How To Heal Common Beauty Challenges
Oxygen Magazine Australia|Issue 100

You probably look in the mirror every day - but are you really seeing whats going on?

Dr Libby

Our outer reflection tells a story about what is happening inside our bodies. The quality of our skin, hair and nails, what I like to call our “beauty bits”, is directly related to the health and function of a number of body systems including digestion, liver and adrenal function.

This means that if you’re constantly stressed, not sleeping restoratively, experiencing digestive upsets or not eating in a nourishing way, it’s going to show up on the outside.

A common scenario these days, however, is to cover up something about our external appearance that we feel is lacking. We put concealer over dark circles and blemishes, acrylic nails over soft, flaky ones, fill our hair out with extensions or tattoo eyebrows on when ours begin to thin.

While these things can certainly be fun and make us feel good, my concern is that if we don’t also view them as messages from our body, we miss the opportunity to correct the problem from the inside out. It can mean that a small imbalance only becomes larger, and what might take only a few weeks to correct could end up taking months or years.

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