50 Ways to Make You Feel Beautiful

50 Ways to Make You Feel Beautiful

Beauty isn’t how you look, it’s how you feel. So try these tips for getting that deep down inside glow.

  1. Eat plenty of beautifully luscious, health-giving fruits – they make you feel fresh and keep your body in shape.
  2. Step up your iron intake. It’s been estimated that 75 percent of all women in the child-bearing age group are iron-deficient to some degree. Symptoms? Listlessness, irritability, pale skin and that “shattered” feeling at 6 pm.
  3. Drink a large glass of stout sometimes at lunchtime – beautiful to look at, beautiful to taste.
  4. Invest in an iron saucepan and cook your breakfast scrambled eggs in it.
  5. Drink 2 glasses of water every morning. Flush your system and get your insides feeling beautiful.
  6. Eat liver once or twice a week. You’ll almost feel it working wonders!
  7. Go jogging. Invest in some sexy shorts and jog around the block once a day.
  8. Nibble watercress every day. It’s full of iron – so good for you !
  9. Breathe deeply. Oxygen is needed by all the cells in your body and brain. Put your head out of the window, breathe in, hold for a count of six, then exhale.
  10. Mix fresh fruit with plain yogurt, toss the whole lot with salad – a beautiful mixture.
  11. Sleep soundly. Quality is as important as quantity, when it comes to beauty sleep. Go to bed with a cup of hot milky chocolate.
  12. Visit the beach more often: it puts a glow in your cheeks.
  13. Take a break. Several long weekends away from it all are better for you than two weeks by the sea. If you can’t afford an expensive trip, swap flats or houses with chums, go camping. Anything to change your surroundings for a day or two.
  14. Switch off with some gentle yoga exercises, a few of these each day will make you feel calmer.
  15. Find a friendly dentist. Ugly teeth and gums can make the rest of you feel ugly. Look for a sympathetic dentist who’ll scale and polish your teeth beautifully as well as fill them. Use dental floss every day.
  16. Buy shoes that fit. You’ll never have lovely feet if you wear ill-fitting shoes, and one sure way to make you feel tired is having sore feet.
  17. Cut down on coffee breaks. Caffeine gives you a “high” which rapidly becomes a “low” around mid-afternoon.
  18. Invest in a manicure next time you’re at the hairdresser’s – you’ll never feel beautiful with ugly nails.
  19. Nibble cheese after meals to feel fresh. Dentists say a bland, fatty food is actually a better mouth cleanser than the traditional apple.
  20. Instead of coffee, try orange juice, vegetable juice, cold water, red wine even – all these are good alternatives to caffeine.
  21. Hold your tummy in. Your whole body takes its beauty from your tummy area. If you practice holding your tum in and your back straight, the rest of your body follows.
  22. Learn to love your feet. Cherish them, pamper them with a weekly pedicure. Dabble them in cold water, with a tablespoon of cider vinegar added, while you watch television.
  23. Herb teas aren’t just trendy. Put a tablespoon of dried chamomile or sage leaves in a cup, add boiling water, leave a few minutes, strain and drink.
  24. Rise with yeast. Vitamin B does beautiful things for your hair, skin and sanity. Try a course of yeast tablets, eight a day for a week.
  25. Do plenty of swimming – it exercises the body, relieves tension and gives you a beautiful shape.
  26. Drink 2 glasses of milk a day, or a glass at least. It’s full of calcium, which is great for strengthening nails and teeth and bones.
  27. Have a good cry. Tears are the top eye lotion – antiseptic, soothing, healing. Emotion should be let out, not bottled up inside.
  28. Eat a salmon. Salmons contain vitamins A, D, B1, riboflavin, and niacin – all vital to beauty. Serve with lemon and parsley.
  29. Watch TV to make you feel relaxed, but sit at least 150cm away from the set. Put side lights on, not an overhead one.
  30. Get your eyes tested. Bad eyesight leads to bad temper, accidents and persistent headaches.
  31. Shake a leg, or an arm, or your bottom. Dance every day to release inhibitions.
  32. Suck a lemon for a vitamin C beauty boost. If you can’t take it neat, squeeze juice into a glass of hot water, add a teaspoon of honey, stir.
  33. Lose four kilograms. Try a one-day fast each week for four weeks. Drink as much water as you like and nibble apples – nothing else.
  34. Have a checkup. All women should have a regular top-to-toe checkup once every five years – with breast checks and cervical smears every year. Contact your local family planning clinic or your GP.
  35. Eat breakfast. An early morning energy boost is vital to get the day off to a beautiful start.
  36. If you like cereal, check on the side of the cereal packets for the one with the highest protein content.
  37. Change your routine. Brain and body get “bored” by the same old routine day in, day out.
  38. Sleep on the other side of the bed. You’ll feel different.
  39. Chase a few rainbows. The brain is the computer center of the body – controlling the way we feel. Noticed how much more beautiful you feel when something smashing’s happening?
  40. Make love in the mornings or afternoons and not at 11:30 pm precisely when you’re probably tired.
  41. Run up stairs. Try it forwards and backwards, to make your legs beautifully shapely.
  42. Wear skirts instead of jeans.
  43. Increase the roughage in your diet. Constipation isn’t an illness, it’s just a damn nuisance – but it does make you feel fat, frumpy and irritable. Have bran for breakfast and a big salad for lunch. Start eating wholemeal bread, brown sugar instead of white.
  44. Try riding a bicycle instead of driving a car much healthier.
  45. Start walking instead of taking a bus to the shops or work.
  46. Cook yourself a specialty big steak. There’s nothing like a piece of juicy meat to make you feel good.
  47. Stand on your head! It gives your circulation a boost.
  48. Get up early on Sunday mornings instead of lying in bed, a shock to the system does wonders.
  49. Go barefoot whenever you can. Your feet love to breathe.
  50. Increased physical activity makes your hair shine, skin bloom, and eyes sparkle.

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