How to Improve Your Appearance
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Follow a healthy regime of skin care. There are many ways to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant. You do not need to purchase expensive products to get skin that is soft, smooth, and healthy. Keep your hair sparkling and healthy looking and purchase clothes that are up to date with colors to enhance your features.
Did you know that 75% of Americans are actually dehydrated on a regular basis? Get into the habit of drinking more water. (The "8 Glasses of Water" thing isn't accurate. You can actually obtain at least 4-6 glasses of water from your food alone!). It's important to be hydrated in order to get clearer glowing skin, healthier hair, and also to feel healthier.
Be hygenic. Wash your face every day and night using the correct skin cleanser for your skin type. Clean inside your ears, but don't press down the wax. Brush your teeth twice a day. Floss before bed at night, with a little tooth paste in your mouth to keep your gums healthy. Shower at least once daily to avoid body odor.
Get enough sleep. Tiredness is not attractive. It is suggested that you should get about 9 hours sleep every night, however everyone needs different amounts.
Do not get obsessed by these instructions and do not get disturbed if you are not able to adhere to them. Because everybody is a different person.
If you are an adolescent [or younger] and involved in strenuous physical activities or sports, then you would require 8 to 9 hours of sleep. But as you grow older or the physical activities diminish, the requirement of sleep reduces. More over people of the same age and same occupation also differ in their sleep requirement.
Thirdly, waking up and sleeping at the same time may not fit in your schedule and justifiably so, if you have night shifts [security persons], traveling [corporate executives, marketing people], irregular working schedule [fire fighters, police, soldiers].
Don't bite your nails, always do them evenly, and file or clip them. Biting nails also gets a lot of germs into your mouth. Keep your nails nice looking. Be patient and wait for them to grow. Buy a nail strengthener (topical) or take gelatin internally to toughen up your nails. Wearing acrylic nails can be beautiful, but when you take them off, your real nails aren't. Plus, it's hard to bring back the health depending on the type of body you have. If you're having a hard time stopping biting your nails mix lemon juice or tabasco sauce w/ your nail polish so when you bite them the harsh tastes will make you stop.
Wash your hair every other day, because your hair has natural vitamins in it and you don't want to keep washing those out every day. But always make sure it looks clean and healthy, not greasy. If you play sports and need to shower everyday wear a shower cap some days.
Make sure you wear deodorant or antiperspirant. Deodorant stops your sweat from smelling. Antiperspirant stops sweating altogether, so it is up to you what to choose. Antiperspirant stops the part of your shirt under your underarms from getting wet. However, antiperspirant contains aluminum, which can lead to breast cancer, so it's not a good idea to use it every day. You should use antiperspirant only for special occasions or find some that doesn't have this chemical.
Always be confident. It's a very attractive feature in both females and males. Don't be cocky, just confident. It really does help.
Wear things that compliment your body shape. If you aren't sure how to (it can be difficult), find a shopping buddy. Ask a friend for advice and tips, or get them to go shopping with you. Pick someone who looks great in their clothes (hopefully someone of similar body type as you).
Exercise at least 3-5 times a week. You don't have to do a hard-core workout, just jog, do sit-ups, just things to get you in shape. A simple work-out would be to walk/jog/run for at least 10 minutes or longer. Try doing sit-ups, crunches, side crunches, and push-ups. This will work-out the main attractive features on your body.
Stretch everyday because being flexible will help your body, which will make you feel confident.
Wear lotion or anything to keep your skin ageless.
Wear attractive perfume/body spray, but be careful not to apply too much. 1 - 3 sprays is sufficient. If you have a strong expensive perfume you may only need to spray once. Your perfume will last longer if you spray the back of your neck and/or your wrists. Don't spray your hair because the oils may cause it to smell different.
Have good posture. Great posture makes you look confident and taller. Try not to lean to one side. Keep your back straight when sitting. It may be hard at first but you'll get use to it.
Have good eye contact with people, don't look at the floor. But don't just stare.
Be mindful of extra hair: for females check your upper lips and side burns and always your armpits. Males and females, keep your eyebrows, nose-hair, ear hair in check. Take a look around for stray hair on or around moles, check the back of your neck and upper back for stray hairs. Proper hair grooming should be practiced on the entire body. Trimming (in lieu of shaving) any long hairs that are below the neck is a good idea.
For girls, if you have blotchy skin, zits, or undereye circles wear a little concealer or foundation. If you want to add some color to your look wear a lipgloss or colored eyeliner.
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