Getting The Perfect Look Though Self Care And Healthy Eating

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Photo courtesy of Michael Moore

Michael Moore often can read a person’s face and tell them what is wrong with their diet.

“What you put in your body is what you will see on your face,” says Moore, an expert makeup artist who has spent 34 years in the cosmetic and skin-care business. Eating unhealthy foods, he says, can result in acne, lines and darkness around your eyes, for instance.

At Moore for Life, his studio in Cherry Creek North, Moore sells several skin-care brands and his own makeup line, including custom blends, and offers one-on-one lessons in makeup application. But he also talks with clients about nutrition and how to have skin that glows with the radiance of youth.

“Women start noticing changes in themselves at about age 35. They go to department stores and people put so much makeup on their faces, but what they really want is that healthy look.”

To achieve that look, Moore recommends these healthy habits:

  • Stay hydrated: Drink lots of water to help fix dull, dry and dead-looking skin. He also recommends regular hydration IVs that contain vitamins and other nutrients.
  • Exercise regularly: Blood pumping through your body brings color back to your skin, and sweating detoxifies the skin and benefits the liver and kidneys.
  • Eat well: Eat a piece of salmon and an avocado a day for essential fatty acids and anti-aging skin support. And eat plenty of greens (Moore’s favorite is spinach).

He also concocts a variety of health- and skin-boosting smoothies and shares the recipes once a month in his newsletter. One is below; for more recipes and tips, visit the Moore for Life website.

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Mangoes, papayas and pineapples are all great for your skin. They’re loaded with antioxidants and vitamins to help fight free radicals that can damage your skin, while bananas are packed with vitamin C, which can help brighten your complexion. Finally, coconut water is full of electrolytes and minerals to hydrate your skin and flax seeds are a superfood that are packed with omega-3 fatty acids.

5 ounces of coconut water
1⁄2 ripe banana, peeled
1⁄2 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
1⁄4 cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen
1⁄2 cup papaya
1 tablespoon flax seeds, soaked in warm water for about 2 minutes or until gel-like

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend well, pour into your favorite cup and enjoy!

Cynthia Pasquale is a Denver writer

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