Let’s cast aside the winter blues, and look at the small changes we can make to ensure we are ready for a long, hot, fun summer.
Move for 30 minutes a day
We all know exercise is essential for our general wellbeing, but it has benefits far beyond helping with weight loss. Exercising can help you relax, make you feel happier, increase energy levels and even assist with your memory. We know that some people can struggle to find the time to fit exercise into their day, but if you get off the train or bus a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way or take the stairs rather than the lift this will count. As the nights draw out, you can also enjoy a run, bike ride or an outdoor swim and soak up those feel good summer vibes.
Drink two litres of water
Two litres of water seems a lot, but if you fill up a reusable bottle four times a day, that’s your intake complete. Our mantra is fill, drink, refill and repeat, and it works. Water keeps you hydrated and fresh, and on warmer summer days, try to drink more and this will help you look and feel better.
Put the rainbow on your plate
When you are preparing your meals, you want your food to be fresh, filling and full of colour and if you do this you will be eating foods full of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your body needs to keep it strong and free from bugs. During the summer months, British-grown fruit and vegetables are plentiful, so try to go for local produce where possible, or even better, start to grow your own.
Wear an SPF
We say this all the time, but now more than ever, you need to ensure your skin is protected from the sun, and even those cloudy days can bring potential damage to your complexion. Go for a good quality cream with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 to protect against UVB and always reapply after swimming or playing sports.
Get hair healthy
The healthier your hair is in spring, the less sun, chlorine and sea salt will damage it in the summer. One way to help ensure your locks are super strong is to use a deep conditioning treatment once a week, and whether you got for a shop bought mask, or apply a handful of coconut oil, you will be glad you made the effort when you are on the beach in August.
Treat your feet
This is the time of year when those boots and socks come off and we all dive for sandals and flip-flops. Take some time to ensure your feet and toes are clean and smooth, file any dry skin, even out your nails and add a coat of bright polish to add a pop of colour to any outfit. If you really want to treat yourself, have a professional manicure and pedicure and that way you will totally start the summer in style.
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Team Pure Beauty