Essentials of a Healthy and Professional Beauty Routine

toner, skincare, beauty, lifestyle, James Smith, Kettle Mag
Written by James Smith

Taking care of yourself through naturally occurring substances is something very important, with the unintentional use of chemicals needing to be taken care of. 

With millions of beauty products on the market and thousands of chemicals inside them (some quite dangerous) it can be hard to know what products are best – both for our beauty needs and long-term health. But consider that most women have their competence judged on their ability to apply lipstick, and are more likely to be passed over for assignments and promotions if they care more about content and less about appearances.

Saying abreast of the latest seasonal trends and hot accessories by purchasing fitted blazers and capes may help you look stylish, but a daily routine takes more than just clothes. Knowing their careers are at stake, women who want to get ahead are hard pressed to know the healthiest (and easiest) products to buy and beauty practices to practice.

Here are some essential tips for all parts of your professional beauty routine.

For Hair

If you don’t do so already, consider washing hair only a few days a week to minimize exposure to harsh detergents and other oil-stripping chemicals. Invest in dry shampoo for its numerous benefits. Read styling guides and watch YouTube videos that include tips and techniques to perfect its application. This will help your blow outs last longer and revive your locks in between washes.

Invest in protein and Vitamin E rich hair treatment oils to promote growth and soothe strands. Hemp oil, Jojoba, and Argan oils are all excellent hair oils for both locking in moisture and shine and replenishing stripped and depleted hair. Regular oil treatments are especially important if you routinely use heated styling brushes, curling irons, and blow dryers to tame and style your tresses.

For Skin

Our skin is our largest bodily organ that not only helps hold us together, but also protects us for a variety of diseases and ailments. It’s important to keep it as clean and healthy as possible.

Body washes and cleansers can leave undesirable residues – instead, opt for gentle organic soaps with minimal ingredients and scented with essential oils – instead of chemical fragrances. Also, exfoliate regularly using a soft washcloth or loofah.

For Face

Avoid abrasive beaded facial washes as scrubs. Not only will these products damage the delicate facial skin but they also cause damage to the environment as well in the form of plastic micro beads entering our water supplies and oceans. Opt for simple organic face washes and soft cleansing cloths to remove make up and dirt.

Once a week treat your skin to a rejuvenating facial mask – ideally ones that you make yourself from natural ingredients that contain essential ingredients like proteins, Vitamin E, and other natural oils.

Also, when it comes to glowing radiant skin what you put inside actually shows on the outside. A healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, combined with proper hydration, is all you need to produce healthy and attractive skin pigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

For Nails

Keeping an eye on the health of your nails can help you spot potentially troubling health problems before other symptoms develop. There a few nail signs to look out for that are early signals for more serious health complications.

Additionally, keeping your nails trimmed and manicured as part of your professional grooming routine can help you avoid cuts, tears, clothing snags, and scratches – while adding an attractive accent detail to your professional appearance.

If you prefer a natural look, be sure to moisturize your cuticles regularly and file and buff nails as needed. If you prefer polish or other embellishments ensure that you keep your paint looking clean and neat. As soon as nail polish starts to chip or peel – be sure to remove it and add a fresh coat.

Establishing a professional beauty routine isn’t rocket science, it just takes some scheduling, research, and daily practice to perfect. With the right products and some styling guidance you’re sure to look more professional in no time. Your new beauty routines can even translate into promotions, raises, and better job offers – so keep at it and the results will wow you!