You have to admit that each of us at least once “started a new life” on Monday or New Year’s Eve, but after a week we gave up all good ideas. The secret is regularity: for useful habits to bring visible results, you need to implement them in time – and clearly understand how they will benefit your health and appearance.
Let’s talk about the habits that are easier and more pleasant to implement in summer. You’ve heard many times about drinking enough water, eating fruit and using sunscreen. But we’re going to remind you of six non-obvious but important habits that are easy to neglect-but you shouldn’t.
A Light Workout in the Morning Will Help You Wake up and Reduce Swelling
Even five minutes of sleep in the morning is invaluable, especially if you played at ビットコインカジノ or watched movies at 2 am. However, try to get up just a few minutes early and stretch your neck, back and legs every morning (and then wash your face with cold water and do a light massage). It’s easier to get into this habit in summer because the sun comes up earlier, and it’s much more pleasant to get out from under the covers.
A light morning warm-up will help improve blood flow and warm up your muscles, which means you’ll feel more energized, get rid of swelling (especially if you start washing your face with cold water and massaging lightly), and get an easier start to the day.
Learn to Love Headgear
Hair shines beautifully in the sun – and it also dries and burns out if you walk in the open sunlight for too long. Since you can’t protect your locks with SPF, hats can help. These days, it’s easy to find stylish Sicilian-style scarves, wide-brimmed hats and baseball caps that will protect not only your hair but your face as well.
The Cold Is Your Friend
As paradoxical as it sounds, summer is the best time to love the cold. Start washing your face with cool water every morning – it’s a great way to improve your skin’s condition for next to nothing. Brief exposure to low temperature improves blood flow, evens out skin tone, reduces sebum production and controls oily shine.
Don’t Neglect the Neck and Décolletage Area
While moisturizing, nourishing and protecting the face, we neglect the equally important areas: the neck and décolletage. Nonetheless, the skin on these areas is also exposed to harmful sun damage, dehydration and premature aging.
Get in the habit of caring for your neck and décolletage every morning and every evening – just like your skin on the face – and use SPF every day. Then you won’t be afraid of photoaging.
Moisturize Your Whole Body Regularly
In summer, we wear open clothing, shave and wax more often – and we also indulge in self-tanners. This constant irritant exposure leaves the skin more prone to dryness, which manifests itself in discomfort, tightness, flakiness and an uneven tan.
Use body moisturizers as often as you would use facial moisturizers once or twice a day to maintain optimal moisture levels.
Exfoliate Your Skin
By exfoliating your skin, you stimulate cell renewal and remove keratinized skin that forms flakiness and roughness. Moreover, regular exfoliation improves blood and lymph flow, prevents swelling and ingrown hairs, and even relaxes muscles.
Salt or sugar scrubs and dry massage brushes are suitable for gentle exfoliation.