Real talk: Crummy news often hits us out of left field, and suddenly we can be left with a little less pep in our step. Whether it’s about a love interest, a job, the wrong coffee order, or the effects of a seemingly never-ending winter, fear not, there are ways to naturally level out that mood all while spoiling yourself. Keep scrolling to see my tried-and-tested beauty hacks for getting out from under the bummed-out cloud and back into a state of balance.
Disclaimer: Those with diagnosed forms of depression should always consult medical professionals.
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If my spirit celebrities Khloé Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow have taught me anything, it’s that a revenge body is the best thing to come out of any breakup. Also, in the words of Elle Woods, "Working out releases endorphins. And endorphins make people happy!" Get out from under the covers and hit the gym. I’ll do it with you.
Vitruvi Do Aromatherapy Oil ($38)
Not to be super L.A. here, but essential oils can help start the day off right. Maybe it’s the ritual of it, or perhaps it’s just the effort of doing something for yourself, but since incorporating them into my life I’ve felt happier. It’s the little things.
I’ve gone on and on about this before, but ginger is such a great natural way to revive the mind and your mood. Order a shot at your local health food store or add some to a smoothie you make at home. Let us know if you feel a difference!
ILA Bath Salts for Cleansing ($65)
It’s Saturday. Can you think of a better way to de-stress after an intense week than soaking in a bath? Wash away toxins and revitalize the senses as you say peace to any negativity.
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Have you ever heard the phrase, "Messy bed, messy head?" Same rule applies to beauty. If you can’t feel your best, put in a little extra effort to look your best. For years, I’ve relied on simple beauty tricks to help get me through the tough times. They might sound silly and small, but they work for me so here I am passing them on to you.
Because something as simple taking the time to put your hair in a braid can make you feel slightly better and pretty.
Because it feels empowering to wear edgy beauty armor that channels Margot Tenenbaum.
What beauty tricks help you feel your best? Share with us in the comments!
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