Feeling better, looking better, and being the best version of yourself — glowing up is all about putting in that extra bit of effort where it counts most so that you can be the best version of yourself.
However, sometimes that glow up transformation feels out of reach. If you feel intimidated by big lifestyle changes, don’t worry: this article will give you 5 tips for changes that you can make today that will help you glow up.
Ready for your one-day glow up challenge? Then keep reading.
1. Glow Up Your Skin Care
If you’re still using a generic face wash, creating a skincare routine is the first step in your glow up transformation.
Building your best skincare routine takes some trial and error, but you can get started today. Use a face mask and moisturizer to kick start your skincare glow up.
2. Drink More Water
If you drink more caffeinated beverages than good old water, you’re at risk for chronic dehydration. That leads to feeling sluggish and looking tired (and can give you dull, flaky skin, too).
Swap out your second cup of coffee or afternoon soda with a big bottle of water. Don’t forget to splurge on a pretty water bottle that will keep you reaching for a sip, and feel your energy level rise.
3. Laugh With a Friend
When you’re isolated, you lose perspective on how lonely you are, and before long, you’ll find yourself empty of emotional energy. This leads to looking and feeling tired.
The cure is simple: reach out to a friend. Seeing a friendly face gets your feel-good neurotransmitters flowing, especially if that person makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Being with friends more often boosts your emotional health and leaves you with an inviting smile.
4. Write a Gratitude List
There’s no candy-coating it: we’re all facing tough situations. However, if you focus on the negative all the time, you’ll end up feeling even more burdened, and that’s the opposite of a glow up.
Instead, take some time today and focus on what you have to be grateful for. Maybe it’s your quirky cat, a thoughtful text message from a friend, or just being able to buy your favorite coffee. Whatever it is, there’s something to appreciate that will bring a glow to your face.
5. Get Dressed
If you’re working from home, it’s easy to fall into the habit of wearing your favorite sweatpants every day.
But once the thrill of wearing pajamas to work wears off, wearing loungewear all the time might not help you be your best self. If you’re in a sweatpants rut, take some time today to shower and put on a nice outfit.
You’ll look better, but you’ll also find yourself feeling better as well. That energy boost can fuel you to go the extra mile at work and in your personal life too. If that’s not a glow up, we don’t know what is.
Ready for Your Glow Up Challenge?
Your glow up transformation doesn’t have to take months. With this glow up challenge, you’ll look and feel like the best version of yourself today.