Health Hints: 6 Surprising Energy Zappers
If you're sick and tired of feeling, well, you know, find out why your energy levels are so low and vow to make a health change -- or six
The Zapper: Faking itOK, so now you are focused on some under-the-radar energy zappers and are going to try to mitigate their impact on your life. But since, as Simpson notes, "a lack of energy and nutrient deficiencies will have an effect on one's appearance be it dull hair, blemished skin, or red eyes" what, you ask, can I do today to look revved up and raring to go? Here's what:
To make your eyes appear less puffy: Sleep with your head elevated; gently massage the under-eye area with your fingertips (from inside to outside); keep your eye cream in the fridge or use cold tea bags (black or chamomile) as compresses; and curl your lashes and apply mascara to your top lashes only.
To combat under-eye circles and redness: Use eye drops; get your circulation going by bending over and reaching for your toes for a couple of minutes; and apply light beige eyeliner along the insides of your lower lashlines.
For a brighter-looking complexion: Moisturize before bed; use a face mask with vitamin C (for luminosity); and let your makeup do the heavy lifting -- try a tinted moisturizer, a concealer containing light reflective particles, a cream blush and a sheer berry lip color.
And if your hair looks as limp as you feel: Switch up your shampoo and styling products; change your hairstyle (or cut off a couple of inches); and try adding some highlights (to your whole head or just a few framing ones).