In an ideal world, everyone would feel comfortable in their skin. However, the desire to improve your appearance is still very natural and understandable; whether it’s for improving one’s confidence, improving one’s overall health through super collagen powder, or any other reasons at all.
Here are some of the things you can do to improve your appearance.
Fix your posture
The way you stand, sit, and carry yourself can affect your appearance. For example, your posture affects the way your clothes fit on you.
Posture can also affect how other people might perceive you and display the emotions you are experiencing (try to recall and compare between your postures when you were happy and angry).
Maintain a good posture to look taller and more confident.
Whiten your teeth
Your teeth can yellow for many reasons, including something as typical and habitual as coffee consumption.
Removing these yellowing stains and whitening your teeth is one of the fastest ways to improve your appearance.
Try a different hairstyle
When was the last time you visited a hairstylist? If you have been maintaining the same hairstyle for the past five years, the chances are that you could use an updated style.
To show just how much your hairstyle could affect your appearance, research carried out at Yale found that your hairstyle and hair length could affect your perceived level of intelligence and wealth.
Different hairstyles can also make you look more youthful, more feminine, or have more character.
Find a skincare routine
When you care for your skin, it will look much more youthful, with fewer signs of ageing such as fine lines, dullness, and lower elasticity.
You can consume fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, such as citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, and berries, to help your skin age slower.
Another option is to look for a skincare regime that includes collagen to keep your skin firm and elastic.
Review your clothing collection
Everyone has specific colours and clothing styles that fit them better. Take an hour or two to go through the clothes in your closet, and see which items fit and look best.
You can then consider purchasing some new clothes to update your style or transform your wardrobe. Consider purchasing some accessories to match your outfits too.
Eat a balanced diet
You didn’t think we’d leave out the part about having a healthy diet, did you? The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ did not just come about for no reason.
Your body will treat you well if you care for it well, too, so always be sure to eat nutritious foods. One simple tip is to have food of various colours on your plate.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is always more important than one might think. Your body maintains and repairs itself while you’re asleep.
Signs of sleep deprivation can express itself through physical means, such as dull skin, dark eye circles, eye bags, and more.
It is essential to keep your sleep schedule as consistent as possible and be sure to get enough so that you won’t wake up feeling even more tired the next day.
Remember to smile
With all the stress that we’re facing in our daily lives, it’s no wonder that we’re frowning even more.
Stand in front of the mirror and see how smiling can instantly light up your face, making you look much more approachable and youthful.
Look after your Mental Health
Did you know that your body releases hormones when you’re stressed? When accumulated over time, stress hormones could make you look tired.
Find a self-care regime that you’re interested in trying out and practice it daily. These self-care activities can include meditation, yoga, mindfulness, journaling, and much more.
Experiment and confirm
Ultimately, there is no one essential action to take to improve your appearance just the way you want it.
Feel free to experiment with different styles, meals, workout regimes, and more to discover what works best for you.
Alicia Saville did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in mental health and well-being.
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