To clarify, this isn’t a guide about the art of vanity. This guide is about feeling confident. It’s about looking in the mirror and realizing that your flaws don’t lessen you but simply make you human. Most importantly, it’s about realizing that you can be beautiful with those flaws. Obviously, the concept of beauty can be quite subjective, but that’s why your opinion is the only one that counts. Forget what other people say about the way you “should” look, dress, or act. At the end of the day, you should only make changes to your appearance if you feel comfortable making them. And if you’re struggling in that regard then the pointers in this guide might just give you some inspiration that helps you to love your appearance once again.
Look after Your Skin
Your skin is probably one of the biggest obstacles stopping you from loving your appearance. Most of us feel self-conscious about our skin in some sense. The idea that only teenagers have to suffer from blemishes is a complete myth. Many of us experience problems with our skin well into adulthood. But there’s more you could do to look after your skin if you’re not happy with its appearance. You could check out some helpful makeup tips over at womansday.com, such as keeping things simple with a hint of red lipstick and nothing more. The point is that you don’t have to give up makeup and other cosmetic products but simply choose the ones you use carefully.
You might want to head over to OurWorldIsBeauty.com to look into foundation for sensitive skin. Using natural and non-toxic chemicals on your skin is very important. Additionally, drinking well to keep you hydrated can do wonders for your skin. Monitoring your stress levels can reduce acne too. There are lots of ways in which you can take control of the healthiness of your skin because that’s what it comes down to: staying healthy. We’ll touch on that further in the next point.
Look after your Physical Health
The best way to love your appearance is to love your body, as mentioned over at health.com. Safeguarding your physical health is about looking after yourself more than it is about vanity. If you do more to improve your health then your appearance will improve as a result. In terms of weight, the goal isn’t necessarily to be as skinny as possible; being underweight can be just as damaging as being overweight. The goal is to find a healthy middle ground; the healthier your body is, the healthier your skin will be, for example. Having a healthy diet and exercise regime requires balance, moderation, and consistency. It’s better to have a full and varied diet rather than restricting yourself to very small meals. It’s better to exercise for 10 minutes every day rather than doing a huge gym session, exhausting yourself, and taking a break for a week or two.
Sleeping well also helps your appearance, as we’ve discussed before. “Beauty sleep” isn’t just a cute phrase coined by gurus; it’s a scientific fact that your body and mind both need sleep in order to stay healthy. If you’re plagued by bags under your eyes, stress, anxiety, or depression then the answer might be found through a better night’s sleep. Rest helps your body to recover and gives your skin a healthier glow (as mentioned earlier, cosmetic products aren’t the only way to achieve great skin). You’ll also feel mentally stronger if you sleep better because your brain will get the rest it needs. At the end of the day, as mentioned in the introduction, that’s the key to loving your appearance. You need to be confident in yourself. The more confident you are, the more attractive you’ll be. Smiling more, holding yourself well (in terms of posture), and displaying positivity are all traits that improve physical appearance; it’s a psychological game.