I’m not a tomboy by any means, but I may be one of the lucky few who have never needed to plaster her face with make-up every morning or sit for an hour curling her hair before she goes off to work. I guess I should appreciate the fact that I’ve been blessed with some physical beauty, can’t say much about what’s inside right now, but, thanks to my mother, I was taught from a young age how to pamper myself in the morning and in the evening before I go to bed.
My mother gave up work at a young age, so spent most of her life as a good old fashioned housewife. Conveniently for her, she never had to use make up most days. I started working the day I left college. Also, being active on the sports field, I had already grown used to the idea of using make-up sparingly. Today, I focus mostly on using moisturizers which are sourced mainly from natural ingredients which, incidentally, if you’re a healthy eater, you will recognise.
Think cucumber, lavender essence and orange peel and you have the right idea. While on the subject of moisturizing the skin and the food that we eat every day, let’s extend this chat to these coincidences. Perhaps I’ve been a little lucky so far but I think I drink far too much coffee. Those who haven’t had the natural luck I’ve had could be lamenting right now about premature wrinkling and the unsightly presence of cellulite. As an alternative, herb-infused teas begin to solve these problems almost immediately.
The good thing about tea is that there are so many varieties. Red bush is a particular favourite of mine. And most teas, like fruit and vegetables, are rich in antioxidants, very good for the skin. You want your skin to glow mostly, right, so before you burn another hole in your pocket; make a note to adjust your daily dietary habits to include most foods which are naturally good for your skin. Should I remind you to use moisturisers that only carry natural ingredients?
No, I thought not. But I had to wax lyrical on the coincidence sandwiched between looking after your skin and the need to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. Bear in mind that the thoughts expressed here are not coming from the mouth of an expert. But to my mind it all makes common sense. Apart from beautifying your facial skin, you want to take care of the rest of your body. So, most women have a preferred brand of commercial soap they’re using.
Time’s almost up. So I’ve got to watch that. Anyway, finding soaps that are naturally manufactured and free of chemicals are also gentle to the skin. Also think about the detergents you use to wash your clothes. Bet you didn’t see that one coming, but think about it; most detergents are still loaded with harmful chemicals. The next time you dress yourself up stylishly for work in the morning, think what this is doing to your skin. All things being equal, if you really want to look and feel stunning it seems as though going natural as far as possible is the way to go.