It’s wrong to put all of your happiness into your appearance. But with that being said, there’s no denying that your happiness is going to be somewhat influenced by how you look. After all, it does have a big impact on your overall enjoyment of life! We all feel a lot more confident when we know that we’re looking good.
While you can’t do anything about your DNA or genetics, there are many aspects of your appearance that you can influence. And if you work on improving all these elements, then you’ll find that, more often than not, you look great. In this blog, we’ll run through a number of tips that’ll ensure you look your best every single day.
Dress From the Ground Up
Most people focus their outfits on the standout piece, which is nearly always top that they’re working on. However, the smarter approach is to dress from the ground up. Your footwear and skirt/jeans/pants aren’t going to grab headlines (in the majority of cases, anyway), but they will function as a solid platform that allows the top half of your outfit to shine. Indeed, if the bottom half of your outfit is on point, then you’ll nearly always look good.
Upgrade your Shower Products
Your appearance isn’t only based on aesthetics. It’s influenced by how you feel. One of the best, most surefire ways to look your best is to be fresh and clean. There’s a big difference between going to a party when you’re a little less than fresh, and going to a party when you’re well-groomed, smelling good, and all-around feeling clean. One simple way to improve this aspect is to upgrade your shower products. As with all items, not all shower gels are created equal! It’s worthwhile spending a little more money than usual to get one that will make you feel fantastic.
Get the Right Skin Products
There’s no shortage of skin products on the market. And for certain, it’s crucial that you have a range of moisturizers, cleansers, and other essential skincare products in your bathroom cabinet. But remember that in order for them to work their magic, you’ll need to have the right skincare products. You’ll have a specific skin type and so it’s important to buy formulations that were created with that specific skin type in mind. As with your shower gel, it can be worthwhile spending a little more than usual — the more expensive skincare products will yield better results than the basic supermarket offerings.
Find a Makeup Routine
Having a makeup routine is an essential part of looking your best. After all, it’ll allow you to quickly prepare yourself, so you can look your beautiful best even if you have limited time to get ready. Most people find that finding the right makeup routine involves a little trial and error, but once you have it down, it’ll become your go-to look. It’s also worthwhile investing in a good setting spray, so that you can have confidence that your makeup will look good all day long. Of course, if you have a major event, then it’s recommended to push the boat out a little and wear more daring makeup. Above all, remember that makeup should be fun!
While there are many products you can — and should — use to make your skin look better, it’s also important to ensure that it’s healthy on the inside, too. There’s only so much that skin products can do if your skin is damaged on the inside! While there are many things that can damage your skin, the main ones to keep an eye out for are sun damage and damage related to toxins (say, smoking). If you’re smoking, then go through the quitting process — you’ll be thankful for it later down the line! And as for sun, the key is always to wear sunscreen, even when the sun doesn’t feel that hot. Sun damage is the number one cause of wrinkles, and plus, the more time your skin spends exposed in the sunshine, the more likely it is that you’ll develop skin cancer.
Hit the Stores
Your clothes aren’t just a way to improve your appearance — they’re also a form of self-expression. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to look better, then look at hitting the stores. If you’re trying to enhance your appearance, then look at spending slightly more cash on your clothes than you normally would. Those bargain basement prices are good for your bank balance, but they’re not so good for your appearance. Plus, you’ll only have to replace them sooner than more expensive items, so it’s a false economy anyway. Wear nicer clothes, and you’re almost certain to receive more compliments soon!
Clean, Well-Ironed Clothing
And talking of clothes — remember that they can only have an impact if they look good. That means ensuring that they’re clean and ironed. Nothing will kill a look faster than a dirty shirt!
Hit the Gym
We’re not going to suggest that you should work to get the perfect body, because that doesn’t exist. But we will say that you should work to get the bottom that’s perfect for you. Hitting the gym can do wonders for your appearance, not just from a shape point of view, but also because it can give your skin a healthy glow. If you’re out of practice when it comes to exercise, then look at starting slowly. Once you’ve begun to feel and see the benefits, you’ll need no motivation to go. In addition, exercise has been shown to have a dramatically positive impact on a person’s mental wellbeing — and who doesn’t look better when they’re happy and smiling?
Improve Your Posture
If you’re going to go through all the work of improving your appearance, then you’ll want it to have an impact. One of the best ways to do this is to improve your posture, which will ensure that as many people as possible see you — and pay attention. We tend to think of our appearance as based solely on things like our clothes, hair, and so on, but there are many factors that play a role, including how we stand up. If your posture isn’t currently all that it could be, then look at learning to sit correctly when you’re working and incorporate yoga into your lifestyle. There are many beginner-friendly yoga YouTube channels that can get you started.
Who doesn’t want to show off a set of pearly white, straight teeth when they’re smiling? It’s one of the first things that people notice when they meet someone new. Some people are just blessed with naturally straight, perfect teeth, but that’s not the case for most people. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to nudge your smile in the right direction. For example, you may get invisible braces, use whitening toothpaste, or simply make a habit of visiting your dentist.
You can’t change everything about your appearance, but your hair? That’s within your control. You can make it look as good as possible by finding a salon that you trust. They’ll work with you to give you a style that you positively love. From there, it’ll just be about investing in some quality hair care products that can help to recreate that “straight from the salon” look.
And there we have it! Take all of these tips onboard, and you’ll be well on your way toward looking your best and walking tall with confidence.