Here are 17 things you can do to make you feel more confident in your skin:
Drink more water – We are all well aware that we should aim to drink eight glasses of water every day. So stick to it – It keeps your skin firm, prevents dryness, stops lips from cracking, and can reduce outbreaks of skin complaints such as eczema.
Visit the Dentist Regularly – Make sure to stay up to date with your annual dentist appointments. You can request specialist treatments such as a scale and polish, whitening, straightening, or even veneers. These will give you a Hollywood smile.
Consider Surgery – plastic surgery is increasing in popularity, as more and more A-list celebs are admitting having work done. There are all sorts of procedures out there, from face lifts to labiaplasty carried out by labiaplasty surgeon Dr Jane Paterson. Just remember that surgery is a relatively drastic step to take, so make sure you are 100% sure you want to go through with it and that you know potential repercussions.
Eat a Balanced Diet – eating a balanced diet is easier said than done. Especially when we live in a consumer society where all sorts of junk food are easily available and heavily marketed. But you can always pair up with a nutritionist, who can make sure that you are eating what you should be.
Join the Gym – the average adult should take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week. Taking out a gym membership will give you somewhere to carry this out!
Join a Sports Team – if the gym isn’t for you, you could always consider joining a sports team. This will give you the opportunity to work out in a more social and competitive environment.
Follow a Skincare Routine – a surprising number of people simply get their face wet in the shower and consider the job of cleaning it done. Instead, follow a well-thought-out skincare routine, consisting of a face wash, toner, and moisturiser.
Accept Compliments – very few of us are very good at taking compliments. We tend to deny the positive things that we are told about ourselves. But it’s about time that we start accepting them with a smile.
Ignore Criticism – positive criticism can be extremely constructive. But we live in an age where people can easily say harsh things about our appearance online without having to take responsibility for their actions. Ignore unnecessary or untrue criticism!
Minimise Alcohol – sure, drinking is a social activity. But you can reduce the negative effects to your body by opting for soft drinks or juice in the same social settings instead.
Quit Smoking – this one is probably easier said than done, seeing as nicotine is highly addictive. But seek help to quit smoking, as it dulls hair, yellows skin and nails, and stains teeth.
Ignore the Media – the media set unattainable standards of beauty. This is because they want you to buy their products in a never ending quest to achieve what’s portrayed as “beautiful”. Remember that models don’t even look the way that they’re presented in campaigns.
Smile – not only does smiling improve your mood, but it also brightens up your face and makes you look more attractive to others!
Focus on Other Aspects of Yourself – remember that you are not entirely defined by your looks. You have so much else to offer the world in your personality!
Learn How to Do Your Makeup – different styles of makeup suit different people. So experiment with different products and techniques until you find what best suits you
Try a New Hairstyle – again, different hairstyles will suit different people. So try out a new look. This doesn’t necessarily have to be dramatic, but small changes can be positive
Accept Yourself – most importantly, you should do your best to accept yourself. You’re already beautiful, you just have to give yourself to accept it!