Holiday Beauty Maintenance – 4 Quick-Fix Ways to Looking Your Best

By on December 23, 2017

The holidays are upon us! But as the parties and social events approach and the invites come pouring in, perhaps you find yourself hesitating this year…

Thinking about withdrawing from the parties you usually attend annually? Could it be that your appearance is what is hindering you from being fully on board with what the season has to offer?

We all know that being social is key to staying active and healthy in our fifties and beyond. So it is not only our calendars that suffer when we stop making an effort, our health can suffer too. The benefits of caring for our appearance, as well as our health, are many. Establishing healthy habits helps us avoid gaining those extra pounds, which can keep a host of illnesses at bay. It can improve how we feel about ourselves, which fuels our self-confidence and thus our willingness to keep learning and growing. It can improve the quality of your life, as well as its longevity. And so much more.

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The good news is that you can use the holidays as a chance to fine-tune your appearance and give yourself brushing off. Here are 4 fast-working ways that will help you look your best by the time the first-holiday party rolls around.

  1. Perk up your skin.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports 7 million injection procedures were performed last year. But is Botox for you? Perhaps you have seen some treatments that scared you off of trying it yourself. Understandable. However, it comes down to finding the right doctor. For example, Dr. Stephen Cosentino speaks on botox forehead shaping and shows that the technique is everything.

Why are we talking about Botox? A smooth complexion can brighten your face and is a non-invasive, simple way to pull back the years. It is one of the fastest and simplest ways to look good if you are short on time.

  1. An outfit that rocks.

Have you been feeling less than excited about the upcoming round of social events you have lined up? Could it be because you are not looking forward to figuring out what to wear?

When was the last time you treated yourself to a killer outfit? A party dress that accentuated all your best attributes and smoothed over the bits you are less comfortable with?

As the years pass, our bodies change, and the way clothes fit changes, too. But that does not mean we need to settle for wearing ill-fitting clothes! It simply means we should focus on finding the fit, color, and style that flatters our current body shapes.

  1. Shine up your smile.

Avid coffee or wine drinker? How are your pearly whites fairing? Not so well? Have you been smiling less to hide dull-looking teeth? Hiding your smile could be hindering you from connecting with old friends and making new friends. In fact, the power of smiling has been well-documented. One university found that those who smile are seen as more competent, likable, and courteous. But when your teeth or stained, you may feel less than eager to express your happiness or use this social tool.

Make an appointment to get your teeth whitened before the season starts. This, too, can give you results in as soon as one afternoon.

  1. Get a stylish do.

Just as with our wardrobe, our hairstyle might be an area that could use updating. If you no longer feel that your hairstyle makes you feel confident, then it is time to refigure. A good hair cut, style, and coloring have the power to make you feel like a million bucks. So if you do not feel this way with your current hairstyle, go back to the drawing board. There is no need to settle for something second-rate, or for a haircut that you choose simply because it’s how you always wore your hair. Now is the time to shine and surprise yourself and others.

Life is seasonal. The ending of a season and the beginning of the next is the perfect time to take stock of where you are and where you want to be in a couple of years. Use the start of the holiday season to evaluate how well you are caring for yourself, and fine-tune the areas that could use a little brushing up. You might find yourself enjoying the holiday season just that much more as a result.

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Holiday Beauty Maintenance – 4 Quick-Fix Ways to Looking Your Best