7 Things to Do to Look and Feel Great All Year
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Things to Do to Look and Feel Great All Year
They don’t say that ‘it’s the most wonderful time of year’ for nothing. While we look forward to taking time off and indulging during the holidays, there is no denying that they can do a number on your body and daily routine.
After too many holiday treats or late-nights catching up with friends and family at holiday gatherings, the good news is that it’s relatively easy to get back on track. January is the perfect time to commit to new habits to help you look and feel great and you can make a big difference by changing just a few simple things!
Eat the Colours of the Rainbow
According to Lifehacker, the colour of different foods can tell you a whole lot about the nutritional value and eating a variety of colors is one sure fire way to know you are getting as many of those vitamins and minerals as possible. Some colors of food indicate an abundance of specific nutrients.
Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables (citrus fruits, gourds, for example) are abundant in vitamins C and A. Green fruits and veggies (kale, spinach, asparagus, avocado) are high in vitamins K, B, and E. Purple produce on the other hand (eggplant, red cabbage, grapes) are high in vitamins C and K. The reason you can tell these from looking is because plants often derive their colors from various phytochemicals found in them. Now, you know what it means to eat the rainbow!
One of the simplest fixes you can make to your beauty routine is to swap out pop for water. Experts say drinking water can help prevent dehydration-induced wrinkles.
TIP: Try setting reminders in your calendar to fill up your glass with water every couple hours. Give it a couple weeks, and it will become routine!
Don’t Crank Up the Heat
Getting in the shower during the cold months can lead to the temptation of cranking up the hot water. Heck, I even like it during the warm months. But, opt for lukewarm water to lock in moisture. Using hot water and then going out in cool weather can dry out your skin.
Silky smooth skin is the first step in a beauty routine. This is something that has grown in importance for me, especially with the fact that I am not getting any younger. Your skin needs hydration all year round, especially during winter.
The Dermal Therapy line of moisturizers helps restore your skin’s moisture with elements similar to those found naturally in healthy skin. Don’t forget the elbows, we often neglect them!
TIP: Make it part of your shower routine to moisturize. After a hectic day, the shower may feel like a relaxing oasis. Extend that feeling by taking the time to moisturize after each shower.
Keep Those Teeth Pearly White
Our dental health is so important and the more we keep up with it, the better. That means keeping up with dental appointments and brushing and flossing regularly.
Get enough sleep
If you get less than six hours sleep, it’s likely affecting your appearance and you may notice wrinkles, dark circles or puffy eyes. It even changes your facial expressions; you tend to furrow your brow and frown more when you’re tired.
TIP: Set an alarm for bedtime. You set an alarm to get out of bed in the morning. Use the same approach to make sure you get to bed early enough at night!
Enjoy more good hair days
While in the winter you can hide under toques and scarves, January is the time to start thinking about your spring hair. When the weather warms up your mane will be on full display. You should take steps now to be ready. PRIORIN® is a supplement that supplies the hair with millet extract, the amino acid L-cystine and calcium pantothenate, which in combination has been clinically shown to promote hair growth and hair re-growth. PRIORIN® also contains the nutrient biotin, which helps to maintain healthy hair. Take 2 capsules daily with food for 3-6 months.
TIP: Make it a part of your breakfast or lunch routine so you remember to take supplements daily.
Whether or not you made a resolution that you want to keep this year or not, these are simple ways to help you look and feel great all year long!
What do you do to look and feel great in the New Year?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
These are great tips. I have to remind myself to drink more water. I am actually really great at getting a lot of sleep as I have a set bedtime for myself and it seems to really help. Thanks for sharing
That is great, I need to do that!
These are all great tips. Staying hydrated and moisturizing are two big things for me.
Big ones for me too!
These are great tips! I will have to come back throughout the year and see if I am doing them!
Hehe, I hope you can!
These are all great tips. I always try to get enough sleep and drink lots of water. Also eating the right foods and exercising of course.
All great things, great job.
I have to work on getting enough sleep. I have been drinking a lot more water for a few months and I can see a big difference in my skin.
Water can work wonders!
Staying hydrated is one of the things that I am trying to get better at this year. I am drinking more water and less soda and coffee.
That is awesome! I wish you success!
I need to work on eating the colors of the rainbow. I suck at that at the moment.
We all have our days! Tomorrow is a new day!
staying moisturized and getting enough sleep is something that i have been working on doing lately. it does make a difference.
Me too! Especially the water!
Great tips! I’m going to check out some of the products you mentioned. I am in need of some sprucing up in my routine!
Awesome, hope they help you!
I do need to turn down the heat in the shower. Something I have a hard time doing. I drink water all the time and most of the other things you mentioned I am pretty good at. Always room for improvement.
That is great that you are already doing so many!
Staying hydrated is one of the hardest tasks for me! I always forget! I try to do things like drink every hour or every time my phone dings. Something that will remind me!
That is a good idea.
These are all really great and important tips in feeling your best. I agree with all of them – keeping moisturized is something I often forget to do. Someone once suggested to keep moisturizer by my nightstand as a reminder!
I keep it on my nighstand too.
This is really helpful tips and ideas! I’m going to look these products and try it.
Hope they help.
Solid tips and I agree with all of them although priorin is new to me. I will check it out – all your other tips work for me so why not this!
This is a really great list of tips. Makes it easier to stick to the New Year Resolutions.
I do a lot of the things on your list to look and feel good. I have to moisturize and stay hydrated or else my skin will not be shy about letting me know I am not taking care of it. My other half and I also try to eat as many colours of the rainbow as we can in our meals.
That is awesome!
These are definitely some important things to look and feel great all year. Sleep is especially important!
Yes, it really is!
I am guilty of breaking quite a few of these rules. IT is something that I know that I need to work on.
We can always try better next time.
Getting enough sleep always makes me feel better. Also eating the colors of the rainbow is an awesome tip!
The older I get, the more changes I notice in my skin. It’s so dry. I know that drinking more water and moisturizing is on my list of things to improve
They are on the top of my list now too.
I definitely need to sleep more, especially after this week. Things have been wearing on me. But I know it’s necessary. And then I need to make sure that I take care of my teeth better and do not allow things to run on too long before taking care of them.
Yes, it is so good for our health to take care of our teeth.
These are great tips to look and feel great all throughout the year. I make sure to drink plenty of water every day.
Water is so important.
Staying hydrated is so important and drinking more water is my goal this year. It’s so hard for me but water has so many benefits.
It is so important!
Oh, yea it’s hard not to crack up the hot water HAHAHA Try to avoid doing it too much because it does dry out my skin a lot. Staying moisturized is also very important.
Yes, it is hard!
These are some amazing tips to feel great all year. I really need to take these into consideration because I’m starting to feel down about myself, but really need to start feeling better. When you feel better, you LOOK better. <3
That is so true!
Great tips, I had never heard of Dermal Therapy, but it sounds awesome. I really need to take these into account.
Great tips! I think I always use hot water during a shower, pretty bad to my skin.
It feels good but, it is not good for us!
These are all such great tips! Staying hydrated is key.