We finally have hope that the pandemic will one day come to a close. For many of us, this means finally venturing out of the house for a much-needed change of scenery. And even if you plan to stay safely socially distanced at home, you don’t have to let the isolation get you down. There are lots of ways to look good and feel good whether you’re at home or on the move.
Skincare is key.
You only get one life to live and you only get one skin to live it in. Take care of it and it will take care of you. Avoid harmful chemicals, such as benzalkonium chloride, carbon black, and EDTA, all three chemicals that make it onto SUR Clean Skincare’s Toxic Twenty list. Make sure that your skincare cabinet contains natural cleansers, moisturizers, and serums. These products, according to Northwestern Medicine, are essential to a healthy skincare routine.
Go clean in the kitchen.
We’re not talking about doing the dishes but about clean eating. This is a lifestyle approach that allows you to fuel your body with all of the nutrients it needs by prioritizing vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and other whole foods. This doesn’t mean that you have to rush to the produce aisle immediately, and you likely have plenty of foods that adhere to a clean lifestyle at home right now. For ideas, check your pantry. You likely have canned vegetables, beef or chicken stock, and whole-grain pasta you can use for a delicious homemade soup. In the fridge, look for cheese and lean meat for a wrap or sandwich.
Smile every day.
The simple act of smiling has many positive health benefits. According to BrightSpring Health Services, grinning every day may improve your mood, provide pain relief, and even boost your immune system, something that is exponentially important given the current state of the world. And if that’s not enough, smiling might actually even make you look a little bit younger.
If smiling can improve your health, think about how much prioritizing positivity can do in all aspects of your life. At home, especially, taking steps to negate negative energy will make a world of difference on your overall mental health, and may even reduce fighting and tension between members of your household. The good news is that this is extremely easy to do, and it starts by clearing out clutter and opening the windows. As the weather warms, turn your attention outside, and give yourself a cozy space to enjoy the sunshine and fresh breeze.
Take a walk.
NBC News describes walking as an underrated type of exercise. Walking not only burns calories but also tones muscles and may reduce your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other diseases. So strap on your sneakers, and venture into your neighborhood where you can wave to your neighbors from a safe distance while reaping the rewards of a leisurely stroll.
Don’t leave your health and wellness to chance. Whether you choose to stick close to home or you’re ready to make your re-entrance into the big wide world, the habits you engage in now will ensure that you look great and feel even better no matter where you are.
Let your inner light shine through by taking great care of your skin. SUR Clean Skincare offers the highest quality skincare products without resorting to potentially toxic compounds. You can feel good that your order is good for mother nature and comes with a 100 percent Happiness Guarantee.
by Cheryl Conklin
Guest Writer from Wellness Central