30 Days of Inspiration

17 April – Day Seventeen 30 Days of Inspiration

Beauty is Definitely an Inside Job

As I get older, I realize that beauty is definitely an inside job. No matter how many wonderful eye creams, foundations, moisturizers, or lipsticks I’ve purchased and used, nothing takes the place of the basis of great health. I absolutely love makeup. I love the way it makes me feel. I love the way it makes me look.  I get a certain level of confidence and spring in my step when I’m wearing it, but I know the root of it all being brought together is health.   

Unfortunately, we forget about a part that’s even more important than the products-it’s what we’re putting inside our bodies.

Like I said, as I get older, I’ve realized a thing or two.  Things have definitely changed. 

I can’t stuff my face anymore like I did when I was in my 20s with excess sugars and simple carbohydrates like soda, cookies, and cake (ooh la la 🍰) and not worry about bloat or elevated blood sugars.  Not to mention the weight fluctuations because I tended to overindulge with the sweets (hey, just being honest here).  I even discovered a few years ago that dairy was the main reason for the chronic cystic acne I used to suffer from.  Now, in order to maintain my health, which is reflected in my skin I’ve got to be sure to drink enough water daily, I take a slew of multivitamins and generally try to watch what I eat. It has become about moderation for me. It is not a perfect science but it helps!

via Brooke Lark

My skin responds to what I feed my body.  However, I know that no matter what I eat some things are just destined to occur.  Some oily spots are now a little drier, some spots that were never dry are super dry now and need constant attention (my hands and feet).  

via Elle|Styled Stock Society

I realized THAT’S LIFE 🥰.  That’s just part of the BLESSING AND TRADEOFF for continuing to live and I’m not going to complain about it. 

I’m just going to try not to negatively add to the aging process and just embrace and enhance whatever life phase I’m in.   

I’m going to allow beauty to primarily be an inside job for me.

We all know that quality skincare and consistency attribute to having the best skin you can have. When we are living in the best skin we can have, it truly allows the makeup to accentuate our beauty💋.

Here’s to taking care of our bodies by being mindful of what we eat and drink. Here’s to fabulous skin care of all kinds. And my favorite, here’s to luxurious makeup today, tomorrow and forever.💄💋💅🏾

Until tomorrow…

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