If you are anything like us, the harsh winter weather and strict COVID restrictions took a toll on us mentally and physically. So, now that the snow has finally melted and the majority of the restrictions have been lifted, it is time to “shine bright like a diamond.” This summer season is the opportunity to perfect the glow-up and fill your time with self-care and beauty routines that make you feel and look fantastic.
For us, a glow-up is about doing things that make you feel confident in who you are and take you to the next level of who you will become. It is about incorporating routines that nourish your overall well-being. To help you achieve the ultimate glow-up, we’ve put together a list of items you should consider adding to your routine.
Tip #1 - Skin Care
A significant component of a glow-up is naturally healthy and radiant skin. So it only makes sense for us to start with your skincare. After such a harsh and dry winter, your skin may need some significant care that consists of 3 main steps:
These three steps should be the foundation of your skincare routine. Once they become part of your daily routine, your skin will start functioning at its best, and you can begin fine-tuning any areas that you would like to focus on. For example, adding a vitamin C serum to your routine is a fantastic way to reduce hyperpigmentation and give your skin a smooth and glowy appearance. The key to glowing skin is consistency, as there is no quick fix. Change takes time.
Tip #2 - Oral Care
As a teeth whitening clinic, we are obsessed with oral health. Your teeth are not only one of the first things people notice when they see you, but it significantly impacts your overall health and confidence. Brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups are the basics that help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay. For your healthiest smile, brush twice daily with the toothpaste of your choice and floss once a day to remove food and bacteria. Regarding toothpaste, our recommendation is our Daily White foam, as it simultaneously cleans and whitens your teeth in one step. Our Daily White is available at any of our locations.
On the other hand, if you are looking for an instantly brighter smile to boost your confidence and lift your appearance, we recommend booking a full teeth whitening treatment with us. Within an hour, we promise you will see noticeable results that will keep you glowing.
Tip #3 - Mental Care
Life can quickly get busy and overwhelming. Taking care of your mental health and carving out time to do activities that replenish your soul is essential to glowing from the inside out. Activities like prayer, meditation, and journaling work wonders for your mind. Adding journaling to your daily routine has been shown to improve your mood as it allows you to express how you feel, resolve your problem and ultimately reduce stress.
Outside of mindfulness practices, we also encourage you to make social connections. Nothing beats spending quality time with the ones you love. Sometimes all you need is connection.
Tip #4 - Physical Care
We all know physical activity has guaranteed benefits to boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Despite the long list of benefits, so many of us struggles to incorporate it into our day. To be consistent and reap the benefits of regular physical activity, you must do something you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy running, you are probably not going to stick with it. If walking is your thing, try incorporating more walks into your day. For example, instead of driving to the grocery store, try walking. Or maybe during your lunch, go for a 10-minute walk. This summer, we challenge you to find an activity that you enjoy and just do it.
This year is your time, and this is your summer. Don’t let anything hold you back. We promise that if you make small and gradual changes to your day and incorporate some of our tips, you will glow from the inside out.