Every once in awhile, it can be nice to give your look a bit of a refresher. However, with so many products and treatments out there, it can be hard to know which ones are actually as good for you as they are effective and which ones carry the risk of side effects. Moreover, the ingredients used in many beauty products, and the methods in which they are manufactured, can at times be less than desirable.
That being said, there are certainly some tried and true ways in which you can freshen up your look without risking unnecessary side effects. These three healthier options can help you freshen up your look while maintaining your body’s health and wellness.
Tips to Freshen Up Your Look
1. One-a-Day Contacts
If you are a glasses wearer and are looking to freshen up your look by ditching your spectacles, you might have considered contacts. However, you might have stayed away from them in the past because of some of the risks that can be involved in wearing them for too long or too often.
While contacts are generally safe for anyone to wear, wearing them for more than eight hours at a time can deprive your eyes of much-needed oxygen. Wearing them too often can have the same effect. Because of how expensive they are, many people try to make their lenses “stretch” by wearing them for more days than instructed by the manufacturer, leading to other complications with your eyes.
Opting for one day lenses can be a healthier option. You get a fresh pair of lenses every single day, and you can give your eyes a break a few days each week by simply going for your glasses instead.
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2. Use a Witch Hazel Mist
If you are prone to having your skin feel less than fresh throughout the day but don’t want to start using a facial mist that contains ingredients that you aren’t familiar with, you can make your own. Witch hazel(1) is a natural plant extract that has many benefits for the skin. Not only can it help tighten your pores and reduce excess oil, but it can also help to reduce the effects of acne.
You can make a simple face mist for yourself by mixing one part water with one part witch hazel. It is best to use filtered water to remove any impurities and witch hazel from a top-quality brand. You also shouldn’t use witch hazel if your skin is incredibly dry, as this can cause an adverse effect.
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3. Increase Intake of Omega-3s
Omega-3 fatty acids(2) are quickly growing in popularity as a nutrient that carries with it a variety of health benefits. Not only can it help to improve your brain and eye function, but it can also help improve your skin. Omega-3s can reduce signs of aging and help to regulate your skin’s oil production. You can find this powerful nutrient in certain fatty fish, chia seeds, or in a daily supplement.