Credit: Self Magazine Sept 2011

Credit: Self Magazine Sept 2011

I found these photos in an old issue of Self Magazine that I stole borrowed from the gym.

They were for an article called Superfoods for Amazing Skin. I think the food styling is creative, clever and not being a cosmetics user myself, it was really refreshing to come across a magazine article that discussed a nutritional approach to “beauty” options.

Mainly, this article discusses good sources of the best vitamins for combating skin issues like acne, dryness and aging. But, to my mind, the bigger gain here is that you make these choices as an act of self care. Enhancing positive feelings about yourself in a way that your whole body benefits, rather than putting the focus on trying to cover-up “flaws” (with expensive, unnecessary, chemical products).

Perhaps that’s a bit over-simplified or naive on my part, but it was still a much nicer and more useful read than Plastic Surgery at Any Age! What He’s Really Thinking! Celebrity Cellulite! The Lipstick You Can’t Live Without! or whatever other mind numbing, esteem crushing drivel that, so often, skulks among the pages of women’s magazines.