After months of holiday fun (and, let’s be honest, a few too many cookies!), it’s time to get back on track and take better care of ourselves. January is the perfect time to start a new health & beauty routine, add some good new habits to your regime or just plain get your regular “feel good” routine back on track. I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips to look and feel your best in 2017. I’d love to hear yours, too!
Tips to Look and Feel Great in 2017
Staying hydrated is one of the easiest tips to look and feel great all year round. Did you know that experts say drinking water can help prevent dehydration-induced wrinkles? Try swapping out your pop or other sugary drinks for a glass of water. You can infuse some fruit into it or add a bit of lemon if you just don’t love plain water. Another idea: set reminders on your phone or calendar to fill up your glass every few hours. After a couple of weeks, it will become routine!
Silky smooth skin is the first step in a beauty routine. The Dermal Therapy line of moisturizers helps restore your skin’s moisture with elements similar to those found naturally in healthy skin. Make it part of your shower routine to moisturize. After a hectic day, the shower may feel like a relaxing oasis. Extend that feeling by taking the time to moisturize after each shower.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is so important to helping you look and feel great. Did you know that getting less than six hours sleep can affect your appearance? You may notice wrinkles, dark circles or puffy eyes. I know when I don’t sleep enough, I get horrible dark circles! Lack of sleep can even change your facial expressions; you tend to furrow your brow and frown more when you’re tired. Here’s an easy tip to make sure you get plenty of sleep: set an alarm for bedtime! You set an alarm to get out of bed in the morning. Use the same approach to make sure you get to bed early enough at night!
Enjoy more good hair days
Sure, you can hide a “bad hair day” under a scarf in the winter, but spring is just around the corner! Why not start prepping your hair now for those warmer days when your glorious mane is on full display? PRIORIN® is a supplement that supplies the hair with millet extract, the amino acid L-cystine and calcium pantothenate, which in combination has been clinically shown to promote hair growth and hair re-growth. PRIORIN® also contains the nutrient biotin, which helps to maintain healthy hair. Take 2 capsules daily with food for 3-6 months. Make it part of your breakfast or lunch routine so you remember to take your supplements daily.
Find Your Inner Peace
Too much stress can make us feel miserable both physically and emotionally. While reducing stress is often easier said than done, it’s important to try to carve out a few “me” moments throughout the day. Pencil it in if you have to! Take a few moments to meditate, color or even just read a magazine article. Here’s a tip: take advantage of things like waiting in line, sitting in the doctor’s office and those other moments where we have nothing to do but wait. Rather than catching up on emails during that time, keep a book with you or open up a relaxing game to play on your phone.
What other tips or tricks do you have to kick-start your beauty routine & look and feel your best for the New Year?
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