Beauty Tips

Very few women look great with little effort. Even Supermodels have to drink plenty of water and get their sleep. The following are the top beauty tips every woman wanting to look her best should heed. Drink at least two liters (eight glasses) of water a day. Water helps keep your skin hydrated. It also helps keep your body in good working order including your metabolism and digestive system, and helps to flush toxins from your body. Drinking water is good for internal as well as external beauty.Get enough sleep. Even models will tell you that while they might be able to get away with not eating their vegetables and drinking too much coffee, if they don't get enough sleep, then they pay for it with their looks. Inadequate sleep has been shown to be a risk factor in weight gain, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes. And if that's not enough, your skin will suffer, too. Our bodies use sleeping time to restore dead skin; if you don't get enough of it, your skin will look pale and gray, and you'll probably get black circles under your eyes. It's not called beauty sleep for nothing!

Don't spend too long in the sun. This is a lot easier said than done. With all the sun's positive connotations, it's difficult to acknowledge that it can be harmful. When spending any significant length of time in the sun, always wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF (sun protection factor) of 30. And always moisturize your skin after you've been in the sun. Remember that a suntan is a sign that your skin has been damaged. And premature aging has never been a good look!

Don't smoke! Where do we start...? Dull, tired skin; premature wrinkles; yellow teeth; nicotine-stained fingers; and foul smelling breath are just a few of the effects of smoking. Quitting smoking is the number one beauty boost any woman can give herself.

Eat a healthy and varied diet. Eating a healthy diet isn't just important where your weight's concerned; your skin, eyes, teeth, nails, and hair can all benefit from foods rich in nutrients. You don't need to spend a fortune on products that claim they will make your hair shine; foods rich in omega-3 fats can do it! Dark green vegetables, flax seed oil, and fish such as tuna and mackerel can all help to give you a head of shiny hair (as well as being good for anyone on a weight-loss diet given the relatively low calories these foods contain).

Get regular exercise. Not only will regular exercise help your body look good, but it will improve blood circulation which in turn will deliver more oxygen and nutrition to your skin cells. Exercise doesn't have to take place in a gym, either -- a brisk 20-minute walk every day is enough to get the blood pumping and deliver results.

Watch your alcohol intake. While alcohol doesn't have to be avoided completely, it's wise to remember that too much of it can leave skin dehydrated, looking dull and puffy. It can also leave toxic by-products in the body resulting in premature aging (not to mention the calories it carries -- one glass of red wine has around 100 calories). The odd glass now and again is probably the best beauty tip where alcohol's concerned.

It's a wise woman who remembers that beauty begins from within. Start from the right place and you can look gorgeous with the minimum of effort and fuss.


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