Beauty Inside and Out: 5 Healthy Ways to Look Better

Beauty Inside and Out: 5 Healthy Ways to Look Better
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Celebrities have an uncanny knack for turning their bodies around in no time at all. From bulking up for the superhero role of a lifetime to dieting down after a role that required massive weight gain, the tricks of the rich and famous can leave even the most dedicated health nut in awe. Not every celebrity beauty trick is a healthy one; sometimes celebrities simply starve themselves or rely on the magic of good makeup and a better costume. But these five tricks will not only leave you looking better, but feeling fabulous.

 

Drink Plenty of Water

It's such a simple tip that it might even sound a little trite, but the fact remains that drinking lots of water is one of the very best things you can do for your health and appearance. Even better, the results will become visible in a matter of days. Proper hydration leaves your skin hydrated and glowing, reducing -- and sometimes even reversing – the effects of age and excessive sun exposure. Drinking sufficient water can also help you flush your body of toxins and reduce water retention, asking you look thinner as you keep your body healthier.

 

Exercise Every Day

If there were one single panacea that cured health problems while improving your appearance, exercise would be it. You already know that exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, but exercise does so much more. It boosts circulation, helping to reduce puffiness and dark circles under your eyes. Working up a sweat acts like a mini-facial, exfoliating and hydrating your skin, while flushing toxins that leave your skin looking dull and haggard.

 

Get the Most Out of Sleep

Good sleep does much more than prevent puffiness under your eyes and help you avoid falling asleep at the wheel. Instead, your body repairs itself as you sleep. To get the most out of your bedtime, apply beauty treatments just before bed. Sleep on a satin pillowcase to reduce the stress friction can cause to your skin. And if you struggle with dark circles under your eyes, elevate your head just slightly to prevent blood from pooling under delicate eye skin.

 

Meditate

Study after study has found that meditation reduces stress and lowers your risk for chronic and terminal illnesses. Meditation, though, can also make your skin glow. Some research even suggests that daily meditation can help you win the battle of the bulge by boosting your metabolism and helping you more effectively lose weight.

 

Cut Down on Products

You don't have to spend a small fortune on beauty products. In fact, doing so can actually harm your appearance and your health. If you rely on too many products, the various ingredients could actually counteract one another. Moreover, excessive hair and skin treatments can lead to breakouts, oily skin, and allergic reactions. Even worse, the chemicals in many beauty products are linked to cancer and other health risks. Stick to the basics instead: a good moisturizer, a quality hair conditioner, and an under-eye cream you love. 


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