Monday, December 8, 2014

The Selfing Process Series - Grooming and Cosmetics - Step 4 of 5

Beholding a well-groomed individual is quite pleasing to my spirit. My eyes begin to twinkle and sparkle and my lips curl upward, leaving me with a little burst of positive energy. Do you know that the measure of a well-groomed woman starts with how good her skin looks? Also, how good her skin looks goes beyond its surface. It's true-how good your skin looks is an inner beauty being thing.

How are you being-on the inside? Having worked in the image, beauty and fashion industries all of my adult life, I've witnessed a lot of vanity...with me being right there in the middle. But, what's important and lasting is inner beauty being; which always begins with you loving, liking and respecting yourself first. The women who practice inner beauty being are IBBers-their beauty radiates from the inside out. They eat the proper foods; which are fueled by chemical substances called essential nutrients, such as: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water-these nutrients come from the proper and right food sources. So, eating right will help you to reproduce, build, and repair body tissue and to regenerate new skin cells-and we love that.

Water is the most important essential nutrient. It's an elixir within itself-the fountain of youth. Every cell in your body needs water for optimal health, including your skin cells. You could survive for weeks, perhaps even months, without food but you could only last about eight to ten days without water.

Water circulates through your blood transporting oxygen and nutrients to your cells. It helps to maintain the body's natural balance. It has no caloric value, though, and it is not a source of energy within itself. On the other hand, water promotes good digestion and it helps you to absorb the right nutrients from the foods that you eat. It removes your body's waste through urine and sweat and it eliminates digestive waste. It's so good for you!

Your body is made up of about sixty-five percent water and on most days you'll need to drink at least eight to ten cups of water to replenish what you've lost during the day. Water can be replenished also by drinking other decaffeinated and non-alcoholic liquids and by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Getting your fair share of water will cleanse and flush out impurities that clog your pores and diminish your natural beauty. It will help to promote a more supple and youthful complexion. Next time you're dying of thirst, quench it with water.

IBBers believe in herbs and supplements and know that they are essential to their well-being and longevity. They participate in fun, natural and exhilarating activities that encourage them to breathe deeply, giving their body a good cardiovascular workout while rejuvenating their spirit. The breathing that comes from moving your body through fun physical activities is deep, simple, smooth, and strong. This type of breathing will help you to feel more youthful and energetic while at the same time helping you to relax and focus. It will build your heart muscle and clear the clutter from your mind and spirit.

IBBers laugh a lot too-for the fun of it and for the health benefits derived from a good belly laugh. According to Proverbs 17:22, "A joyful heart is the health of the body." Take the time to have fun and laugh. It is not a luxury, like so many of us believe, but just what the doctor ordered. If you're sick, it might make you well. If you're sad it might make you happy. Go on, girl, try it out loud... laugh!

IBBers also know the intrinsic value of friendships with other IBBers and living their lives full out, regardless of where they live, how much money they earn, married or single. They love being with other people and being alone. And most importantly, IBBers honor the essence of who they are through quiet time, inner reflection and meditation-a sure and proven way to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Daily meditation can help you get rid of toxins and clear the cobwebs that may have entered your essence, trying to block your natural flow. Meditation will encourage you to relax and to release, allowing you to hear the soft whispered words that are just for you. Consider this: the next time you're getting ready think about the selfing process and its grooming layer to see how you're doing with your inner health.

Okay, you now know that the foundation of grooming begins with good skin and a glowing complexion-which is a direct reflection of your inner health and well-being. You also know that paying attention to what goes into your mouth and what's inside your body is key. No amount of topical creams, ointments and serums can be effective when you're covering up for years of neglect.