By Debbie Mandel, Intent.com
We have many expressions for skin, our largest organ and according to Chinese herbal medicine our third lung. Many of us claim to have developed a thick skin when it concerns criticism. When we say that we try to get inside someone’s skin, we activate compassion. An artist might want his work of art to get under your skin, so that you continue to process it. The basic truth about achieving beautiful skin is to feel comfortable in your own skin.
All the beauty products out there ranging from natural (fruits and vegetables) to laboratory synthetics cannot make your skin glow if you are: Stressed, eating junk food, sleep-deprived and sedentary. Your skin tells your life story.
Skin care is inside out. It is crucial to reduce the inflammatory response. Simply put: Stress ages and depletes vitality. Instead of radiating happiness and positivism, you appear negative as you secrete toxins.
Know your skin type to maximize your self-care:
* Oily to normal – shiny skin especially on the forehead, nose and chin
* Oily – shiny all over most of the time
* Dry to normal – feels tight and gets dehydrated after a few hours
* Dry – especially around the cheek area and usually feels and looks dehydrated
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