Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as those hawking homespun knowledge love to say – but what if the beholder isn’t feeling too hot themselves?
Like a cigar-toting villain, the bathroom mirror occasionally revels in making you feel as attractive as the Creature from the Black Lagoon. And there are only so many quick fixes you can try before you slump back to bed in a fit of the doldrums.
Indeed, the pressure to look bright and healthy is too much for some – the stress overwhelms thousands of people across the country.
With that in mind, what can you try to find some long-term beauty solutions?
A dream cream
Meghan Trainor might have convinced the people of 2015 that it’s all about that bass this year, but it’s not your derriere you should be worrying about – it’s your double chin.
Chub around your chops is the great self-esteem killer of the age. It’s like looking in the mirror and seeing that a spider has been superglued to your face – you want to remove it, but it’s so difficult.
Some companies have, however, created the perfect formula to hide some of that fat. Perricone cold plasma subd, for instance, can toughen the skin under your chin to make those floundering jowls look far more presentable.
Not all creams can boast the same level of effectiveness – so when you find a gem like this, stick with it.
15 a day
Trying to exercise feels like such a chore sometimes, especially when you’ve got an entire new season of Game of Thrones on the DVR and the number for Domino’s pizza on speed dial. But not every workout has to be a military-style drill.
Ease your way into a healthy routine, turning a rigorous regime into short bursts of fitness.
To begin, make yourself exercise for about 15 minutes a day until you feel ready to tackle more. If even that feels like too much effort, play your favourite album to motivate you.
After a few weeks, you’ll build up a natural appetite for exercise, adding five extra minutes with each new hurdle you face. And the result? You’ll look fitter, healthier and happier.
Foods with a super kick
Superfoods are the superheroes of your kitchen cupboard. And they’ll mete out tons more goodness than your average takeaway.
Make meals bursting with vegetables and proteins to improve the general pallor of your skin and leave you feeling revitalised.
As a populace, our diets are completely skewwhiff. So put yours in check and that morning mirror won’t seem quite so evil.