With the New Year, it’s only natural to think about your New Year’s Resolutions. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is going to the gym everyday, but the majority of people who have this one on their list fail, simply because it’s not realistic.
Sure, New Year’s Resolutions should just be a bit of fun, but wouldn’t you like to set some goals for your new year that you can actually stick to? How about gorgeous, glowing skin all year long, no matter the season! Sounds crazy right?
Well fortunately, this one is not as nuts as it sounds. If you follow these simple tips below, not only will you feel healthier and be better equipped to deal with life’s everyday challenges, your skin will glow so bright, you’ll never need the flash on when taking all your cute selfies!
1. Approach Exercise with a New Mindset
We’ve all felt the pain of not feeling like doing a workout, but forcing ourselves to get dressed and get sweaty just so that we can fit into that sexy new pair of jeans. If you exercise for the pure purpose of achieving that perfect “beach bod” then you’re setting yourself up for failure from the get-go.
You may wonder what other reason there could be for working out, but you’ll be surprised at just how many good reasons there are! Apart from boosting your energy levels and improving your mindset, a regular exercise practice is better than any product out there for achieving a glowing complexion! Exercise boosts circulation, bringing blood flow closer to the surface of the skin, resulting in that gorgeous glow. Improved blood flow also means clearer skin, which is always a good thing in our opinion!
Here’s a few of the best exercises for great skin.
The trick is to approach exercise with the purpose of feeling better and enjoying beautiful skin, as well as finding an activity you actually enjoy. Give it 21 days to become a habit, and it will be a habit you can’t break!
2. Clean Up Your Diet but Don’t Deprive Yourself
Too much of the sweet stuff may increase your risk of breakouts due to high amounts of sugar, but this doesn’t mean you can never indulge!
Many people try to clean up their diet when the new year rolls around, but by quitting all bad foods cold turkey, you may end up failing. Some of your favorite study break snacks are, unfortunately, filled with nasty ingredients that can leave you feeling sluggish and your skin looking a little blah.
By ditching these “baddies” and instead filling your daily diet with fresh, whole foods, nuts and seeds and lots of water, your blemishes will start to melt away, your skin will glow with health, and you’ll feel like a million bucks!
Try deciding on one day a week that you can “cheat” and eat a few of your favorite foods on this day, even if they aren’t the healthiest. Just make sure to eat well the rest of the week (feel free to read that one more time 😉). By having a day to look forward to to, to indulge your cravings, you are far more likely to stick to your new eating routine.
Just FYI, healthy food never has to be bland! Check out these delicious clean eating snacks if you don’t believe us!
3. Ditch the Chemicals for Good
Last, but not least, we highly recommend ditching the conventional chemically-laden products and opting for safe alternatives (such as our gr8 products) instead. This is one you can definitely go cold turkey on!
By switching to safe skin care products, you reduce the chances of irritation to your skin from harsh ingredients and you feed your skin with real nutrients for visibly healthier and glowing skin!
These are three simple, yet highly effective tips that will have you enjoying your best skin year yet!