Here are 5 habits to adapt for better beauty. These will help to usher you on your way to better beauty and even better health. Try to adapt one habit at a time each week so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Once you’ve integrated all these habits into your daily routine; you will feel better and your face and body will show it too.
In our pursuit of “getting things done” in our daily lives; we often forget ourselves. We have established a certain routine that enables us to accomplish all our tasks for the day. However, we often forget to take care of our personal needs. Then, one day we look in the mirror and we are surprised at the person looking back at us.
Our daily routine mostly consists of waking up, working on our jobs and clocking out from work. After work, we might watch some TV at home, or browse through our social media accounts on our phones. Finally, we go to sleep. Most of us really don’t schedule “alone time” or “me time” during our waking hours.
1. Start your morning fresh.
In the morning, take the time to enjoy your “alone time”. Freshen up to greet the rest of the day. Invest in a facial cleanser and moisturizer that you can use daily. Don’t start the day looking and feeling tired, even if you didn’t get much sleep the night before. This is one of the easiest habits that you can adapt for better beauty.
Pressed for time? Splash water on your face to wake up and look fresh. It’s better than facing the day with an oily or sweaty face. Start the day with some personal care to show yourself some love.
2. Treat yourself to a mini-pampering session.
All of us have low-energy times during the day. This is when we are least productive at work or when tiredness hits us; and we just want to sit or lay down and do nothing. That’s what 15-minute breaks at work are for. Use this time to really give yourself a period of rest.
Try to take a power nap. You can do this in your chair if it allows you to be in a comfortable position to do so. Or use your desk space. Use a small pillow to support your back or neck for taking a nap in a sitting position. Use an alarm to make sure you wake up after your break time.
Can’t take a nap? Then at least rest your eyes. Just sit in your chair. Put your feet up if possible, lean back and close your eyes for the duration of your break time. Ask your office mates not to disturb you while you’re resting your eyes.
Integrate these habits throughout your working day so you can get a rest in between intense work. It will revitalize you so you can be more productive and you will reduce eye fatigue.
If you have other mini-pampering routines that takes you 15 minutes or less to do; then try them out as well.
3. Slow down at night.
The night time is a natural signal for the body to slow down and rest. So take the time to prep your face and body for sleeping. Clean your face and moisturize and do the same for your body.
While you are hurrying out the door in the morning, do the opposite at night. Take the time to massage your face as you clean and moisturize. Take the time to massage your body too and imagine washing away the day’s stress as you scrub away. This is one of the leisurely habits that you will definitely enjoy in your beauty routine.
If you like scents, then spray your room or use a diffuser with your favorite calming scent such as lavender. This gives your space the ambiance of a spa and can really help you slow down. You will really feel that your beauty routine is a treat.
4. Keep things simple.
One of the best ways to be able to stick to a routine is to keep it simple. “Cleanse and moisturize” is the basic routine for maintaining clean and healthy skin. Similarly, stick to products with simple ingredients so you detoxify your skin as you apply your products. Keeping things simple ensures that you will be able to integrate these habits more easily into your beauty routine.
Check the labels and opt for natural products with as few ingredients as possible. Stay away from products that have a long list of ingredients especially the ones with ingredients you can’t even pronounce. Remember that not all products labeled “natural” or “organic” are actually natural or organic; so make it a habit to read the label.
Now, not all products with few ingredients maybe effective for you or to your liking. So take the time to try out the products. This way, you can find the one that suits you and your skin type the most. This is one way to show your skin and body some love.
5. Prioritize sleep.
When you’re young, you have the energy to not sleep for a couple of days. You are still able to show up bright and alert the next morning. However, sleepless nights take a toll on your skin and body. In the long run, the damage will show up in your face too. You can’t escape it but good sleeping habits can help delay aging.
So be sure to prioritize taking care of your health and get enough sleep. Going for a late night out once or twice a week maybe acceptable. More than that will definitely affect your immune system and your productivity at work.
If you’re a party animal, rein in some of that energy. Focus it on pampering yourself at night so you can enjoy a good sleep. Then maybe go out once a week to let the party animal in you have some fun.
The key here is moderation. Listen to your body. If the party animal in you is eager to enjoy another night out but your body wants some sleep; then take a rain check on that invitation and fulfill your sleep requirements instead. Your body will thank you for it.
Adapt these 5 beauty habits and in time; you’ll find yourself smiling each time you look at yourself in the mirror. You may even receive compliments about your skin and having a pretty glow to your face. But remember to keep everything in moderation, even the number of times you look at yourself in the mirror.