A healthy outlook on life is just as important as a healthy body. Loving how you look and feel is a part of the confidence that helps moms go above and beyond the call of duty for their families and loved ones. Working out is one way to achieve optimum physical health as well attaining/maintaining a desirable appearance, but healthy skin and a fresh new style may help to do the trick as well.
If you are a mom-to-be and stuck in a rut over your ever expanding waste line or recently had a precious bundle of joy, but the joy of getting dressed in the morning has lost its kick. Considering refreshing yourself with a mommy makeover.
The process of revitalizing a tired look can be done in many ways:
- Get a hot new “do”; cut it, color it or change up from the same old tired style you are used to wearing. Just a simple bang can spice up a weary old pony tail or bob. Hightlights brighten a face and updos elongate and make the face look thinner.
- Hit the spa; enter with caution if you are still pregnant as massages and extreme heat can negatively affect baby (however facials and mani/pedis should be all good). On the other side of pregnancy? Go all out! From rejuvenating facials to body scrubs and massages, these quick fixes can leave you glowing and feeling energized.
- DETOX! Detoxification does not always involve harsh laxatives or colonics. You also don’t need to starve on strict liquid or fruit regimes. Cleanse your skin and body by ingesting “cleansing” foods. What are they? Fruit with a high water and fiber content and lots of green leafy veggies, for example water melon (and most melons), cucumber, pineapple, apples, antioxidant fruit (grapes, blueberries, strawberries, etc.), kale, spinach and cabbage are cleansing foods. Incorporate 8-10, 8 ounce glasses of water a day and drink revitalizing teas like green tea and peppermint tea (green teas come decaffeinated). Now you are on your way.
- Go to a pro; let a professional makeup artist create a look that turns up your eyes, enhances your skin and magnifies your smile. Then ask for tips to re-create an everyday look that scores big on impact but is low maintenance and not too time consuming.
Keep in mind weather can do a number on your skin, free radicals, extreme cold and heat can infer with our efforts to increase our confidence in a healthy way so moisturize, wear sun screen and EXFOILIATE dead skin. The latter point cannot be over emphasized. Dead skin build up not only dulls otherwise glowing skin, but adds to the aging process. There is no shame is opting for a collagen boosting, skin exfoliating microderm abrasion service. This will kick your cell regeneration into high gear and your skin will not only glow, but it will look tighter and younger.
One more quick tip! Wash your face but not too much. One can overdo it on the face washing. And the result is not a pretty one. Over washing can irritate the skin. It can also cause breakouts (believe it or not). Washing the face too much can stimulate oil production and the excessive oil then becomes the culprit and causes breakouts. Finally, too much washing can lead to excess drying, just like washing the hair too much, washing the face too much can get rid of good oil, oil the skin actually needs and can be hard to replenish. The effect is dryer than normal gaunt looking skin.
Being a mom does not mean settling for frumpy-ness! Nashville has some awesome service providers for the mom and mom-to-be to rejuvenate herself and her self esteem. Below are just a few providers that can help you kick it up a few notches.
Apropos: http://www.aproposdayspa.com/menu (the list of offerings are devine, but the most effective and quickest way to achieve a stellar result here is to try the ADVACED MICRODERM ABRASION-$125 for 30 minutes).
MAC: (located in Belk at COOLSPRINGS GALLERIA). This little spot is always staffed full of experts who can give you on the spot tips and tricks to make you a more beautiful you. They also have artists who will fix you up with a mini makeover there on the spot. Their makeup is vibrant and they have colors to match every occasion and every taste.
Ecsape Day Spa: http://www.escapespaces.com/spa.htm#facials. This is not just a spa. (The offerings are a little pricey, but if you have the funds to splurge). The best services on the list: CLARIFYING ADULT FACIAL ($115) – for problem, acne prone skin, ULTRALUXE AGE CONTROL ($165)- for age defying, tighter, younger skin and the PURIFYING BACK FACIAL- ($50) cleanse and clear the skin on the back and shoulders :
www.mylavenderroom.biz -Once you have had your makeover, have a photo shoot to commemorate the occasion!