Taking the best care of ourselves possible is a foundation for many people and part of their healthy lifestyles. The wellness industry has been booming for over a decade and is one of the biggest trends in beauty and grooming. It only takes a little deep diving through any social media platform to see hours and hours of tutorials where people show off the skin care and grooming routines that help them look and feel their best. But just as individuals are unique, so are their skin and hair habits; however, some grooming routine tips will help everyone look great and feel even better – keep reading to learn them and start implementing them today.
Red Light Therapy
Whether you’re looking to banish acne, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, or reduce hyperpigmentation, red light therapy is one of the newest and best upgrades to any grooming routine that everyone can take advantage of. When these first hit the market, they were at such a high price point they were for celebrities and influencers only, but today you can find them at reasonable prices, making the complexion of your dreams within your reach. Start by using them just once or twice a week, and you can work up to daily use, and the results in your skin tone and texture are almost immediately noticeable.
You used to have to visit a medical spa to get some level of peel done on your skin, and chemical peels were costly and required downtime for recovery. One upgrade you can easily make to change the appearance of your skin is with sheet peels that you swipe over your face several times a week. They banish acne and stubborn blackheads and minimize the look of pores; they reduce fine lines and wrinkles and leave you with fresh, soft, and supple skin as they exfoliate.
While saving money is always a good thing regarding how you smell and the type of fragrances you use, this is an area you should always invest in and consider an upgrade if you’ve been skimping. Designer colognes are made with higher quality ingredients that are safer, smell better, and the scent lasts longer. Not only that, the complex notes and layers of different scents boost your mood and confidence, not to mention attractiveness. Go with iconic brands and fragrances like Chanel No. 5, Sauvage Cologne by Christian Dior, or Tom Ford’s Ombre Leather. You should always apply your fragrance directly after showering on bare skin (never on clothing) and apply it on your pulse points to get the most benefit from them.
Ditch the Botox
For a long time, Botox has been the gold standard for treating fine lines and wrinkles, but the new trend is ditching it altogether and aging gracefully. Ditching Botox and its potentially harmful side effects don’t mean you must embrace every wrinkle and line, but dealing with them through proper skincare is a way to upgrade your grooming routine, save time, and, more importantly – money. The average cost of a Botox treatment in the US ranges from $350-$700, which, while it gives instant results, it’s an investment you’ll have to continually make every few months, so upgrade to more money in your savings account and self-acceptance.
Go for Gua Sha
There are many benefits to learning the art of Gua Sha, from increased circulation, relieving pain, and boosting blood flow. But more importantly, it dramatically improves your appearance. Gua Sha can be done in the morning or evening as part of your grooming routine (or both), and the results last all day. Gua Sha has anti-aging benefits, helps drain your lymphatic system (bye-bye, puffy eyes or chin), and can even make your cheekbones appear higher. It’s like an instant facelift, but it’s so relaxing. A few online tutorials can teach you all you need to know to reap the health and beauty benefits of adding Gua Sha to your grooming habits.
There’s truth in that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the most important person that your beauty should matter to is yourself; that is why having a solid grooming routine is essential. Whether starting from square one or just looking for an upgrade, all the items mentioned above will make a difference in how you look and feel about yourself; always remember just how perfect you are.