One’s physical appearance is essential. No matter how much some people try to spin that”looks don’t matter,”the simple truth is that it does. It does, yet many people deny this. And because they deny it, it creates a sense of confusion within them. They want to be good-looking and loved, but they can’t take steps towards it.
Well, we’re here to say it’s okay to try to look your best. That shows self-care and self-love. Here’s how you can make your journey towards looking good- especially for yourself.
Assess the Way You’re Living Now
First things first, let’s take a look at your current lifestyle. What habits do you have that make you a better person, and which ones end up destroying you in the long run? It can be tough to face the truth, but often, it’s our negativity and inaction that make us feel ugly.
Living a sedentary life by sitting all day in front of your computer at workandthe TV when you get home can’t help you look and feel good. So again, the first step is to figure out your current lifestyle, find destructive habits, and progressively change them into positive habits. After this, what you can do is build a routine that reinforces good habits. Here are a few practices that you should include in your daily routine:
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
Have a daily low-intensity exercise routine.
Eat fruit daily.
Make your bed when you wake up.
Discover Fashion that Fits You
Given that everyone is unique, we all have our own unique style that makes us look good. However, the challenge is finding that style. You don’t want to copy the latest trends or your favorite influencer. The style they wear is often tailored to make them look their best, so it’s not practical to apply it to you.
However, what you can do is find celebrities that are similar to your body shape. Today, there’s an ever-growing number of fashion influencers flaunting different body types. They make for a good starting point for you, as their fashion sense would most likely fit you as well. The next thing you need to do is to pepper in your own style. Add your own flavor to it, and make it yours. That way, you’ll come up with a fashion that fits your body and fits your personality.
Take Care of Your Skin
Insecurity always stems from something; it might be physical, mental, or emotional. If you suffer from acne, it can affect your self-image and confidence. The best way to address this is to establish aconsistent skincare routinethat will help heal your skin while making it look beautiful.
Since every person is different, you need to try a bunch of other routines and products before you find the one that works best for you. Take the time to explore and familiarize yourself with practices, especially to discover the best methods. Of course, the general tips like drinking water, washing your face consistently, and getting eight hours of sleep are all effective tips.
Look Put-together (Clue: Check Your Posture)
If you’ve ever wondered how the people you follow on social media look like they’ve got their life figured out, take a closer look at how they carry themselves. It’s not just about branded clothes and an expensive lifestyle. It’s also how they stand tall, exercise eye contact when speaking to others, and the way they exude confidence. You could be dressing sharply, but if you walk with a slouched back and droopy shoulders, the clothes will do little to uplift your image nor the way you feel about yourself.
Another thing you should be more aware of is essentially the first thing anybody sees in you the first time you meet them: your face. A piece of great advice is to smile. Practice smiling in front of a mirror and be more comfortable with it. A bit of makeup can also go a long way, so go ahead and get yourself some makeup and a makeup brush setto get you started. With the many video tutorials available online, you can find a makeup routine that’s right for your skin tone, occasion, and even budget.
There’s nothing wrong with trying to look more beautiful. It’s not selfish or narcissistic. It’s all about being comfortable and confident in your skin. If it helps you in finding your happiness, it’s something you must try to achieve.