January and February are tough, the days are short; the wind is icy cold and our skin and energy levels seems to take the strain. Here are 5 simple tips to help you glow from the inside out during these winter months.
1. Drink Water
Drinking water is a great way to flush out the toxins in your body and keep skin hydrated. Dehydration makes you feel exhausted so when you’re lacking in energy reach for a glass of H20. When you’re hydrated your skin is plumper- filling out lines and making your complexion smoother. It’s like beauty cream from the tap!
2. Good Fats
Foods high in healthy fats and omega-3s are the best for a glowing even complexion. My favourites are salmon, avocado and almonds. Fatty acids are vital for regulating cell function and as our skin cells are constantly being renewed its important to eat essential fats for healthy skin.
3. Positive Thoughts
One of my favourite quotes is from Roald Dahl “when you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” You’ve seen those healthy happy positive people who just seem to light up a room when they walk in. Positive thoughts create positive energy which I believe you can physically feel and see! When you’re feeling low during winter, try to smile to yourself and lighten up about life. Look for the positive in any situation and you will instantly look more beautiful 😉 .
You can always tell if someone’s not had a good night’s sleep. One of the worst things someone can say is “gosh you look tired.” The skin around our eyes will not lie. Aim to be getting a good 7-8 hours sleep a night to ensure your glowing and full of energy the next day.
5. De-stress Time
Stress causes breakouts and makes skin look dull and lifeless, if you are not convinced of this, check out the studies posted on massagers.pro, that will inform you properly. Make time to relax and de-stress during the winter months. Take a bath, book a massage or sit and read your book in peace and quiet for 30 minutes. If you really don’t have time during your day, then try to focus on your breathe for 5 minutes, even if it’s sitting on the train or when you’re making the dinner. Count your breath in and out, make each breath longer and deeper and notice how the tension melts away.
Leave a comment letting me know your favourite ways to de stress. I’m always up for some advice too!
Love, Lottie x