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5 Tips to Boost Your Natural Beauty

naturalbeautyHow would you like to look and feel more beautiful in just 5 simple steps? The following tips will help you improve your skin and boost your natural beauty by making simple changes to your daily routine.

Get More Sleep

If you are not getting enough sleep at night, you will not look your best the next day. This is because your cells need a chance to revitalize themselves through periods of deep sleep. You can make simple adjustments to your schedule to allow for more sleep, and if you have trouble falling asleep, try aromatherapy or deep breathing techniques to help you relax. You will be counting sheep in no time!

Guard Your Skin

Protecting your skin from the sun is certainly important, but keeping your skin moisturized is vital. One way to treat dull, dry skin is to make moisturizing a non-negotiable part of your daily routine, so stock up on your favorite lotion or body cream. Also, remember to moisturize your face before applying makeup. If you know you are going to be out in the sun, choose a moisturizer that includes a broad-spectrum SPF.

Stay Hydrated

Another way to alleviate dry, dull skin is to increase your water intake. Water will help flush out toxins in your body, and it will also improve your skin’s elasticity. If you are having a hard time drinking 8 glasses of water daily, you can add more water to your diet by eating water-rich foods, such as watermelon, oranges, zucchini, and celery.

Give Up Cigarettes

This one should be a no-brainer. The toxins from cigarette smoke damage much more than just lungs; they also have a major impact on your skin. There are many benefits to quitting, and your skin’s elasticity will improve as well.

Go For a Walk

Exercise benefits your entire body, and it will give your complexion a healthy glow that makeup cannot replicate. The best part is, you do not have to go to the gym to get more exercise. Just hitting the track with your iPod or taking your dog for an evening stroll around the block will give your circulation a boost, and your skin will thank you for it.

Helpful Websites For Busy Women

womancomputerWorking women and Moms sometimes have limited time to spend on the Internet. In order to fit the most into those valuable minutes a list of useful sites is in order. For recipes I love the two major recipe sites allrecipes.com/ and http://www.cooks.com/. These two sites alone can provide an almost limitless supply of recipes.

We all need to stay in shape and being taxi mom doesn’t help you keep fit or healthy. The most popular sites that women visit for exercise and health are http://www.webmd.com/ for health related information,http://www.livestrong.com/ for diet, exercise and good advice on healthy living. http://www.shape.com/ has marvelous articles on workouts and exercise.

For online shopping the list is a little longer. My favorite sites are easy to navigate and you can find some awesome bargains too.

These sites are my fabulous five where I can find the best deals and get through the purchase process quickly. They also have fast shipping or local pickup. If you are in a rush because of a forgotten Birthday local pickup is the way to go.

When I have some free time to just cruise around and find interesting things I will visit http://www.pinterest.com/. Here you can find and follow “pins” that other people have found on the internet and shared with everyone else. It is a very interesting site. I think that most women would agree that http://www.twitter.com and http://www.facebook.comare the leaders, right now, in social networking sites. There are others that are gaining popularity though and for our younger generation these sites may take a backseat to their favorites like http://www.snapchat.com/ and http://www.skype.com/.

One of many women’s favorite things to do online is to shop for new clothing, shoes, makeup and hairstyles. Some of the most trendy sites for clothing are http://www.zulily.com/ and http://www.wish.com/. A nice site to visit for a good variety of shoe styles is http://www.zappos.com/.

We also need to keep up on what’s hot and what’s not and a good place to check this out is http://www.vogue.com/. Vogue has been around since 1892, they must be doing something right. This magazine has been a fabulous resource for women’s fashions and makeup for so long it has almost become a staple for the fashionable women.

One interesting fact about Vogue is that you can look back at their archives all the way to 1892 and see styles of yesteryear. You can subscribe to the archives at http://www.vogue.com/archive/. Another fun magazine with current and trending styles is http://www.people.com/. You can also read up on your favorites celebs while you look over all the hot new styles. For teens http://www.seventeen.com is a great resource for fun games, articles and trending fashions and makeup. They have some great articles.