5 Tips to Be Confident in Your Own Skin

Reader Contribution by Tilly Grant
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We’ve gotten so used to contouring our cheekbones, putting eye shadow on, and drawing on our eyebrows that going out without putting any makeup on can be quite challenging or daunting. However, one of your priorities in life is to feel confident and beautiful, in your own skin, but we understand why that is perhaps easier said than done. It’s time to stop and think about all the things that make you happy, and reboot. Do you feel less than glamorous or stressed? If yes, try to think about what makes you feel confident and beautiful, and take a look at some of the things that might help you feel that old version of yourself once again.

Give Yourself a Facial

When you’re feeling stressed out, you book a massage. In the same way, when you don’t feel very pretty or attractive, or when you think that your skin is not very representative of your inner beauty, you should opt for a good facial. Even though facials can be a bit pricy at certain spas, you can always have an at-home facial very easily. Another very important thing that you should do before choosing to have facials at home is to go to a dermatologist and get your skin mapped, so you’ll know which ingredients your skin needs and which it does not.

Work on Your Skills

Even though it’s not actually going to do a lot for you physically, working on your other skills can definitely boost your confidence, and as we all know, confidence really shows. Try to think about something that you have always wanted to try but never did, and if that thing is connected to the beauty industry, even better for your confidence and beauty. A great idea is to start something creative, very modern and financially rewarding, such as microblading. This cosmetic treatment is becoming more and more popular. Not only will you be doing something that will make you stay in touch with the beauty trends of today, but you can also earn a decent amount of money.

Stay Calm with Yoga and Meditation

Since we’re talking hobbies, it’s very important to have one. However, some hobbies can become businesses (as the example from our previous tip), but there are those that simply have to stay hobbies as they make us feel better. One such hobby can be taking up yoga or meditation, not only because it’s very healthy but also because it can make us more mindful and confident. Releasing the stress from our body can show on our face, so suffice it to say that we will feel much more confident and beautiful in our skin. The only thing that is required is 15 minutes a day and complete silence. Turn your brain off, listen to your breathing and simply relax. Try it out and you will see the difference in no time.

Get Enough ZZZ’s

Sleeping 7 to 9 hours a night matters a lot. Not getting enough sleep can take its toll on your face and body, and you definitely don’t want that. First of all, this can cause your body to over-produce cortisol, a stress hormone. Secondly, it can also create dark circles under your eyes which you will not get rid of as easily as they appear. All the magic in your body happens during the night, while sleeping, so it’s imperative to let it happen and achieve that natural beauty.

Be Who You Are

The final step is to simply be who you are. Never compare yourself to anyone, and always know that different is unique – you don’t have to look like the rest of them in order to fit in. Physical appearance can definitely affect one’s self-esteem, so it’s very important to be satisfied with the way we look. This is why you should always wear the things that you like to see yourself in, no matter if they are fashionable or not. After all, it’s your attitude that matters, which means that you can definitely pull everything off if you’re wearing it with pride and confidence.

It’s definitely not easy to list tips on how to stay confident and beautiful, and it sure isn’t easy to always follow them and simply become confident just because you read something. However, if you really think about it, you are the starting point. So, baby steps. You matter, and you are beautiful. You simply have to figure that out.

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