These days there is a lot of pressure on women to be confident in our own skin. Being comfortable with who you are, your body type, and your appearance is a fantastic thing, but it’s not always easy. With all of the images of women we see in magazines and on television that appear to us as, “perfect”, it’s no wonder why so many women struggle to find confidence in their own appearance. Here are five tips to help you look and feel your best so that you can be confident in your appearance no matter what.
Buy clothes that fit properly
The first thing we do when we are feeling insecure is attempt to hide under that frumpy shirt or those jeans that are just a little too big. This will only make those feelings of insecurity worse. On the other hand, if last year’s dress is too tight, put it away. Attempting to wear an item that is too small will only leave you uncomfortable and discouraged. If you need help shopping for a proper fit, go with a friend or hire a stylist.
Plan your outfit
Proper preparation will prevent you from throwing together an unflattering outfit in the hustle and bustle of a busy morning. Try setting out your clothes the night before, or folding pieces together so there is no guess work when you go to put them on.
Use makeup that really matches your skin
At most cosmetic stores, it is a free service to have a professional match your skin tone to the correct shade. Take advantage of this so you can stop wondering if you’re buying the right shade.
Have a daily beauty routine
Sometimes it can be hard to spare a moment for ourselves, but this one is a must. Find a good facial cleanser and moisturizer and use it daily. Leaving your makeup on all night can cause eye infections as well as accelerate aging. A great idea is to incorporate essential oils into this routine as they have been proven to improve skin appearance, elasticity, and even help certain skin irritations. It is a good idea to use a carrier oil when applying essential oils to the skin. You can also mix the essential oils (with a carrier oil) into your foundation. This promotes healthy skin as well as preventing dryness and helping you avoid any caking. There are a lot of essential oil companies out there, but we recommend PURE Essential oils from Melaleuca, which are as high-quality as anything on the market, but at a fraction of the competitors’ cost.
Get your hair done professionally
A trip to the salon can work miracles on a girl’s confidence. Get rid of those split ends, and say goodbye to those outgrown roots. If you’re looking for a change but don’t know where to start, ask your stylist. She is trained to know the best and worst colors for your skin tone, as well as what cuts will flatter your face shape. If you’re nervous about breaking the bank, be honest with her and she will help you come up with a plan that fits both your style and your budget.
Bonus tip: be aware of your posture. Studies show that just by standing straighter, you can appear pounds lighter. You’ll also feel more confident just by walking like you have a purpose.
Ultimately, confidence is something that each of us has to find within ourselves. But with the right clothes, makeup, beauty routine, and hairstyle, it will be a lot easier to get out there and show the world that you’ve got this!