5 Science-Backed Personal Appearance Tips to Look Your Best 162

5 Science-Backed Personal Appearance Tips to Look Your Best

Looks is far from everything, but in today’s world it can lead to many benefits and opportunities. Personal appearance plays an important role in your career, relationships and social life, how good you feel about yourself, whether or not you’re confident and take action and ask for what you want.

But it’s not just about your genes or body shape. Flaws can’t stop you from looking and feeling better, radiating self-esteem, determination and success, and going after what you want in life. In fact, there are some pretty easy ways to improve your appearance and be a better you soon. And they are all natural.

Let’s talk about these and include some studies to see why each of the steps below works and matters.

Improving Your Personal Appearance

1. Reconsider your water intake.

Our bodies are most often dehydrated without us realizing it. But water is life and every cell craves enough of it on a daily basis. However, due to some bad habits we’ve built over the years, and neglecting some important tips such as drinking plenty of water, we aren’t as healthy, fresh and good-looking as we can be.

Water is the most important ingredient of our diet, though. It affects the skin positively, makes us productive and energetic and clears our mind. It’s a natural remedy for quite many conditions. Also boosts the immune system and removes toxins from the body. All that improves our personal appearance.

So make sure you avoid dehydration and start drinking more water.

2. Wear clothes that fit.

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One of the biggest mistakes people make, that impacts their whole looks negatively, is that they don’t wear the right size of clothes. That can instantly make you look like you’ve gained weight, bring the attention of others to body parts you don’t want to show, make you look less confident and even be taken less seriously.

What you wear matters too. Turns out, wearing a suit even changes your way of thinking. So give formal dressing a try if you want to appear more self-reliant, powerful and look at things from a better angle.

3. Do specific exercises to shape your body.

You know you should work out regularly. This is fantastic for your mental and physical well-being, helps you live a longer and better life, and build discipline and other good habits as a result. While it’s not necessarily about the looks, growing muscles and getting fit changes how you and others perceive you.

But there are other benefits if you find the right exercises for you. For instance, you don’t need to spend a lifetime hiding your arm fat and even avoid summer clothes because of it. It will always keep you reserved when communicating and you won’t be living life fully. And that can apply to any part of your body, really.

There are certain foods you can be eating, little changes in daily life you can make that can affect these parts positively, massages and techniques to try, and more. Women might be surprised to learn they can even increase their breast size naturally.

4. Stop using strong cologne or perfume.

You might like the smell and that can make you overdo the use of such products. But know it might be awful to people you communicate with or even turn off your partner. Let’s not forget that some perfumes have toxins, and many people are allergic to these.

Study the psychology behind fragrance to better understand what different smells lead to. Make sure you don’t use too strong perfume.

5. Take better care of your teeth.

A good smile can be a game-changer in the business and dating world. Regardless of how good or bad your teeth are, there are plenty of ways to take control of your personal appearance by improving dental hygiene.

Start by flossing. It’s okay to get obsessed with your oral heath and do it after each meal. Don’t be afraid to make mouth wash your thing, and to take care of your tongue too when brushing your teeth. Get better products, visit a dentist more often. Whiten your teeth if you can.

All that will make you smile more. You’ll also never struggle with the bad breadth problem again.

These 5 things are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more you can do, naturally, at a low cost, and starting today, to improve your personal appearance.

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9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic] 20

9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic]

When a big change happens in your life, it doesn’t have to be a negative change to have a huge impact on you.

Change causes uncertainty and our brains and bodies react to uncertainty by trying to protect us with the release of fight or flight chemicals and hormones.

The downside to this is that living with these for an extended time results in elevated heart rate and affects your digestion, immune systems and blood flow.

But there are ways you can regain control over your life even in the midst of big changes.

The first is to take a step back and reflect on what’s actually happening and what your involvement is, which will help you to understand and find perspective on the situation. Hopefully, this will enable you to find the opportunities that every change in your life brings, rather than obsessing over any short-term negative impacts.

It may also help you to allow yourself a transition period where you adjust to the changes. But with a firm deadline by which you expect to have moved on and settled into the new routine. Even if it doesn’t quite work out that way, it will still push you towards visualizing the end of the uncertainty, which will prepare you to make it happen sooner rather than later.

On a more basic level, you need to remember to look after yourself during this time of change and the related stresses.

It can be too easy to fall into bad habits like neglecting your own simple needs, like a good night’s sleep and staying active and eating right when you are going through something like this. Having a day in your pajamas eating ice cream out of the tub is fine. But your body needs sleep, exercise and nutrition to keep you healthy.

Routine can be a comfort when it feels like everything in your life is changing.

So try and stick to some simple ones like walking your dog every morning or going to a regular gym class to give your life some stability and consistency.

You also need the help and support of those around you. And having a strong support network is crucial when it comes to coping with big changes in your life. This means family and friends, but you could also seek out people going through similar experiences by looking online. There may well be communities who you can talk to and get helpful tips from.

Most importantly of all, you need to be aware of when you need more than just the love and support of other people to help you cope with stress and uncertainty. If you start to feel like your mental health is really suffering, or you have been feeling the symptoms of stress for more than a couple of months, you need to go and talk to a health professional to get the help you need to bounce back.

You can read more practical tips about dealing with change and the symptoms it causes in this infographic from Pounds to Pocket.