5 Beauty Tips for Spring

Spring is here and we are ready to throw off our coats and grab our favorite pair of flip-flops! Each day is more beautiful than the one before, and it has us thinking that, like mother-nature, we should add a little beauty into our lives too! To make you, and your day, a little bit more beautiful here are 5 tips perfect for spring:

Get Some Zzzs
It’s important to make sure that you get enough sleep every night. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep can negatively effect you. Get yourself into a relaxing nighttime routine, and stick with it.

Drink Water
Drink plenty of water to help keep yourself hydrated, and make your skin look great. As a bonus, drinking water will also help your body transport the necessary nutrients to keep you healthy and energized!

Re-vamp you makeup bag!
What better time to clean out the clutter in your makeup bag than spring? Take a good look at all your products and see which ones you actually use, and which ones were just impulse buys. Surrounding yourself each morning with products you know work, and that you love will make you feel more beautiful each day.

Take Supplements
It’s true that beauty starts from within! Meeting your daily vitamin and mineral recommendations is essential for a healthy beautiful self. Reaching those goals can be hard though; adding vitamins and supplements to your diet is an easy way to make sure you are not falling short. Try a multivitamin such as Vitafusion’s Gorgeous Hair, Skin & Nails. Not only does it fit in perfectly with a busy lifestyle – it’s also a great-tasting gummy!

Add Some Fun
Nothing will get you feeling more beautiful than a great day with friends or family. Go outside and enjoy the warm weather; take a hike, have a picnic, or explore a new neighborhood! Spending time and making memories with people who you love will put a smile on your face – what’s more beautiful than that?

5 Tips for Women for Facing the Day

1- To be beautiful, slim and full of energy, women must vigorously exercise each day until there is sweat on the brow. (This is imperative during menopause!) 

2- It is an excellent idea to exercise before you eat anything in the morning and to take a walk or gentle exercise after dinner each evening.

3- A woman should stretch her elbows 2-3 times a day in order to keep her glandular system in tune. How do you stretch your elbows? You’ll feel a stretch of the nerve (along the back of the elbow) if you do it right.

4- Life nerve stretch—daily—sit down with your legs extended. Reach for your toes and bend forward with straight legs, bringing your nose between your knees; your elbows should touch the floor. As long as a woman maintains this standard of the pose, she will stay young. As you get older the third vertebra shrinks; this exercise stretches the spine at the third vertebra keeping you flexible and strong.

5- A woman should nap 11 minutes—twice a day.

Top 5 Summer Beauty Tips

Let’s face it: Summer is always the most anticipated season of the year. However, not everything is all sunshine and rainbows. With the hotter months already here, the dry weather can wreak havoc on our skin. If you’re a beach bum and love spending time soaking up the sun, surf, and sand, you might have already noticed the unpleasant effects of the weather on your skin and face.
If you have particularly dry skin, you might be finding this weather interchange more annoying than most when it comes to the humidity and heat. You’ll need to take extra care of your skin – but that doesn’t mean the other skin types get to slack off! In fact, every skin type will need to work overtime to ensure their skin doesn’t succumb to the dry and often cruel effects of high temperatures.
To help you through the heat, here are the top 5 beauty secrets for summer when it comes to your skin and face:

1. Drink water: Don’t get hit with dehydration this summer. Not only does it damage the skin by creating unwanted lines – and in severe cases, scaly skin – but it will also leave you feeling exhausted and may result in nasty headaches. Make sure you drink plenty of water so that your skin gets the right amount of moisture necessary to continue to perform its many essential tasks, namely helping to heal the skin faster and protecting your body from daily exposure to bacteria.

2. Opt for tinted moisturiser: If the thought of going bare is terrifying, there is an alternative to foundation: try a tinted moisturiser such as Vitamin E Cool BB Cream from The Body Shop. Lighter than foundation but still offering the same coverage, this tinted moisturiser will feel better on your skin as the days get hotter. Another benefit of this product is that it won’t feel like it’s melting off your face or appear ‘cakey’, unlike foundation. Simply apply to a cleansed face until it dissolves seamlessly into the skin. It’s a makeup base without the fuss!

3. Treat sunburn with natural remedies: Unfortunately, we are a sunburnt country. When you soak in too much Vitamin D, you are at risk of getting sunburnt. To avoid this, ensure you lather on Spa of the World™ Hawaiian Kukui Cream from The Body Shop all over after being out in the sun. With all natural ingredients, this fast-acting moisturiser absorbs quickly, helping to hold in moisture that was lost due to the sun’s rays.

4. Keep your make-up melt-proof with a primer: If you do decide to use foundation instead of a tinted moisturiser, a primer will help keep your makeup intact. Skin Primer Moisture It 01 from The Body Shop works effectively to seals the pores and leave the skin with a natural, even appearance. This also helps to keep your makeup intact with the rising temperatures.

5. Look after your lips: Parched lips are a cold weather and a warm weather issue. The dry air can cause your lips to shrivel and even get sunburnt, leaving nasty cracks all over your mouth. Keep your lips hydrated with Wild Argan Oil Solid Lip Oil from The Body Shop. Simply dip finger into the pot and scoop a small amount of product, and then apply onto your lips. Apply several times a day to avoid further chapped, drying effects.
While a good night’s rest between 8-10 hours is ideal and beneficial to achieving good skin in the summer, we all know that work, social, and other types of commitments may prevent this from occurring. This can be especially difficult when the temperature rises, making sleeping in your bedroom almost impossible. Even if you don’t fit in the recommended amount of sleep into your lifestyle, you can still get great-looking skin in the hotter months by following these great summer beauty secrets.

5 Beauty Tips For Winter Running

5 Beauty Tips For Winter Running

Get out your pocketbooks because it’s that time of year again. While Christmas shopping, be sure to save room in your budget to stock up on items that will help keep your skin and body healthy as you continue running into the winter months.
Most of us are not extremely concerned about our looks while we are running. However, both men and women should take care of themselves and be aware of the damage that winter running can cause.
Here are five beauty tips that are essential for winter running:

Keep your skin hydrated.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the cooler temperatures mean that you no longer need to drink as much water. Not only is water clearly a vital nutrient and important to a healthy diet, it also serves to keep my skin hydrated.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

As soon as the weather turns colder, many of us notice that our skin gets much dryer (my knuckles will crack and bleed). To maintain healthy skin, I exfoliate with a sugar hand/body scrub and a loofah in the shower before applying a moisturizer. I re-moisturize several times throughout the day. If I am running outside in the elements, I keep in mind that any exposed skin will need extra moisturizer. I’m also generous in my use of lip balm.

Put your best face forward. 

Sweating is rough on my face. For the ladies, sweat + makeup = a nasty, salty, clogged-pore mess. I clean my face after every workout. I remove my makeup before I go to bed, and I use a good moisturizer or night cream.

Pamper with peds.

Looking for a great Christmas gift for that runner on your list (or a wonderful treat for yourself)? How about a soothing winter pedicure? Just because we packed the sandals away doesn’t mean that we should neglect our feet! As runners, our feet take a pounding, and dry skin will continue to plague our toes in the winter months. Keep them smooth and moisturized. If your budget is tight, an occasional foot bath at home is wonderful!

Have healthy hair. 

The cold weather contributes to the dryness of my hair. I use good hair products such as those with a moisture boost or those specially made for color-treated hair, which combat dryness and help lock in moisture.