Five Easy Steps to Drastically Improving Your Appearance
There is nothing wrong with wanting to look your best! It’s not vanity—it’s about improving your self-confidence, increasing your chances of success in the workplace and with romantic partners, and being healthy. It’s something we all want and something we shouldn’t be ashamed of wanting!
So, if you’re looking for ways to improve your appearance with ease, take a look at these five simple steps.
5. Get Enough Sleep
According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults is not getting enough sleep. That’s tens of millions of Americans who are at risk of all of the following appearance-related sleep deprivation symptoms:
- Weight gain (sleep deprivation leads to an increase in hunger hormones and a craving for energy-dense foods).
- Bad skin.
- Hair loss.
- Frequent sickness.
- Poor personal hygiene.
4. Focus on Your Diet
Healthy eating is great, but there’s more to your diet than that. You need to look at the things you should and should not be eating, the things that are harming you and the things that you lack.
Are you deficient in a specific nutrient, are you intolerant to a certain food group? Millions of Americans suffer from some kind of food intolerance or deficiency and many of them are unaware.
These intolerances can have a hugely negative impact on your mood and your health––they can also affect your appearance, causing your skin to break out, your hair to fall out, and your nails to become brittle and weak.
I personally know this. I didn't find out until a few years ago that I struggle with food allergies. As soon as I cut out certain foods, I felt like a new person!
If you have ever suffered from these issues, speak to a doctor and get checked over for nutrient deficiencies. If those issues remain, find out if you have food intolerances using a simple process of elimination (begin by removing wheat, dairy, sugar, etc.,).
3. Whiten Your Teeth
Whiter teeth mean more than just a better smile. They can open doors for you in your career, your social life, and your love life. This one small thing possesses a wealth of power, because when you’re more confident with how your teeth look, you smile more, which creates better first impressions, makes you a happier person, and attracts positivity from people around you.
You don’t need to spend thousands on professional teeth whitening from your local dentist. Just grab a SNOW Teeth Whitening kit for 1/10th of the price and you’ll get the same results (if not better) in the comfort of your own home.
Simple, yet way easier said than done. Every year millions of Americans spend money on gym memberships that go to waste. Most of these are the result of New Year resolutions that never actually happen. It helps to keep the fitness industry afloat, but it’s not doing your body, your health, or your bank account any favors.
Many of us could do with being a little healthier, a little more active. We often fail because we try to run before we could walk. The thing is, you don’t need that gym membership, you don’t need treadmills or weight machines. Any exercise that you do is beneficial, the trick is to just do more.
Walk the dog, go for a swim, ride your bike into town, use the stairs instead of the elevator. These minor differences can have a significant impact on your health, but they can also improve your appearance.
You would be amazed at how quickly muscle begins to show and fat begins to melt away when you start exercising more. And once you see the results that just three to four weeks of basic exercising can do, you’ll be desperate to increase the tempo. That’s when a gym membership could come in handy.
1. Set Realistic Goals
This one is so important. The best changes are the ones that occur over time––the ones that need time, effort and dedication on your part. But before you start making a big change, whether it be a weight loss program or a muscle building one, you need to make sure that your goals are realistic.
There is no use in telling yourself that you hate your nose and wish you had a different one, because that’s not something that you can change easily.
We tend to get hung-up on our appearance and on the things that we can’t change, from our age to the shape of certain facial features. But all this does is lower our self-confidence and make it so that even when we do make other drastic changes for the best, we’ll still be depressed because those initial concerns are still there.
So, the final step to drastically improving your appearance is to make sure that you set realistic goals and that you only focus on the things that are realistic. This will vastly improve your confidence and self-worth and ensure you’re celebrating, and not commiserate when you finally reach those goals.
Check the simplest one off the list––whiten your teeth today!