Mind. Body. Beau­ti­ful.

Five Kiwi yo­gis share their philoso­phies when it comes to beauty and con­fi­dence.

Good - - BEAUTY - As told to Pamela McIn­tosh

“Glow From Within”

Kate Bur­ford teaches Bikram Method yoga at her small stu­dio in Christchurch. Af­ter dis­cov­er­ing the heal­ing ef­fects of this pow­er­ful mind-body prac­tice in Mel­bourne in 2005, Bur­ford has been ded­i­cated to this ‘mov­ing med­i­ta­tion’.

“It sounds like a cliché but I be­lieve ‘beauty’ be­gins in the in­side by learn­ing to value and look af­ter our­selves. There’s so much more aware­ness in the world to­day, ac­knowl­edg­ing that ev­ery­thing we eat and put on our skin be­comes us on a cel­lu­lar level. When it comes to beauty, mak­ing con­scious choices helps you glow from within. I tend to go more nat­u­ral and min­i­mal when it comes to cos­met­ics – less is more. I like my skin to feel fresh and moist. I do have a hand­ful of must-have prod­ucts though: a lit­tle Chanel Éclat Lu­mière, mas­cara and a cheek stain, which works for both cheeks and lips.

As I’m get­ting older my fo­cus is on mois­ture, re­plen­ish­ment, pro­tec­tion and re­gen­er­a­tion. I al­ways ap­ply serum be­fore my mois­turis­ers be­cause I like my face to feel dewy. I also just in­vested in a Slip Silk pil­low­case, which is amaz­ing for re­tain­ing mois­ture while you sleep.

Mind­ful prac­tices such as yoga can help you build a good re­la­tion­ship with mind and body; by be­com­ing more in tune with your­self you feel bet­ter. There’s noth­ing like a good sweat ses­sion to help your skin glow.”

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