Style icon Audrey Hepburn was known for being an “ambassador” of certain fashionable names and styles such as designer Hubert de Givenchy and luxury brand Louis Vuitton. There are photographs of her wearing Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and Hermés handbags (namely, the “Kelly” handbag).
However, many of my searches for a photograph or an instance where Audrey Hepburn happened to be carrying a Chanel handbag or wearing a Chanel suit,were fruitless. I could not find even one time Audrey wore Chanel.
Could Audrey’s suspicious avoidance of the brand be due to Coco Chanel’s “spy-ish” actions during the war? Audrey had a very terrible time herself during it and perhaps preferred to avoid a shifty-during-wartime character’s brand Chanel. What do you think?
I have had rosacea acne all of my life. I still do and it remains a huge issue for me. Rosacea acne, for those who don’t know, is a form of acne where your skin becomes red, irritated and has raised red areas of skin, like spots that don’t erupt to the surface.
There are a number of ways in which I try to manage my acne and if I can combine them well, they do work:
- Include zinc in your diet. Zinc gives your skin a nice glow. You can ingest zinc in a variety of ways but my favourite is either eating pumpkin seeds or having a cup of hot cocoa (no sugar, just plain cocoa powder with hot water).
- Look after your gut and have regular bowel movements. Make sure you do this, not only for your skin but for general good health. The longer those toxic substances stay in your gut, the better opportunity they have to re-enter your blood stream and give you bad skin.
- Drink lots of water. This is a well-known one but I had to list it because it if important. Water helps move things along in the gut (see above point) and keeps the skin hydrated, avoiding dryness.
- Swallow chopped up cloves of garlic. Garlic is a natural antibiotic which will help improve your immune system but it also helps move things along in your gut. Clear gut=clear skin.
- Topically, you can use natural rosehip oil or cocoa oil. Their slightly tanned colour acts as a tinted moisturiser and evens out the redness on your skin. Plus, they are natural, so your skin is unlikely to be irritated by them which might be the case with chemical alternatives.
- Exercise. I have noticed that working out can be good for the skin. It gives it a glow (I suspect thats to do with the increased blood flow) and helps digestion.
- Avoid drinking or eating hot drinks or foods. Heat can trigger rosacea acne.
- Avoid stress, junk food, sugar, additives and continually touching your skin.
- Fast. Fast whenever you can. Allow your body to rest and digest what is already in you from your last meal. This gives time for proper digestion and thus allows your skin to heal and clear.
- Drink warm lemon water or green juice in the morning. This really kick starts your day with vibrant energy and aids bowel movement.
This articles may have been a little repetitive but the key to good skin and battling your acne is keeping your gut clear and healthy.
CLEAR GUT = CLEAR SKIN !
A young gypsy man with a handsome moustache and stars tattooed all over his right arm sat behind an electric enclosure on the corner of a street. He was talking to a young girl- no doubt his love interest- who was sitting across him. They were conversing shyly and away from the prying eyes above; in secret almost.
They made a perfect moment. A simple romantic scene, the beauty held in its innocence. The young man rugged and smoking, the girl; make-up free and a headscarf tied back in typical village-girl fashion allowing henna dyed wavy locks to peek out from below and frame her small pretty face. Her traditional skirt worn and dirty from spending endless hours out on the streets of the city.
They were slim, poor and simple but at that moment in time they were blessed with one another’s company and could not have been more content.