As the final days of summer come to a close, everyone is thinking about the fall festivities ahead. Between haunted houses, pumpkin patches and PSLs, fall is one of the seasons that everyone looks forward to year after year. And who doesn’t want to look and feel their best as they head into their favorite season? If you are on board with looking and feeling your best this fall, keep reading for five tips and tricks to follow this season.
Look Your Best
We love fall fashion. In fact, we would happily swap out our bikinis and sundresses in place of cozy sweaters and booties anyday. If you want to look your best for this fall season, here is what we recommend.
- Update Your Wardrobe
If you are looking to update your wardrobe for fall, there are a few rules that you will want to follow. The first rule starts with the basics. Pull out all your essential pieces that can be worn through the fall months. This would include things that can be layered like basic tees, light sweaters, vests, cardigans and jackets. Jeans, slacks and sweats are also good to have as staple pieces. Then once you have all of your basics inventoried, look for anything that you may be missing for this fall. And don’t forget to pick out a few on-trend accessories for the season. Bags, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry are all great things to pick up on a season-by-season basis. Fall fashion for 2022 is heavy on the metallics and sparkle so don’t be afraid to pick out some bold and shimmery accessories to spice up your basics.
- Fall Skincare
The transition from summer to fall weather is going to be rough for your skin. The increased levels of humidity in the summer air help to keep your skin moisturized and feeling nourished. As the air starts to dry out in the fall and winter, so will your skin. Make sure you are adjusting your skincare routine accordingly, so your skin stays beautiful through the rest of the year. Don’t be afraid to try out a new moisturizer, gel cleanser or some probiotics for clear skin.
Feel Your Best
Looking your best is great to help with your confidence and sense of self, but more importantly, you want to feel your best. While fall does come with many things for us to look forward to, it also marks the end of summer vacations and the beginning of the new school year. This can bring on extra stress for students and parents alike. Here are some things you can do to feel more at ease this fall.
- Staying Consistent with Diet
With the holidays approaching towards the end of the season, fall is the perfect time to step up your health and fitness game. It is important to remember that when it comes to health and fitness, results are made up of consistency and long-term choices. Therefore, if you start making healthy choices months before the holiday season, you can enjoy all of your favorite indulgences without feeling like you are losing your progress. Make sure that you are consuming a balanced diet rich in healthy fitness food such as proteins, complex carbs, fruits and vegetables. In addition to eating the right kinds of foods, you also want to ensure that you are eating the right amounts. Eating too much or too little can have negative consequences on your metabolism and body weight in the long-term.
- Including Physical Activity
Just because bikini season is behind us doesn’t mean that physical activity should come to a halt. Getting regular exercise can help you feel more confident in your summer clothes, but the importance of daily movement is all about the benefits to your health.
Physical activity helps improve your cardiovascular health, relieves stress, and helps you sleep better at night. If you want to spend your workout sessions in the gym you can find memberships to a 24 Hour Fitness for a reasonable price.
Or if the gym isn’t really your style, head outside for a walk, take a yoga class, or go for a bike ride. The key is to find a form of movement that you like and stick with it. There are plenty of forms of low impact movement that people at any level of fitness can enjoy. Don’t be afraid to invest in compression pads for your knees or compression socks to help increase blood flow.
Taking a daily multivitamin can have a variety of benefits that will help you feel great. Vitamins can help fill any nutritional gaps that may exist in your diet. This helps you take the guesswork out of meeting all of your nutritional requirements each day. While we can all benefit from a multivitamin, if you suspect that you already have a deficiency in any one particular area, consult with your doctor for more specific recommendations.
Another supplement that many people like to take alongside their multivitamin is fish oil. There are many benefits of fish oil supplementation, most important being the omega-3 fatty acids. It is important to include omega-3s in your diet to help support your overall health, but especially when it comes to heart health, metabolic health and immune support. Being that there are certain omega-3 acids that you can only get through your diet, it is extra important to make sure you are hitting your daily goals of this essential nutrient.
Look and Feel Great this Fall
We all want to enjoy all of the fun fall festivities while looking and feeling our best. If that means picking out some new fall accessories, upping your skincare routine or working towards your health and fitness goals, then make sure you are taking time to do those things for yourself. Feeling and looking your best starts with small changes that turn into long-term habits. Try out some of these tips and tricks today as we head into the rest of the year.