Since winter is officially behind us and the temperatures are slowly rising, now is the perfect time to give our lives and our looks a little refresh! Whether you want to update your wardrobe or revamp your hair care routine, it’s never too late to start the change you want. Keep reading for some tips on how to give your look a refresh.
Revamp Your Wardrobe
When most people think of a wardrobe revamp, they automatically think it has to be expensive. Wrong! You don’t need much to update your wardrobe if you start small. First, start by getting rid of pieces of clothing that you never wear. Donate pieces that are in good condition to the local church or clothing drop-off to help reduce waste. Once those clothes are gone, you should be able to assess what pieces you’ll need to purchase to fill your closet back up.
When deciding what article of clothing you want to add to your wardrobe, think of what styles you’re going for this spring. Are you going for an edgier look? Something more sophisticated? Or maybe a laid-back look. Those are the questions you should ask yourself before purchasing new clothes, and don’t be afraid to try new looks! To keep things relatively inexpensive, try thrift shopping online. Thrift shopping is becoming more and more popular due to being able to find nice looks for less. If thrift shopping isn’t your jam, then consider buying a few pieces for your wardrobe and slowly building back up over the next few weeks. You don’t need everything at once, just the essentials.
Update Your Skincare Routine
Something about cold weather just makes it easy to ditch routines we may have had in place and adopt a more lax (lazy) approach—or at least for most of us. However, now that the weather is warmer and you want to refresh your look, you should consider changing up your skincare routine. Many of the products you may have used in the winter are not necessarily needed now since they tend to be heavier, more thick products to protect against the low temperatures and dryness. You can now put away some of the heavy creams and substitute them for more lightweight alternatives.
Dermatologist Joyce Parker says in an article interview with allure, “I definitely switch out my thicker and more hydrating products for more lightweight, non-greasy options that are better suited for the hot summer weather.” Incorporating skincare products that contain sunscreen is also beneficial as you’ll most likely be in the sun a lot more. Add some refreshing face masks to your routine, so your skin glows in the sunshine.
Bring Life Back To Your Hair
Winter weather is no joke, and it can severely damage your hair. So much so, that when you finally make it to spring, your locks may need a complete makeover. But don’t worry. With the proper steps, you’ll get your hair back in shape in no time! First, you have to assess just how much damage has been done. Are you only suffering from dull or frizzy hair? Or are you experiencing excessive hair thinning or lots of dead ends? Depending on that answer, you can do a few different things to refresh your hair and bring it back to life.
Before you go to a salon, try fixing your hair at home, as there are tons of DIY hair masks you can try depending on what issues you’re facing. A coconut oil, honey, and olive oil mixture can help you target dry, dull, and frizzy hair. Although results may vary, this popular mask has done wonders for many. If your hair needs a little more TLC, that’s okay too. Depending on your situation, you can fix hair thinning by incorporating a solution like topical finasteride or an intense hair growth shampoo to help things along. You can see results of the finasteride spray or hair growth shampoo usually between 3 to 6 months. For split ends, you may benefit from cutting off a few inches of hair. While that sounds scary, you have to remember, there’s no point in holding onto dead ends as they only create more damage by splitting further up the hair shaft.
Take Care of Your Body & Mind
You can do whatever you want to your hair, skin, nails, and outfit, but if you aren’t physically and mentally in the right place, then all of that doesn’t really matter. Taking care of your overall health will help you look and feel better, so don’t neglect your well-being! Being happy is one of the best ways to look the best that you can be. Research shows that people who are stressed often experience acne, hair loss, weight gain, and more. To help yourself avoid those issues, try to reduce stress as much as possible. Whether that means taking some self-care days or fixing aspects of your life, try to live as stress-free as possible.
Additionally, drinking water, exercising, and eating right will only help you in your journey of refreshing your look. Healthy habits such as those can help promote health from the inside out, improving most aspects of your appearance.
When refreshing your look, remember that this should be a fun and easy-going process to help you go into summer looking and feeling great. So along with revamping routines, start doing things that make you happy. This can be everything from hiking, swimming, shopping, or spending time with loved ones. Try to do things and be around people that make you happy every day. That’s the key to fully being able to look your absolute best!
|Natalie Shirlaw is a healthy living expert with 10 years of experience in the field of holistic health, wellbeing, and fitness. If you enjoyed this article be sure to pin or share it!|