If the silly season has left you feeling a little…err, silly, we’ve got a few tricks to boost your energy, refresh your skin and help lose those sneaky kg’s.
For many, this time of year is a wonderful, joyous time, but for some, Christmas and all it’s festivities bring a great amount of stress, and don’t always embody the happiest of memories.
A fresh start can begin on any day of the month, it’s not just exclusive to the start of a new year. So, with this in mind, here are a few mini motivators to help ease you back into, YOU!
Use it or lose it – We’ve heard it all before, but slipping out of your regular routine (and getting back into it) can happen very easily, especially with holidays and so much going on.
Keep your runners and exercise gear by the bed, sleep in it if you have to!! Wake up and get moving. A goal of 30 mins, 3 times a week works as an easy, achievable goal. You can build up from there.
A month (or two) of over indulging takes it’s toll, and it’s not a nice feeling, slugging your way through the day.
Adding a glass of Green Boost to your morning ritual, not only adds 10 serves of vegetables to your daily intake, it’s clean, organic and you’ll have more energy to achieve your goals.
Your skin is the first to tell you if your body isn’t happy, so this is a good time to give it some TLC. Slap on a mask while you’re making the breakfast ( I actually love pure greek yoghurt, the enzymes in it smooth the skin like magic), use an exfoliating cream while you check your emails, treat yourself to a facial in your own home and keep a hydrating facial spritzer on hand and spritz your face whenever you need a pick me up!
Make it a priority to look after your skin, and you will notice a difference.
I personally love oils. Jojoba, Rosehip, VitE, Lavender (diluted), Avocado oil…pressed into the skin at night, gives you an amazing, morning glow. Use just one or mix a few, the benefits are quick to see.
Rest up. Give yourself permission to sleep in one day on the weekend. Turn the phone off. Put a do not disturb sign on the door. Drop off the kids at their Grandparents for a night (if you’re lucky enough to have them around). Often you don’t realise how tired you are, your body works so much better when it has enough sleep.
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These are some of my favourite, totally natural, skin and hair products. If you click on the link, you’ll be directed to the Beautiful Because website where you’ll find many more glorious gems like these.
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Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask from $11 – So light and silky to apply. A very gentle but effective leave on exfoliating mask.
The Jojoba Oil Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba Oil $19.95 – Remove your make up with it, use it under your moisturiser, press it into your skin at night. Beautiful and light weight, this oil is a gem.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask $49 – Rich and antioxidising, a perfect at home treatment for festive skin!
Rahua Finishing Treatment $69.95 – AMAZING. It’s the only word to describe this beautiful finishing hair treatment. It’s fairly pricey but goes a long way and is such a pot of gold for hair that’s in need of lustre.
*Please not that some prices may differ slightly to what is advertised on this blog.