We all know by now that the perfect combination of exercise, nutrition, sleep, and skin care is the secret to looking beautiful. And we are all aware that a rummage around in your makeup bag can give you a quick fix. But if you’re looking for a solution that lasts a little longer, make sure you are exercising enough, eating balanced meals, getting plenty of sleep, and following a skin care routine that works for you and your skin. After all, as they say, “beauty comes from within.” Here at Susanne Kaufmann, we are firm believers in this holistic approach to looking beautiful in the long term.
Exercise: Whether you’re reaching for your running shoes, bike, or yoga mat, getting sporty is one of the key ingredients to beauty. Once you get your heart rate up a little and even start to sweat, your circulatory system really gets going. Blood flow throughout your body is improved, your muscles are strengthened, and your tissue is firmed up. Not to mention that these kinds of activities give our skin a lovely glow. Combined with passive movement in the form of massage and lymph drainage, physical activity has a positive impact on our overall well-being and our mental performance.
Nutrition: If you’re not giving your skin and hair the nourishment they need from the inside, creams and skin care products will only have a limited effect. A varied and balanced diet is the first step toward healthy skin. Protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and plenty of fluids, vitamins, and minerals will boost your healthy glow. It is often said that the skin is a reflection of your soul. Feeding our body the healthy goodness it needs helps us feel happy in our own skin. And, as it’s our largest organ, the skin reflects this balance in no time.
Sleep: We spend a good third of our lives asleep. While we catch forty winks, our body regenerates, processes stress, consolidates anything new we have learned, and fights off illness. And yet all too often these days we don’t end up with enough sleep. The frightening trend toward sleep deprivation is a sign of these fast-paced times. Based on the latest research, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that we get at least seven hours of sleep each night. And devices like cell phones, tablets, and TVs should be kept out of the bedroom. If they have to be in there, they should at least be switched off to avoid electromagnetic waves badly disturbing our sleep.
Skin care: Following a skin care routine tailored to you and your skin type equates to the finishing touch when it comes to looking beautiful. This will help you keep your skin healthy and protect against environmental influences. Working on your skin from the outside in this way can help you see an improvement to your complexion in no time. We recommend that you add masks and serums to your daily and nightly skin care routines.
Year after year, we tell ourselves that we are going to be more disciplined. And yet our ambitious quests for perfection often see us fall at the first hurdle. But never fear! We’ve got some beauty and lifestyle resolutions you’ll be able to stick to no problem.
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