Natural beauty secrets
Sonya Bass, CH
Beauty is not to be put down with the proviso being that the body is nourished and cared for. To many people, caring for the skin, hair, and nails comes naturally, but if you haven't set up a simple lifetime regimen yet, here are a few rules you should follow to keep you looking beautiful for years to come.
Frankie was from the old school of skin care and natural beauty. She once showed me her mother’s book of home remedies. Many were the same herbal treatments I learned as a chartered herbalist.
At 92, Frankie was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She bubbled with enthusiasm and had more energy than a teenager. Her thick, grey hair glistened with an attractive silver tint. The wrinkles on her face came from laughing and living life to the fullest.
When my dear friend Frankie passed from my life, it seemed to make the world slow down as I dwelled on the passage of time. My childhood years rushed by as I eagerly anticipated each coming birthday. The teens and twenties were a blur. Thirty was a reality check, but worrying about a few wrinkles still wasn’t a priority. Like many others, keeping an attractive appearance in my thirties consisted of changing hair colour on a whim, lying in a sun-tanning parlour for the fake-and-bake tan, or painting my fingernails purple.
Now, reflecting over past years, I realize that this is all fun stuff and not to be put down, with the proviso being that the body is nourished and cared for.
To many people, caring for the skin, hair, and nails comes naturally, but if you haven’t set up a simple lifetime regimen yet, here are a few golden rules you should follow.
Avoid long-term exposure to the sun. Light clothing is the best option, and many sportswear companies now give the protection factor of the fabric. The clothes are well designed and fashionable. The fabrics prevent sunburn while allowing the skin to breathe, wicking away perspiration.
Smile More Often
Activities such as volunteering, going to a fitness club, or daily walking contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Associating with positive people, laughing, and having a supportive circle of friends are also important. Feeling good is reflected in your appearance, attitude, and your smiling face.
Just follow the golden rules, and when you are 90, you will look as good as Frankie did!
Just Do It
For those of you who are still dragging your tootsies, here is a simple yet effective beauty regime that will last you into your nineties.