Looking and feeling your best each day means investing in yourself. There’s no shame in giving yourself attention. In fact, most people are much happier when they take time for themselves.
But looking great all the time does take effort. Keep reading for advice on how to look amazing every day.
Understanding Beauty and Personal Care Products
There are tens of thousands of beauty products on the market today. We purchase these products in an effort to improve our appearance, but they don’t always have that effect. Some products are just plain ineffective and others simply aren’t suited for your needs, skin type, etc.
Antiperspirant vs deodorant is the perfect example. Many people think these two personal care products are interchangeable when they’re actually distinctly different. Antiperspirant controls sweating whereas deodorant tames body odor. There are also combo products that combine the two.
Looking your best means understanding beauty and personal care products. It means knowing what certain ingredients do and if they’ve been proven effective. It means keeping up with all the latest advances and reading consumer reviews. Only then can you find the products that are right for you.
What you put into your body has a direct effect on what you look like on the outside and how you feel. Sweets, fast food, and fatty meats may seem great when you’re eating them, but once your body starts to digest unhealthy food it’s a completely different story. Eating a healthy diet isn’t just a matter of keeping a trim waistline. Your diet affects energy levels, mood, and skin quality. Let’s take a closer look at how diet impacts your skin.
Feeling and looking your best is a lot easier when you have clear, wrinkle-free skin. If you have a sweet tooth it can undo all of your skin pampering efforts. Sugar can cause skin inflammation, make acne flare up and break down collagen and elastin. In other words, a sugar-filled diet wrecks your skin. Eating an antioxidant-rich diet has the exact opposite effect. The antioxidants found in vegetables, fruits, and beans help protect skin against free radicals, provide essential nutrients for growth and slow down the skin aging process.
Don’t forget to drink lots of water also. Staying hydrated also positively impacts your energy levels, immune system, weight, mood, and skin.
Honing Your Personal Style
Fashion and style are all about personal taste, but many people don’t put much thought into it. They stick to the basics and it’s almost like wearing a uniform every day. A uniform that may not be the most flattering. It’s important to find clothing that expresses who you are and fits your body perfectly. Don’t worry about what everyone is wearing or the latest trends that will likely be gone by next season. Think about which clothes make you feel the most comfortable and confident.
It might even be a good idea to hire a stylist to help you put together a personal wardrobe. They’ll provide an objective opinion while still keeping your personal tastes in mind. You may want to also take your favorite pieces of clothing to a tailor to achieve an impeccable fit that enhances all your best assets.
Giving Yourself Time to Get Ready Every Day
We live in a busy world where everyone is always in a rush. In an effort to cram more things into the day we usually sacrifice me time in the morning. This is a big mistake! Giving yourself at least a half hour to an hour in the morning to get ready will go a long way towards improving how you look and feel all day long. Think of it as your meditation time when you can leisurely focus on yourself. It’s a time when you can collect your thoughts and mentally prepare for the day ahead.
Make sure you give yourself enough time to get dressed, complete your skincare routine, do your hair and tie up other grooming loose ends. Instead of feeling (and looking) frazzled before you even get out the door you’ll be refreshed and confident that you’re looking your best.
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