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Self-loving ways to improve your appearance and feel better about yourself

There’s nothing better than feeling good about yourself. Taking care of what you look like does not mean you are superficial, or shallow. It just means you are making a conscious effort to look and feel your best! Whether you dislike your hair, the way you dress, or simply want to revamp your look after a break-up, here are some top tips on what you can do to improve the way you look – and feel good about it, too!

Get rid of unwanted hair

One of the most satisfying things a woman can do is remove all the unwanted hair. Now, we know that some current trends say that a woman should not be forced to remove her hair to feel beautiful, and if you like your hairs, feel free to keep them. However, having hair removed sends a message of our hygiene habits to other people. If you have facial hairs, pluck them with tweezers and check your face weekly for unwanted hairs. If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself, get it professionally done – that way you are making sure that you won’t have any grooming mishaps.

Skin care takes time

Taking care of your skin should become a daily habit. A healthy and good-looking skin has a natural-looking glow, but few realize how much time it actually takes to get to that glow. However, taking care of your skin is one of the ways to feel more confident and beautiful. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a lighter facial wash with peeling effect can be beneficial for you. If you have dry skin, opt for a creamier facial wash. If you have bad acne, do whatever your dermatologist suggested, and change your diet to get rid of the toxins from unhealthy foods. If you are over twenty-five, start using an anti-aging cream, as a precautionary measure. Take your time in the morning to actually take care of your skin, because it will make you feel more beautiful to have a glowing, radiant skin, instead of pale and pasty one.

Forget bad breath

You can be the most beautiful person in the world, but if you have bad breath – that will greatly decrease your beauty. People don’t realize that taking care of your personal hygiene is one of the most valued traits, and that it can even make you seem more beautiful! Brushing your teeth regularly, flossing and using mouthwash will undoubtedly get rid of bad breath. Also worth mentioning is a visit to the dentist – go at least twice a year for a check-up. While you’re there, you can ask them to whiten your teeth, remove plaque build-up and fill out any tooth decay you may have. Even if you have crooked teeth, white and healthy-looking teeth will work in your favor!

Nurture your nails

There’s nothing worse than seeing a beautiful person with dirty or chipped nails. The first thing that you do when meeting someone is to offer them a handshake. That’s why it is very important to maintain your nails and take your natural nail care seriously. Having your nails done professionally is not a costly habit, but a one you should definitely consider. Having your nails look pretty and polished will make your hands look younger and more beautiful too. However, if your schedule does not allow for a professional nail care, you can easily do it at home, too. Just make sure your nails are the same size and shape, that they are not chipped or breaking easily, and that they look healthy.

Have an appropriate wardrobe

Another important thing to improve your overall look. If you dress according to your age and profession, people will have a higher opinion about you and they will likely respect you more. There are a couple of ways you can do that. First off, you need to inspect your closet and get rid of all the clothes that don’t fit anymore, aren’t in style, or have rips or stains on them. Next, build your wardrobe with a couple of staple pieces that will go a long way.

Now that you revamped your wardrobe, practice good posture. No matter what you wear, if you are hunched over, you will seem closed off and uninviting.


Loving yourself does not require much effort, but will bring you much deserved positive attention. If you love yourself, everyone else will be likely to, too! So, hopefully, you learned something new about how you can feel better about yourself!

by Helen Bradford

My name is Helen Bradford and I am a journalism student and a freelance writer with a 4-year-long experience in writing. I always strive to create high-quality content, so I can assure you that my contributions will always be very informative, interesting and well-written. In my spare time, I enjoy reading crime novels, doing fitness and spending time with my dogs, Maya and Buster.

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