After months of working hard losing weight, when you finally reach your weight loss target, you are bound to be excited.
That being said, there are some downsides to weight loss. When it comes to losing weight, no one ever focuses on the negatives, only the positives. Yes, it’s true that by losing weight you will be healthier and look slimmer, but what about the side effects?
There are many side effects that come hand in hand with weight loss, such as bad skin and dry hair, both of which are due to changes in diet. You might be healthier and happier overall, but when it comes to beauty, you might be feeling a little bit worse for wear.
To ensure that your post-weight loss body looks fantastic, here are our top post-weight loss beauty tips:
Give your skin some love
It’s amazing how what you eat can affect your skin. If you have been living off of diet foods and doing lots of exercise, your skin will have suffered for it. While good for weight loss, diet foods and lots of exercise can play havoc with your skin, so your skin may not be in the best shape.
Start off by exfoliating your whole body with a gentle exfoliator – try to use a natural product, if you can.. Once you have exfoliated, the next step is to moisturize your whole body, from the tips of your toes to your face.
After moisturizing, your skin should be much healthier. The next step is to apply fake tan – it’s amazing how much of a difference having tanned skin makes to your appearance. Instead of opting for a generic brand of fake tan, why not try something a little different? Designer Skin has just released a new tanning product that has fantastic results, so consider giving this a try.
Get your feet gorgeous
If you have been exercising a lot, the chances are that your feet aren’t in good shape. Doing lots of exercise can take its toll on your feet, leaving them looking dry and cracked.
Soak your feet in warm water for around 10 minutes, and then use an exfoliating block to exfoliate them. Start with the back of your heels – an area prone to dry skin, and work your way around the foot. Move the exfoliator block in a smooth circular motion, being careful not to apply too much pressure.
Once you have exfoliated both feet, the next step is to smother them in moisturizing foot lotion. For best results, opt for a specialist cream that has been made to combat dry and cracked skin on the feet.
Once your feet are nice and smooth, the next thing to focus on is your nails. Use a nail shaper to smooth the edges of your nails, and then carefully shape them. After that, all that’s left to do is apply nail polish, and voila – a pair of gorgeous, healthy feet.
Get your hair in good shape
If your diet has had a negative effect on your hair – maybe it’s left it dry and brittle, it’s important to get it healthy again. The best way to do this is to invest in a couple of deep-conditioning hair masks, and use them over the next couple of weeks.
As well as using deep-conditioning masks, you could also invest in a moisturizing hair spray. Moisturizing hair spritzes and sprays are great, as you can apply them to your hair throughout the day.
It might also be a good idea to get a haircut, as this is a great way to get rid of any split ends. Make an appointment to see your hairdresser and ask them to remove any split ends. You might lose some of the length off of your hair, but your hair will be healthy, so it’s worth the sacrifice.
While losing weight is great, especially if you lack confidence, it can have some negative side effects. However, by following the tips in this guide, you can combat these quickly.