There aren’t a lot of people out there who can confidently say they’re totally happy with their appearance. It’s kinda hard to look in the mirror without pointing out every single thing that you feel is wrong, or that you don’t like about yourself, it’s hard to get perspective when you look at yourself every damn day! It’s often the case that we’re just so full of insecurities, we feel we can’t get over them. We’ll always be able to point them out, although, truly, others would barely be able to notice them. But, if you’re going to spend your life not being happy with your appearance, then you’re going to spend your time being a pretty unhappy person. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and your appearance is something you can learn to love and feel proud of; whatever your size, shape, style, and so on. This little article is reaching out to all of you who feel a bit down about the way you look, to you to tell you you’re perfectly ace as you are. There’s loads of ways you can learn to help yourself find happiness in your appearance, here’s just a few I like…..
Pick Out Your Good Features – If you’re always looking in the mirror and picking out your bad points, as I know I ALWAYS do on a bad day, then you gotta try a little reverse psychology. Focus on the good aspects of your body and face, and use them to bring you up, up, UP. If you have good eyes, focus your makeup in that area to help make them stand out. If you know you have killer legs or boobs, wear things to show that bit off, your confidence will soar when you trust that you look great. People hide behind insecurities, and that gets in the way SO much. If you’re sitting there thinking you have no good features, then, lemme say, you, my friend, are most definitely wrong. Some people are so insecure, they struggle to even notice the best parts in themselves, but you have great things about you, we just gotta remember that on days when we feel crappy. If you can’t do that, just ask others around you who you know love and care for you to pick out the best parts for you! You’ll be surprised about what people say, and it’ll make you feel so good for people to actually be pointing out the good bits in you. If you do feel as though you have a ton of insecurities, find out if there are ways to reduce the appearance of them. Like, spots, acne or maybe marks from sun damage, do some research and see what things can be done to improve them, there’s often lovely natural remedies you can try at home, and they may just make you feel that little bit less self-conscious.
Mix Up Your Look – Sometimes mixing up your look a bit is the best thing you can do to get happy with your appearance. It can be so boring looking in the mirror and seeing the same thing each time. So, let’s work from the top down. The first thing you could change, is your hair. Doing something completely different is exciting and scary, but it can be one of the best moves you’ve ever made. There’s so many different styles available, such as the shag haircut, that could suit you and give you a renewed look, mix a colour change with a cut, and you could end up really happy with your appearance! I’m feeling my hair is a bit too dark and saturated with dye so I’m looking at getting some subtle highlights to lift me a bit. But it’s not all about what you look like physically, it’s how you dress, which is easier to influence without having to worry about a drastic change. Your style should reflect who you are as a person, and you should never be wearing something you’re not happy with, on days where I wear my favourite items, I feel my most content. But, depending on what your style is, there’s plenty of trends for you to be following. All you gotta do is check out the internet, or take note of people you’re seeing on the street, there are new ideas all around, and sometimes just a small change can make a big change to how you feel.
Take Care Of Yourself – Sometimes you’re just too busy to take good and proper care of yourself. I feel a bit pale and tired at the moment so I’ve just added an iron supplement to help restore me. Sometimes it’s hard to even do the most simplest of tasks, such as making sure you get the right amount of sleep each night. Sleep itself will massively affect your appearance. If you spend your time rushing around, and then leave yourself with around 5-6 hours sleep each night, you’ll begin to notice fatigued looking skin, and those pesky bags will appear beneath your eyes. Try and focus on getting a full 8 hours of sleep a night, no matter what that means you’re having to sacrifice, cut back on the late night Netflix for a bit maybe? *that’s more of a note to myself there!* You should also try looking after yourself in terms of your diet and what you eat on a daily basis. Again, it can massively influence your appearance. If you’re eating the right food, you’ll look so much more radiant.
Daily Remedies – If you’re looking for a daily remedy to better your appearance, I have a few. The first is to make sure that you’re following some sort of routine in the morning, so that you can actually prepare and maintain your appearance. Wake up earlier to make sure you can calmly shower, eat, put a bit of makeup on, and make sure your hair is the way which makes you happy. So many people hate their appearances because they wake up with just 10 minutes to spare, just because they aren’t getting enough sleep! So my best daily remedy is allowing yourself to get enough sleep, and to wake up early enough to manage your appearance so you can feel confident through the day.
Trust me, on days when you feel frustrated and unhappy with how you look, you really do look so much better than you think, we just gotta stop being so harsh on ourselves, and that takes practice. Look at yourself as you look at your bestie, you wouldn’t pick out their worst bits would ya? So try not to be hard on yourself, be your own best friend and tell yourself you’re lookin’ GOOOOD!