I’ve always believed good dental health is just as important as taking care of your skin. I’d rather invest on quality skin care so my skin looks good naturally instead of relying on make-up to conceal the imperfections. Another way to enhance natural beauty simply starts with a big smile and taking proper care of the only set of pearly whites you’ll ever have.
One of the first things I’d notice about someone is their smile. A bright smile with eye contact radiates positive energy by communicating confidence and friendliness.
The world could be a brighter place if we could all smile a little more with each other. Never underestimate how much a smile can brighten someone’s a day. Even your own!
So let’s work on our smile. My current favourite beauty essential is the Colgate Optic White Plus Shine:
The new toothpaste features an upgraded formula with ‘Micro-Crystal Particles’ and comes in a new premium diamond-sparkling packaging. The Colgate Optic White Plus Shine features an upgraded formula that helps to whiten teeth within a week*!
FUN FACT: Did you know that strawberries help to whiten teeth naturally?
I haven’t tried whitening my teeth with strawberries but I do love it for breakfast. It goes well with my peanut butter oats too (recipe here).
In addition to providing whitening results, Colgate Optic-White Plus Shine (the name’s a mouthfull, budumbum!) toothpaste also brings all of the benefits of standard fluoride toothpaste, fights cavities, freshens breath and helps reduce plaque with regular brushing.
There’s no need to cover the entire toothbrush with paste. All you need is a pea-sized amount for it to do its job effectively. Using too much toothpaste could make the mouth a little foamy (and you probably don’t want that rabies look, even privately) so make sure to rinse with water thoroughly.
Gentle ‘Micro-Crystal Particles’ contains Whitening Accelerators micro-crystals to safely exfoliate stains and polish teeth surface. It is formulated to be used daily and is enamel-safe and gluten-free.
I’m getting into the habit of remembering to let my inner beauty shine somehow everyday. I can at least do this first thing in the morning with brushing my teeth.
Whenever I try to adapt a new habit, it helps when I connect that habit with something I normally do at the same time everyday.
As I brush my teeth, I repeat affirmations in my head that make me feel positive and give me good vibes. I tell myself, ‘True beauty shines from within. Today, I’ll shine bright like the morning sun. ’ This little self pep-talk goes a long way to ensuring I keep an optimistic attitude about life everyday. A brighter smile reminds me to stay positive, confident, and shine throughout the day.
Embrace your inner beauty and radiate positivity all around with a smile now