How much money to you spend on makeup, facials, hair cuts, hair products, facial creams, teeth whitener, lip gloss, jewelry, manicures, pedicure, (the list can go on and on!)? According to Statista.com, the revenue of the U.S. cosmetic industry is estimated to amount to about 62.46 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.
I believe that true beauty is on the inside, but that does not stop me from buying a new shade of lip gloss, shopping for new clothes, or primping up before a dinner date with my husband!
Women like to look and feel their prettiest! However, many of these things we buy are quick fixes and not only deplete our bank accounts but also wash away as soon as we get in the shower.
Know this before you pour any more of your hard earned money into the cosmetic industry. The #1 most important beauty secret is exercise!
There are a ton of reasons, but let me just name a few...
1. It doesn't cost any money (Jog outside, or watch a free you-tube video)
2. The oxygen release and blood flow will brighten up your face
3. Sweating detoxifies your pores
4. The endorphin release will put you in a good mood (a happy girl is the prettiest girl!)
5. You feel proud of yourself which makes you feel good on the inside- and that's what your looking for all along!
The investment in your time pays off in dividends! You reap the benefits immediately and also far into your future as you make it a habit and part of your daily routine. In addition to taking shower, applying makeup, getting dressed (and whatever else you do to step out into the world with confidence!), exercise also has to be done daily, with commitment.
Give yourself this gift. Exercise. Move! No product or treatment can compare to what exercise can offer you.
Sweating is better for skin then any fancy face cream.
Your after exercise glow will trump any bronzer.
And your air-of-confidence-after-effect of a good sweat session will be more powerful then any article of clothing.
So, put your wallet away, and lace up your sneakers. You can not buy the feeling of accomplishment, but you can earn it!
You deserve it, and you are worth it!