This year’s fall fashion season seems determined to reinvigorate the desire for women to get back into fashion and rock the sidewalks once again with great new looks. There are fresh statement coats that are sure to turn cosmopolitan heads. This year’s shoes and boots will have just the right combination of style and practicality to finally force athletic shoes back into the gym, where they belong.
Fashion is going to be fun, again and you’d better get ready to frolic in this revitalized playground. Here are some tips on how you can do that as quickly, and reasonably, as possible.
What About Your Hair?
When was the last time you completely changed your hairstyle? Did you throw caution to the wind and allow your stylist to grab a handful of hair and just lop it off? Many stylists feel this is the best way to commit to a totally new look – chop a large chunk of hair off and then you’re forced to do something completely different.
If that’s too drastic, then how about trying a little color? Or a whole new color altogether? It doesn’t have to be something too crazy, you could start with a little henna rinse and then just take it from there.
Or how about some contrast highlights? This season, hairstylists are thinking outside the box when it comes to highlighting, especially with short hair. Consider a horizontal design that creates a halo effect on top with a contrasting color that fades and shades into a dark chambray at the tips – or maybe something a little less dramatic. The main thing is to change your look; try something different.
Check That Smile
The next thing you ought to change after your hair is your smile. Bright, white, dazzling teeth are the perfect accessories for any new fashion look. The latest whitening gels are more effective because they are very unstable chemical compounds. This instability is what enables them to liberate oxygen, oxygen ions and free radicals from your teeth, molecularly. But they are susceptible to contamination, and thus ineffectiveness, from your saliva.
Dr. Christopher Omeltschenko of Total Dentistry in Cincinnati explains the best way to keep whiteners most effective; “Whitening gel in conventional whitening trays is only strongly active for 25-35 minutes due to the rapid contamination of the whitening gel by saliva. To avoid saliva mixing with the gel (it must be protected by) custom-fitted trays that keep saliva out and the gel in.”
Also, make sure your dentist uses chilled whitening gels. Refrigeration keeps them fresh, and the fresher they are, the whiter they’ll make your teeth.
Get to the Gym
It is so easy to pack on a few extra pounds during the summer party season when we’re all laying around the pool partying and chillin’. You want to buy that new fall fashion wardrobe in the smallest size possible, so why not get to the gym and slim down a little before you make the plunge.
You don’t need to join the fanciest health club in town, the local YMCA will do just fine, and it will probably be easier to concentrate on raising that heart rate and doing the reps when you’re in a little less of a mix and mingle environment.
It all starts with a personal trainer taking your vital measurements. This data is the basis for the weight-loss and reduction goals that you and your trainer set. Then you’ll learn an exercise routine that you need to follow as closely as possible.
It might seem complicated, and sweaty, at first, but if you stick closely to the program and get to the gym at least 3-times per week in the first month, you should see results. And once you see the weight loss and the early effects of your fitness training, you’ll be hooked – and the whole routine will get easier and easier.
Refresh Your Skin
The best way to complete your new fall fashion look is with flawless skin. You’ve probably had the nightly cleanser-toner-moisturizer routine down pat, but is that all you can do to keep your skin as vibrant and alive as it can possibly be?
You should be using some type of gentle sunscreen every day. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are most effective at breaking down the molecular structure of your skin. This is the main cause for wrinkles and texture dryness of your skin – make sure you address it.
And finally, if you smoke – just stop it. The chemicals in cigarette smoke are poisonous not only for your skin but for your entire body. Cut out the processed fast foods, too. A steady diet of fresh fruits and vegetables is important for flawless skin.
What are a few sure-fire ways that help you look and feel better? Inquiring minds would love to know!!
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