We all have insecurities. It’s a stereotypical thing to say but it’s the truth. The vast majority of us don’t like what we see in the mirror. Of course, just because we’re all in the same boat, this doesn’t change the fact that you’re unhappy with your appearance. People can tell you that you’re beautiful and they’re envious of this or that aspect of your appearance but none of it means anything if you aren’t happy with your own appearance.
The secret to loving what you see in the mirror rests partly in improving the ways in which you look after yourself because you should be focusing on a healthy appearance rather than an appearance that simply “appears” healthy. Still, alongside this, loving what you see in the mirror rests on your own self-confidence. You need to listen to the positive voices in your head over the negative ones. Here are a few helpful pieces of inspiration which might just help you on this journey.
Of course, when you criticize yourself in the mirror it’s not just about your figure. Maintaining a good standard of health to improve your appearance extends to your face and skin too. Make sure you drink lots of water if you’re prone to acne and other skin blemishes because staying hydrated is the key to a healthier skin; not only will you look healthier but you’ll feel healthier too. It’ll also help to keep your mind alert and balanced, which will ensure you avoid stress and other mental issues which can also aggravate skin problems such as acne.
With regards to your teeth, you might want to look into a celebrity dentist if your current practitioner hasn’t done much to help you achieve those pearly whites you so desire. It’s important to ensure you’re talked to professionals when it comes to dental health because your teeth and gums are so important. It’s not just about making sure your teeth look nice but making sure that your entire mouth is healthy. Make sure that you floss every day to help avoid plaque buildup and gum disease; you’ll get rid of yellow staining and also ensure that your teeth don’t fall out. It’s a win-win technique.
This is the aspect of appearance which gives people the most grief. Many of us hate the shape or appearance of our bodies. Yet, this is strange because we all come in entirely different shapes and sizes. There is no perfect size. Still, whilst you shouldn’t be critical of your natural shape or the aspects of your body which make you unique, you should focus on having a healthy body. You might think, as a result of what the media likes to proclaim, that a “healthy body” is one which isn’t too large but there is such a thing as being underweight too.
As with all things in life, the key is moderation. Over-eating is just as bad as under-eating, but there’s a rough area in the middle that we should all strive towards. To simplify this, the secret is to make sure you’re getting a small amount of many different things in your diet. Eat fruit and vegetables but don’t neglect meat or Quorn as a protein source. In fact, you shouldn’t neglect the occasional biscuit or chocolate bar either. Everything is good in moderation. That’s the mantra you need to remember. As for exercising to keep your body healthy, if you don’t have time to hit the gym then try to squeeze 10,000 steps into your day. Park a little further away from work or go on a walk once you get home.