ADINA DIAZ Personal Favorites
“Just because it’s ‘ green’ doesn’t mean it’s not glamorous.”
“I try to stay clean and natural, internally and externally, as much as humanly possible, because our body is our vehicle,” says skincare guru Adina Diaz ( naturalfeelingspa.com), whose passion is enhancing natural beauty and wellbeing for her clients with organic skin treatments. “What we put on our body and in our body is all connected,” she says. “It’s all fuel for our skin, for our energy, and for our mental health.” Products with “fragrance,” for example, can cause headaches and other nasty side eff ects, whereas organic makeup and skincare ingredients can nourish and enhance health.
To stay on top of her game, Diaz has learned not to let her work life take over her whole life. “You’re no good to anybody if you burn out,” she says. Putting aside time to pamper yourself, with a mask or bath with Epsom salts, or getting a massage or mani- pedi, is an important part of maintaining balance.
Diaz grew up with fresh herbs and food from a garden, in a family that took a holistic approach. Her grandmother would use fresh aloe to treat a rash, and as a child, she learned about caring for the environment. Now, working with organic ingredients, she says, “It’s all circled back to my heritage.” HEALTHY FOOD: Unsalted blue corn chips with guacamole SKINCARE INGREDIENT: Hyaluronic acid PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Yoga and hiking WAY TO UNWIND: Having a good dinner and relaxing with friends
Top Healthy Habits
Drinking homemade green smoothies to maintain energy at work Yoga 4– 5 times a week Tracking monthly cycles and adjusting food to stay balanced
Echinacea, goldenseal, or vitamin C when exposed to people who are sick, such as clients with a cold.