Wouldn’t you love it if being beautiful were simple and easy? The good news is that it actually is. When you incorporate these basic yet powerful habits into your daily lifestyle, you will be increasing beauty from the inside out. As a bonus, you’ll also feel better.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Drinking enough water each day keeps your entire body, including your skin, moist and beautiful. How much is enough? Typically, drinking the amount that is the same number as half of your body weight in ounces of water is sufficient. For example, if you weigh 130 pounds, you should drink 65 ounces per day. Minimize or eliminate sugar- and caffeine-containing drinks because they do not provide your body with more hydration. If anything, they make you more dehydrated.
It might seem super simple, but washing your face twice per day – as you’re completing your get-ready routine in the morning and at bedtime – can make a huge difference in your skin and beauty. Make sure you use a gentle, nontoxic cleanser. Read all ingredients on any products you plan to use on your skin.
Catch Your ZZZZs
The concept of beauty sleep is not just a myth. Getting enough sleep really makes you look and feel better. Some people think they can get by on less sleep, but the truth is that the typical adult needs about 8 hours per night. In addition to getting enough sleep, take short breaks to rest throughout the day.
Load Up on Produce
Your mom was right when she told you to eat your fruits and veggies. Getting a wide range of these each day boosts the level of nutrients going into your body. And it makes you feel and look wonderful. Eat as many fresh items that are organic as you can.
Relax and Enjoy
Stress doesn’t just make you feel horrible. It can also make you less attractive. You can see it all over a person’s face and demeanor when they’re stressed. And frown lines certainly are not attractive. To reduce and manage stress, try strategies like deep breathing, calming exercises like Pilates and walking, massages and laughter. You’ll be making yourself more beautiful while enjoying the process.
By following these tips and incorporating these simple habits, you’ll be helping yourself to become more naturally beautiful. It’s never too early or late to start, so go ahead, get going toward a more beautiful life today.