Great makeup starts with amazing skin. And amazing skin starts with taking care of our bodies from the inside out. There's that saying "we are what we eat" and our skin reveals a lot of what we put into our bodies.  When we put colorless foods devoid of any nutrient value our bodies can react with our skin becoming problematic. Consuming healthy foods that nourish our body will balance out our hormones and improve our moods. Besides having more restful sleep resulting in our mood and energy levels being more positive and consistent, our skin will glow, look radiant and we'll be able to showcase amazing looking makeup. Feeling healthy and beautiful from the inside out makes it easier to apply perfect makeup. Here are four tips to follow.

1. Get Enough Sleep

Our circadian rhythm is essential to our overall health. Restful sleep can have many benefits to having a more successful day with better moods, energy levels and productivity. It is important to put your technology down at the end of the day and spend time without electronics on. Relaxing by light stretching or meditating for a half hour before bedtime can be helpful. By going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday it will help keep your circadian rhythm consistent.


2. The Skinny on Healthy Fats

Want to know the skinny on healthy fats? Here's an amazing fact...60% of our brain is fat! It is important to feed healthy fats to our bodies and brains to keep our cognitive functions on point and balance out our energy levels throughout the day. Some great healthy fats can be found in avocados, nuts, fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, lake trout albacore tuna), ghee, coconut oil, and olive oil to name a few. Consuming enough of these healthy fats will leave us glowing and feeling satiated. Some may even find their moods elevate and may even result in weight loss. Here's a link to support the evidence of the importance of healthy fats and how it helps our hair, skin, nails and mood.

3. Natural vs. Processed Sugars

The dangers between natural and processed sugars are becoming more controversial regarding our health. It is important to try and eliminate processed and refined sugars. These sugars tend to cause blood sugar levels to spike leaving one feeling sluggish and tired. Natural sugars like stevia, raw honey and pure maple syrup are a much safer alternative as sweeteners. In addition to being safer, natural sweeteners such as maple syrup contains calcium and honey is known for it's antimicrobial properties. How we metabolize sugars is essential to our bodies health. By reducing refined and processed sugars we decrease the risks of diabetes and cancers according to Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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4. Why go NON-GMO?

The reason for going NON-GMO is simply due to the chemical glyphosate (Round Up Ready pesticides). Crops such as corn, soy, and wheat are grown in nutrient depleted soil and then sprayed with this dangerous chemical, a known neurotoxin and stomach disrupter that will eventually damage us from the inside out.These toxic ingredients are being used in our shaving creams, beauty products, toothpastes, or sweeteners. To learn more about GMO's here is a link to an evidence-based examination about genetically modified crops and foods.

Try to keep it au naturale, folx! Our bodies weren't made to process crazy amounts of chemicals and man-made substances. When we consume these toxic ingredients in the very many processed "foods" available to us today, our bodies will react with skin breakouts, cancer, diseases, and all sorts of illnesses. The U.S. healthcare system loves it and thrives off of our sicknesses. Spend a little more money on higher quality foods and it may cost you less in the long run with fewer medical bills. So get your beauty sleep and consume more natural whole foods and products with less chemicals. Not only will your body thank you for these things but your makeup will look more flawless!