We’ve all had bigger things to worry about over the last 18 months than how we look.
But now that it’s time to venture back into the world, we can enjoy a little extra dose glam beyond the lens of our Zoom webcam.
Beauty is subjective, but looking your best can boost your self-esteem and your confidence when getting out there. If you’ve missed getting dolled up to the nines and need a bit of a boost, these are just five feel-good tips for summer.
- Better Posture
Good posture is hard to achieve when you spend all day hunched over your desk all day.
But by taking some simple steps now you’ll help yourself combat back problems in the future.
The NHS website have provided a handy guide to the common posture mistakes that people make and how best to correct them. Learning to keep your back straight while you’re sitting down is an excellent place to start.
Good posture will make you look taller, help you feel more confident and prevent potential aches and pains!
- Have a Haircut
Now, we had little choice but to cut our own hair during lockdown – and some were more successful at this new skill than others.
And now that restrictions have eased up, it may be a good time to take a trip to the salon – if you’ve been at it with the scissors or box dye, your hairdresser may have some damage control to do!
A fresh cut can do wonders for your confidence – and we’ve all earned a bit of pampering.
- Spend Time on Your Smile
Your smile is your best feature if you look after it. Not only that, it makes others feel instantly relaxed in your presence, and promotes trust.
However, not all of us were blessed with perfect teeth. If you lack confidence in your smile, services like Portman Clear Brace Group provide skilled solutions to straighten your pearly-whites.
There’s no substitute for a real smile and when your teeth sparkle, so do you.
- Drink Water
Dehydration shows on your face, and can leave your skin looking tired and dry.
By upping your water intake to two litres a day, you could see a considerable improvement to your hair and the brightness of your skin, giving you a healthy and fresh complexion.
- Go To Bed
A good night’s sleep can do amazing things for you – beauty sleep is not just a cliché!
Don’t underestimate the power of an early night. Not only will it improve your appearance, but research shows that getting a good night’s sleep can improve your heart health and reduce your stress levels.
Light pollution, particularly in the summer, can be a real problem. Put up some thick curtains to block the sun in the mornings or invest in a cosy sleep mask!
And don’t forget to adjust your phone settings to keep that blue light at bay.
We hope that this simple guide will help you to feel happier, healthier, and more confident.
What do you do to feel good? Tell us about it in the comments below!