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Celebrating the Beauty Within During National Beauty Month
With cosmetic companies crowing about "National Beauty Month," Vitality Medical believes it's what we put in our bodies and what we do our bodies that unlocks true, radiant beauty. Rather than slather on age-defying creams (hey, aging itself can be beautiful), consider nourishing the body's natural beauty with wholesome beauty products.
Beauty from the Inside Out
It's no surprise that Mother Nature, herself a stunning beauty, has a myriad of naturally occurring substances that can unlock the beauty in each of us.
The nutrient-rich Sea Buckthorn Berry has been prized for centuries throughout Europe and Asia for, among many things, its ability to heal dermatological ailments. As one of nature's most potent berries, Sea Buckthorn has high levels of omega fatty acids 3, 6, 9 and the hard-to-source omega 7 fatty acid. These compounds have given Sea Buckthorn an incredible reputation for boosting skin's resilience and luminance.
However, one of nature's most potent berries is also one of the hardest to source -- it's nestled in thorns. Fortunately modern harvesting and flash-freezing have given rise to a bounty of Sea Buckthorn Berry products that nourish the beauty in skin, hair and nails. Among our favorites is Sibu International's Beauty Sea Buckthorn for Hair Skin and Nails liquid supplement. In addition to omega acids, the proprietary formula's blend of phytosterols, polyphenols, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals support the natural beauty each of us.
After learning about Sea Buckthorn Berry, you may view it as a great beauty regimen supplement; however, once you learn about collagen's role as a key Beauty Product, you may make collagen mandatory! With a name derived from the "Kallos," the Greek word for "glue," collagen -- which provides skin structural support, tissue strength and flexibility -- seems like the glue that holds humans together. Collagen has earned a prominent role in several skin-repairing products, including wound dressings and joint/muscle supplements.
Given collagen's prominence in medicine, it's all too easy to overlook its efficacy as a Health and Beauty Supplement. Collagen is naturally derived and produced from our diet -- specifically from protein and Vitamin C. As we age, collagen production declines, depriving our skin of the nutritional support to remain firm and glowing. Fortunately, working this Beauty Supplement into your diet is incredibly simple and economical. One of our more popular supplements, the NeoCell Super Collagen Type 1 is available in pills or a virtually flavorless, ready-to-mix powder. It's important to note that most collagen types are derived from animal sources; if vegetarian, consider more soy protein and Vitamin C-rich foods. Alive! Soy Protein Ultra-Shake, which is rich in plant-derived Omega acids and collagen-supporting vitamins and minerals, is an ideal plant-based beauty and diet supplement.
Skin in the Game
We know how powerful the brain is, and choose brain-boosting foods. Many of us follow guidelines, such as the American Heart Association's physical activity guidelines to optimize cardio health. But these two vital organs aren't your body's largest organs. The skin is the largest and basic care should be a cornerstone of any beauty regimen. Lotion helps prevent chafing and cracks, which could lead to skin break down and even infection if left unchecked. While every major retailer peddles lotions promising youth and beauty, at Vitality Medical, we defer to the experts -- doctors. Moisturizing Lotion, by McKesson, is an economical brand that's specified by doctors and hospitals the world over. Crisp, clean, neutral scents like summer rain and cucumber melon, make it ideal for everyone in the household.
- Tip: Don't let a limited reach or dexterity prevent proper skin care. The Maddak Lotion Applicator is a cost-effective way to keep the skin on keep legs, feet and your back hydrated and resistant to skin pressure sores or cracking. Easy-to-swap replacement heads are available if you switch between lotion types.
Strike a Pose
When exercising, the pulse races and nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood circulates, bringing skin the nourishment it needs. While modern science has long since validated this, it's no surprise, ancient wisdom had it right all along. Ashtanga Yoga -- one of the oldest branches of yoga -- incorporates several poses* that are reputed to boost skin health and beauty when performed after an invigorating series of sun salutations under a watchful teacher:
- Uttanasana -- Standing Forward Bend: This standing inversion gently channels oxygen-and nutrient-dense blood to your face, promoting well-being.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana -- Seated Twist: Think of your organs as a giant sponge. Now squeeze them to release dirty water with the controlled twisting action of this posture. This twist is reputed for detoxing the body of beauty-sapping free radicals.
- Sirsasana -- Headstand: Turn your entire world upside down with this full body inversion to aid in circulation and decompression. The skin is said to reap the benefits that come with stimulating circulation. *Please consult your physician before starting these or any exercise program.
- Matsyasana -- Fish Pose: The modified backbend tilts the head back, facilitating the flow of fresh blood to the face.
Bold is Beautiful
Self-awareness and confidence are the ultimate beauty supplements -- the positivity of "owning who you are" allows your natural beauty to shine. For centuries, Indian medicine has designated the solar plexus -- basically your stomach and digestive system -- as the seat of confidence, autonomy and willpower. In fact, ancient Hindu texts refer to the Solar Plexus as, "Manipura" the precious gem or city of gems. While core exercises are recommended to fortify the area, there's one more confidence- and beauty-boosting supplement worth considering: Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Organic Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy.
Consisting of cheery lemon, crisp eucalyptus and aromatic sunflower oils, the Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil is dabbed on your pulse points and stomach area. The zesty scent will boost your sense of well-being, harmonize the Solar Plexus and trigger the confidence that unlocks the beauty.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the most important beholder is...you. These exercise tips, nutrition tips and economical Beauty Products will augment and nurture the beauty you already possess.
To a life full of vitality!