Some days we just don’t feel good in our own skin. Whether that’s because we’re stressed out or we just need a change in our life, looking yourself in the mirror can be one of the worst parts of your day. This is exactly the time when you need to stop and think what you’re doing wrong. Your impression of yourself is highly subjective, and because we tend to exaggerate about our flaws, you can certainly do a few things to step up your beauty game, and feel a lot better about yourself.

Eat plenty of beauty improving foods

One of the popular wellness trends suggests that the best way to amp up your beauty is to eat your way to pretty skin and hair. Packed with monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, fibres, potassium, magnesium, and folate, avocado is one of the best foods for healthy hair, skin, and nails. 

Berries are your number one line of defence against premature aging, and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseeds help soothe skin conditions like acne or eczema. Therefore, make sure you eat plenty of those to boost your skin plumpness. For better skin texture and hydration, eat dark chocolate that will also fight free radicals and protect your skin from damaging UV rays.

Improve your skincare routine

Keeping your skin healthy, hydrated and glowing goes far beyond good nutrition. Constant care is essential for clean, radiant skin, so you’ll need to include a few new routines into your skincare. From sheet masks and daily scrubs to nourishing skincare products, you’ll need to dedicate much more time to your beauty routine. Use face masks at least three times a week, for deep cleaning, detoxing, and hydration. Furthermore, use quality scrubs to exfoliate your face a few times a week, and get rid of all dead skin cells. Cracked lips can be highly unflattering, making your lipstick look unattractive. Therefore, take some time to exfoliate the lips once or twice a week, depending on what condition they are in.

Use homemade treatments

While all the cosmetic products can truly make a difference to your skin, sometimes all you need is a good homemade treatment to freshen up. If you need to even out your skin tone, a turmeric and oats face mask will do wonders for your skin. Combine turmeric with oats, and you can get both a bright skin and a perfectly exfoliated face, due to the scrubbing effects of oats. For softer and hydrated skin, mix papaya with honey and leave the mask on your face for a few minutes.

A rose water and aloe vera mask is great for skin nourishment. Combine one tablespoon of rose water, aloe vera, and a teaspoon of honey to make an amazing mixture that will nourish your skin and give your face a natural glow. If your skin gets flaky and dull during winter, an avocado homemade mask will replenish it and bring back the smooth glowing texture. With just half of an avocado, one egg yolk and one to two tablespoons of honey, you can mix a face mask that will completely refresh your skin and make you look gorgeous.

Get enough sleep

One of the health tips that will certainly help you turn your beauty up a notch is to have enough sleep. If you party often, and you don’t get a chance to have enough sleep, your skin will suffer. Getting enough rest is highly beneficial for your skin, because skin cells turn over when you’re sleeping. Also, when you’re sleep deprived, your stress levels increase, which is bad for your skin. Aside from increasing the severity of inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, a lack of sleep can cause acne breakouts, breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, poor water balance, puffy bags under your eyes and under-eye circles.

Final thoughts

Even though we’re all beautiful in our own way, sometimes it’s not that easy to feel gorgeous. Therefore, if you ever feel like your beauty game needs a little bit of improvement, make sure you follow some of the previously mentioned tips. If you start eating plenty of avocado, flaxseed, and other beauty foods, improve your beauty routine with various skincare products, use homemade treatments and get enough sleep, you will instantly look and feel more beautiful.

About author:

My name is Amy Mia Goldsmith and I'm an Aussie blogger in love with beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. My mission is to inform the world of all my passions and try to make a difference with a written word. 
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