In a world where looks matter a great deal, and “dolling” yourself up is no longer exclusive for one gender, feeling confident about your own looks can be a little difficult. Day in and day out, be it in magazines or the television (or even social media), we’re often forced to look at “perfect” faces and bodies; and this, without a doubt, will have an effect on our self-confidence. But being confident in how you look can affect a lot of things; even your performance at work or school. Here are our top tips on being more confident about how you look.
Try to fix the “imperfections” that you are conscious of
We all understand that the “perfect” people in the internet weren’t born that way. Makeup, good lighting, skills at photo editing and surgeries are a few common strategies that most famous people use. But despite that, if you feel you’ll be more confident if you get rid of your “imperfections”; then do so. For example; crooked or damaged teeth can make you weary about smiling. Getting braces for them can definitely help. But if you don’t want it to be too obvious, then alternatively, you can opt for an reliable invisalign in Singapore. Or, if acne is your “Achilles heel”, a visit to a good dermatologist can help a great deal more than “over the counter” products.
Enhance the beauty that you already possess
It’s our personal belief that everyone has something to be proud of; looks wise. Maybe it’s their eyes, maybe it’s their toned arms or legs…there’s always something about you that is often complimented. And you don’t even need a dentist or a dermatologist to help you feel good about it and keep your mouth clean. Find what that is, and try to focus the general “eye” on it. Makeup can very easily enhance features like eyes, lips, or even cheek bones. You just need a little practice to get the skills perfected. Don’t forget that a good haircut (or hair styling) too can help you enhance certain features. Apart from this, if your special feature is something like your legs, then a smart choice of clothing can very well help you look the best version of yourself.
Learn to accept yourself
Truly, even more that the above two tips, this one is healthier for you; and is more important. There are things (like height and weight; or even certain types of acne) that can’t improve much; despite how much we try. Instead of feeling conscious about these features, learn to accept them as part of who you are. It’s ok if you don’t like those parts of yourself very much; you can still accept it. Try standing in front of a full-length mirror naked, bared of any makeup or enhancement. This will help you figure out those features (of yourself) that you unconsciously avoid looking at. It takes time, but you can help yourself learn to accept everything about you. This, beyond everything will help you be more confident in the long run.
“In a society that profits from your self-doubt, looking yourself is a rebellious act…”