You may have heard the word glow-up floating around on social media, but what exactly is it, and how do you achieve one? One urban dictionary definition states a glow-up is a 'mental, physical, and an emotional transformation for the better.' It may be something that happens naturally, but it is also something you can plan and achieve by following some of the tips below.
You can easily swap your regular toothpaste for some teeth whitening paste instead or try a longer course of treatment through any kit readily available in drug stores.
You can also look at getting some clear teeth aligners. These are much subtler than braces and can be easily removed when eating, making for a more comfortable and enjoyable tooth-straightening experience.
Treating your skin is so important, especially as the colder months descend and your skin gets chapped. As well as establishing a regular skincare regime, you can do a facemask once or twice a week to nourish your skin. If you want to go all out, why not treat yourself to a facial at a spa? Alternatively, you can also pick up face packs from the drugstore and supermarket, or have a go at DIY-ing your own!
As well as treating your skin, you can also look at changing some elements of your lifestyle to protect it better. There are plenty of odd things that can affect your skin, like Bluelight from screens and irritants in laundry detergent. Knowing about them and acting to reduce the impacts will help keep your skin fresh and youthful.
Book yourself into a nice salon and enjoy a relaxing scalp massage and deep conditioning treatment. It is also possible to do a deep conditioning treatment at home, and upgrading from a standard shampoo and conditioner to one suited to your hair type, texture, and concerns is a great way to improve your hair.
Another thing to do is take the time to learn how to style your hair. This can include getting the right products for your hair type, learning some fun new braiding styles or experimenting with heatless waves - a great way to enjoy wavey hair without the heat damage!
A glow-up is not just about the physical aspects of your life. It is important to indulge in a little mental self-care too. This can include things like taking time for yourself. Use that time during a face pack or hair mask to engage in some mindful meditation or enjoy some relaxing music. Why not take yourself on a solo date, where you treat yourself to a nice activity just because you deserve it.
Solo date ideas include; taking a nice walk, reading in a coffee shop, visiting a museum or heading to the cinema alone. There are plenty of options, so long as it's something you will enjoy and you do it for yourself rather than to please someone else.
Taking this time to reset and treat yourself will improve your well-being, which is by far the most important aspect of any glow-up.