Beauty || Guide To Looking And Feeling Your Best


We all have bad days when we don’t feel quite like ourselves. Whether it’s because you don’t feel yourself or can’t get your look quite right, it can be a big blow to our self-confidence. So there is no wonder that lots of us try constantly changing our beauty regime to ensure we’re always looking great. Being able to step out the front door looking fab is a great confidence booster! But there is more to feeling and looking good than just being great at makeup. So many different factors affect how we look and feel. To help you ace your look every time, we’ve come up with this ultimate guide to looking and feeling your best.

Get Plenty of Beauty Sleep

You’ll have heard lots of people refer to it as beauty sleep. And it’s easy to see why it has got this reputation for helping us look so good! If you aren’t sleeping enough, you will end up feeling tired and very lethargic the next day. This isn’t going to do your overall mood any good! You will end up feeling cranky and irritable all day, especially if you have to go to work. But lack of sleep doesn’t just have a negative effect on your moods. It can also be detrimental to your skin. If you don’t sleep well, your body is more likely to produce stress hormones. These often trigger skin ailments, such as acne and psoriasis. This can quickly turn into a vicious cycle, as itchiness from the skin conditions can keep you awake at night. Which, in turn, causes the skin conditions to develop. Another reason why you need your beauty sleep is to do with skin hydration. Your skin balances its hydration as you sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you aren’t giving your skin chance to do this. A poor water balance in your skin results in puffy eyes and can encourage wrinkles to develop.

Eat a Balanced Diet

You are what you eat, so eating a healthy, balanced diet can help you feel fantastic! Many processed foods are not good for us, and if your diet includes too many of these, you will end up feeling sluggish and bloated. To make sure you know exactly what is going into your food, cook from scratch as often as you can. Include lots of fresh fruit and vegetables as possible into your meals. Your body also needs plenty of protein so it can continue to grow and repair itself. When shopping try to find healthy sources of protein, such as lean chicken breasts and lentils. Keep your carbohydrates down to a minimum. However, don’t cut them out of your diet altogether as you will need them for energy. Complex carbohydrates are the best, as they release energy slowly and will keep you full for longer. It’s fine to have a treat of chocolate or fries every now and then but don’t indulge in them every day. Eating healthily has many health benefits. It can help your body improve its immune system, and a balanced diet can ward off certain diseases and illnesses. You’ll also find that your skin improves if you eat a healthy diet, as it will be getting all the important nutrients that it needs.

Keep Fit

A healthy diet won’t help you feel and look great on its own. A  nutritious diet goes hand in glove with an active lifestyle. If you pair the two together, you will feel amazing, and your health will be in great shape! Regular exercising has many different and varied benefits. First of all, it can help you stay at a healthy weight. Our bodies need to stay active to help them burn off excess calories that we consume. If we don’t burn off these calories, all the energy converts to fat. That is when we start to put on weight. So in order to stay trim and have a body you want to show off, you need to be exercising on a regular basis. Staying fit also has an impact on our mental health. Leading an active lifestyle is a great way to prevent and deal with depression. If you start working out, you will find that your moods and energy levels improve. Regular exercise is also thought to help reduce the risks of certain illnesses, including diabetes and colon cancer.

Oral Hygiene

Don’t like your smile? That could be because your teeth and gums aren’t in great shape. It’s super important to have excellent oral hygiene. Not only is it important to your overall health, but it also gives you a great reason to smile for the camera! It is very easy to stay on top of your oral health. Make sure that you regularly brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. If you have a meal that is particularly high in sugars, brush afterwards as well. Try to remember to use mouthwash and dental floss. These can help to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth and get rid of any bits of food that your toothbrush can’t reach. It is also imperative to visit your dentist regularly. Try to aim for at least twice a year. This way, he or she can check over your teeth to make sure they are doing okay. If not, they can treat any issues or illnesses. It’s always a good idea to have full dental insurance to cover you for whatever treatment you may need. You can find out more info about various dental plans online here at mydental.guardianlife.com/our-plans/. Think your teeth are too crooked or are starting to discolour? Speak to your dentist about cosmetic options. There are a few different treatments that can fix your teeth and make them as good as new!

Find Your Perfect Skin Routine

Our skin is one of the first telltale signs of how healthy we really are. If we aren’t feeling too good, you can be sure that your skin will show it! One of the best ways to keep your skin in tip-top condition is to keep on top of your overall health. However, there are other little cheats you can do to help it look its best. One unbeatable way is to find your perfect skin routine. We all have different skin types.

The three most common are oily, dry, and combination. Whichever one you have will affect your skin routine. If you have oily skin, you shouldn’t buy any skin products that have high moisture levels. As these will only make your skin more oilier, which could result in a breakout. As for dry skin, products with lots of added moisture can be very beneficial. You’re very lucky if you have combination skin, as you can usually get away with using any product! So what is the best skin routine? Most people cleanse and moisturise on a daily basis. These two steps are the very minimum you should be doing for your skin. If you feel you need to, you can also use night creams or primers.

Regular Health Checkups

If you haven’t been feeling too great lately and aren’t quite sure why, give your family doctor a visit. In fact, it’s good to keep up with your regular checkups even if you feel perfectly fine. During a checkup, your doctor will ask you about your lifestyle and chat to you about your family history. This will give him or her a good idea of what to expect. He or she will then give you a physical examination. There is nothing to worry about during the examination. Your weight and height will be recorded. Then the doctor will check you all over to make sure everything is fine. Regular checkups are important, as they are a great way to detect any diseases or illnesses at an early stage. The earlier something is caught, the quicker it can be treated. And that improves your chances of a full recovery.

Hair Care

Let’s not forget about your hair as well! If you look after your hair, you will find that bad hair days become a thing of the past. Just like with our skins, we all have different hair types. This will impact which types of shampoos and conditioner you need to buy so that your hair stays in its best condition. No matter what type of hair you have, you need to be deep conditioning it at least once a month, though. You can buy special conditioners that do just this. Alternatively, use a natural product such as coconut oil. Simply rub the coconut oil or conditioner into your hair and leave it for at least twenty minutes. Once you rinse it off, your hair will be fully hydrated and super smooth!

Hopefully, this guide will help you look and feel your best at all times. You will be surprised at how some of these little changes will make a big difference! And they won’t just leave you looking and feeling good; you’ll also be a lot healthier too!

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