26 Natural Beauty Tips

26 Natural Beauty Tips

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Here are some beauty tips straight from your naturopathic doctor’s mouth.  Warning – some of these pointers are tricks to get you healthier too!
 
1. Drink more water for a healthy glow.  Drink at least 8 cups (2L) of water or herbal tea per day.
 
2. Cut out refined sugar once an for all.  Did you know sugar causes wrinkles?!

3. Get 8 hours of sleep and set your clock so that you get enough sleep every night.

4. Smile and laugh often.  Smile lines are the best kind of lines.

5. Eat good food sources of Omega 3 and other good fats such as wild salmon, flaxseeds, chia seeds, olive oil and avocado to prevent dry skin.

6. Dry, brittle hair and nails?  Ask your naturopathic doctor if hypothyroidism might be a concern for you.

7. Eat curry!  Curcumin, also called turmeric, is an anti-inflammatory and can help reduce skin redness.

8. Drink lemon water every morning to reduce bloating.

9. Add a bit of cayenne pepper to your lemon water to improve circulation and get a rosy glow!

10. Drink green tea daily for anti-aging antioxidants.

11. Be sun smart.  Get at least 15 min of sun without sunscreen to get your body making vitamin D.  After that, lather up with sunscreen!

12. Make 2017 the year to quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke as much as possible.  

13. Breaking hair and nails a problem?  Check in with your naturopathic doctor to be sure you are absorbing the nutrients from your food.

14. Dark circles under your eyes?  Food sensitivities could be the culprit.

15. Eat more fibre from brown rice, legumes, oatmeal and veggies.  Getting the system moving eliminates toxins so they don’t come out through the skin! (Think - prevention of acne and most skin rashes)

16. Have more sex!  And talk to your naturopathic doctor if libido is a concern.

17. Eat a cup of berries every day for anti-oxidants that help fight wrinkles and age spots.

18. Avoid coffee and red wine which stain teeth but also make you more acidic so you lose enamel.

19. Dairy and gluten can sometimes cause acne.  Time to bring in the almond milk and rice pasta?

20. Bothered by your silver fillings?  Did you know that they contain mercury, a very harmful toxin?  Getting them removed properly might be more than a cosmetic investment.

21. Got a mole that is bothering you?  Did you know that your naturopathic doctor can give you a healthy mole check up?

22. Check your cosmetics for parabens and chuck them out!  Parabens mess with your hormones.
 
23. Eat leafy greens such as kale and spinach on a daily basis for minerals and folate to help hair grow

24. Try something new and laugh at yourself when you suck at it!  

25. Commit to having more fun in 2017

26. Be kind.  Kindness is the most attractive feature of all.
 
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