AD­INA DIAZ Per­sonal Fa­vorites

Better Nutrition - - NATURAL BEAUTY -

“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

Sup­ple­ments

Echi­nacea, gold­enseal, or vi­ta­min C when ex­posed to peo­ple who are sick, such as clients with a cold.

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