Friday, October 25, 2013

Love it: Dr. Libby Weaver’s Beauty From The Inside Out


This blog is not so much about a product that will change your life - although we all know that M.A.C’s Ruby Woo does have extraordinary powers! - but a book that aims to change the way you see yourself: Dr. Libby Weaver’s Beauty From The Inside Out.
When I spoke to Dr. Libby just days before the book hit the stands she told me that one of its key purposes to “remind you of what your heart already knows,” as well as look at every little thing we do that can have an impact on how we look and feel in a beauty sense.
“Beauty really is an inside job,” she says, “how many of us stop to consider that our outer layer is merely a reflection of inner processes, completely reliant on the health of the 50 trillion cells that you are made of? And the health of those cells is affected by everything from the food you eat, the nutrients present or missing from your blood, and the hormones and messages your body makes based on whether your thoughts are fearful or loving.”
When most people think about improving their appearance, they usually focus on a product, another "quick fix", the pricey new moisturiser everyone tells you that you need RIGHT NOW. Yet when you consider the skin cells on your face are a small percentage of the total number of cells in the whole body, it seems crazy that we don't spend more time getting most of the cells functioning optimally, leading us to the outcomes we seek.
It is not a book teaching you how to cleanse, tone and moisturise, but rather how to make your own beauty shine and how to deal with very specific bumps in the road, such as dark circles under the eyes, eczema, pimples, and hair that is falling out, just to name a few. Just as importantly, “I explore your inner world, by taking a look at the emotional landscape because, for many, that is where the real elixir is,” she says.
When I asked her what her five beauty ‘essentials’ were she named things like Vitamin C, plant content for fibre and antioxidants, Lauric acid, remembering to ‘breathe’ (really breathe) and taking time for gratitude and kindness, as well as trying to omit - as much as possible - refined sugar from your diet. All of these are delved into much further in the book, and this weekend I’ll find out even more at her Beautiful You Weekend, held in the fabulous ballroom high above the iconic David Jones department store in Sydney. Can’t wait!
But for now I heartily recommend that you pick up a copy of Beauty From the Inside Out, “so it can remind you of what your heart already knows”.

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