As the days get longer and brighter, it’s clear that summer is on the way! If you’re looking to feel more confident than ever this summer, whether you’re traveling the world or staying close to home, this simple glow-up guide will help you confidently step into summer.

1. Update your skin care routine

According to a recent study, 46% of people have a skincare routine but only 22% adhere to it daily. While skipping your nighttime cleanse may not seem like a big deal (especially when you’re tired), consistency is key to effective skincare. Therefore, it’s important that you stick to your routine as much as possible.

Now is also the perfect time to upgrade your skin routine to ensure that it is addressing any concerns you may have. Remember, complex skincare routines are not always the most effective. Simplicity is often key. On a similar note, when buying skincare products, try to buy clean scent-free products as they are often far kinder to your skin in the long run.  

2. Treat yourself to some pampering

Though everyday skin care is very important, you may also want to consider treating your skin to something more lavish. Beauty treatments are a great way to achieve your desired “glow up,” whether you’re looking to tackle skincare complaints such as acne and dryness or simply want to freshen up your look.  Aesthetic care procedures such as skin rejuvenation or injectables can help restore your skin’s natural fullness and youthful glow which is great for those who are worried about wrinkles and other signs of aging. You can find out more about these procedures here:

3. Drink more water

By now, you are likely well aware of the fact that drinking plenty of water (between 6-8 glasses a day) is one of the easiest ways to give your overall health a boost. Once the weather warms up, it’s especially important to stay extra hydrated. Staying hydrated is not only essential for your overall health it can also do wonders for your skin. Water helps your digestive system flush out toxins and moisturizes your skin leaving you with a healthy, natural glow. 

4. Stay active

Staying active also plays a crucial role in any glow-up—in more ways than one. First, it can help you facilitate healthy and sustainable weight loss or muscle gain in ways that fad diets simply will not. In addition to that, exercise also releases mood-boosting endorphins which means you may naturally begin to feel a little more confident too.  But like with any other glow-up habit, consistency is key.

5. Take care of your hair

Whether you plan to go a little lighter for the summer or you’re trying to grow your hair out, whatever your hair goals may be, your hair will need a little extra TLC to get there. Make sure to invest in quality haircare products that keep your hair healthy and hydrated. When it comes to hair care, you really do get what you pay for. Though some drugstore hair care products are better than others, be mindful of the ingredients in the products you’re using as some can cause significant hair loss and damage. It’s also important to know that what works best for someone else may not work well for you. The type of hair products you should buy largely depends on your hair type. A little research and advice from a professional(such as a hairstylist) can help you achieve the hair of your dreams.

6. Be kind to yourself

A good glow-up happens on the outside and the inside. After all, they often say that confidence comes from within. However, for this to become possible, you will need to change your mindset. We’re often our own biggest critics when it comes to our appearance, but try to counter that by complimenting yourself each time you catch sight of your reflection. While this can be a difficult habit to get into, it really can change your life for the better. It important to acknowledge your beauty, and doing so will make you feel good about yourself. Building confidence is a journey but it’s a journey worth going on. With some healthy habits, soon enough you will carry yourself with more confidence and that confidence will give you that perfect glow.

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