3 Tips for a More Beautiful Day
In most interviews I am asked 'What are your beauty tips?' or 'What is your daily routine for flawless beauty?'
I can't really say "Oh, I just won the Good Genes Lottery." The truth is, there are some things that I have found really do make a difference. Some may sound a little cliché and obvious, but you may be surprised how a few easy little tricks help.
Easy for some to say, huh? Not so much if your three-year-old wakes you up six times before 5:52 am! But truly, it does help. So if you have had a rotten night of it, give yourself a little more room to not feel your best. If you're already feeling tired, it's going to be easier to talk yourself into feeling puffy, or wrinkled as well. It's called Confirmation Bias (look it up, and it's a bit of a bitch if you are feeling negative). So if you don't get your beauty zzz's, give yourself an extra five to do a moisture mask or slap some cucumbers on the eyes. Do a little fast cardio to get the blood pumping and endorphins released. A bit of self-indulgence might push "I'm tired and ugly" to "I'm hyped up and sexy."
I know, another obvious one. But it's easier to control than the sleep one. Skin contains 64% water. Remember the last time you were super hungover and looked like a wrung out washcloth? Dehydration shows instantly. DRINK MORE WATER. Mix it up a little. Throw tons of lemon and Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar in there...or cucumber... or mint... whatever keeps you sipping throughout the day.
You are what you eat. If I am feeling really low energy, puffy, breaking out, it's a sign that my lifestyle isn't doing all it can for my beauty routine. How have the days and nights been, as of late? Are we partying like we're 21? Not sleeping? Cramming chips and M&M's in during meetings? Moving swiftly from coffee to wine? A little cleanse goes a long way, and I find, if I do a couple days of it, that's really all I need. Following that, I am reminded how good it feels to take care of myself, and it becomes quite natural to make good, healthy choices. Be realistic about it. Do you have a huge party tomorrow night? Do you have a ton of leftover curry in the fridge you won't be able to resist? Cleanse when it is realistic to do so and do what you know works for you. Different bodies need different things. I am a protein monster, so a celery diet will only help me lose friends and relations, because I become a hangry, raging fiend. I need clean, lean protein in the morning: eggs, dark leafy greens, lots of fluids. Lunch, I might have a really clean detox soup. I like this one, and if I am doing a cleanse will make loads of it. I once ate it for lunch and dinner two days in a row and felt like a babe of a Buddhist Monk afterwards. Enjoy food, but do it in moderation and listen to what your body needs.
Hope this helps!