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There’s always something positive that can come out of a very scary and difficult situation. This can be the perfect time to work on our skin , hair and body goals that we would normally say we don’t have time for. It is never too late to try and as the lockdown continues; if you are part of those who will still be home that will give you ample time to make a difference. Beauty salons, hair salons and gyms are closed as well as make-up sales. As part of trying new things here is how to amp up your beauty game during this time

1. Do not wear make-up

It is actually a good thing if you ran out of make up right and if you still have maybe now it’s the right time to put it away. If you are indoors then why use it? I say it’s a good thing because I know some ladies are so used to make-up that they feel naked without it and this time has kind of forced them to do without it. Take this as and opportunity to give your skin a breather. Most use make-up to cover up bad skin and little do they know they are making it worse by not giving the skin a chance because it is always clogged up. One of the lockdown rules is to avoid touching our faces and this is the best rule for our faces because there will no transferring of any bacteria and hair oils that may cause acne & other related issues. Go without make- up and follow your skin routine accordingly day and night.

2. Treat the entire face

Have your facials at home and if your want more longer lashes, treat them with the right oils for growth every night before bed. Take care of the dental department for a brighter smile and fresh breath. Do not forget those lips, they also need some basic care to stay healthy and hydrated. Use lip balms with SPF and try some home remedies if your want them looking naturally pink and soft.

3. Hair care

Encourage healthy hair by simply keeping it clean and well moisturised not greased. If you want to grow it then look out for trends that will help you achieve that and try them out. You can also learn and come up with ways of styling it. Take basic care to complete the face beauty goal, some related articles

4. Eat Healthy Meals

Right now we are all forced not to eat any take-aways so we can easily prepare the well balanced healthy meals. Avoid fried foods and fizzy drinks that will mess up both your health and skin. Rejuvenate your mind, body and skin by taking lots of water, less coffee, more herbal teas and detoxing drinks. Some of the detoxing drinks will help with belly fat and reduce the feeling of being bloated.

5. Body workout

A good eating plan followed by workout is a powerful combination that will afford you good health and great trimmed body, flat stomach & well shaped legs. A workout need not be hard and unbearable, if your have kids be active and play a lot of physical games with them, some days can be hot so get in the pool because swimming is a nice workout and/or take a walk around the yard. Include yoga in your exercise routine to help you steer away from all the anxiety of lock down and reduce stress. Stress can be the cause behind unhealthy eating, skin problems and other health matters.

6. Hands and feet care

Soak up your hands and feet and give them a treat, maybe you can even treat each other as a family. Your feet carry you while you get busy with your day schedule while your hands might also be doing some hard labor and suffering chemicals you might be using while keeping the household clean so they deserve some tender care as well. Scrub those feet and apply some therapeutic oils and gently massage the hands with some aromatic lotions. It is a special home treat that will help you relax as well. You can wear your face masks or hair masks while busy doing all the nurturing.

7. Have a sleep routine

Do not deprive yourself adequate sleep due to binge watching movies all night and remember ladies that lack of sleep might give you vaginal yeast infection. A sleep routine will allow your body good enough rest to rejuvenate and it will also add to getting the best results for your skin. While others do not sleep due to TV or social media, some are now complaining that they sleep a lot, well it might be because you have nothing planned for yourself and too much sleep mean no workout at all putting too much pressure on the body. Stay away from excessive sleep and add other fun things on the list. Follow the above daily to keep busy, to feel beautiful, to look naturally beautiful and have fun doing it.

The beauty about all this is that the result will be far more beautiful not in a physical way but with doing wonders on the state of mind. This journey will boost your self esteem, give you peace of mind therefore bringing you joy. A joyful woman who feels beautiful inside out has an automatic glow on her face with a dash of a beautiful attractive smile.

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Seize the moment, rev up your mind and put on those thinking caps. Use the opportunity to do as you normally would not. What is normal anyway? It is these norms that put us in boxes and we fail to spread our wings. It is these norms that instill fear and or doubt in most of us. Forget about cooking and cleaning, take a moment and think about that thing that you have been wanting to do but the negative voice tells you otherwise. Dare to go against that negative voice. Or better yet discover your talents, there are a lot of people who haven’t discovered that yet.

It doesn’t always have to be what you always wanted or your talents. Go ahead and learn new things, push and dare yourself to do the “extraordinary”. Avoid comfort zone, by all means necessary, because it will never provide you with challenges and it won’t allow you to see what you are capable of. The reason behind this is to push beyond what you think or believe you are capable of. The majority of us have no smallest idea of what we are capable of if we are pushed to the limit. At times we know yet we are not brave enough to take the first step.

We are forever caught up in our 9 to 5 and never give enough thought to other things. Now is the time to leave alone the Whats App messages and all social media videos and stories that only instill fear, doubt and no hope for a great future. Forget sitting in front of the TV, eating everything & anything you come across all day every day. Time to reflect is now, ask yourself questions and do serious introspection. This pandemic should be a perfect reminder that life is too short and anyone would be lucky enough to make it alive. Here are some of the questions you can ask yourself

▪What am I passionate about?

▪Am I where I want to be in life?

▪If not what stopped you or what went wrong?

▪What have I been putting off?

▪If its time I didn’t have due to work; well now I have all the time I never had, so what’s your excuse?

▪Do I lack discipline and keep procrastinating for no valid reason?

▪Have I done enough or relevant research with what I always wanted to do?

▪Or do I still need some personal growth to accomplish my dreams?

▪Am I making excuses, if so why? look deeply into that

Check out some info that might be helpful on how to win the battle on this related article, There are a lot more relevant questions you can ask yourself based on your personal journey. Our journeys are not the same so the personal questions will vary accordingly. I hope the examples given will bring some light as to where to start. These questions are absolutely necessary and worth it. Should your mind be on lockdown as well here are some of the suggestions that might push you in the right direction.

•Develop goal-driven habits

•Be an online teacher, whatever you are good at and can be any school subject, language locally & internationally or other passions you have

•Do public speaking and your family is the great first audience.

•Be a specialist with the skill you already have.

•Innovate new and fresh ideas and sell them to companies

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These are only a few to help you realize that anything is possible and a small idea or the simplest thing can turn out to be huge. Before you embark on this journey start by convincing yourself that failure is merely another opportunity. Convince yourself, fake it if you have to & do absolutely anything that will certainly make you believe failure is not the end but the beginning of new, hidden & missed opportunities.

Excuses are endless and procrastination will firmly make you believe you have a tomorrow on a daily. When you procrastinate you make a bad decision and an easy way out. The two are the results of fear and fear will destroy and stand in the way of our achievements, goals & dreams. Let’s not allow it to dictate our decisions and the future thereof. An opportunity has knocked on your door, what are you gonna do about it? Don’t be selfish the world is waiting for that life-changing potential!!! I ask again, what’s your excuse? Do you think you are incapable? Ooh well the only way to find out is to take action.

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