Getting glammed up seems more like a luxury than a necessity. Why would someone take time out of their busy schedule to do something that seems to only boast superficial benefits? Glamming is a lot more than focusing on the way you look. It’s about loving yourself, taking great care of yourself, creative expression, and valuing the person that you are. It’s not about mimicking everyone you see in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – it’s about being the best, happiest, healthiest version of you.
For Our Physical Health
Glam works from the inside out. If you aren’t taking care of yourself, it’s really hard to look your best. It starts with taking care of your skin. Washing your face with a gentle cleanser, applying broad spectrum sunscreen every day, moisturizing your skin, and removing your makeup at night will help to keep your skin radiant and healthy.
A balanced diet and exercise will also help you skin look and feel its best. Reducing your intake of oily or sugary foods can help to prevent breakouts. Of course you need to treat yourself a few times a week to a little something that will break up the monotony that comes with a strictly healthy diet. Hello, chicken nuggets! You sure look beautiful, brownie! Just keep these kinds of foods the absolute smallest part of your diet while prioritizing antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables and healthy fats (like salmon and avocado) to encourage collagen production and fight free radicals.
Vitamin A, vitamin C, biotin, and collagen peptides are wonderful for your whole body. You’ll really see the benefits in your skin, hair, and nails. If you’re taking good care of yourself, you’ll already be halfway glam when you roll out of bed. Love yourself, be kind to your body, and stay well nourished.
For Our Mental Health
Work or school is keeping you overwhelmed. If you have children, you probably put their needs first. When so many people around you are constantly depending on you, it can be easy to let yourself completely fall to the wayside. You deserve better for yourself. You should be treating yourself like someone you’re responsible for taking care of, because that’s exactly what you are.
Get your hair done. Get your nails done. Get a pedicure. Go to the spa for a facial and a massage. Relax and take some time to enjoy being you. Other people’s needs should never supersede a few occasional bouts of “me” time. It is not selfish to love yourself just as much as you love your friends and family. Glam yourself because you’re worth the effort.
For Creative Expression and Learning
Hair, nails, and makeup are the most visible part of glamming yourself. They also happen to be incredible avenues for creative expression. You’re an artist, and your eyeshadow palettes are your paint. Learning to blend colors and textures, playing with shapes and light and shade, and completely transforming your visage in the process is a highly imaginative undertaking.
Hair and nails are just as creative. Learning to custom color hair is heavy on science. Understanding pigments and the way that they react is a process of chemistry, a skillset that many people never think to develop. Learning to do acrylic nails is both a science and an art. Blending the proper amounts of monomer and acrylic powder to create a chemical reaction that turns to solid plastic isn’t an easy undertaking. When the nails are done, you have to paint and design them, turning a science project into an art project.
Contrary to popular belief, going glam can be about a whole lot more than just looking good. Loving yourself, respecting yourself, developing skills, and becoming the most confident version of yourself is not a shallow undertaking. You need to make time for yourself and you deserve to love who you are. Glam it up whenever you get the chance. You’re entitled to it.