Friday, March 2, 2012

Clean Eating and Beauty

I told all my followers that I will incorporate fashion into my fitness blog, but now I have to also add beauty products!  Why?  Well did you know that a clean diet affects your beauty when it comes to healthy skin, nails and hair? ...

I have been a ProActiv user for almost a year now, and I must say it has done wonders (okay, maybe miracles) to my face.  I don't know about you, but ever since my teenage years, not only did I battle with weight issues, but I've had to also battle with acne (ughh).  I am sure some of you can relate.  Only when I decided to start to clean up my act by cleaning up my diet (at age 24) did I also see a difference in my skin.  So in conclusion, fitness plays a HUGE role in beauty!  One of my favorite products is ProActiv. If you haven't tried ProActiv, I say why not give it a try.  In the beginning, my skin was much drier than it normally was, but I purchased the ProActive green tea moisturizer and it took care of that problem fast.  I also recommend using white towels as the product tend to stain colored towels or clothing.  It may sting or burn in the beginning but it doesn't stay that way forever.  That is ProActiv working its magic.  To this day, I've been using the product and it hardly stings at all; to me it just feels like a normal facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer and part of my daily routine.  Be patient at first and also accept that it may not be for everybody.  I just wanted to share with you my experience.  (The pic below I have no foundation - now I am happy to say that I can leave the house with no foundation needed.  That was a no-no back in the days :-/ ....) and as a Mom, I quickly learned to put on my make-up in less than 5 minutes with a toddler keeping you busy 24-7!  I do wear foundation during the week, however on the weekends I do not to let my skin breathe.  Being make-up free is my favorite actually, but I also love getting dolled up for special date nights w/ the hubby =) ... I love Bobbi Brown and MAC cosmetics and I am addicted to Carmex! ...

Another product I literally tried this morning after my cardio is WEN Haircare Products by Chaz Dean.  There was a promo to try the entire product (you know that 100% money-back-guarantee-if-you're-not-satisfied-we'll-refund-but-keep-the-free-gifts!) gimmick.  Dang, those paid advertisements get me all the time lol!  Well, again I said hmmm, why not?  Well, another good product that worked for me (so far after one attempt).  My hair had less knots after showering this morning and you all know how long my hair is.  It felt so silky and soft today and even hubby saw a big difference.  I was hesitant at first because I don't like products that weigh my hair down or make it lose its volume.  I do live in Texas where we love BIG hair!!!  Hahaha!  WEN did the opposite of just that and my hair was bigger than usual!  So ladies, another must try! ....


Cheers to beauty!
Mrs. Chilly

Remember a clean diet plays a significant role in clear and healthy skin, hair and nails.  Right now the only supplements I am taking are my prenatal vitamins and my clean, clean diet =) .... oh and of course, good ol' cardio and weight training! ...

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