Instagram may be a great way of sharing photos with your loved ones but at the same time, it also causes many of us to be plagued with self-loathing due to the countless photos of beautiful women on the social media platform. How do these women get so beautiful apart from being the few lucky ones to be born with great genes? How do they get so beautiful without having to spend an extensive amount on money on plastic surgery and beauty products?
Drink More Water
We need to drink about 8 glasses of water every day not only because we need to replenish the water we lose when we perspire and pee. The water we consume is also used to hydrate our skin which is made up of 64% water and it helps to plump up our skin, meaning wrinkles and pores more or less get filled in and are less obvious.
Eat Less Sodium
Apart from the dangers of high blood pressure, sodium is also the main culprit for our faces looking puffy after we wake up or after meals. Whenever we consume an excess amount of sodium, our body retains more water in an attempt to dilute which makes our faces look a lot more swollen than they really are. Now you have more reason to ask for less salt in your meals.
Posture is another important factor that most people neglect. Standing straight doesn’t only make you look taller, but it also helps to make you look less tired and this is only a short-term benefit; long-term benefits include less fatigue, lower risk of suffering from joint stiffness and pain when you are older, and decrease in the likelihood of experiencing muscle ache.
Massage Your Face
Remember all those eye exercises we were taught to do in primary school to help our myopia? Those same exercises can improve blood circulation around the face which causes our skin to appear more glowy and less dull. If you have forgotten how those eye exercises go, just massage your eye and cheekbone areas gently with your knuckles for 2 minutes every morning and you will be on your way to healthier, glowier skin.
Have Sufficient Rest
This is a no brainer. We all know that having at least 7 hours of sleep every night will help restore and renew the cells in your skin but too much of a good thing isn’t always good. Studies have shown that having more than 10 hours of sleep will result in skin cells breakdown so remember to set your alarm and plan for 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly.
Elevate Your Head While You Sleep
Those used to sleeping on a higher pillow would find this to be great news because elevating your head while you sleep prevents fluids from gathering in your under-eye area which results in puffy, tired-looking eyes. If your body is already used to sleeping on flat pillows, you could opt to place cucumbers or cold chamomile tea bags over your eyes instead.