Summer is a perfect time to work on improving yourself!
You have an opportunity to significantly improve your life and health during the summer time. However, you may not be totally sure where to start with this summer glow up plan.
Which is where this guide comes into play for glowing up this summer!
Below are 10 things that you can do to start glowing up this summer and becoming the best version of yourself. Glowing up is all about becoming a better you and that means being healthy and happy inside and out!
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- Master your skin care routine
Working on getting glowing and healthy skin is glow up 101!
Summer is a time when you want to be able to go makeup free at the beach and pool which is where having clear skin is super important.
A few tips for achieving this:
Find a brand that works for you. Chances are if the brand works for your skin with some products then it probably will work for most. My current favorite is The Ordinary products they are working magic on my skin.
Truly evaluate your skin! I always thought I had really oily skin all over by realized when really paying attention that I have combination skin with seriously dry patches.
Only try one new product at a time. You don’t know which product is irritating your skin or is working for you if you try multiple new products at once.
- Work on your 5 year plan
Figuring out the next steps in your life is a big part of glowing up.
If you don’t know what you are working towards and what you want to accomplish you can’t start taking steps towards it!
So grab a poster board and write down 10 things you want to happen in the next 5 years and then start thinking about how you can actually achieve those dreams and goals.
- Exercise 5x a week
Exercise is of course great for you physically (as long as you are being safe!) but it is also great for your mental health!
A few tips to start (or keep) regularly working out:
Make a fitness plan schedule. Don’t be afraid to ask for help with this if you are new to working out.
Get an accountability buddy– someone who will genuinely keep you motivated and encourage you.
Listen to your body! If you need an extra rest day then don’t fight your body. Better to be careful than to risk any injuries.
- Create a vision board
Vision boards are a great way to visualize what you want you life to look like post-glow up.
If you have magazines laying around you can create a physical vision board but for most it will be simplest to make a digital one! Use Pinterest for the inspiration and then use Canva for a blank template to create the vision board.
- Learn to cook healthy food that you like
If you don’t already know how to cook multiple healthy meals that you enjoy then take this opportunity to learn some! There are so many amazing resources on the internet that can help you with this.
Learning how to cook healthy recipes that you actually want to eat can lead to long term improvement in your eating habits and help you maintain a healthy body in the future!
Remember- an important part of glowing up is to create habits that you can sustain long term to live a healthier life.
- Whiten your teeth
This is such a simple step for glowing up that makes a huge difference!
Your smile is one of your most unique and beautiful features so make sure you are taking the steps to highlight your gorgeous smile.
Thankfully it has become super easy to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. You can get different kits that take less than 30 minutes or even these cool whitening pens that take less than 5!
- Start learning a new language
Remember glowing up is more than physical appearance. It is all about improving yourself all around which includes expanding your knowledge.
Learning a new language is a great way to improve yourself and to learn about other cultures at the same time.
Don’t worry it also doesn’t have to be expensive! Just go into the app store and search for apps to help you learn the language you are wanting and there is usually plenty of free or super cheap options.
- Practice mastering your makeup
Take this summer to master your makeup looks – I recommend mastering 2 important looks:
Your day to day makeup look: the look that you wear casually to work or classes.
Your going out look: the look for date nights or going out with the girls.
Part of this is making sure that you play around with different products until you find the ones that work the best for you.
- Read a self improvement book monthly
Self improvement looks different for every person but everyone has opportunities to improve themselves.
The first part of this is to take some time to evaluate what is important for you to improve about yourself and then from there do a little research into what books are the best for improving those areas.
I recommend reading at least one a month and if you have the time and find this helpful then try upping to 2-3 a month. Self improvement books can make a large difference long term in your life and helping you become the best version of yourself.
- Work on embracing yourself
Ultimately the best way to truly glow up this summer (or anytime) is to embrace exactly who you are.
Self confidence is the most beautiful thing that you can have. You can improve yourself in so many aspects but if you don’t embrace the amazing and wonderful person that you already are then those improvements will never truly glow!
Best of luck glowing up this summer and becoming the best version of yourself! But don’t forget to have fun along the way.