Embrace your natural beauty sis!

Here are a few tips to steer you in the right direction.

1. Believe that you are beautiful and you will exude beauty. Count your blessings, not your blemishes and always surround yourself with people who remind you of your inner strength and beauty.

2. Embrace your face. Be gentle with your skin and remember to cleanse, moisturise and protect it every day.  Add more veggies and fruit to your diet to help ‘feed’ your face and get plenty of vitamins D and C to help your skin glow. Remember to exfoliate your skin at least once a week, then treat it to a nourishing face mask {preferably while you relax with your feet up}!

3. Love your hair. Work with your hair, not against it. Embrace your texture, find what works for you and stick to that regimen. Treat it regularly (deep conditioning, hot oil treatments etc.) Don’t be a stranger to hair trims and try to keep using styling products and appliances to a minimum.

4. Brush those pearly whites. Of course you already know this..but some of you need to hear it. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, follow with a restorative mouth wash and floss at night before you go to bed. Amidst drinking coffee, eating and the odd glass of wine —rinse your mouth with water when you can. Many foods and beverages contain acids that wear away your tooth enamel over time, which leads to excessive staining. A quick swish of water will whisk away residue and help preserve your smile. Better still, when you can, brush them! And be sure to see your dentist twice a year for checkups and a cleaning. (I need to incorporate this last step myself… I hate the dentist! I know…hate is a strong word..lol)

5. Less is more. Don’t make makeup too obvious. A good tinted moisturizer, mascara, lip gloss, and a touch of blush is all you need for a basic day – and if you want to play up your look for the evening, beat that face girl! lol

To avoid looking ‘too made-up’, try this make-up balancing trick: After applying your make-up, turn away from the mirror and then turn back… remove {or soften} the first thing that stands out and catches your eye – like heavy eyeliner or over-powering lipstick – basically anything that makes your face look off-balanced at first glance.

6. Love your body, but never obsess over it. Find an exercise that you enjoy, one that you can incorporate into your day and do it regularly. Don’t exercise to lose weight or to fight your body shape. Do it to make your body healthy and strong and because it makes you feel good.

7. Sleep well. They say before bedtime avoid watching intense TV shows, paying bills, or engaging in other stimulating activities an hour or two before bedtime but I find that difficult; especially with a demanding schedule. However bathing, dimming the lights, utilizing an Oil Diffuser to assist you in unwinding after a tough day, always works for me. Nothing like some good good sexual activity though. Hey… I’m just sayin’.

8. Be your own guru. Happiness comes from within. If you’re not happy, change it – you and only you, are in charge of your happiness! To speak negative words, you must be thinking them, so think positive. Change your thoughts and change what you say!

Make up your own personal positive mantra which you say each day. Sure you’ll feel funny at first but making a daily pledge is a reminder of your inner strength and gradually words will change the way you think, and feel.


Sabrina G.