When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
Many people have little things about their appearance that they might like to change, but what if how you feel about how you look significantly impacts your confidence and even your self-worth?
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If you’re reading this because any or all of the above strikes a chord with you, this collaborative post explores some simple ways to build your confidence and feel better about the way you look.
5 ways to feel more confident about how you look
1. Consider surgical treatments
If it is financially viable, or you have the means to save up the money, you may want to consider surgical treatments that can affect your appearance. Cadogan Clinic provides a number of options, including rhinoplasty. This could help a person who dislikes the shape or size of their nose to change it for the better. This may sound daunting, but the surgery itself can be completed reasonably quickly, in around one to three hours. You may also be able to go home the same day, and even be fairly mobile after only a few days. Although some people may feel squeamish about the idea of getting cosmetic surgery, speaking to a consultant could help you to discover the possibilities, and see if it is the right solution for your wants and needs.
2. Explore non-surgical options
There are also non-surgical options that you may want to consider. It can be good to see how your weight and height correlate to one another. This is usually known as a Body Mass Index or BMI. From here, you may either gain reassurance that your body is within the realms of being classed as healthy. Alternatively, you may then be able to consider if you need to gain or lose weight. This can allow you to come up with a diet and exercise plan that is tailored to what you hope to achieve.
3. Revamp your wardrobe
Your fashion sense may also be impeding your confidence. As you age, you may have noticed that the styles and items you used to wear may not look right on you anymore. While you may not want to ‘dress old’, you could consider changing your style to better suit your looks. Some people find that the clothes they wear can boost their self-confidence dramatically. These items do not necessarily need to be branded, or designer labels. Instead, you may want to look for cuts, patterns, and colours that make you feel good.
4. Embrace your imperfections
Remember that things you perceive as imperfections, like the shape of your nose or the position of a mole, are actually what make you who you are. Instead of trying to change or hide aspects of your appearance you’re not happy with, try embracing them and celebrating them instead.
5. Don’t compare yourself to others on social media
Confidence isn’t just something that teenagers can feel insecure about. No matter what stage of life you are at, you may find yourself doubting the way that you look, especially when you scroll through social media and see endless insta perfect images staring back at you. Remember these are just a snapshot in time, have probably been edited with filters to enhance their appearance and aren’t ‘real life’.
This is a collaborative post.