plastering it with chemical toxins and gluey emulsifiers. Give it time to breathe, un-condition your skin from the substances it got conditioned to and let it restore its natural function. - Your skin is smart.

2. Focus on healthy ingredients - instead of empty promises.

The corporate run beauty industry thrives on promises of unattainable results. So we keep buying more and maximize shareholder profit. And, because women get bombarded everywhere with the message that what we have is somehow not enough, we don't even notice how much we're manipulated. Or, we do notice, and buy nevertheless, out of fear that we could miss out on the latest beauty gag that makes us feel better about ourselves.

How often did you try a product and asked yourself, that perhaps it just didn't work on you? - You're not alone. Because beauty is an essential part of our existence (consciously or not), we are vulnerable to illusion. We don't talk about products that didn't work and simply put them in the closet.

3. Treasure what you have in this very moment, stop worrying about how you look tomorrow - And enter the kingdom of beauty today.

Beauty is an inborn part of every woman. Once we grasp that the common beauty ideal of public opinion is nothing more than big brand media bullying, we're on the path of experiencing the true beauty miracle.

Beauty makes your heart sing. It fills you with contentment, appreciation and a deep love. So, next time, you see airbrushed pictures, ask yourself: Do they warm your heart? Because that's, what true beauty does.

Remember the law of creation: what you think is what you create. So, why on earth do we buy things that constantly remind us of perceived flaws? -- It's exactly what we should avoid.

Instead, intelligently protect what you're given, feel good about yourself and forget about the rest!

4. Ditch advertisements - And watch your beauty soar.

Consumer ads prey on the dark side of human existence. They focus on suggested lacks and wants. They subtly undermine our psychology and make women believe they're only half female if they don't participate in every trend or don't use certain products.

Switch off ads for a week and you will notice the positive effect on your psyche and the rising glow on your face by spending more time on you and less on outer surroundings.

5. Live in tune with your life force - Beauty is spirituality.

Treating inner and outer beauty as separate entities is an illusion. Because they're both connected at the source. Dividing beauty into two parts is in truth separation. - The opposite of what beauty really represents.

Beauty stands for balance, harmony and integration.

The natural function of our skin is to balance what's going on inside of us with outside influences. The skin protects us from heat, cold, disease-causing intruders from the outside and releases sebum and toxins from the inside. Thus, there is a constant flow between inner and outer.

The skin is also the gateway to experience sensual touch. It is not just a barrier, but the physical touch point between our inner and outer world.

Have you ever wondered why happy moments show on your skin? Your glow? Remember the last time, you had great sex? - When your heart is touched, your skin glows.

In spiritual terms, beauty is located at the center of the human body, the heart. It harmoniously integrates the left and the right - inner and outer - all of you. It represents vitality and is the birth place of self-consciousness. Which is why beauty holds great power to lift you up or pull you down.

When we feel comfortable with who we are, we experience harmony - the virtue of beauty. When we seek identity outside of ourselves, in someone else or solely in our own reflection (our looks), we feed its vice and give the magic of beauty away.

The trick is to integrate both, our dark side - the things we are less open to accept about ourselves - and the light side - the things we love about ourselves and hold the balance.

By constantly focusing on flaws - e. g. too many wrinkles, too many age spots - we willfully create disharmony with our body. - The very opposite of the emanation of beauty.

6. Greet age with gutsy conviction and a wise smile - Laugh, and then laugh some more.

Next time someone chases you for a wrinkle relief treatment, laugh and laugh some more. It's most effective.

Why? Because most of us spend sweat, money and half of our lives to establish our identity. So, once we have it, we should pay another fortune to have all the markers that guided us on our path to get there erased and start anew?

7. Reverse the anti-aging spell - Keep your wallet full and yourself happy.

Sit down and calculate the money you've spent on anti-aging obsessions in the past 3 years. No cheating. Was it worth the investment? - Did you know that adding "anti-aging" on a product label, increases its sales price by 50%?

Think law of attraction: The more you focus on something, the more you draw it near you. So, by daily checking to see if the depth of your lines have been reduced, you de facto focus intensely on what you just spent a fortune to ward off.

Reverse the spell! Protect and hydrate intelligently and go happily about your day.

8. Unclutter your bathroom, speak new words of beauty - And discover much to be admired.

Bathrooms collect a lot of personal debris over the years. Not just in terms of products, but also in terms of energy through thoughts, worries, sorrows or pain.

Bathrooms hold a lot of energy with negative effects on our psyche. After all, the body is your temple and the bathroom the most frequent - and bare nude - worship location (outside the bedroom).

It is important to clear up this space and make it a conscious sanctuary rather than a place of constant mourning.

9. Redefine value for money - Trade the illusion of luxury packaging for healthier ingredients.

The biggest expense of luxury beauty items are packaging and marketing. The actual product is a fraction of the container the liquids are packaged in. Luxury cosmetic packaging creates value where there is none.

So, ask yourself, where is the value for you? In healthy ingredients or shiny plastic containers that deceive the eye and further burden Mother Earth?

Don't be fooled. Learn to read ingredient labels and understand product quality. 'Expensive' does not automatically translate to quality.

10. Invest in Yin to balance the Yang - Smart consumers make smart choices.

Mainstream beauty industry's approach is based on massive determined Yang energy: aggressive substances, turned into strong, bulky mixtures, made to conquer Mother Earth's apparently "insufficient natural creation".

Our skin is bullied into submission. We're led to believe that even, if you have flawless skin, you could do better by getting rid of just that tiny wrinkle here or there.

Completeness however, is Yin and Yang in balance. Yin energy is finer; it takes longer to build, is reactive and receptive and flows differently. It contracts and then slowly expands. It lets our bodies cleanse, slowly absorbs outside ingredients, integrates and transforms them within and then expands to heal.

So: be a smart consumer. Give your skin the time to heal, the air to restore its own rhythm and intelligent natural care to support your skin's work.

10+1: "Because we're worth it" - Really? No, because we're worth so much more.

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