10 Health and beauty tips every girl needs to know
You can never get enough health and beauty tips because, someone, somewhere, will have always thought of something that you hadn’t. Whether it be some new piece of advice on hair care, a surprising way to save money on makeup or good, sound advice on how to keep your body healthy and looking beautiful. So, in no particular order, here are ten random health and beauty tips to add to your list of know-how that every girl needs to be aware of.
1. How to hide hangover eyes?
The biggest giveaway that you stayed out all night partying are the eyes, so here’s a simple tip on how you can hide red rimmed eyes. Whether red eyes have been caused by an allergy, a cold, or the effects of the night before, you can easily open your eyes up and make them look less tired, with a dab of flesh-toned (nude coloured) eye pencil on the inner corners of your eyes, as well as on your waterline.
2. Restoring bleached hair from green back to blonde
Bleached hair can take on a green tinge after a swim in a chlorinated pool. You can quickly neutralise the effects of the chlorine with, you won’t believe this, tomato ketchup! This trick works because red and green are opposites on the color wheel and these two colours can easily neutralise each other. (It works the same way with concealers, you can neutralize the redness on your face with a green-tinted concealer.) So, shampoo and rinse your hair as usual, then massage in some tomato ketchup, leave it on for about five or ten minutes before rinsing out, and the green tint to your hair will be gone.
3. Drink warm lemon water in the mornings
Another one of great health and beauty tips is to start every day with a glass of warm lemon water. Don’t just grab a coffee in the morning; drink a large glass of water too. Drinking more water early in the morning re-hydrates your skin and it will make you feel a lot more alert too. Everyone needs to drink plenty of water throughout the whole day to stay healthy and beautiful, but your morning dose of H2O is what will really set you up for the day.
Add some lemon juice in your slightly warm water, and then, line the rim of the glass with some honey; this wonderful morning drink will help kickstart all the ‘plumbing’ in your system and flush out toxins. And it tastes delicious too!
4. Keep your pillows clean
Pillows and pillow cases can cling on to bacteria and grease, so keep them clean, and it will reduce acne significantly and it could help stop you suffering from allergies too. Put clean pillow cases on once a week and don’t forget to wash your pillows once a month, because they can become the home for mites and bacteria too if they are not kept clean.
5. The simplest and most effective hair mask
You can see lots of complicated recipes for hair masks that contain lots of different ingredients, but did you know that the simplest and effective hair mask is avocado? Mash up the flesh of a peeled avocado, massage it into your hair and leave it for about fifteen minutes. Avocado contains all the oils and nutrients that are needed to leave your hair soft, glossy and healthy looking.
6. Exercise every day
Another one of very important health and beauty tips is to exercise regularly. Exercise isn’t just for losing weight, it keeps your whole body healthy and it makes you feel great too. If you can’t get to the gym every day or you don’t have time for a strict workout regime, then at least make sure that you get daily exercise by walking, running up the stairs or, playing sport. Daily exercise keeps your heart and cardio system healthy, and you feel more alert and creative too.
7. Always use sunscreen
Health and beauty tips list can’t be complete without mentioning sunscreen. Never go out without putting sunscreen on first. Not only do the UV rays from the sun cause skin cancer, they will also make you age quicker. Don’t let the clouds fool you either, because the UV rays can get through clouds too.
8. Always pat your hair dry
You should never rub your hair dry with a towel; always gently pat it dry instead. Vigorous rubbing will make your hair go frizzy, and it can break and damage hair too. A good method of drying hair quickly, without having to rub it, is to squeeze out the water with an absorbent paper towel.
9. Have one beauty day a week
Scheduling one beauty day a week, when you can pamper yourself and do all the things that you love but haven’t had time to do, has tremendous benefits. It’s the day when you can take care of not only your outer beauty, but also invest in your inner world. You can spend this day, not only doing all the manicures, pedicures, and other beauty rituals, but also you can spend quality time with your friends and family, watch your favorite movie, go to the beach or indulge in some meditation, relaxation or prayer. Whatever your soul desires!
10. Practice gratitude and smiling every day
Gratitude, as well as intentional, conscious practice of smiling can change your life. Start your every day with a smile and thank God for, at least, ten things that you are grateful for, every morning. You will see how your mood will brighten up and how this positive vibe will be with you throughout the entire day! Also remember to greet everyone you meet with your beautiful smile!
What are your favorite health and beauty tips?