Everyone has a bad day once in a while and we can all be triggered off by something different. If you are ticked off by something which happened in your day, simply woke up on the wrong side of the bed or struggle with your feelings, making a few personal decisions can help turn your day around.
If you are feeling bad on the inside, making positive changes on the outside can bring you back from your slump. Simple beauty routines or self-care tasks can keep you distracted, increase your positive energy and help you take a few steps forward with your day.
Whether you are stuck in a rut with your self-care, don’t bother too much with it or love to change up your look each day we have some simple ideas to turn that frown upside down!
1. Get Clean:
First things first, get yourself in the shower. If you are having a real bad day or wake up feeling grumpy, this could be the furthest from your mind (we know all about that feeling of wanting to jump back under the bed covers!) however spending a few minutes in the shower and regulating the water from hot to cold will start to wake you up mentally and ‘metaphorically’ start to help you cleanse away the negativity. Focus on washing one part of your body at a time after the temperate has settled and treat its some pamper time.
2. Protect your skin:
Your skin is your body’s biggest organ, so have a think about what you put on to it! An easy part of a beauty routine is a choosing a product of your choice to protect your skin. Some may go for a cleanser and one more product, but if you feel that washing your face in the shower is enough for your routine — go with that and just pick one to follow up with. Protecting your skin with a moisturizer, face oil or balm will keep your skin feeling soft, smooth and looking healthy.
Part of the fun of finding the right skincare for you is testing out what feels good on your skin and what smells awaken your senses. If you do not know where to start, next time you are department store make the most of their testers. Many shops will have their skincare lines available to try first. Have fun, feel the different textures on your hands and inhale the different scents — find a favorite and get into the habit of using it day and night.
If you have particularly sensitive skin, try a natural and organic skincare range — they will typically have less ingredients in their formulations and will be free from harsh chemicals and preservatives.
3. Choose your best feature:
Step three in your pick me up routine is to highlight your favorite feature. If you enjoy wearing make up but your feelings are preventing you from picking up the blusher brush, this is absolutely fine. Pick one feature you want to concentrate on and go from there. For example if you like your eyes frame them with a coating of mascara, or select your favorite color eye shadow and dust your lids. One product can be as effective as 10 when you’re consciously making the decision to look after yourself. Or if you love to pucker and pout, dig out your best red lippie and make just the lips your statement for the day.
If make up is not your thing, reacquaint yourself with your favorite fragrance. Smells can evoke strong emotional reactions and if can connect this smell with something positive, it’ll be there all day to remind you and keep you lifted.
These steps can take as little or as long as you like. By feeling refreshed and clean, making the conscious decision to look after your skin and picking something positive about your appearance you have already made small decisions on turning your day, or week, around. If none of this makes sense to you then at the very, very least you can do, is smile :).
Written by Emily Venables