Advice from Japanese Grandmothers on
How to Be Beautiful
from Inner Peace Outer Beauty by Michelle Dominique Leigh
~Protect your skin from the sun.
~Drink pure water, breathe good air, live in a clean house.
~If your bad skin is inherited, you can change its condition by eating properly.
~Sleep at least 8 hrs. a night, and go to bed before 11pm.
~Be in love.
~Be active. Get exercise. Enjoy your life.
~Don’t sit around worrying.
~Accept your age and the changes in your beauty.
~At the age of 40, the mind is visible on the face.
~Practice facial massage every day to prevent wrinkles, lines, age spots, and to keep skin fresh and supple.
~Eat a wide variety of foods.
~Eat simple foods.
~Don’t complain; don’t be envious; don’t be irritated. Your health will deteriorate and your skin will look terrible.*
~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.**
*We all have moments of complaint, envy, and irritation. Just don't let yourself get stuck there.
**I think it's important for us to fully experience our thoughts and emotions, so I would say "prevent ugly wrinkles by guiding your mind and letting emotions flow through."
Wishing you love and vitality,