This post has been contributed by Laura.
During the summer, we are less likely to apply a face full of makeup and more inclined to stick with our natural look. It can get too hot and sweaty to think about anything else. But being an image conscious society, we can still take actions to make sure our natural appearance looks its best. So I thought I would share with you five ways you can improve the way you look just in time for summer.
Think about your skin
Your skin throughout all of the winter will have been open to the elements. So now is the time to rejuvenate it and show it some love. You can do this by taking care of your skincare routine and perhaps making a few changes. Your skin, not just on your face, will be more on show during the summer. So it’s essential to take care of it and keep it looking it’s best. This means keeping yourself hydrated with plenty of water. After all it is nature's detox. You can also consider a different facial cleanser or a new moisturizer. You would be best to head down to your local natural beauty department and ask for a few samples and see what works best with your skin.
What we put into our bodies can be a reflection of what comes out. So if we want our skin to look good and for our appearance to be healthy and glowing, then make sure you eat a healthy diet. This doesn’t mean heading on to some extreme diet where you lose weight quickly. This is more about eating the right things and consuming more healthier food. As long as you get your five a day of fruit and vegetables, then you are on the right track. Just keep the treats to a minimum. They are the things that can cause spots on our skin.
Taking more exercise and being more active can help us to achieve a more toned looking body. If you are struggling with losing a little weight, then a good exercise regime can help you lose a few pounds as well. Exercising, be it as simple as walking, or something more extreme can keep your body looking trim and athletic. Which in the summer can be a real confidence booster.
Work on that smile
Smiling is the one thing that can express your personality instantly. You can tell a lot by someone's smile. So if you don’t feel confident in yours then do something about it. It’s the natural beauty that can be expressed within you. This might mean visiting your dentist and discussing problem areas. It might mean considering teeth whitening services. Even if you just up your brushing game. Get the confidence in your smile and work it.
Get more sleep
Finally, getting more sleep can work wonders for how you look. It can erase any black marks under your eyes or bags that may appear. It can make you feel better and more confident because you are rested. If you struggle with sleep, then consider your routine before you head to bed. It might mean making some small changes like not using your phone before sleep. Or drinking a relaxing chamomile tea instead of something caffeine based or alcoholic.
I hope these tips help you to improve your natural beauty this summer.
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