Winter skin – ageing

My skin has kind of given up. It seems like no moisturizer in the world can deal with my skin right now. Unfortunately I live we’re the sun barely raise during the winter months and even if we do get moist weather “wet and damp” it is no good for my poor skin.

I become extra dry with itchy red spots all over. It is like I am constantly allergic to everything. I definitely fells more at ease during the summer. I believe the vitamin D together with the sun gives the skin all it needs

So how can we deal with the issues? Well going from nice perfumed body lotions to pure jojoba oil. No need to buy the expensive perfume body lotion when all my body is longing for is oil.

Pure oil in such a natural form as possible is what it craves. Even though my skin is really itchy and dry, I still exfoliating almost on a daily base. I exfoliate in the shower and make sure I put on oil straight after the shower when my skin is still damp.

I can see that my skin is not as plump and moist as it use to be, and I need to nurture it in a different way these days. Inside out.

Over all, I need to take care of me in a different way nowadays. Give my self some needed TLC !

What is your skin secret?

Accepting what is – ageing

I have always been very conscious about my appearance. Not in a frantic way but it has been a part of my overall “me strategy.”.I have maintained the same weight since high school. Even though my body does not look the same as it did then. Giving I have been blessed with 4 children. It’s still the same numbers.

Now that I am older and well let’s face it – things are going south , it’s time for some bigger changes mentally. I am talking about acceptance, with a generous amount of self love.

This together with a new way of approaching everything in life. I am kinder to my self. I have adjusted my way of approaching life. My exercise routine is different- to be honest – less hard core (Iron man) and more soft Yoga 🧘🏼‍♂️.. as it comes to food – less meat and more veggies. I also practice intermittent fasting , because I strongly believe especially as we age the body needs more time to recover on a cellular level.

And so far so good. I love the way my body feels after I give it the proper care and added attitude – I am perfect the way I am – in a humble fashion😉m

Adding years to a better you

Are you healthy or not? Do you care or really not? Are you in the game or hopelessly lost? Are you making sure you get the best there is for your body and soul?

Taking care of yourself is the best gift you can ever give yourself. Not only caring about your health but also your mind. Filling it with good thoughts and happy memories. Trigger it with challenges and changes. Give it love every day.

But we all know that life is not always pink and fluffy, it’s sometimes dark or at least grayish. That’s why it’s even more important to overfill yourself with good vibes those days your life feels extra good.

Try at least try to make the best out of every day. If that means sitting around doing absolutely nothing then that is what you should do.

Life passes quickly, fill it with good positive people, educate yourself everyday. Share knowledge to others, be friendly, be curious. Spoil your body and mind every day.

I promise it will add years to your life.

Staying healthy and look amazing past 40😉

Hi you all! I have always since I can remember been active in sports of some kind. I am truly happy for that as that has helped me in maintaining a good normal weight.

However growing up during the 70-80ies the food choices was not in my or anyone’s favor. I blame my constant battle with illnesses and eczema’s to milk and gluten. It was not until I turned 30 I would really starting to enjoy salads and good nutrition foods.

And with that I mean most plant based, not completely vegan however I could probably do that if I didn’t have to make sure my children got feed properly😊

Becoming older I have noticed that my body is more sensitive then it use to be, and it has all to do with, what I eat. I have tried going Keto with meat and dairy and even if the diet itself works I do not like the way my body feels. I fell stuffed and not fresh at all. My skin needs tons of leafy greens, good avocados, healthy and fresh organic greens.

The good part of Keto is that you don’t feel hungry 😋, so I am made a change and made it more green to fill it with “green” fats instead. With green fats means nuts and avocados and different oils.

Within a week of quitting sugar and restrict my diet to a more healthy Keto I can clearly see a difference in my skin and body. I look a lot healthier, as I had been on mountain hike.

So to give my body the best tools for aging the best way possible I will stay away from sugar, eat during a 6 hrs eating window, enjoy red wine once in awhile and stock up on those must to have vitamins- C, Zink, Magnesium, and different sets av Vitamin B’s, all good for your cells turnover which will give your skin a glow.

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Stronger!

The older I get, the stronger I become- Inside. I feel better then I have felt in years and that is because I am being more relaxed to the outside world. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone anymore. I don’t need to say yes, if I don’t want that.

I am not perfect in anyway but I am happy with what I got, what I have accomplished over the years and most of all I am happy to be the person I am today.

So yes, you still need to work on yourself but in the meantime don’t forget to stop and look how far you have come. How wonderful life can be if you give it the right thoughts. Become the person want to become.

Give your self a mission and follow it. You will blossom, I promise. Love yourself and keep feeding yourself with good thoughts.

And yes, work on your physique as well, to keep mind and body in balance ⭐️

Why exercise?

What is your main reason for training? I exercise for a couple of reasons but mainly because my brain loves it, It makes me feel really good. And it´s known that exercise release the “feel good hormones” endorphins. And that super hormone reduces stress as well as reduces your perception of pain. Beside that it helps me maintain a healthy weight as well as keep my body toned.

Most of our time is spent in an office, or at least most of our time is spent sitting down. Add that we usually have a stressful life that adds allot of stiffness to our body. Both mind and body will react to a stressful lifestyle.

And even thoughts can be stressful, not only having a hectic schedule. You might go through a crises or a lifetime change, the last thing on your mind might be going to the gym. But this is the time you should hit the gym.If the gym is to much of a challenge, go for a walk in the forest or a park is to be preferred.

Even children all ages need this as they are a generation who are spending more and more time online and less time outside.

Our brain is the same as it was 40 000 years and back then our body was in constant movement outside- and our brain still needs the outdoor and or body needs the exercise. When possible I will walk or take my bike, seldom you will see me in the car or for that matter on the bus. That way I will get my daily exercise. To keep flexible I add daily Yoga practice 20-30 minutes max. But It is also very important to get your pulse up and sweat, to release toxins.

Healed from the inside out

Taking care of the body and mind goes hand in hand, the older I get the more important it gets to really listen in, and you do it through your soul.

A couple of years ago, I did not listen, well that was not really true. I was listening but I refused to pay attention to the signals I was getting and that unfortunately left me with chronic skin issues, mostly related to my skin. I was a pleaser in many ways and was battling with selfempowerment.

I was the nice, kind one. Always flexible and happy to anyone else but myself. Anyway, it led to problems with my skin, real skin problems.

It started out as rash around my eyes which spread to other parts of the body. This was getting really bad to a point were I could barely go out. I went to the doctor who prescribe different ornament that made my skin temporary better for a short awhile. But nothing really helped and it was so depressing. Superficial? maybe but still. So I started to listen in and also experiment with cutting out certain foods, mainly gluten and dairy.

And sure enough things started to get better. Today I am 99% gluten free by choice and my skin is much better. So now I take time to listen in and focus on just nurturing my body with good thoughts, healthy food and couple of NO´s now and then. My skin is still an issue from time to time. But if I eat well, and listen in, my body and mind are in balance and I feel great.

So from now on, I have decided to really be good to my self, by that i mean really eating healthy, what ever that means :)- More vegan, less sugar, less salt,and more meditating, pilates and me time.