While we are big proponents of self love and acceptance, we also know that there’s just stuff we don’t like about ourselves at times, and we support making changes that make you feel good. Here are some ways to make physical changes in a SAFE way!
Before we get started, let’s just make a pact: NO NEGATIVE SELF TALK! It’s important to love yourself fully. Beauty standards are ridiculous and unattainable – not even by the models and actors and other public figures that seem to embody them. With that said, there’s nothing wrong with trying to change something that bothers you. It is your body and soul, you deserve to treat it the way you want it to be treated.
Unfortunately, women are becoming more dissatisfied with the way they look. According to a study, 50 percent of teenaged girls are self-conscious of their bodies and over 26 percent are outright dissatisfied with the way they look. Even women who are older tend to be unhappy with the way they look. This maybe because of social media and mainstream media reinforcing increasingly unattainable beauty standards. Some lengths women may consider to be more conventionally attractive, such as crash diets and invasive surgeries, can be dangerous to your well-being.
Here are five safe methods for when you want to boost your confidence and improve your looks.
Change Up Your Hair
Hairstyles are part of your identity, whether as an individual or as part of a larger social or ethnic group. Poor hair health can be very damaging to your self-esteem and image, especially things like premature hair loss or brittle strands. These problems can make it difficult to style your hair and remain confident about your appearance.
Fortunately, modern technology has advanced enough that you could afford the most effective hair transplant procedures. There are also nonmedical options, such as treatment shampoos and herbal medication can also improve the health of your hair. Tips such as brushing regularly or using a large toothed comb can both help keep your hair growing beautifully.
Start an Exercise Routine
Weight loss is one of the most controversial facets of physic attractiveness, and for good reason. Too often, people and even medical professionals have written off people who are heavier than “average”. The lengths some people go through to reach target weights can be very dangerous, like using unproven diet methods. Fun fact – weight is just a number, and people of all sorts of different body types can weigh the exact same amount.
However, you can safely achieve weight loss (IF YOU WANT!) by incorporating an exercise regimen into your daily routine. Even light exercise such as a half hour of walking, some calisthenics and biking can be more than enough to get the ball rolling. If you want to intensify your exercises, you should always consult with a professional fitness trainer or a physician just so you can proceed safely.
Drink More Water
Water is the stuff of life but sometimes people forget to drink enough of it. Without water, your skin will dry up, making it more prone to wrinkling and becoming rougher. Dehydration can affect your hair as well, making follicles brittle. The importance of adequate water consumption to well-being and physical appearance.
If you are the sort of person who forgets to regularly drink water, there are a couple of methods you can use to hydrate. First, you can set an alarm on your smartphone to remind you every hour to drink a glass of water. Or you can always keep a large thermos or water jug next to your desk so you can have your water supply in your line of vision.
Sugar is another substance that can greatly affect your appearance. According to medical experts, the high sugar intake of Americans is one of the reasons your skin frequently breaks out into acne. This is because high sugar in your bloodstream leads to inflammation. The skin on your face tends to process this into acne since the pores become tighter.
Sugar is almost everywhere in American diets, from the bread to the drinks. If you want to decrease your sugar intake, be sure to read the ingredients list of all food products you eat. Make sure to also cook as much of your food as possible, so you can have more control over how much sugar goes into each meal.
Get Some Sun
If you want your skin to have a healthy, summer glow all the time, the best way to do so would be to get some actual sunlight. This won’t just make your skin look good, it can also affect your mood. Sunlight not only gives you vitamin D keeps your skin luscious and healthy, it also helps your body releases serotonin.
When you go out for some sun, you have to carefully choose which time you do so. The healthiest time to go out under the sun is between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending on your location. Also, try to spend only about 15 minutes under direct sunlight to avoid damaging your skin. You should also put on a layer of sunblock if you want to spend more time under the sun.
When you want to boost your confidence, you don’t have to do anything drastic. These tips can help you achieve greater self-esteem and better health without risking your well-being.