My New Year's Resolutions 2018

December 31st, 2017

1. New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!
Time for those New Year’s resolutions. I want to begin by telling you about my own New Year's resolutions.

When I was writing my Quantum Eating book, I discovered cold-tempering. I was diligent about it for almost a year. I kept a bucket in my bathroom. Every morning I’d fill it with cold water, add a few ice cubes and, after showering, pour this bucket over myself, still standing in the bathtub.

Invigorating and stimulating, to be sure. But life interfered. I started my lecture tours, traveling in the RV. Cold-tempering fast became a forgotten thing. I do, though, want to start up again this year, and this time stick with it.

In recent years I’ve found interesting accounts of famous personalities using cold-tempering as a powerful anti-aging practice.

Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II, King of France, was 20 years older than her young king was famous for your unfading beauty.
Katharine Hepburn began her lifelong practice of daily ice-cold showers in childhood and advised others to follow. She attributed her high energy to this practice.
Ian Fleming’s famous fictional character James Bond took a cold shower every day, as do many living celebrities, Nicole Kidman among these.

Some may wonder about $100-a-session whole-body cryotherapy. I’ll stay with my simple bucket of cold water and not having to drive anywhere.
Simple as it be, there’s my New Year’s resolution.

Here’s a list of possible practices you can choose from to start this year…

 Juicing 
 Facial exercises
 No nighttime eating
 Cupping massage
 Sleeping on your back 
 Dry brush your skin daily 
 Combing your hair daily
 Regular masque application
 Eliminating processed foods
 Regular use of the tape or WrinkAlign patches
 
Some of them you might be already doing. If not, any one of these would be a significant achievement. Any two would amount to a big change. Three or four—if you could handle it—would be huge, life-altering change.

Do plan to do all this stuff, starting tomorrow. Small changes you can stick with are far more meaningful than big, multiple changes you only intended. Small changes, please…one at a time.

2. Answering Your Questions

Q: I have just started this raw food diet and I have noticed my skin has become really dry, I was wondering if there are certain foods I could eat to sort this out? 
  
A: Dry, flaky skin is one of the detox symptoms. Approximately one third of all newcomers to raw foods have this reaction. It is more prevalent in thin people. You simply have to live through this temporary discomfort and expect a great improvement in your complexion to take place within weeks or months depending on the person. However, here are few things you can do to speed up the rejuvenation of the skin: 
  
You should exfoliate your face and dry brush your body. Also, try to drink a lot of distilled water and include in your diet more seeds (example: flax, hemp, or sesame seeds) that contain essential fatty acids. For more tips on how to take care of your skin see my book Guide to an Ageless Face.

Q: Hello, Tonya…I’ve ordered several of your products but have got a bit overwhelmed. It’s been just so many things to do that I ended up doing none! Could you help me focus on priorities? Which of these will be most effective against wrinkles and saggy skin—my facial Strigil…face brush…Rejuva Cup…or Rejuva Roll?

A: Your confusion’s quite understandable. Amid a barrage of products and methods—mine and others—it is hard to know which to choose, and what to do first.

First principle to get hold of: There are no miracle products. About the only miracle available to us is that remarkable process of rejuvenation our skin is capable of, if you attend to it daily. The three keys: exfoliation…stimulation…nourishment.

Second principle: Don’t try to do everything all at once. Change one thing at a time. You’re not just “buying stuff,” remember—you’re changing behaviors. The best way to do that is one behavior—and one product—at a time.

One great place to start: exfoliation. Try dry brushing. For example, begin using a brush before going to bed. How long? That depends on your skin and your comfort. Every person, every face is different. Be your own guide.

Once you get comfortable with facial dry brushing, apply some cream every morning and use your Strigil. Do this for two to three weeks.

Then add the RejuvaCup to your morning routine. Meantime, use the RejuvaRoll on your scalp.

No strict rules. No magic or miracles. What works is discipline—continued, regular practice under your own watchful eye. Develop your own beauty regimen, a discipline that will become the best of all possible routines for you. You deserve to be your most beautiful self, and I’ll be delighted to help you.

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