With the first day of the new spring season coming into sight, we can’t help but feel like a freshen up of our minds and bodies is due. We’re not talking diets here, ladies, so fear not! Our approach to a spring cleanse is healthy but more than doable, and it starts from the inside. Behold, our five ways to look and feel fresh as a daisy for spring!
5 Ways to Look and Feel Fresh as a Daisy for Spring
Drink Plenty Of Water
Even though we don’t exactly have a shortage of H2O in the UK, many people aren’t getting enough. This is a big mistake as water not only moisturises your skin, but flushes out toxins too. Give up on fizzy drinks and keep a two litre bottle of the clear stuff by you throughout the day. It’ll keep those cravings at bay too, as dehydration is usually confused for hunger.
Up The Health Ante With Food Swaps
After hibernating all winter and treating yourself to hot chocolates and rich foods, it’s time to give your digestive system a break from having to process all those complex meals.
Think consciously about what you’re putting into your system and consider doing some food swaps, for example, instead of snacking on a chocolate bar that’s full of sugar, try digesting some good sugar instead with a handful of blueberries and a few pineapple pieces. Instead of your usual croissant or pain au chocolat for breakfast, swap for porridge with some banana slices thrown in or a bowl of muesli with some probiotic yoghurt and a drizzle of honey for sweetness. Food swaps are a great way to experiment and to eat healthily at the same time.
Head To The Hair Salon
It’s difficult to beat the feeling of freshly cut, washed and coloured tresses. Even if it’s just for a blow-dry, book yourself in for some me-time at the salon to freshen up your look and your mood for the warmer season.
Alternatively, you could create an at-home salon experience with some hairdressing supplies. Treat your ‘do to a conditioning treatment while relaxing in the tub. The steam from the bath will help lock in even more moisture, giving your hair a healthy, shiny look.
Ideally, you shouldn’t touch your spots, but if you’re walking around with a white-tipped pimple, she be ready to blow! Sterilise a needle with rubbing alcohol and prick the spot. Gently squeeze the pimple until the fluid turns clear or bloody. You should avoid popping any spots that aren’t ready, as they increase the likelihood of scarring.
Less drastic breakouts can be treated by wrapping up an ice cube in a towel and pressing it on a spot for three minutes to reduce inflammation and redness. Finish up with a dab of lavender oil to kill bacteria and dry out that pesky zit.
Tanning beds can cause a variety of health problems, including prematurely aging your skin. Look fabulous when you’re forty and fake it with tinted moisturiser. You can control how tanned you want to appear, but really you shouldn’t go too overboard. Natural is beautiful.
Beauty tools and products are easy to get your hands on, so experiment with a variety of moderate self-tanning products.
Take Advantage Of The Fresh Spring Threads
Ignore the trends and go with outfits that stand the test of time. They should flatter your figure and transcend the seasons. Now is the time to update your wardrobe and make-up drawer. Where possible, make investments that’ll last for years and can be mixed ‘n matched with a variety of clothes.
The great outdoors is free! Get outside and go for a jog – you don’t need to have a pricey gym membership to get into shape. With regular exercise, you can get a natural glow that no beauty product can replicate. Start off slow, but aim to introduce a mixture of cardio and strengthening exercises to slim and tone, later on down the line, so you can enter the spring season feeling fantastic.
About the author: This post was written by a guest author Zoe Williams.