With a new year comes new resolutions, vows to make ourselves better, and dreams of a skincare routine to die for. If you’re longing to have a glow-up that you’ve wanted for the past year you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of inspiring tips to help you along the way, with new habits you can incorporate day-to-day so that you can hit your goals faster and finally achieve a top-tier glow-up.
Smiling should be a huge part of your daily routine. Did you know that smiling can release feel-good endorphins which can make you feel happier? It really is the best definition of fake it ‘till you make it’ ever! It also lowers blood pressure and boosts your immune system. As well as being great for your health, it also draws others to you and is super infectious, so you’ll be putting a smile on someone else’s face too!
If your physical appearance is holding you back from smiling, why don’t you invest in yourself in 2022 and improve your self-confidence? Dental work can make you feel better about your grin, and some practices even offer tooth extraction and implant same day, so you can fix your smile instantly! Lip fillers are a simple procedure, which when done by a medical professional, can be a low-key cosmetic helper that can leave you with something to smile about.
Start A Journal
Divulging your innermost thoughts can be a cathartic and relieving experience that has been proven to lower stress, help combat anxiety, and offers a more mindful outlook. Journaling is a fantastic output that can help you recognize triggers, reveal behavioral patterns, and can help you express and process your feelings and emotions in a healthy way. Aim to make a note of your thoughts at least once a day and it will make a huge difference in your mental wellbeing.
Most people’s new year’s resolutions are to lose weight or gain muscle. Instead of this aesthetically- driven approach, make it your resolution to get fitter and feel healthier – the rest will come in time. If you hate the gym, find a hobby that involves being active such as hiking, swimming, or a new dance class. Keeping fit is vital for your physical health and helps your mental health too. Plus, you’ll feel a whole new lease of life in no time!
Drink More Water
Seriously people, drink more water! It’s a natural detox for your body, boosts your metabolism, and can even help you lose weight. There are pretty much no downsides to drinking 8 glasses a day, so just get on with it – promise you’ll feel the benefits!
Save Money (And Then Spend It Wisely)
Saving up the pennies is on most people’s bucket list but doing it is more difficult. Create a rainy day fund that you can use by the end of the year for something that you would love it do but never have the funds for. Why not cut down your daily coffee run and use the $5 each day to add to your fund? By November you would have over $1500. Think of the vacation you could take, the new couch you could buy, or blow it all on a designer bag! Whatever you do just ensure it’s something that makes you happy – you’ve earned it!
Create A Skincare Routine
Your skin is your armor so taking care of it is super important. Invest in a high-quality sunscreen (and reapply it throughout the day!) as the sun’s UV rays can be incredibly damaging to the skin. The most common form of cancer in the USA is skin cancer so protecting yourself is vital. Use a gentle cleanser to remove grime, make-up, and sunscreen each evening, and hydrate your face with a moisturizer. If you want a more intense skincare experience, there are a ton of online skincare quizzes that can help you build a routine with serums and other more specific products that will work for you.
Read Plenty Of Books
The gift of knowledge and creativity is one of the very best forms of self-care you can practice. Read as many books as you can this year. Self-development books are awesome at helping improve habits, cope with stress, and generally live a better lifestyle. If you are more of a fiction fan, get stuck into a great book series that takes you away from everyday reality. There’s nothing more fun than being swept up in a story that lives in your imagination! You’ll feel happier a calmer all year round.