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Advice from Japanese Grandmothers on How to Be Beautiful

From: Inner Peace, Outer Beauty: Natural Japanese Health and Beauty Secrets Revealed 

By Michelle Dominique Leigh

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Protect your skin from the sun.

Drink pure water, breathe good air, live in a clean house.

As you grow older, don’t envy the fresh blossoms of spring.

To have clear, smooth skin, care for it diligently by cleaning it completely, protecting it with loofah vinewater, and keeping a relaxed mind.

Good skin comes from a clean body, so make sure to eat foods that purify the body.

Eat the peels, rinds and skins of fruits and vegetables.

Too much makeup pollutes the skin.

If your bad skin is inherited, you can change its condition by eating properly.

Sleep at least 8 hours a night, and go to bed before eleven.

Be in love.

Be active. Get exercise. Enjoy your life.

Don’t sit around worrying.

Control your desires. Don’t always want what you can’t have. This unsatisfied-yearning habit makes a woman ugly.

Accept your age and the changes in your beauty. A beautiful old woman is beautiful because her mind and spirit are wise and graceful.

At the age of forty, the mind is visible on the face.

Practice facial massage every day to prevent wrinkles and age spots, and to keep the skin fresh and supple.

If you are tired or suffering from stress, you must exercise.

Eat a wide variety of foods.

Don’t complain; don’t be envious; don’t be irritated. Your health will deteriorate and your skin will look terrible.

If your shoulders are tense or stiff, you will have lines and wrinkles on your face. Practice massage.

Enjoy lovemaking. You will have glowing, shiny skin and a relaxed face.

Enjoy nature. Be tranquil and calm. Eat simple foods.

Eat simple foods.

You can tighten your skin by massaging it: face, head, and neck.

If you breathe deeply, you’ll become strong and healthy, and more attractive.

Everybody gets wrinkles, but try to prevent ugly wrinkles by controlling your mind and emotions. Wrinkles are a reflection of your thoughts and feelings.

Clean skin, not makeup, is the secret of beautiful skin.

If you just cleanse, nourish, and massage your skin, it will function well and look good.

 

Author Info

Dr. Marilyn Tran, ND

Dr. Marilyn Tran is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in midtown Toronto. Dr. Tran holds an honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Psychology and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Her passion for community work led her to complete rotations at the Sherbourne Health Centre (treating patients with AIDS/HIV), Queen West Community Health Centre and Brampton Civic Hospital. She also completed two medical brigades to Haiti with Naturopaths Without Borders providing care to the local community. In 2016, she began work to set up a Global Health Program in El Salvador, Central America, along with her partner who is an Ayurvedic Doctor. Together, they hope to introduce students rooted in natural health to help communities in impoverished countries. When at home in her city of Toronto, she relishes in all the small and finer things her vibrant, multi-cultural city has to offer. She maintains a health and happiness blog on her website www.drmarilyntran.com.

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