Indulgence can be fun and delicious.  Allowing ourselves to give into our vices gives us rushes of euphoria and pleasure.  However, too much of a good thing can definitely wind up being a bad thing.  When it comes to living a less than healthy lifestyle it can start to take its toll on your physical appearance.

Living a balanced and healthy life is something you can see directly on someone’s face.  They say the eyes are the windows of the soul.  Unfortunately so are the hips, love handles, and jowls. Your physicality is a reflection of the lifestyle that you lead.  If you want to look good, you have to treat yourself well.  Here is how a healthy lifestyle can improve your look.

Your Skin Is Clearer

Studies show that greasy foods increase your chances of acne and other skin irritations.  In addition to greasy foods, substance abuse can have a huge impact on skin.  This is why some people’s skin is noticeably improved after going to rehab.  Once the toxins are cleared from the body the skin has a dewier glow and less of a haggard and tired feel.  

Smoking is known for contributing to wrinkles and spots.  By avoiding this habit you can take 5-10 years off of your skin.  The same goes for other chemicals.  If you put only natural and healthy things into your body your skin will look like it!

You Are Slimmer

Fatty artificial foods can pack up to 10 times the fat of food derived from natural sources.  Therefore people who eat a diet rich in lean proteins, whole grains, leafy green vegetables and foods derived from the Earth rather than a box have slimmer figures and less overall fat.

In addition to looking better, you are much less likely to fall victim to any obesity related diseases.

You Look Less Tired

Drinking large amounts of alcohol can cause bags under the eyes, gaunt cheeks, and red patchy skin.  All of these features can be associated with poor sleep and can add years onto the face.  When you are under the influence of alcohol your sleep is affected and instead of entering a REM state you remain in a sleep that leaves you waking up feeling sometimes more tired than before.

Hangovers are essentially a state of being extremely dehydrated and dehydration doesn’t flatter anyone’s face.

You Are Happier

Living a healthy and balanced lifestyle is something to be proud about and therefore increases your sense of self-satisfaction.  There is a certain amount of pride to be found in knowing that you aren’t giving into temptation every minute but instead making healthful decisions that affect your body in a good way instead of negatively.

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