(Non) Sleeping Beauty: Reducing That Tired Look

A recent study showed that people who get less sleep are viewed as being less attractive! Talk about getting some beauty sleep! But while there’s nothing we can do about what other people think of us, we can feel a lot better about ourselves. There is nothing worse than looking in the mirror and seeing a tired, groggy version of yourself. Whether you’ve got children and you’re awake all night, or you have a job that demands you work at least 50 hours per week, the stresses of life will show up in your face and under your eyes. So, what can we do to get rid of that tired look?

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If You Have Puffy Eyes… Puffy eyes are usually the result of excess fluid, which can be caused by excess sodium, and when you’re premenstrual, the fluids can increase even more, especially when you’re tired, or you’re stressed. So it’s time to get into the habit of massaging your eye bags every day with an eye cream, or with a specialized eye serum for wrinkles to give you a bit of a head start. You can chill some in the fridge overnight and put it on in the morning. The coolness with do your eye bags a world of good, but the massaging action will also help to reduce the swelling of any tissue under the eye. The temptation to apply lots of dark eye makeup and concealer is always an obvious one, but that will make you look worse. Instead, curl your lashes and just put on two coats of mascara. Go for a volumizing kind. Another long-term option is to go for an eye-cream that has caffeine and apply it just before bed. If it doesn’t sound too strange, you can tape your eyes up, which doesn’t cost anything; and it does wonders in keeping fluids at bay while compressing blood vessels. 

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Appetite Suppressant Supplements

In the world of fitness and weight loss there are many different types of supplements that can help you reach your goals. You have fat burners, weight gainers, protein powder, pre-workouts, BCAAs, etc. One supplement that can aid in weight loss is an appetite suppressant.

Since weight gain is caused by a caloric surplus and weight maintenance is caused by no surplus or deficit, you must eat less in order to lose weight. That’s why controlling your appetite is important so you don’t binge eat and end up in a caloric surplus. Read full article here.

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Take Back Your Body Confidence Today

As women we go through phases of gaining a bunch of confidence and then losing it completely. It’s definitely not a good feeling when your self-esteem gets shattered. But there are ways to keep your chin up, and stand tall – while really believing it. Woman of today’s society have it hard. We’re constantly criticized for the way we dress, to the way we act, and even the way we speak! Although it’s hard not to let it affect you – it can be done. Here’s how to get your body confidence back for good.

Lose weight There are many different ways you can lose weight, whether that be done through diet and exercise or the new crazes like CoolSculpting and Laser Lipo.

Whatever route you take to getting the body you desire, it’s important to do so in a healthy manner. It’s no good starving yourself to lose weight. You would be causing serious damage to your body, and the weight wouldn’t stay off anyway because your body needs to eat eventually, and when you do – you’ll just gain the weight back on. 

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Transform Your Bedroom into a Den of Peace

Stepping into your bedroom should be a relaxing experience, knowing that you are in a place that you can unwind and shut yourself off from the stresses of modern life. But if you have fallen out of love with your bedroom, the effects won’t be nearly as positive. A comfortable bedroom environment has been shown to help you drift off to sleep and get the rest and recuperation that your body needs on a nightly basis. With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few techniques that you can use to create a more relaxing and comfortable bedroom.

Freshen Up the Room with a Lick of Paint Sometimes, the changes that you make to your bedroom don’t have to be any more complicated than a simple lick of paint. If the walls have started to look a little shabby, it may well be time to get your paintbrush out. Many people find it easier to go to sleep in a cool environment, so you can pick your colour scheme accordingly. Try going for something soothing like a subtle shade of blue or green.

Rethink Your Lighting The bedroom is the place that you should be able to go to escape from a world of bright lights. Try to keep the overhead lighting soothing, maybe by picking bulbs that don’t give off a light that is too blinding. Lamps are also important as they provide that sense of convenience so you can control the lighting without having to leave the comfort of your bed. Rooms that are too bright have been shown to negatively affect your sleep, so consider investing in a blackout blind if you find that too much light is seeping into your room.

A Comfortable Temperature One of the main things that you should be thinking about in your bedroom is that you don’t want it to be too hot or too cold. Colourful blankets and duvets look great, but you don’t want to pile up your bed too high with them or you may find it difficult to drift off. Many people find that a cool environment is easier to sleep in, so cooling devices such as Casablanca ceiling fans can help to maintain that ambient temperature that you are looking for.

Reconsider Your Decorations Big colourful wall art may have looked great when you first saw it, but in your bedroom, you want to avoid anything that may cause you to become overstimulated. Instead, try to keep your decoration simple so your mind can focus on single thing. Some family photos that remind you of happy times can help to provide that sense of comfort and security that you are looking for.

A Living Touch Consider bringing in some plants which can have a real cheering impact on the room, helping to visually lift the space and quite literally clear the air. Many houseplants don’t require a great deal of maintenance and upkeep, but they can give your mood a real boost.   

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The Secret to Sleep Is in Your Bedroom

If you’re having trouble sleeping, then the secret to a good night’s sleep is actually in your bedroom. Many of us value the sleep we get because it helps us to recharge and reinvigorate ourselves to prepare for a new day. However, it’s not unusual to hear people who have trouble getting sleep for one reason or another. It could be failing to fall asleep because of noises they hear, it could be that their bed is uncomfortable or it might just be a bad sleeping pattern.

But as mentioned at the beginning, the secret to getting a good night’s sleep is all in your bedroom. Here’s how you can make small changes to your bedroom in order to sleep better, rest easy and feel great in the morning.

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Remove all electronic devices You want your bedroom to be associated with sleep and nothing else. It sounds boring, but you want to ensure that there are no electronic devices for you to use when you go to bed. You want the room to be completely devoid of entertainment because you need to resist the urge to check your phone at night and you need to train yourself to stop watching television before bed. This means you should leave your phone charging somewhere away from your bedroom, you should remove your television as soon as possible, and you should get rid of the radio.

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