It’s all very well saying we should learn to love ourselves and accept our flaws. But really, we all know that advice isn’t the easiest to follow. Looks of course aren’t everything when you feel good on the outside, it gives you confidence. The ability to get out there and tackle whatever life throws without being held back by insecurity. There’s nothing wrong with saying ‘I’m really not happy about this part of myself and want to make a change.’ As long as you’re not aiming for perfections as this doesn’t exist, or aren’t going about things in an unhealthy way. If you’re in a bit of a rut, or you just want to make the most of your appearance, here are some of the ways you can look great and feel even better.

Get In Shape

Is your weight is something that makes you feel self-conscious? Getting to a healthy BMI is great news for your health, as well as your confidence. Cut back on the things you know aren’t great for you and fill up on healthy and delicious foods that will nourish your body. If you’re looking to kick-start your weight loss, how about trying a nutritional cleanse? More information can be found here. Start an exercise regime, if you can find something you enjoy you will shed excess weight easily without giving it a second thought. Maybe you and a friend could walk your dogs together? You could go swimming or practice yoga. Anything that gets your body moving is better than sitting in one spot so get out there- you won’t regret it!

Seek Help For Skin Issues

Insecurities about any part of your body are hard enough, but it’s particularly difficult when that part is your skin. Your face is the thing people look at when they speak to and communicate with you, you can’t just put on a hat or hide it away. Whether it’s acne, rosacea, psoriasis or eczema, speaking to a dermatologist and getting on a treatment plan will make a huge difference to your confidence.

Don’t Be Insecure About Your Smile

If you ae insecure about your teeth, it probably impacts your life in lots of ways. In extreme cases they might even cause you to withdraw from socialising with others, as you are so conscious of them looking at your teeth. If you’re constantly covering your mouth every time you talk or laugh, you can never fully enjoy the moment. Dentists can work miracles these days, so whether crookedness, discolouration or missing teeth are the issues the right dental care will put that right. No one likes the dentist’s chair, but be brave and take that first step. It could really change your life.

Have Your Hair Done

Has your hair seen better days? Maybe years of box dyes, heat styling and lack of care has taken its toll. Perhaps you’re hanging onto an old colour or style that worked for you a few years ago but is now unflattering. Aging or changes in weight can all affect how your hair looks, so be sure to move with the times. Extreme colours such as platinum blonde or jet black might have looked striking in your youth but now make you look a little washed out. Speak to a hairdresser who will be able to update and refresh your locks and give you something that suits the current ‘you’- not who you were ten or twenty years ago. They will also be able to give you tips on how to best maintain your hair. Shiny and healthy hair is one thing that will never become outdated!

Refresh Your Wardrobe

Do you dress for comfort more days than you’d like? Your comfy clothes might be practical for running errands, cleaning the house and doing the school run, but they probably don’t make you feel great about yourself. It’s not to say you need to glam up every day, but having a few outfits that make you feel really special is useful. Maybe for a lunch date with the girls or date night with your partner, have a couple of things that you can slip into and feel like you look your best. Work out your body shape, and choose pieces based on this for the most flattering look.

What do you do when you’re in a bit of a style rut? What changes have you made to make yourself happier with your appearance?

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