We’ve all have bad days when we felt fat, ugly, unloved, unfulfilled… Whether it’s a bad day at work, a tiff with the boyfriend or the maid not showing up, fret not, there are natural ways to level out your mood. Read on for my tried and tested beauty hacks for going from a state of feeling bummed out to top of the world.
Serotonin rich foods
Serotonin is the ultimate “feel-good” neurotransmitter that communicates happy messages to your brain. The more serotonin circulates in your blood, the happier you’ll feel. So what can you do to up your serotonin levels? Studies show that eating too little folic acid in your diet can lower levels of serotonin. So take a folate supplement and eat folic acid rich foods such as spinach, edamame, lentils, romaine lettuce, rajma, channa, broccoli, asparagus, orange juice, beets, papaya and tofu.
It feels decadent to sink into a tub of warm water. Think how much better you’d feel if you could throw in a small handful of bath salts? These water soluble, mineral rich salts are easily absorbed by your pores, cleanse and purify skin, improving its radiance and texture. Magnesium combats fatigue and stress, calcium fights water retention while sodium balances out the body’s lymphatic drainage. A 30-minute soak will uplift your mood, ease sore muscles and make you feel wonderful. Try it to believe it!
Your eyes are the first place your feelings show. Sadness, anger, exhaustion….no wonder they say your eyes are the windows to your soul. A swish of black eye liner is all you need. Draw playful flicks, dramatically edgy wings or tightline to hide a sleepless night. There’s something so magically feminine about liner. You’ll feel cheered instantly. Promise!
Comment below if these nifty pick-me-ups worked for you!