Published October 2015
by Katrina Rubin:
It is no surprise that obesity is running rampant among young people today. The greatest hope for mitigating this is by exposing them to good role models and other forms of inspiration and motivation. Adults should influence younger folks so they will recognize and adopt ways to be healthy while enjoying a positive self-image. This same way of thinking can also apply to skin care.
People in their teens, 20s and 30s can have a well-timed, wonderful influence on their own appearance while in the early throws of aging. Many are learning that they can actually reduce or even halt the ravages of the environment and their bad habits by merely adopting a simple daily skin care protocol that is right for them. Developing these skills early on can pay huge dividends, especially throughout their more challenging, mature years.
I’m very happy to see that many of my younger clients are becoming more aware of their skin, but they still represent a rather small percentage of their peer group. The ones that really listen and are open to following directions have nice, healthy skin to show for it.
This is the season to reflect on what we would like to see for the coming year. It is oftentimes centered around self-improvement – and why shouldn’t it be? Who wants to give in to the downward spiral of aging?
I hope that you will fulfill a commitment to yourself this year by placing proper skin care at the top of your list.
I wish you a happy and healthy New Year!
You are what you eat! Take care of your skin inside and out with this cleansing smoothie recipe:
2 dates (pits removed)
1 tablespoon tahini
Piece of ginger
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 handfuls of spinach
1 cup of spring water
Combine all ingredients into a blender with ice and blend until smooth.
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Estonian-born, Katrina Rubin was a much sought-after image consultant and makeup artist in her hometown. Upon moving to the U.S. in 1991, she furthered her studies by becoming an esthetician. Her reputation for quality treatments, products and results is paramount and the cornerstone for her success. katrinatique.com