The beauty industry in and of itself is a multi-billion dollar industry focusing on what you can put on your skin to fix, tweak or hide the imperfections and flaws that rise to the surface. In recent years the trend has turned to looking at what causes skin health issues and embracing our imperfections. Beautiful trend indeed, but there are decades up decades of damage to unwind.
Healthy skin has been a focal point here on NutritionSheila.com from the website's beginning because I'm obsessed! Your skin's health is an outside projection of your internal health. Plus, while it may sound, or actually be, shallow, how you feel about your appearance affects your interactions and performance in all scopes of your life.
In case no one has told you or you're waiting for your permission slip: You're allowed to feel beautiful. You're allowed to love the skin you're in. You're allowed to take pride in your appearance.
Dr. Fred Pescatore stopped by for an interview to share his valuable knowledge on the topic of skin health. We focused on the core components of a truly healthy complexion. Spoiler alert, nutrition is key. Find out more, including what to eat and what ingredients to look for in your beauty products.
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. The International Coffee Organization estimates that in 2016 over 151.3 million 60 kg bags of coffee were consumed globally. That’s well over 9 billion pounds of coffee beans!
We Americans super love our coffee ranking as one of the top coffee consumers in the world. Annually we import $4 billion in coffee beans and that’s the cost before it’s turned into coffee, espresso or some other variation of coffee. On any given day over 150 million Americans drink coffee and the average American coffee consumer has 3.1 cups of Joe a day. That’s over 465 million cups of coffee consumed, on average, every day in America. But with the math and onto the real question - is all that coffee good for us?
Valentine’s Day has come and gone and you’re still not in the mood. It’s easy not to feel frisky on Valentine’s Day when there seems to be a ton of pressure to be super sexy and have an expensive, passion filled night. The truth is no one feels sexy on cue, let alone when trying to make an intimate experience that matches up to society’s standards. It’s not only massively defeating, it’s bizarre, and yet we subject ourselves to that on some level.
Sex starts in your head. Stress, depression, anxiety and even a lousy day can kill the mood. If you’re not feeling sexy in your mind, you’re not going to get sexy vibes in your loins. It’s as simple as that. If you’re consumed with worry about the price of the lingerie - which makes you feel self-conscious anyway, not to mention is physically uncomfortable to wear - you’re not going to genuinely enjoy sex. If you can, set aside the things in your world that are stressing you out. That will do more to get you into "the mood" than any piece of lingerie.
Everyone genuinely likes to look and feel their best. It’s hard to be fully in the moment when you have a painful and obvious breakout. Giving a big presentation at work with a giant zit in the middle of your forehead distracts you and leaves an impression on your audience. And nothing kills a romantic vibe like trying to keep your clothes on and the lights off to hide deep, painful cystic blemishes.
Beauty is skin deep, however skin health is a big deal. Your skin is your largest organ and makes for a huge surface area for your body to rid itself of toxins. The health of your skin on the outside is a good indicator of your health on the inside.
If you’re at your absolute wits end with your skin, tie a knot and hold on a little longer. There’s a lot healthy life choices, especially nutrition can do for you.
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