The wonderful thing about dedicating yourself to the pursuit of beauty is that beauty is in everyone. It’s simply a matter of using creative means to draw everyone else’s attention to it. Whether it’s through fashion, skincare, accessories, shoes, hair or makeup there are dozens of ways in which you can imbue someone (or yourself) with confidence, self-esteem, and self-belief by accentuating the beauty that’s already there. However, while we all have the go-tos that make us look and feel pretty from the ubiquitous little black dress that never fails to make an impression to our favorite lip liner, there are some less obvious accessories that can bring us beauty and happiness. Here we’re going to look at the ways in which your bike can actually be your ultimate beauty accessory…
Cycling gets you fit
Let’s get blindingly obvious out of the way, shall we? Cycling is a great form of cardiovascular exercise that’s not quite so hard on the joints as jogging or running. If you don’t have the time or inclination for the gym, it’s a great way to stay healthy and trim. The great thing about cycling is that not only does it burn calories, not only does it blitz body fat, not only does it help to shape and trim your thighs, butt and tummy, it also allows us to see some of the areas of natural beauty that lie on our doorstep, putting a big old smile on our faces. And what’s prettier than a smile?
Cycling builds confidence
They say that there’s nothing sexier than confidence and they’re absolutely right! It may be daunting getting back in the saddle, pedaling alongside cars and remembering how right of way applies to you (you wouldn’t want an accident would you? A plaster cast isn’t a good look on anyone), but when you grow in experience, your confidence will increase. As you weave between cars before slighting delicately upon the curb, you’ll achieve the kind of effortless cool that many would kill for.
Moreover, cycling has been proven to combat anxiety and depression which can erode even the most self-assured woman’s confidence.
Cycling can make your skin healthier
There’s more to a holistic skincare regimen than buying lots of expensive products. Indeed, the most potent moisturizers, toners, and cleansers in the world amount to little if your lifestyle doesn’t meet them half way. Fortunately cycling is an intense form of cardiovascular exercise which can be highly beneficial to your skin. As you pump the pedals your increased blood flow improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the skin, giving you that elusive, youthful glow. Just remember to wash that sweat off straight away after exercising, though.
And it even makes you smarter, too!
What’s more attractive than an intelligent, assertive woman? Those same blood vessels that allow your skin to become youthful and glowing? They flow to your brain too! As you cycle, your brain will also get more oxygen and nutrition, allowing for improved cognitive function.
Finally, your bike is pretty gorgeous in and of itself, with a little customization, both you and it will turn heads as you wheel it down the high street!