Being a ChronicBabe often means we have to make sacrifices—and that can mean we spend more time managing our symptoms and less time primping and practicing good self-care.
No more! I dare you to look good. I know you can. Here are my six favorite tips for looking good even when you feel really bad. It will boost your mood, sugar—promise.
*AWAP = As Well As Possible
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My throat is scratchy, my fibro is flaring, and I definitely did not get enough sleep… But I look amazing. And I feel amazing, in part, because I look amazing. Today, I’m going to help you look fabulous, too.
Hi! I’m Jenni Grover Prokopy of ChronicBabe.com and today is AWAP Wednesday (that stands for As Well As Possible).
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All of us have days when we feel like crud, even non-ChronicBabes. But you’ve heard the phrase “fake it til you make it,” right? There’s real truth there, my loves.
There are six things I do on crummy days that help me to feel gorgeous, which lifts my mood and helps me project an air of confidence and does wonders for my self-esteem. Here we go:
Wash my face
Even if I don’t have the time or energy to take a full shower, I wash my face and moisturize. Always.
Put on mascara
Some of you don’t wear makeup, and that’s cool, but some of us do. My little eyelashes are blonde, so when I don’t have mascara on, my eyes look really tired. So a quick coat of mascara does wonders.
Put on real clothes
As ChronicBabes, many of us spend most of our lives in PJs. Trust me–I loooove a good PJ pant. But on really crummy days when I want to feel beautiful in spite of my symptoms, I wave buh-bye to PJ pants and throw on a cute dress. It’s an easy way to feel “put together” in just one quick change.
This is so simple and may sound silly, but when we wake up, we’re usually a little dehydrated. Drinking a big ol’ glass of water first thing in the morning helps you feel hydrated, makes you skin glow, and boosts energy.
Spritz some dry shampoo
You know those days when you don’t wash your hair? Like, three days in a row? And then your head feels all scuzzy but you don’t have the energy to shower? Dry shampoo, babes. It’s a beautiful thing.
Turn up the music
Nothing lifts my mood and gets me smiling like a kick-a$s groove. Alix, what’s your favorite song? (RuPaul’s “Looking Good Feeling Gorgeous!”) Awesome! I have a HUGE playlist on Spotify with tons of songs that get me grooving and feeling beautiful.
Looking good isn’t everything, babes, but sometimes, a little primping sure can help you feel good on the inside.
Thanks for watching today! What are your go-to beauty tips for looking fabulous even when you’re a sicko? I’d love to know. Share your strategy in the comments here or head on over to the blog at ChronicBabe.com to join the conversation—I want to hear what YOU have to say.
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Until we meet again, be AWAP! Smooches!