You’re beautiful just the way you are and that never changes, regardless of how you see yourself. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t give your appearance a radiant boost. Enhancing your features is a good way to see what your loved ones mean when they say you’re attractive. What’s more, it’s so easy, and doesn’t require you to get a bank-busting makeover, or go as far as cosmetic surgery.
With that in mind, here is a 90-day guide on how to transform your outer radiance to reflect your inner beauty.
Let’s start with the weekly stuff, shall we.
Shampoo is good, but too much of it isn’t. While it helps clean dandruff and nourishes your scalp, it can also strip the natural oils and nutrients. As a result, your hair can actually suffer more damage because of shampoo. So every week only shampoo twice.
Use coconut oil on your hair
Your locks need tender loving care, and this can be provided through applying coconut oil. It conditions and moisturises your hair. This is especially helpful if your hair is prone to dryness and is also brittle. While this is because of a lack of fresh water, coconut oil contains antioxidants, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties that keep your hair clean and feeling invigorated. Do this every week to get the best results.
Trim those nails
Another weekly habit you need to adopt is trimming your nails. As much as you might find it attractive, you should stop cutting of your cuticles. There’s no wellbeing benefit to doing so and is actually harmful to your nails. By cutting your cuticles, you leave your nails vulnerable to bacteria and fungus.
Apply facemasks and a sea salt scrub
Homemade honey and avocado facemasks are pure pleasure. Avocado contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, copper, iron, and magnesium. All of these minerals nourish the skin, helping it to retain its natural radiance. Honey bolsters those benefits by putting antibacterial, antiseptic, cleansing and moisturising properties to the table.
Cardio and Resistance training
Exercise is essential to beauty, so try out this summer workout, at least three times a week.
If your reason for hating McDonalds is the calories, then you should probably hate lattes too. Experts say that one Starbucks beverage can contain up to 500 calories. So if you’re watching your weight, save this for a once a week thing.
The biweekly stuff
Every fortnight make set time for eyebrow maintenance, an optional manicure and pedicure as well as repairing damaged hair with hot oil treatment. Hair removal is optional.
What about the monthly stuff?
For your monthly beauty care, you should (if you want) dye and re-dye your hair. This is so that the growth gets treatment, while protecting your hair from the damaging effects of the dye.
Trim your hair
Trimming your hair isn’t only so that it doesn’t grow out of control. It helps with split ends too. If you let it grow without trimming, your hair will develop more split ends, which continue to split if not trimmed. As a result, your hair can become brittle and weak, which leads to it breaking easily.
And the long term stuff?
Everything we’ve mentioned is long term. However, you will also have to cut out or reduce certain habits. Smokers beware; the act of smoking can age you and also lead to other complications. This is one habit you want to quit in the long term. As for drinking alcohol, leave that for the weekends and give green tea a try. What’s more, eat right by consuming superfoods.