Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But let’s be honest, it’s our own reflection we have to be the happiest with. Feeling beautiful gives us the extra confidence to be brave and tackle our goals.
As with any goal, it’s best to plan out and create small, achievable markers and actionable plans to get yourself closer to where you want to be.
Want to feel the (self) love a bit more?
Here’s a few things you can do to invest a bit more in yourself and reap the rewards of a healthier, more confident and ambitious version of you!
Radiant skin is something we all chase – especially in these dark, harsh cold winter months.
While products and treatments are an obvious route, there is a less expensive and more holistic approach that may have you feeling brighter and more energised.
Our bodies are pretty transparent. If you take care of yourself, it will show. Getting adequate hydration, sleep, and nutrition (even in the form of a few supplements) will reflect in the mirror.
Hydrate: 2 litres of water a day. Add some Coconut water – there’s a reason its become so trendy – all those natural electrolytes will actually help your body recover from hard sessions (training or drinking!). coconut water serves as an excellent replacement medium with 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg of natural sugar per glass, unlike your favorite sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content and five times the amount of processed sugar. In addition, the sodium count is only 25 mg, which is relatively low compared to the 41 and 20 mg found in sports drinks and energy drinks respectively
Sleep: Give yourself a bedtime – 11:00. 8 hours are ideal, but let’s be honest, Instagram isn’t going to like itself. Work backwards to figure out just how long your bedtime routine takes and try to shut off the phone 30 – 60 minutes before you hit the lights.
Letting your body fully rest and regenerate, allows for skin renewal, liver detoxification and hormone balance. If you’re constantly waking up feeling unrested, be accountable to yourself, and consider the possible causes: are you thinking too much? Are you exercising enough? Is your caffeine or alcohol consumption at the next level? Do you wake up with a sore jaw? You could be grinding your teeth at night which causes huge amounts of sleep disruption. If that’s the case, head over to the guys at Impact Dental who can sort you out for a mere 60 Euro – about half the price of 20 mL of a quality skin restorative serum.