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What Does Love Got to Do with… Beautiful Skin?

2 Apr

When you feel love, when you love, and feel loved the energy from these feelings comes through you and manifests itself in many, many ways.  The glow and health of your skin is one of the ways that love is reflected.   Your skin looks brighter, wrinkles are kept at bay, and skin conditions improve all with love.

With love as the inner center of your experience, you radiate outward.  In addition, when love is your dominant force, you want to take better care of yourself.  So, you eat better, exercise, and you are involved in healthy relationships and activities.  Love brings happiness and joy, and the cells in the body pick up on this energy communicating in ways that lead to a healthier body.  And healthier, better-looking skin is one of the beneficiaries of these responses to love.

[“Smile, it enhances your face value.”  Truvy (Dolly Parton) in “Steel Magnolias”]

See for yourself.  Try loving every day throughout the day no matter the difficulties you have for thirty days.  See if your skin doesn’t look better and your life feel better.  Here are some thoughts and tips:

Love is not a mental exercise; words alone don’t make love.  Words need to be connected to feelings.  Think of someone or something that doesn’t need to give you love back for you to feel love (a baby, small child, puppy, pet, flowers, etc.).  Got the feeling?  That is love.

[The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.  Helen Keller]

Now with that feeling, love yourself first unconditionally.  Just don’t say your love yourself, feel it in your entire being.  Loving yourself is not selfish as many of us as many of us have been taught to believe.  In fact, in order to love others fully, you need to love yourself first.  Everyday practice loving yourself.  (You can check in with how you are doing with this by observing how you are treating others in your life and those whom you meet during the course of your day.)

Every morning before you get out of bed and every night before you go to sleep list all the things you love.  Just don’t stop at ten or twenty things keep on going. Gratitude is an expression of love, so you could also list all the things you are grateful for.  Don’t forget the people that make your life possible (fireman, policemen, people who make it possible to have electricity and running water, sidewalks, farm workers, etc.). 

[“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” — Chinese Proverb]

What about those difficult people in your life?  Find something to love about them.  Send them love; they are most likely in great need of loving themselves.

Express in words and feeling love and appreciation to people in your life everyday.  Mentally pass on love and happiness to people you meet (grocery clerk, barista, bus driver, bank teller, etc.)  Elbert Einstein on of the greatest scientific minds of all times gave gratitude a 100 times a day:

[A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I received and am still receiving.]

 The upside to love is there is no downside.

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Kissable Lips

14 Feb

Roses, candy, and dinner are just the backdrop for tonight’s main attraction–the Valentine’s Day kiss or the hope of getting that kiss.  We want you to make the best of it by having lips worth kissing. 

Just to be sure those kissable lips aren’t wasted because of faulty kissing technique, head over to kissing.com.  There you’ll learn how to make that Valentine’s Day smooch crackle with fireworks.  Though kissing has been happening for thousands and thousands of years, some of us apparently haven’t gotten it down yet.   There’s probably a gene for kissing that has yet to be discovered and unlocked for some.  Not only can you learn some toe wiggling kissing techniques at kissing.com,  you can also buy some lessons.  How about that for a Valentine’s Day gift?

While we will not share our snogging (Brit’s term for smooching) secrets, we will share some tips to get your lips properly prepared for a big smooch.

Tips for Kissable Lips

  • Honey is great for softening and smoothing chapped lips.  Put about a teaspoon or so in a small bowl, add a drop of water.  Apply to lips and let sit for a few minutes.  Take a wet toothbrush or damp washcloth over lips to remove dry skin.  Be gentle. Apply lip balm or some olive oil, Shea or cocoa butter.
  • Coconut oil also works well for softening lips.  Apply directly to lips; let sit for a few minutes and remove dry skin as above.
  • Run a warm air humidifier or vaporizer at night to prevent chapped lips.
  • Before applying your favorite lipstick, apply some chap stick to your lips first.  This is a good technique if you find that your lips become chapped after applying lipstick.  Lipstick can sometimes cause lips to dry out, esp. if you are sensitive to an ingredient in the lipstick, such as lanolin.  Also, the ingredient propyl gallate and phenyl salicylate (salol) in lipstick causes contact dermatitis in some people.
  • Lip balms can cause your lips to become chapped if there is an ingredient that your lips are sensitive to.  i.e.  I can’t use any chap stick that has hemp or lanolin in it.  Those two ingredients will cause my lips to become chapped.  Beeswax is the one ingredient I look for in a chap stick.
  • Stay away from petroleum, fragrances, and scents in lip balms.  They can also make lips worse.  Ingredients should be simple and natural.
  • Never lick your lips when they are chapped.  It will only make them worse.
  • Keep hydrated with some good old water.  It will help in preventing dry lips in the first place.
  • Breathe through your nose and not your mouth to prevent dry lips.
  • Citrus fruits, nickel, sodium lauryl sulfate in tooth paste, dyes used in candy and food, hypothyroidism can all contribute to chapped lips.

Now that your lips are kissable, the rest is up to you.  Oh, don’t forget to check the breath.  Kissable lips won’t mean a thing if the vapors emitting from your mouth keep your sweetie from coming within twenty feet of you.

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Reference:

Kunin, Audrey, M.D. “Chapstick and Verse; A Guide To Chapped Lips.” Online: http://www.dermadoctor.com/article_Chapped-Lips_185.html.

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