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2021 is a year full of new opportunities; and it is so important for us to take the bull by the horns and make the most of every day. One of the things you might want to do in the new year to improve your life is take a look at your health and beauty routine and vamp it up.
It is all too easy to fall off the wagon with a good health and beauty routine and this is why we want to share some tips you should try this week.
Here are some of the hacks and tips you should try this week and beyond to keep your skin, hair, nails, and body happy.
Keep your nails hydrated
It is so important that we treat our nails in the same way as our hair. Hair and nails are made of the same material, and when trying to keep our nails strong we need to consider the importance of oil and conditioner. You can purchase nail conditioning oil in any drugstore and you should apply this once a day to help your nails grow strong and thick.
Have a facial pamper session
Once a week you should take the time out of your day to really cleanse and rejuvenate your skin. This could take only an hour out of your day and it will make a huge difference to your complexion and the clarity of your skin. Take the time once a week to do a full facial MOT including;
- Face mask
- Cleansing strips
- In-shower cleanse
- After-shower cleanse
If you take some real time to clean your pores deeply once a week in this way as well as hydrate your skin cells, they will stay strong and healthy and give you that clean and youthful glow that looks so beautiful.
Get silky and soft hair
Our hair is a huge part of our identity and for many of us it is a feature that really defines who we are. From redheads who keep their hair naturally vibrant to those who use colour as a fashion statement – hair care is so crucial for a happy and healthy life. Improve your hair this week with a simple hair mask that will instantly revitalise and bring life back to your locks. Purchase some pure argan oil from your local drugstore and apply a large amount to your palms before running your hands through your hair. Take a few minutes to massage the oil into your hair and then put your hair up into a bun, before wrapping with cling film to lock in heat. Heat will open up the pores of your hair and this will allow the oil to penetrate your hair fully. Leave for one hour while you go about your day or consider sleeping with it overnight. Wash out with shampoo in the shower and then leave your hair to air dry. Enjoy your new soft and silky hair, and do this once a month for a deep hair treatment.
Eradicate acne the natural way
Acne is a terrible thing to deal with and sadly for a few of us, it doesn’t stop after adolescence. In adulthood some of us suffer from acne and this is something that can really crush our confidence in day to day life. To tackle acne the natural way this week – it is time to try turmeric and honey. In a bowl, mix an equal amount of turmeric and honey to form a paste and then grab some q tips. Apply the paste to your acne with a q tip and leave it to set for one hour. Both turmeric and honey offer anti-inflammatory properties and honey will also starve the bacteria of oxygen. Rinse off and repeat for the next few days until the spot has disappeared.
Have an MOT
Now and again it is important for you to have a full body checkup and ensure that you are healthy and in working order. An online GP consultation can be a great way during the pandemic to have a checkup and discuss any small issues you have noticed or existing issues you have. Consider having a checkup this week and it will make a massive difference to your health.
Use a natural body scrub
It is important to not only scrub our face but also our body. Consider using a natural body scrub made from coffee, sugar, and oil now and again to get rid of dead skin cells and leave your skin happy and smooth. This will not only be a good way to avoid spots but it will also be something that helps get rid of cellulite at the back of your legs and your bum.
Get plump happy lips
It is just as important for us to look after your lips as it is your skin. Lips are a huge feature of our face and they are a huge part of our identity – and it is all too easy for us to forget about taking care of them. Today we want to share a simple lip care routine you should do every couple of days to keep your lips plump and happy.
- In a small bowl, mix sugar with a small amount of olive oil until a paste is formed.
- Apply the paste to your lips and scrub gently in circular motions for 1 minute. You can also use a toothbrush to do this if you don’t like the feeling on your fingers.
- Rinse off.
- Apply a lip oil or deep conditioner.
Use coconut oil for everything
Coconut oil is a versatile part of your skincare and haircare routine and can be used for a number of different things. You can use coconut oil for any of these things:
- Hair mask
- Makeup remover
- Facial moisturiser
- Body lotion
- Hand cream
- Foot cream
It is also a great idea for your health to include coconut oil in your diet. Coconut oil is full of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function and it tastes amazing when added to curry and stir fry.
Eat grapefruit for a happy gut
Grapefruit is an acquired taste for some but this amazing citrus fruit is exactly what you need for a fast metabolism. Consider eating a grapefruit every morning before you eat anything else to allow your metabolism to kickstart for the day and flush out any toxins from the body. It is such a brilliant food to eat to aid weight loss and for your health overall.
Get moving for strong muscles
Ensure that you consider getting up and moving if you want to be healthier this year. Consider a home workout once a day in the morning – even if just 10 minutes – to get your heart rate up and make your body happier. Exercise is so important for a healthy body and sweat can also be great for your skin as it will flush away toxins and bacteria.
Use a strawberry toothpaste
For white teeth that will surprise you – consider using a toothpaste made from strawberries this week. Strawberries are full of vitamin C and antioxidants and can whiten and strengthen the teeth. Consider mashing up some strawberries and adding a little baking powder to form a paste and brush your teeth with this once a day for a week. It will whiten your teeth gently and naturally.
Use our health and beauty tips to stay strong and beautiful this year.