Ways to Look and Feel Your Best

Looking and feeling your best increases your level of self-confidence and makes you happy inside. If you’re feeling a little less like your usual perfect self a day dedicated to self-pampering with a new hairstyle, a new bottle of perfume and a totally new outfit offers a great way to restore your self-assurance.

Get your hair done
If you want to restore your confidence, get your hair done at the salon. Most have books that you can look through to find a new and exciting hairstyle. If you have trouble growing your hair past a certain length and find yourself envious of those who have the long, gorgeous locks, have extensions or a weave added. Or, if you prefer to do it on your own you can order them through online companies like Lumibloom hair weaves. Maybe you want to change your look altogether and try something daring such as a totally new hair color or bold highlights.

Try a new fragrance
After a few months of using the same perfume day in and day out, the once awesome fragrance begins to seem quite ordinary. Luckily, a trip to the mall to sample the new selection of bubbly or exotic fragrances gives you a way to purchase a new alluring scent to boost your confidence and leave you with a feeling of empowerment. There’s usually a salesperson present with extensive knowledge of the most popular fragrances, allowing you to sample a few before you make your final decision.

Trendy clothes
Styles come and go rather quickly. If you haven’t bought new clothing for a while you may feel that you are wearing yesterday’s fashions. Trying on a few of the new trendy styles can make you feel alive and that of a fashionista. If your wardrobe consists of mostly dark colors go for something vibrant and bold. If you wear mostly solids and want to increase your energy try stepping outside your comfort zone and choosing plaids, stripes or dots. Want to feel sexy? Try wearing the skinny jeans with a strappy pair of heels. Every article of clothing, accessories, and footwear should make you feel good. Go through your wardrobe and remove older, outdated pieces and begin to replace them with newer fashions.

Lose the weight
Feeling good about yourself really boils down to how you look. Even with a new hairstyle, a new scent and trendy clothes you may not feel your best if you are a few pounds overweight and aware of it. The good news is that you can take the weight off and regain your mental and physical well-being. Don’t consider it a diet where you need to deny yourself certain foods, but rather reduce the amount you eat at one sitting and the frequency at which you eat. If you can’t leave a plate half full, fool yourself by using a smaller one for meals. If you usually eat every 3 to 4 hours, make it every 4 to 5 hours. In no time at all, you’ll have the extra pounds off and once again enjoy looking at your reflection in the mirror.

Brighten your smile/straighten your teeth
Many people today look as though they came into the world with perfect, ultra white teeth. The truth is that a lot of these same people use whitening strips and gels to remove yellowing stains and brighten their smile. With advancements in technology, you can also restructure teeth at any age or remove and replace bad ones with implants that offer a remarkably similar appearance to actual teeth. If you keep your mouth closed during group photos or smile with your mouth closed because your teeth are yellowish or crooked you can correct them. Whitening gels and strips are available at any pharmacy over the counter. If your teeth need dental work and you don’t have the money to spend at once, find an oral surgeon that will work with you and make monthly payments.

If you are feeling less attractive than you used to, make a few changes to things such as your hair, your wardrobe, and your body can restore your confidence and allow you to once again walk with attitude.