Looking and Feeling Fabulous From Head-to-Toe
A lot of women have a no-fail beauty routine that starts at the top of their head to only end at the base of their neck. But few realize that a good beauty routine doesn’t stop there; it covers the entire body. These bodies of ours have to last a lifetime, so let’s make the best of what we have with these simple tips and tricks you can begin practicing right now.
Beauty starts from within. It’s a common saying, but what exactly does it mean? The way we treat our bodies, from the food choices we make to the exercises we perform, go hand in hand when it comes to achieving a healthy, glowing complexion.
The rewards of exercise go far beyond shedding weight and toning up. A mere 30 minutes of exercise a day, whether that be a brisk jog or an at-home Pilates workout, has been shown to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety as well as improve the immune system.* Other benefits of exercising daily include:
Better night’s sleep
Aesthetically speaking, exercise paired with healthy eating choices does wonders for your skin. Your skin is the largest organ you have, and only 20% of it (the epidermis) can be cared for with topical skincare products. So, when we aren’t exfoliating and moisturizing, we can still give our skin the TLC it needs by breaking a sweat and eating right.
*Be sure to consult your doctor or health professional before beginning any exercise program
Treat Your Feet
We spend long hours on our feet — they get us from point A to point B, they’re there for us when we want to enjoy a fun night of dancing, and without them, life would be significantly different. How often are you treating your feet as a reward for all they do for you? Proper foot care doesn’t have to be hard, in fact, it’s actually quite easy. Let’s show our toes how much we really care with these great at-home practices that can be done in 30 minutes or less!
Scrub Every Day - Every time you shower make a point to spend a few minutes scrubbing your feet. This will keep them smooth and callus-free.
Clip Those Nails - Every three to four weeks you want to use small toenail clippers to trim your nails. If you leave your nails too long, they will push up against your shoes, which can become painful.
Soak Your Feet - If you’re on your feet a lot, a foot soak is a great way to unwind, relax, and relieve any aches and pains from the day. If you’re feeling really adventurous, after the foot soak, treat yourself to a lovely little pedicure for extra foot rejuvenation.
In addition to the above foot care tips, you should also take into consideration the type of shoes that you are wearing on a daily basis. The shoe you wear should offer support in all the right places and be comfortable enough to wear all day long, especially if you plan on being active.
Get Support in All the Right Places
It’s natural that as our body’s age, some of us start to struggle with tired, achy legs or swelling in the ankles if we’re on our feet for an extended period of time. If this sounds like you, your body could greatly benefit from compression hosiery. Just as we want to keep our feet and skin looking and feeling fabulous, we want to keep our legs happy and healthy too. And the best part is that no one will even know you’re wearing compression stockings due to their stylish appearance.
While compression hosiery offers great support, some of us need more targeted support. If you find that after your morning walk or afternoon gardening session your knees need “a little hug,” a knee sleeve might be the ticket! Knee sleeves can be worn underneath your clothing and give your knees the comfort and protection they need so you can feel your best every day.
Are You Ready to Start Feeling & Looking Your Best?
We know that if you like what you see when you look in the mirror, you’ll feel good (i.e., “Wow I am having such a great hair day!”), and when you feel good, you automatically transfer the feel-good energy into looking good. Do you see where we are going here?
Looking good and feeling good from head-to-toe is a package deal and both are easier to achieve than you think, especially when you shop online at Wise & Well!