Faith glows. Wouldn’t you? She loves herself, her life, her kids, and her husband who I assume she makes love to as often as physically possible. And she’s smart enough not to eat what her mamma raised her on in Mississippi.
This is a three-part series about women in, near, or past midlife with beautiful skin. This series will teach you how to have beautiful skin like Faith’s without needing photo-shopped like they did to her on the cover of the July, 2007 Redbook.
In Part I, you’ll learn what type of food beauties like Faith, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Joan Luden, Diane Lane, Diane Keaton, and Diane Sawyer eat to keep their skin dewy, supple, and camera-worthy.
In Part II, you’ll learn the best skin care programs and treatments to tap into as you age. And Part III, you’ll learn what the best cosmetics are to radiate, not mask yourself in midlife. Grab your bag of almonds and let’s go!
H20, Sex, and Sleep
Beyond rising in the morning with Tim, one of Faith’s beauty secrets for looking so fresh-faced is drinking 90 oz of water a day. Our skin is composed of 90% water. And so without the right amount of water to keep that level, the skin tends to be unhealthy and dry. In fact, dehydration does not affect the skin alone, but the rest of the body as well, including the vital organs like kidneys and lungs.
Next, have an orgasm often. Sex is proven to improve your skin. During sex, the body perspires, which helps flush out toxins and releases skin-nourishing oils. The deep breathing and elevated heart rate that happen upon climax cause more oxygen to circulate throughout the body creating a natural glow.
Too tired for sex? Diane Lane, 47, says sleep is her secret weapon and great equalizer. So let’s get back to the basics ladies, water, sex, and sleep. Then repeat, repeat, repeat.
Diets to Be Faithful to For Great Skin
Faith Hill passes on the country-fried steak and turns to her preferred Mediterranean diet instead. The good fats in her diet such as extra virgin olive oil and avocados help keep her skin youthful.
Dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, M.D. recommends a diet filled with fish, berries, eggs, and olive oil. His anti-inflammatory diet embraces foods that contain proteins, antioxidants, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Perricone even goes as far to say eating fish twice a day for four straight days will erase your under eye dark circles.
Oily fish like sardines and mackerel contain essential fatty acids that actually reduce skin inflammation and keep your skin ultra moist. Fatty fish provides hefty helpings of anti-aging omega-3 fatty acids; salmon, mackerel and albacore tuna are among your best bets for staying beautiful.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries produce collagen to keep your skin supple, smooth and plump.
“An unmistakable glow emanates from midlife women who are happy and satisfied with their lives – a glow that no amount of skincare products, cosmetics, or plastic surgery can create,” says Christiane Northup author of the Wisdom of Menopause available through Hay House.
The Proof is in Not Eating the Pudding
Hali Smith had orthognathic surgery to correct TMJ and her asymmetrical jawline. As a result of having her jaw broken in four places and the swelling, she was placed on liquid diet for well over a month. Because her diet shifted away from fried foods, beer, pizza and other indulgences to protein shakes, soups, liquified fruits and applesauce her skin transformed.
Though she had beautiful skin prior to the diet change, her skin would give Faith some non-celebrity competition in the no-need to airbrush me category. Smith was a walking example of what foregoing the American diet of chips, processed foods, and salty deli meats, sugar, and alcohol can do for one’s outer layer let alone what it does for anti-aging your internal organs.
Join us for Part II to learn what skincare programs work best for mature skin to get your glow back on.
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