is not enough to look good on the outside, if you really want to shine
out from the crowd this summer you need to feel good on the inside too.
From eating well to avoiding the sun, read on for some fabulous health and beauty tips for the summer ahead, helping you glow from within and look great.
Keep To A Balanced Diet
We only look as good we feel so making sure we have a balanced diet is paramount to looking good this summer. Avoid sugary foods as these can play havoc with your energy levels making you look tired and sallow. Try to cut down on processed foods as these contain salt, one of the worst offenders for water retention. Wherever possible fill up on fresh fruit and salad, especially items with plenty of Vitamin C including oranges and peppers. Vitamin B1 also helps give skin and hair essential nourishment; you can find B1 in eggs, breakfast cereals, fruit and veg. Water is essential to healthy skin and staying hydrated will keep skin looking nourished. This is especially important during the summer when we lose water rapidly throughout the day. Try to replace sugary drinks and concentrated fruit juices with water and if possible swap that cup of coffee or wine with a glass of water.
The sun provides us with Vitamin D, so we don't need to avoid it entirely, but we do need to be careful if we want to avoid premature aging. Wearing sun screen of around 15 SPF will give most people enough protection in the UK whilst allowing enough Vitamin D through. Always make sure your face and neck are protected from the sun. Rather than worry about building up a tan, seek out the best fake tan products on the market. Look for ones which give a natural look and are easily applied. That way you get to look naturally glowing whilst not actually giving yourself any wrinkles or possible skin damage. The best quality fake tan products will also nourish your skin and include anti-aging ingredients.
Exercise isn't just central to preventing us from developing serious medical conditions and potentially living longer, it is also a great beauty booster. Exercise increases circulation which helps reduce and prevent cellulite, the bikini wearer's worst enemy. Exercise will also naturally tone you and keep you slim, something every woman wants to think about during the summer. Try to do a small amount of exercise each and every day. Those with better circulation will notice improved skin and those who exercise every day will generally feel happier and if you feel good, you will probably look good, they go hand in hand!
The fastest way to natural beauty is to stay healthy, looking good comes from feeling good. Avoid the sun and wear fake tan products instead, exercise every day, drink plenty of water and cut out the salt and sugar. The better you feel the better you will look.
Ilena is a fitness expert and blogger who discovered long ago the easiest way to look good is by feeling good. Ilena chooses fake tan products rather than subjecting her skin to harmful rays and also keeps to a balanced diet.