As I wrote previously, I am complementing “You Being Beautiful” with Dr. Oz’s 30 Day Beauty Challenge, condensing it into 15 actual days by doubling up on the tips. Tips for today? Come on – guess! Ok, I give – eat even more nuts. This time it’s walnuts since eating them helps moisturize your skin from the inside out. They are also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation in your body. Good grief – that’s a lot of nuts. Fear not though, they only recommend that you eat 14 halves (7 walnuts total). I’ll pick them up on the weekend *SIGH*. Just to get an idea of how I get my nuts in – here is a tally:
-2 brazil nuts at breakfast – yes exactly two
-12 almonds one hour before bed
-a very small handful of pumpkin seeds or pistachios in my salad
-I’ll add 7 walnuts to my Greek Yogurt when I buy them
The next tip comes as no surprise – drink 8 x 8 ounce glasses a day. I know I find it hard to get water in, and I’ve already written about it, but it doesn’t hurt to remind everyone how important it is. Apparently just being 2% dehydrated can have an impact on your skin. I have at least 6 glasses a day, but will try to bump it up to 8.
Now for a recommendation on skin cleansers. The good doctor and his sidekick in “You Being Beautiful” like Cetaphil and Neutrogena if you are using a liquid cleanser. Spectro Gel if you use it, is pretty much like Cetaphil. Everyone’s skin is different, so use what works for you. I use Cetaphil/Spectro Gel in the morning and Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash at night since it has salicylic acid – which Dr. Oz recommends for acne prone skin. Just a note for the ladies – take your make up off with a make up remover or cleansing cloth before you wash. I love Simple Cleansing Cloths – they are fragrance free and really get all of my eye make up and foundation off without making my skin feely oily or like sand paper – they are the best!
Now, I’m off – I have 4 glasses of water to get in before bedtime!