It’s that time of year again and as the end of August gets closer and days get shorter our first instinct is to dread the winter that is coming. Here are a few ways to cure the blues and continue to stay positive through the changing of season.
Make a shift in perspective!
- Think of the things that were difficult for you last year and make a game plan on how to handle it this year when the time arises.
Start the year’s resolutions over!
- There is still time before the end of the year to make a change. This change will keep you focused on creating positivity in your life. Make a goal to roll into the holiday parties without dreading how you look compared to last year. Go in knowing you are on your upswing!
Get a Massage!
- Continue to treat yourself! Regular massages have been shown to help body positivity and image! During the changing of seasons we become more conscious of how last year’s clothes are fitting and what we need to change once the New Year arises. Bash the negativity and do something to help improve your body outlook. Massage also helps with depression, sleeping habits, and increases the immune system. So why not go get that massage?
Take care of your skin with a facial!
- Your skin changes with the seasons and your skin care should too. Now is the time to plan your skin care for fall and winter, and to decide what improvements you want to make to your skin over the winter. Post-summer is the best time to lighten age spots, to soften rough skin, and to reverse some of the wear and tear that your skin takes during the summer. The lazy days of summer are great for your psyche, but they are hard on your skin. Plus, your anti-aging skincare usually takes a back seat to your “fun in the sun.” Late summer and early fall are the best times to start getting your skin back in good shape and to give your skin the much-needed attention it craves!
Get your hair done! Love up on yourself.
- Chances are your sun-streaked summer hair could use a little TLC. Sun exposure can leave your hair looking dull and brassy, especially if it’s color-processed. And the streaks that looked glowing against bronzed skin will wash out fall’s paler complexion. Maintain a flattering balance by adding rich tones to your hair. That means auburn, chestnut, chocolate and coffee if you’re a brunette; caramel, gold and toffee if you’re a blonde.
- Chlorine, sun, salt, ponytail elastics — all can lead to frayed and fried ends. Time to cut your losses and get a trim. 🙂
- Treat parched manes with a moisturizing shampoo followed by a moisturizing conditioner. Be sure to apply the conditioner where sun-damaged hair needs it most–from the mid-shaft to the tip. Hair isn’t as dry at the roots thanks to its natural oils, so condition there more sparingly.
So don’t dread the fact that kids are going back to school this year because it marks the seasons are changing. Make a game plan to continue the positivity and change your routine.
Brighter days start here, we promise!