5 beauty tips that cost you nothing

Many of the best beauty advice are completely free of charge and easy to come around. Read about five of them here on Rudolph Stories. 

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is one the oldest tricks in the book, but unfortunately, it’s also one of the most underestimated. The skin needs liquid to stay firm and elastic, and naturally you can get that through creams and oils, but one of the easiest ways of helping out your skin is actually as simple as drinking plenty of liquid. Preferably clean water. Besides the fact that water does your skin good, it’s actually good for your entire system. Among other things, plenty of water helps your absorption of dietary fibers – the fibers need water to work and pass optimally through your intestines. 

A cold rush

Even though it might be uncomfortable during the few seconds it lasts, turning off the water heat when showering will work wonders for both body and mind. If you’re brave you can take a dip in the cold sea waves like Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph. The cold rush kickstarts the blood circulation and sends life into your body and mind before you end up in wonderful peace once it’s over. If you’ve not yet tried winter swimming, but have a deep desire to, you can read Andrea’s guide to get started here.

 

Sleep

The skin is our biggest organ, and therefore it obviously also needs rest. When sleeping the body restores as an organism and recharges your batteries. Therefore, lack of sleep is easily detected on your skin and your general energy level. The need for sleep is very an individual thing – some need only 7 hours of sleep, while others need as much as 8 or 9 hours. For some people sleep can be a difficult task, because fatigue and calmness can be hard to reach and acknowledge – but luckily there are a lot of tools that can help you find rest and fall asleep: A cup of warm chamomile tea to calm your nervous system, a meditation app that can guide you out of your unrest, or a book before bedtime rather than your phone. The little bright screen is in fact everything but calming for your retina, and your sleep will become much more undisturbed if your actively try to bring down the vibrations in your nervous system before going to sleep. If you can’t put the phone away you should turn on night switch, which switches the screen’s to light orange instead of blue. 

Meditation

If you have a deficit on your sleep account, or if your everyday life is on a tight schedule you should try and implement 5-10 minutes of mediation once in a while. Meditation gives the body and mind the opportunity to focus on its natural processes – this means that your glow and energy can shine through because your body is in balance. A good place to start is with a guided meditation. Here at the office we’re quite fond of the apps Headspace and Calm

Facial massage 

Massaging your own face is also easy and delightful beauty that doesn’t cost you anything. What we often forget is that the face consists of multiple muscles – in fact more than 60 – and therefore your face can become quite tense over time. Especially the areas around the eyebrows and the forehead can become very tense as these are the muscles, we especially use to express feelings. Try and feel your way – most likely you’ll find that the muscles are tense and a bit sore. Potentially use a bit of facial oil to give the areas a massage. Over time the massage will do good to both your face muscles and your skin’s radiance. 

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