So I’ve had really bad skin for years. I’m 26 years old and have never quite got over the bad skin phase of my teenage years. I’ve tried product after product with a varying array of results. My skin is quite good these days due to a few small things.
- Use Pore strips: I can’t swear by these things enough. Not only do you receive the satisfaction of seeing the blockage from your pores directly on the strip, but it immediately causes your skin to be more smooth. When I apply my make-up in the morning it goes on a lot smoother and looks less flakey. I recommend you buy the pack that has both the strips for your nose, forehead and chin.
- Quit Dairy: Listen, I was absolutely addicted to milk for years. I didn’t drink soft drink or juice. I drank milk. More than water even. When I moved to London for a stretch I lived with a really healthy roommate who convinced me that the hormones in dairy milk were causing me harm. After some research I made the decision to quit. After quitting I lost about 3 kilos and my skin greatly improved after about two weeks. I now drink Almond milk only.
On the Menu for Today
Warm raspberry bowl with a crunchy twist: 1/2 cup of whole oats with almond milk. A dash of golden syrup, frozen raspberries to melt and almond flakes.
Blueberry Crunch Smoothie: Frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, protein powder & 1/2 cup of granola.
Food for the mind: 7 habits of highly effective people- Today’s Advice: Stay present in everything you do. Do not focus on the end result as your present life will suffer for it.
This is coming from a girl who used to be a size 18 and is now a size 10. Losing weight is so hard, both mentally and physically. For years I hated shopping because I could never wear what I wanted to wear. Now I love clothes!
I’ve read countless self help books that state: the key to feeling good is looking good and finding your own style. I seem to be going for the 1950’s teacher look. I have all these pearl necklaces lying around and I never wear them. They really do change the nature of your look and make you feel a bit glamorous. Brands include: Zara, Valley Girl, Tokito & Forcast.
I’ve never really meal prepped before so this is my first attempt. I lost 15 kilos last year and it wasn’t easy. The first 5 kilos, however, fell off me and I have my healthy dinners to thank. My dinners usually consisted of eating Vegetables, Potato & Tomato soup . Here’s hoping I can lose 10 more!