It may seem daunting, but staying healthy and beautiful is not as hard as it looks. Sure, the summer is over and people are spending more time at home, but that doesn’t mean you stop taking care of yourself. Follow these tips on looking and feeling your best this fall.
Keep Healthy and Beautiful Now that Summer is Over
Keep Skincare as a Priority
Whether you realize it or not, the summertime has a way of teaching you how to care for your skin. And the lesson is, no matter what is happening outside, stick to your positive skincare routine. Continue protecting it from pollutants and UV damage.
Just because the sun isn’t as fierce in the fall, doesn’t mean you can let up on using sunscreen. Keep moisturizing and cleansing your skin with the proper products to avoid any breakouts or scarring.
Keep your body feeling silky smooth by eliminating unwanted hair. These days, permanent home hair removal devices are offering the same level of skincare treatment as your dermatologist or favourite spa — at a fraction of the cost. No more settling for irritation bumps due to waxing or shaving. Removing hair with pulsed light therapy not only destroys the follicle to stop growth, but it is safe and painless to use.
Ever notice that when the colder season approaches some people begin to get irritated easily? Sometimes the weather can affect people adversely, and their emotional well-being is thrown off balance.
Know that mental health is just as important as physical health and take precautions. Staying focused on a personal hobby is a great way to take preventative action against the winter blues. Any hobby — from knitting to woodworking — that can get your endorphins into action is a good one. Endorphins are the chemicals the body produces to increase happiness and relieve stress.
Activities that take place outside are optimal since you’ll also benefit from the sun’s vitamin D. If you’re feeling deficient, consider investing in a seasonal lamp to ward off the effects of SAD.
One of the perks of having a social life in the summer is that you engage in more physical activities than you realize. Swimming, rollerblading, and pick-up games of basketball can keep you extremely fit while you’re out in the sun, and you wouldn’t even notice.
You don’t have to stop having fun while you stay fit simply because the weather has gotten colder. If you’re looking for new ways to exercise that don’t involve the gym, consider other options.
- Zumba classes – sometimes exercising in a group is just easier
- Go out dancing – you’ll end up working up a good sweat and learning some new moves while you’re at it
- Take the kids sledding – you’d be surprised how many calories you’ll burn climbing up and riding down those hills
Keep a Bedtime Routine
Now that things have wound down a bit, so can you. Before bedtime, create some mental peace by journaling or meditating. Both activities help to settle the mind. Just twenty minutes a day can cause significant improvements in your mental health.
Or drift off to sleep listening to music. Some music apps have enabled a shut-off timer for that very reason. If hearing music is too stimulating, consider listening to guided meditations. There is plenty of free content online, or you can subscribe to meditation experts.
Food also plays a part in getting a good night’s rest. Before bed, eat snacks high in serotonin, like nuts, yoghurts, and turkey slices, which can make you sleepy. Until you can establish a good sleeping schedule, taking supplements to induce rest is a safe alternative.
Follow our simple tips and you can maintain your summer health and beauty regimen all year long.