You’re feeling fantastic – you are eating balanced meals, getting fresh air every day, exercising when you can, sleeping well, and seeing friends and family.
But for some reason, you aren’t looking as good as you feel.
If this is you, don’t worry. Here we break down seven tips to help you look as healthy as you feel on the inside.
1. Embrace Your Natural Self
If you are feeling great but are spending hours every week having to straighten, dye, and blow-dry your hair, pluck, tweeze, and spray-tan, this might be why you aren’t looking as healthy as you feel. Spending so many hours modifying your appearance will take its toll on your hair and skin.
We recommend taking a break from your routine and leaving your hair to do as it will. By sticking with your curly hairstyles, enjoying your natural pigmentation, and the natural structure of your hairline and eyebrows, you may boast a rejuvenated appearance.
Don’t worry – this is just a trial – you can always change back if you don’t like it!
2. Use Blush
Blushing takes place because there is an increased blood flow to your cheeks. It happens when you are embarrassed, but more commonly after you have exercised. Rosy cheeks generally give your face a healthy glow. If you are feeling healthy and want to emulate this blooming and rosy look, you can simply add blush.
This is also a great trick even when you don’t want to wear much make-up, as you can have a bare face and simply add a little blush. It will instantly make you look bright and healthy.
3. Try to Crack a Smile
If you aren’t feeling good, obviously there is no pressure to smile. But if you are feeling happy and healthy, why not show it off? As well as making the people around you feel good and indicating to others how you are feeling, smiling actually brightens your face.
In addition, smiling has been known to facilitate stress recovery. When you smile, you release neuropeptides, which are short strings of amino acids which help to combat stress. So smiling will not only help you to look good, but it also keeps your good mood going.
4. Enjoy Warm Showers
Cold showers are all the rage at the moment, and they have been linked to boosting the immune system. But while this may be true, warm showers also have their own benefits. Hot showers are known to improve brain health, soothe stiff joints, and improve sleep.
A secondary benefit of warm showers is that you will leave them looking rosy and relaxed, so you will appear as healthy as you feel. With warm water flowing, your body will glow naturally.
5. Use (Tinted) Moisturizers
You may have read this tip in dozens of magazine articles, but that’s because it actually works. Moisturizing is one of the best things you can do to your body to help your appearance match how good you feel.
This is partly scientific – rubbing your skin increases blood flow – but it is also because moisturizer adds a healthy sheen to your skin.
Some people like to use a tinted moisturizer, as this adds a little color to your cheek and provides a similar effect to blush – whatever works for you, girlfriend.
6. Supplements for Extra Glow
If you are looking for an extra boost, have you thought about taking some herbal supplements? There are hundreds to choose from, but one popular example is turmeric, which is said to have both cleansing and antiseptic properties.
These herbs work to support a healthy lifestyle, so you can help that inner glow to shine outwards too. Remember, everyone’s body is different, so it is worthwhile doing a little research to find out the herbs that will best suit you.
7. Take It Easy
Lastly, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. You are doing your best, and that’s all that anyone can ask for. If you aren’t looking as bright as you feel, remember that you can make small improvements that gradually show results over a few months. In the meantime, don’t be too hard on yourself, and try to enjoy the fact that you feel fantastic.
There is nothing better than feeling healthy on the inside, but it doesn’t hurt to show off how much you’re thriving too. With a bright face, rosy cheeks, and laid-back appearance, we guarantee that you’ll feel even better than you do now.