Nourish Your Inner Beauty For Outer Beauty Making yourself beautiful means more than make-up, clothes, jewelry or tanning. When you take care of your insides, it will show on the outside. You only get one body for life, so you want to take care of it. A beautiful you is one that's taken care of. The five tips that follow will help you nourish your body's inner needs. You need extra water all year round, not just in the summer or after strenuous activity. Although differences vary between men and women, over half of your body is actually made of water. It cleanses toxins from your body and carries important nutrients. Staying hydrated can also keep your energy up. Water also lubricates your joints and keeps your skin from drying out. Moisturized skin is naturally beautiful skin. Look into eating more organic foods. Organic foods were farmed with no chemical pesticides or weedkillers. Organic meat comes from animals that eat all natural food and are not treated with antibiotics or growth hormones. Non-organic foods will have been treated with the aforementioned chemicals, and none of them improve the food's nutritional quality. The jury is still out on how or if these foods affect your health, but the additives aren't giving consumers any health benefits. If nature didn't put it in there, you likely don't need it. So to get the best in nutrition without the chemicals, read the labels on your foods to ensure they're organic. Besides being healthier for you to eat, fruits and vegetables can help you look beautiful as well. And that doesn't mean putting cucumbers over your eyes! Citrus fruits like grapefruits are high in vitamin C, which can help combat wrinkles. Broccoli can help your skin feel smooth and maintain its elasticity. Kale is high in vitamin A and keep can your skin moisturized. Carrots are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants which may also help combat aging. Olive oil is an all-natural conditioner for your hair. And that's just for starters! While you're going organic, consider investing in organic make-up as well. You may not have thought about reading the ingredients that are in your lipstick or foundation. Like processed foods, a lot of make-up is made up of a variety of chemicals and artificial ingredients that can be absorbed by your skin. Even dangerous toxins such as mercury may be found in beauty products. If you still need reasons to switch, consider these: organic make-up is gentler on sensitive skin. Even if your skin isn't sensitive, it can reduce irritation and even acne. Believe it or not, even sleep can help improve your looks. When you're tired, your blood doesn't flow as well, and can leave your skin looking tired and dull. But getting around eight hours of sleep can improve the look and feel of your skin naturally, without needing to buy or do anything different in your routine. Sleep also strengthens your immune system, which can help you avoid rashes. Catching some shut-eye also helps your skin repair and heal itself naturally. Some of these tips may sound more familiar if you're looking to diet or improve your health, but an overall healthy lifestyle has more benefits than a smaller jean size or fitting into that bikini. Taking care of your body on the inside will be reflected on the outside. You won't just look and feel healthy, but beautiful as well.