Day 24: Give advice
The 8 best beauty investments of all time
Even though everybody agrees that real beauty comes from the inside, looking good on the outside is important too. If it wasn’t, the cosmetics companies wouldn’t be a multi-million dollar industry. Some visit a spa every so often, others make regular visits to the beauty salon, while others still try every miracle product that comes on the market. Just what are the 10 best beauty investments of all time?
If you want to keep your skin soft and supple and keep wrinkles at bay, a moisturizer suitable for your skin type is imperative. A moisturizer will feed your skin the nutrients it needs and slow down the aging process.
Nothing ages you faster than the sun, so you should make sure to wear this all year long. Look for one that provides broad-spectrum protection against UV rays.
3. Dermatological check-Up
Any untreated condition is only going to get worse, especially acne, varicose veins, or in the worst case scenario, early signs of skin cancer. Invest in regular checkups to stay ahead of any potential problems.
4. Good haircut
A good haircut makes hair easier to maintain and won't require as many damaging styling products to make it look good.
5. Hand lotion and cuticle cream
You don't need a specially formulated cream for your hands - any rich body lotion will work -- but you do need to make sure to moisturize your hands and cuticles often. Your hands give away even more about your age than your face.
6. Fresh fruit & vegetables
No matter how many vitamins and supplements you may take, nothing can replace the nutrients you can get from food. Try organic produce to ensure you're not eating additives you're not expecting. Plus, seasonal produce will not only taste better but will ensure you're eating food at its height of freshness and nutritional value.
7. Gym membership, bicycle, or fitness equipment
Exercise not only keeps you fit and healthy but relieves stress, the effects of which can take a huge toll on your skin and cause premature aging. The Mayo Clinic recommends 30 to 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity a few times a week.
8. Comfortable mattress and pillow
The old adage about getting your beauty sleep is true; you should strive to get at least 7 hours each night. Since many of us have crazy schedules that make it hard to get your hours in, wasting an hour tossing and turning on an uncomfortable bed will only set you back.
Invest in yourself. It won’t be long before you’ll experience the benefits.