Things were looking up today after I hit proverbial rock bottom yesterday. I took about 4 extra minutes out of my life this morning to blow dry my hair nicely and make sure I looked polished. It made a world of difference.
My next focus will be on repairing my skin. I want my complexion to have an even, healthy, clear, freshness to it (that’s a pretty extensive list, ha). I do believe that at the root of calm, healthy skin is what you put into your body, so I’ll start there.
According to the Mayo Clinic, certain foods promote healthy skin: fruits and veggies (natch), fish, nuts, olive oil, and legumes. Dr. Perricone, skin guru, gets a bit more specific including high-quality proteins (fish, tofu), high-antioxidant beverages (green tea), and lots of water (8-10 glasses).
The idea is that theses healthy fats (in fish, nuts, and olive oil), fruits, veggies, and tea (high in antioxidants), and legumes (high fiber) work as anti-inflammatories. Whether you’re trying to improve your health and skin, like me, or not – a diet rich in these foods will be otherwise beneficial.
The next few weeks, I’m going to focus on making sure that my appearance is a more accurate reflection of my healthful lifestyle. I’m starting with the inside first.
Lunch was same ole pb&j. Snack time after school was delishy goldfishies, apple (on Apple, ha).
I’ll leave you with some lovely pics from the walk I took this afternoon in the park across the street. I bet this isn’t what you picture when you think of Manhattan!