It won’t come as a surprise to learn that here at Bellamianta, we are all about not only looking good, but feeling it too. And with Wednesday 25th September celebrated as National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, we’ve rounded up some of our team’s all-time favourite weekend beauty hacks so that you can shake off the remainder of a hard working week and feel refreshed and fabulous, ready to take on Monday with style.
Tip #1: For rejuvenated skin
Whether you’ve been putting off trying out that new spin class, or your yoga practice is falling further down your list of priorities, this tip will have you grabbing your workout gear in no time. As well as obvious health benefits, exercise helps support the production of collagen, which is known to keep skin smooth and firm. Plus, to take things to the next level, apply our Skin Perfecting Illuminating Bronzing Powder for a killer finish. Your co-workers will definitely be asking you what your skincare secret is come Monday.
Tip #2: For voluminous hair
Thicker hair is something that so many of us dream of, but don’t be tempted to reach for the hair extensions just yet. The next time you wash your hair, treat yourself to a scalp massage. This easy process promotes blood circulation, stimulating hair follicles in the process, which can boost the number of strands of hair. So while you’re working that shampoo in, give your scalp a gentle knead and reap the benefits of fuller hair. And you thought hairdressers were just doing it to be fancy!
Tip #3: For brighter eyes
By Friday, our eyes definitely come with their own baggage, but thankfully you can say sayonara in seconds. Look for an eye treatment which contains caffeine. Pop this in the fridge overnight and apply the next day, making sure to dab, rather than rub it into the sensitive skin under the eyes. The coolness will constrict blood vessels to reduce puffiness, while the caffeine detoxifies thin under-eye skin. Voila! Wake up with beautiful, brighter eyes on Monday.
Tip #4: For hair that shines
This Sunday night, put that “I’m sorry, I’m washing my hair” excuse into practice by giving your hair some TLC. Avocado might be the fruit of the moment, but it’s for very good reason. Its health benefits are about more than just spreading it on your toast. When the food is applied to hair, it works as a deep conditioning DIY mask. So before you throw out your leftovers, mash it up, apply to wet hair and leave on for 10-minutes to allow it to work its magic. Bonus points if you follow this in conjunction with tip #2.
Tip #5: For glowing skin
For good reason, this is one of our all-time favourite tips. Research has shown that people generally feel more confident when they’re tanned so make sure you get in on those golden goddess vibes this weekend. Wake up with an enviable glow by applying our Self Tanning Tinted Lotion the night before. Shower the guide colour away and walk into work looking (and feeling) like you spent the weekend at the beach. Shop our tanning collection online here.