We all have them—bad habits can be hard to break. If you want to make a positive change, experts recommend replacing a bad habit with a good one. Here are few easy ideas.
Bad habit: Cracking knuckles, picking cuticles, biting nails
These nervous habits are the toughest to crack (pun intended) because we do them without thinking. They are second nature when our stress level skyrockets.
Replacement: Hand moisturizer!
When you find yourself cracking, picking or nibbling, hit the pause button and grab your lotion. Moisturizing your hands is a win-win because it’s not only great for your skin by sealing in precious hydration and maintaining your skin’s natural pH balance, but also keeps your hands busy as you rub in your lotion.
Bad habit: Staying up late
Many of us find ourselves wondering where the evening went after a night of watching our favorite TV shows. It’s suddenly 11 p.m., and we’re going to spend the next day in a haze if we don’t high-tail it to bed.
Replacement: Grabbing a great book or fashion magazine (whatever makes you relax)
The thing about sleep is that it’s not just about your energy level. Superficially speaking, sleep is directly related to your appearance. The more sleep you get, the better your skin will look. That’s why they call it beauty sleep! Just remember the last time you pulled an all-nighter and dragged around under eye bags and a sallow complexion the whole week. The TV, computer or phone are the worst things to do before bed because the blue light from the screens interferes with your brain chemistry and acts as a stimulant. Diving into a good book or simple magazine will help calm your brain down and prepare it for a good night’s sleep so you can be well-rested and gorgeous.
Bad habit: Drinking diet soda
Everyone knows that diet soda is not a health drink, no matter how you cut it. Yet many of us are stuck in a rut of diet soda consumption. It’s almost addictive, isn’t it?
Seriously! Tea is the most under appreciated beauty secret on the planet! All forms of tea, from black to green, are non-caloric and high in antioxidants which are superior skin savers! If you love drinking a beverage throughout the day, you might as well pick one that works double duty, quenching your thirst and replenishing your skin for a youthful glow.
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