Our beautiful body is more than just about good looks. It’s the centre of our confidence, the representation of our physical health, and it’s also a canvas – we will adorn it with clothing, makeup, jewelry and use it to express our uniqueness. To beautify it means to take care of it, to treat it with kindness and respect. It means keeping yourself healthy and happy, and playing around with cuts, colors, and accessories that will help you enhance your features and make your individuality stand out. To help you figure out how to do that, you can follow these tips.
Being fit for life
The reason most diets fail is that people approach them as a temporary thing. You starve for a few months to get into your bathing suit, and then once you do, you’re back to your old habits and all the weight just bounces back. Being fit is about more than diets, it’s more than just how much you weigh. It’s a lifestyle that’s aimed not really at keeping you skinny, but at keeping you healthy, strong, and full of energy.
There is no fitness without exercise, so being committed to a sport or a workout plan can bring you a lot of joy in life. Of course, if you couple that with good, homemade food and cut down on snacks, sugar, and soda drinks you’ll have a lot let trouble reaching your fitness goals. The point is, fitness is a lifestyle change that shouldn’t feel like a chore. It’s an investment in your future, and once you establish good patterns and a wellness routine filled with exercise and healthy food, you’ll never want to go back.
Pamper your skin every day
Taking care of your skin should be something that happens every single day. No more going to bed with makeup on, no more skipping of cleansing and moisturizing – you want to be consistent. There are many ways to have healthy skin, but all of them involve consistency and good products or natural solutions. Start using a vitamin C serum if you want more bright youthfulness on your face, and make sure to do a thorough scrub at least once a week. You can also scrub your body if you make a mixture of sugar and ground coffee, or simply dry brush your skin before you take a shower. Pamper yourself with a good face mask a couple of times a week, and let skincare be your little self-care ritual.
Never hide behind makeup
This isn’t about not wearing makeup. On the contrary, it’s about having more fun with it. It’s about playing with colors and trying new things, about embracing your natural beauty. You don’t have to stick to just one style, you can switch them around. One day it can be just BB cream and mascara, the other you can wear red lipstick, or maybe try some peachy eyeshadow to embrace the summer moment on your eyes. In truth, it’s about learning the techniques to apply your makeup and then doing whatever you feel like doing with it. Going bare-faced or putting effort to match your lipstick to your shoes, it doesn’t matter as long as it makes you happy.
Fashion as a gateway to confidence
If you wear frumpy clothes, you’ll feel frumpy. Dressing well actually isn’t all that hard once you figure out what kind of cuts work for your body shape, so the most important thing here is to experiment and remember this rule “if it looks good, get it in several colors.” Try wearing fit-and-flare dresses, or wrap dresses with a V-neck that are universally flattering, try pencil skirts and plain white button-downs, try straight-leg jeans, try blazers and bodycon dresses, shift dresses, and definitely, definitely try crop tops. Paired with a high-waisted bottom they actually look good on everyone, and it can be a daring new piece of wardrobe that will make you confident.
And most of all, remember to love yourself and cut down on any negative and self-flagellating commentary you might be tempted to give yourself. You’re gorgeous and your body is stunning, now be proud of it!