Winter season is often an obstacle course of stressors. But it is not only the most wonderful time of the year but most social, Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day. Many people will make the extra effort to look amazing and stand out from the crowd. And there is no need to lie down under the knife to look good on selfies and impress your loved one. Just make sure you follow these hacks to improve your beauty and let the good times roll.
Below are 6 easy life hacks that will leave looking stunning before and after Valentine’s Day.
Use essential oils on skin
If you want to look stunning before Valentine’s Day, begin with proper skin care. Use oils even if you didn’t do it before. The best essential oils for skin are those that are best suited for your skin type. Lavender oil is one of the most versatile essential oils and can be used for any type of skin. Try whipping a body butter and homemade toner.
When you rush through your routine or skip necessary steps for caring for the skin you may end up with unhealthy looking skin during winter holidays. Sagging skin, wrinkles, age spots, and dull skin are some of the signs of aging skin. Maintaining a clean regimen that removes makeup and dirt can help you achieve a healthy skin and look stunning ahead of the holidays. Start with a cleansing base such as Olive, Argan, Sunflower, Jojoba, and Avacado then add 1-2 drops of essential oil such as Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose oil, Bergamot oil, or Geranium oil.
Drink enough water
Research shows that water is the second most popular beverage in the U.S after soft drinks. Roughly 60% of our body is made up of water so drinking enough water helps balance our body fluids. If you are looking to lose a few pounds before Valentine’s Day drinking water can help you.
Numerous studies have found a connection between drinking water and losing a few pounds. This is because water makes people feel full and as a result, you are likely to consume fewer calories. Water helps keep the body hydrated which helps the heart to pump more blood to the muscles through the blood vessels. As a result, muscles work efficiently which causes fat to dissolve in the body resulting in a slimmer body shape.
Drink warm water with lemon every morning
The biggest benefit of lemon water is probably the temperature of the water and not necessarily the lemon added to it. Drinking warm water with lemon the first thing in the morning helps flush your system and improve digestion. Studies suggest that lemon juice can help stimulate proper acid production and bile production.
Lemon contains vitamin C and potassium and drinking warm water in the morning gives your body the chance to absorb these vitamins effectively. Vitamin C is also good for reducing stress and lemon water can lead to cleaner skin and it also needed for collagen production for a smooth, healthy skin.
Whiten your teeth
If you want to have a bright smile over the holiday but don’t want to use chemicals there are many options that are both natural and safe. One of them is oil pulling a traditional Indian folk remedy meant to improve oral hygiene and remove toxins from the body.
This practice involves swishing oil around in your mouth to remove bacteria, which can turn into plaque and cause your teeth to look yellow. Any oil will work but coconut oil is a much popular choice because it has a pleasant taste and offers many additional health benefits. Studies suggest that daily pulling effectively reduces bacteria in the mouth along with plaque and gingivitis.
- Secret Method – To oil pull, put one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and push and pull oil through your teeth. Continue the process for a full 15-20 minutes. Remember to spit the coconut oil as it returns to solid form once in your drain and cause a clog.
Exfoliating before Valentine’s Day will make your skin look smooth and more beautiful. Most people only remember to exfoliate their face but regular body scrub can have health effects and improve the appearance of your skin. Without regular exfoliating, you may end up with clogged pores which block moisture from getting into the deeper layers. This may create a hard unattractive exterior.
Exfoliation is the key to getting the healthiest and smoothest skin possible before Valentine’s Day. Below are the benefits you will get from exfoliating your body about four times a week:
- You will enjoy a smoother healthier skin
- Reduce the chance of breakout on your face and back
- You’ll get smoother elbows
- Allow moisture to penetrate better
- Reduce stress
Get rid of skin tags
You may need to find a way to naturally get rid of skin tags fast so you can have a glowing smooth skin before the holidays. Be careful when you are removing tags yourself because if irritated they be infected and very painful.
You can use garlic which has very active medicinal properties to get rid of tags. Garlic contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which are very effective in removing tags and wart. Apple cider vinegar is also great. It works by dehydrating the tag continuously until it dries off and falls off your skin. Iodine is also known to dry off parts of the skin it is applied to and makes them fall off after several applications. Note that tags will not develop into cancer if left untreated.
With work beginning the year parties, soul-mates get together and go on a romantic trip. It is quite understandable that majority of us want to look our best on this important day. Anyone of the above methods will help you look stunning. But only your sincere smile makes his eyes shine brighter.
Mary Stuart is an Australian native blogger and professional coach. During the day she writes about beauty and health. By night, Mary teaches women the importance of understanding their inner needs, self-improvement and of self-expression.
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