21-Day Makeover - Day 15: Invest In Your Looks
When you like what you see, it often motivates you to stick to your fitness regimen. Try the easy tips below to make the most of everything from your tresses to your teeth, and see for yourself how looking great equals feeling great.
Maintain Your Mane
Most experts agree that you should get a healthy trim (a quarter to a half inch) every two months. This prevents split ends from traveling up the hair shaft, giving your tresses a fuzzy appearance. If you color your hair, aim to touch up your roots at the same time--consider it one less thing on your to-do list.
Turn Back the Clock
The No. 1 way to keep your appearance youthful? Smooth on sunscreen every morning, no matter the season or whether you plan to be outside (aging UVA rays penetrate glass). Also, studies show you can knock 10 years off your looks just by evening out your complexion with foundation.
Add A Bit Of Color
If it's been a while since you cleaned out your makeup bag, it might be high time. Toss anything you haven't used in the last month and anything that's expired (for example, mascara you've had for more than three months or tinted moisturizer that has separated). Then hit the store and pick up a few seasonal items--a lip or cheek color, perhaps--to update your look.
Flash A Radiant Smile
It exudes confidence and gets you noticed. If you teeth need brightening, try whitening strips. But also make sure to brush (for two minutes at a time!) and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
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