Everyone wants to be beautiful. And why not? Many studies show that beauty bias does exist; attractive people are considered honest, friendly, content, happy, and creative. While the fairness of these assumptions can be subjected to a debate, there’s no harm in trying to keep yourself attractive.
Like all good things, it requires time, effort, and dedication to maintain your beauty. While some heavy makeups can temporarily make you look good, there is no substitute for a rigorous beauty regimen. Unfortunately, this busy world we live in makes it extremely difficult to follow one. But, this should not keep you from having a pretty face coupled with a lovely body.
The infographic below by Holland and Barrett presents to you a 90-day schedule to make sure you remain at your beautiful best.
Here are the important points to keep in mind:
First things first
If you enjoy alcoholic beverages, limit them to weekends. Excessive consumption of alcohol takes the glow away from your skin, makes your hair fall out, and makes you look tired.
The health hazards of smoking are widely publicized. If they are not enough to convince you to quit, here is another one: it ruins your look with icky teeth, premature aging, baggy eyes, wrinkles, yellow fingers, and the list goes on and on.
Diet is another aspect you need to pay special attention to in order to get beautiful and maintain your beauty. The advantages of healthy, well-balanced food cannot be overstated.
While drinking ample amounts of water is necessary for your body, you can also add fresh fruits and fragrant herbs to your water. This way you can get minerals and vitamins that your body needs to keep itself fresh and beautiful.
Another obvious but often-ignored activity is getting enough sleep. After a tired, busy day, your body needs rest to reinvigorate itself. Having six to nine hours of daily sleep is necessary to keep your body well relaxed and fresh.
Taking care of your personal hygiene is an absolute must to keep yourself attractive. We all know the necessity of everyday activities like brushing our teeth and taking a shower. In addition, you will need to use moisturizers to make sure your skin doesn’t dry out.
Also, take care of your environmental hygiene. Maintain clean, tidy surroundings. This also means not leaving still water around to breed flies and mosquitoes. This helps you avoid insect bites that could leave your skin irritated, swollen, and stained. These tips on keeping the bugs away might help.
The secret to a lean, fit body is not starving yourself, it is eating the right things in the right amounts. Make sure you include lots of fruits and green vegetables in your diet. They provide you with vitamins, minerals, and nutrition without adding weight. Eating right also makes your skin radiant, soft, and protects your skin from sunburns.
Using shampoos and conditioners is necessary to have clean, shiny hair. However, you might want to limit them to two times a week. Your body produces some of the best oils and nutrients that are necessary for having strong, long hairs, and breaks between washing your head helps to restore them. Furthermore, you can use coconut oil to keep your hair smooth and hydrated.
Physical exercises are as essential as your diet when it comes to attaining a healthy, lean, and toned body. Additionally, it makes you stronger, reduces stress, and prevents diseases. Some intense cardio and resistance training will help you burn calories, increase your endurance, and improve your metabolism and digestion. Try some yoga to relax your body and mind.
It is a good idea to pamper yourself with a homemade facial mask once a week. You can use homemade face packs made containing vitamin- and mineral-rich avocado. This will nourish your skin and make it soft and radiant.
Spending some time on trimming and polishing your nails every week is important. By the end of a week, most of the previously applied polishes are worn out and not so pretty. Removing or redoing them will make your hands and feet look gorgeous.
Facial hairs can grow pretty fast, so it is important to keep them under control. Usually, threading once every fifteen days is enough to keep your well-maintained look.
If you’re not a big fan of body hair, removing it twice in a month is quite important. You can try waxing (beware the pain!) or go for other hair removal methods, such as household laser hair removal kits (studies show that these devices are effective).
Your feet and hands need some pampering too. Bimonthly manicures and pedicures will keep your hands and feet neat, clean, and gorgeous.
Visiting a salon once a month is highly recommended to keep yourself well groomed.
Make sure to get a body wrap once a month. Body wraps moisturize your body, exfoliate dead skin, get rid of toxins from your body, and reduce cellulite and stretch marks, among other benefits.
Featured photo credit: Lady Summer III by Ivan Turkouski via flickr.com