Do you care about your skin? Are you health, beauty and environmentally conscious? If you want to start a natural skin care routine that is easy to follow and is healthy for you and the planet, then this e-book is for you. Published in 2012, More Than a Pretty Face: Planet-Friendly Holistic Skin Care is highly recommended. Not only will you benefit, but at the link to purchase the e-book, you will read about Caroline Cain, the author, donating to charities. http://www.carolinecain.dk/ebook/more-than-a-pretty-face/
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Starting with the Foreword, by Elliza Ceci, I was already excited to read! “…As time marches on so do the amount of chemicals and toxins in our beauty products. It is bad enough we have to worry about chemicals in our food but now our beauty products, too! It is getting down right scary out there….”
Know why you should treat yourself to a face mask? “Because It’s Fun To Have Food On Your Face.” Yes, Caroline wrote that. Seriously, though, Caroline makes everything enjoyable with her writing style, and the face mask has the most recipes because of the “endless possibilities.” All of the over fifty recipes are written very clearly, and with only ingredients that can be found in local markets or health food stores. Ms. Cain is smart! She mentions the fact that she doesn’t want any excuses that you didn’t know where to find ingredients or that there were complicated recipes.
Here’s a photo of the author, Caroline Cain
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Interview with Caroline:
Caroline, I love the quotes that you include in the book and your advice, “It’s time for each and every one of us to surround ourselves with people and situations that make us shine, that make us feel beautiful, confident and happy just the way we are.”
How long did it take you to feel that way about yourself? I have to admit, for me, ”it’s easier said than done.”
I totally agree with you here. We hear it so often ‘be yourself, you are enough just the way you are’ but it is very hard to actually take that on board and live it. To be honest, it isn’t something that I suddenly decided one day and woke up able to do. It was a process for me, an ongoing journey that I have reached a very happy state on. Making small but consistent changes in my life through healthier eating, lifestyle choices, living in as toxin-free, green environment as possible (I live in the city – there is still so much that we can do!) and incorporating self-care as a major part of my life have all led to massive shifts and although I am still ‘me’, I am a much happier, healthier, beautiful, vibrant version of me. A version of me that I can honestly say I love every day, a version of me who does not look in the mirror or shop windows with hate anymore. That is a massive shift for someone who used to feel fat, not pretty enough, not cool enough etc.
You are a Naturopathic Nutritionist, cleansing specialist and Reflexologist. How did you get all that training, and how do you help people with those specialties?
It took a few years! I studied reflexology part-time whilst working a full time office job. After a year or so I set up full time. The Naturopathic Nutrition and cleansing (which is part of that training) came a couple of years later as I realised (realized for US readers) that I could really help my clients to make lasting changes if I could educate them into making real lifestyle changes through healthy eating and living choices. Depending on the person, their particular case and desired outcome I either work with a combination of reflexology and nutrition, just reflexology (although snippets of nutritional advice invariably come into it, food really is fundamental to our health) or just nutrition – both in person and online. Technology really is a precious tool, allowing me to work with people all over the world over Skype and email.
You wrote this book so that self-care rookies and veterans would benefit. Congratulations, Caroline, you most certainly succeeded! How long did it take you to write this book?
You know, Moxie, this is a question that I have asked myself too…funnily enough I hardly remember writing it! I guess this is what is meant by totally being in the flow of what you enjoy. I was so into it that it literally just flowed out of me. To put a time scale on it, from start to finish including formatting etc. must have taken about 6 months of busy evenings and weekends towards the end (it might have taken a smidgen longer but I don’t think so). It was never a formal decision for me to write a book. I set out to write a short reference for my clients as I sincerely wanted to inform and guide them to increased health and reducing their toxic load…and it turned into a book. Ta da!
Given your educational background? How did you develop such an avid interest in natural skin care?
Although skin care may seem a frivolous interest, especially when placed within my professional training (natural health practitioner-nutritionist/reflexologist), but actually it really does go hand in hand with it. Illness is caused, among other things, from a build up of toxicity. It is a fact of modern living that we are bombarded with synthetic chemicals from all sides – from what we put IN our bodies, ON our bodies and what we BREATHE in from the air around us. Although we cannot control every aspect of this exposure, one thing we can control is what we choose to put on our bodies – every single day, lotions and potions which are absorbed directly into our blood stream within 20 minutes and taken around to feed all our cells. We can choose to apply chemicals to our skin or natural, nutritious ingredients that will nourish us from the inside out.
On a personal level, my health took a dramatic turn when I upgraded my diet and general lifestyle, including my skin care products. I’m passionate about living as naturally and green as possible, within the city, and just knowing this makes a huge difference to my mindset and my relationship with my body. Awareness of ourselves, the world around us and the way in which we create the world we want to live in through our every decision is massively empowering and a key to living the life you want. I truly walk my talk. I teach, guide and motivate through my own personal and professional experience and truly believe that upgrading something as simple as our skin care goes a long way to contributing to optimal health.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the e-book to review. I do not profit from any purchases, links, etc. in this post.
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