“Outer beauty turns the head, but inner beauty turns the heart.”
Most people spend too much time looking good on the outside, without even knowing the most important foundation: inner beauty. Because If you take care of your inner self, your outer beauty will glow naturally.
Boost your inner beauty and show the world that you’re healthy and beautiful from the inside out through these eight nourishing ways:
Establish a healthy morning and evening routine
The things you do every day depend on what you set your mind on first thing in the morning, and how you end your day before going to sleep.
So make sure you establish a healthy morning routine to have a better day ahead, and a relaxing night routine to be prepared for the next day:
Morning routine should be full of motivation, positivity, and inspiration:
When you wake up, feed your brain with positivity and inspiration by doing the following:
- Avoid browsing on social media right after you wake up. You cannot control what you see on social media networks. You may see a negative or unhealthy post that could ruin your day. In addition, browsing on these platforms consumes your time unproductively.
- Give yourself 5 to 10 minutes of mindful meditation.
- Exercise. Even if you’re too busy, there are still simple things you can do to stay fit. You can also encourage your family and friends to join fun fitness activities with you.
- Use words of affirmation for yourself and for everyone you talk to.
Night routine should be for realization, growth, and appreciation:
Before you go to sleep, a lot of things go through your mind. Rather than overthinking, think only of these things instead:
- How did you go today?
- Did you do a good job? If yes, continue doing these everyday so you can feel good about yourself. Feeling good contributes to boosting your inner beauty, too.
- Have you made any mistakes along the way? If so, what areas do you need to improve?
No one knows you better than yourself. Encourage yourself to grow more and appreciate all the amazing things you’ve done.
Use nutritious foods and sufficient water to fuel your body
You are what you eat. If you eat healthy, you glow from the inside out. And if you don’t, your skin becomes dry and lifeless. This is the reason some people look older than their age, while some look incredibly younger. The right nutrients will naturally make you look beautiful, which will also contribute to graceful aging.
Know the difference between foods that have bad fats from foods that have healthy fats, so you’ll know which ones to incorporate into your diet and which ones to keep away from.
Don’t forget to hydrate and drink plenty of fluids too for your skin and overall health needs.
Practice mindfulness and gratitude
Doing good to someone makes you feel fulfilled, proud, and happy. It’s like a healthy addiction that drives you to doing more.
When you aim to give back without expecting something in return, you discover that you have a deeper purpose in this world, which can help improve your spiritual health.
If you also feel grateful for the things you have, you value yourself more because you feel powerful and worthy. And when you feel these, you become less insecure and more confidently beautiful.
Free self from too much makeup
If you want to boost your true inner beauty, appreciate your beauty. Makeup will improve your look, but it often hides your natural beauty.
Makeups are not always the solution to hide your insecurities. Instead of hiding, improve your skin through skincare products that work for you. Have a morning and night skincare regimen. Remember, skincare is also a form of self-care.
Collagen plays a very important role because it’s the most abundant protein in your body. It provides elasticity and structure to your skin, and it also strengthens your bones and cartilages.
But as you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, making your skin look saggy and less elastic. So try supplementing collagen products to keep reaping its beauty and health benefits.
Take care of your gut
Most of the skin issues that appear on your body or face like blemishes, patches, eczema, and acne are results of poor gut health. Your digestive system isn’t flushing out toxins carefully, which may cause allergies and flare-ups.
Gut supplements help your digestive system function optimally for general digestive, immunity, and skin health.
Give your body enough Vitamin C
Vitamin C is your key to balanced pigmentation and younger looking skin. Supplying your body with sufficient vitamin C will help increase your body’s natural collagen synthesis.
Eat foods that are rich in vitamin C to protect your cells naturally and strengthen your immune system.
Taking a Vitamin C supplement will also boost your antioxidant levels, protect your body against environmental aggressors, and supply this incredible nutrient in your body.
Don’t smoke (or quit smoking)
Smoking is one of the leading disruptors of collagen and elastin, and a infamous culprit of premature aging and various health issues.
The longer you smoke, the more you deprive your skin and body of enough oxygen and nutrients, making you look old and unhealthy.
People who don’t smoke look younger than those who smoke for a long time.
Get enough sleep and beauty rest
When you lack sleep, you will notice mild swelling, puffiness, and dark circles around your eyes. And if you make it a habit, fine lines and wrinkles may start to appear. Insufficient sleep also leads to fatigue, poor mental health, and inability to focus.
So the next time you think of depriving yourself of sleep again, remember that a night of good rest is your key to longevity and wellness.
If you’re having difficulty sleeping, there are easy ways to wind down to a good night’s sleep. But if you’re experiencing insomnia or advanced sleeping disorders, try a supplement that promotes better sleep. Consider visiting the doctor too for expert advice and recommendations.
Boosting your inner beauty is connected to how you take care of yourself from the inside out.
Keep in mind that: when the inner beauty exceeds the outward beauty, it creates a magical dance in the heart.