When it comes to how you look and feel, your skin and body can have a huge impact. We have all looked in the mirror and perhaps not been as content as we could be when it comes to how we look. These are things that can really get us down and cause us to feel very negative in how we look and how we feel. Sometimes it is the thoughts that really stop us from making any effort or changes to how we look and feel. Leaving us stuck in a rut and feeling emotional, sound familiar?
It doesn’t have to be this way. It is so common for women to feel a little down and out at times. We live in a world that has such a focus on vanity and hope you look that it is hard to not want to conform, but we should all celebrate our individuality. There are things that you can do to help improve your image and how you feel about your skin and your body. So here are some of the things to consider.
Where sunscreen and protect yourself from the sun
The sun can be so damaging when it comes to your skin, so it is essential that when you are out and about and the sun is shining that you need to wear sunscreen. Sometimes we can be guilty of thinking that the su isn’t as strong, or it isn’t hope enough to wear it, but it is an essential part in taking care of your skin. You do it on holiday, so make it more of a priority to do it at home. It can protect against major things like skin cancer, but it can also help reduce the signs of aging, so it is definitely worthwhile to consider it.
Be proactive and enjoy a healthy and balanced diet
The next thing you need to think about is a healthy and balanced diet. It may sound trivial, but it is these things that can make the biggest differences when it comes to how you look and feel. After all, you are what you eat. It may be time to start thinking about cutting out the junk and sweet treats, and just enjoying them in moderation. Nourish your body with the fuel it needs to function. You will feel better for it.
Try and be more active
Being active can make the biggest of difference to your body and how it looks and feels, but a lot of people are put off by that because they assume that they need to be in the gym constantly and working up a sweat. Being active can be just that, choosing to be more active daily. It means walking further, globing out and being active by running or just taking the stairs. A great way to do it is to focus on how many steps you take. Aim for a certain amount each day and make sure you hit your target.
Drink plenty of water
Water is nature’s natural detox, and the benefits you can feel from drinking more of it are endless. Water not only helps when it comes to the condition of your skin, but it can also help you to feel fresh and revitalised. It can also be great for things like your mood and to help you get a better quality of sleep. Sometimes it’s the smallest of changes such as drinking more water that will have the biggest impact. However, many say that it is hard to drink more water, so remind yourself by keeping a bottle close at hand to drink from as and when. You will be surprised by how much you drink.
Take time to create a skincare routine that works for you
Your skincare routine is important, but it doesn’t have to be an endless amount of products and constant faffing. You can cleanse and just moisturise, or you can choose to use toners, serums and specific eye creams as well as everything else. Do what is right for your skin. This is when checking out different skin care products can make a big difference as you are opened up to a world of options. Often you skin can get used to products that you have used for a while, and maybe don’t have the same effect as they would normally do. So why not try something different instead.
Don’t forget how you feel mentally
How you feel about yourself mentally can have an impact on how you feel about things like your skin or body image. Fact! If you are being negative about how you look and feel then this is you forming an opinion of yourself. It has to stop. Think about yourself in a more positive manner, be kinder to yourself, be happy in your own skin, and generally just be aware that what you are saying is having a knock on effect. Your mental mindset can dramatically change how you react to different situation, so don’t let it take over how you feel.
Get more sleep
Sleeping is something that all of us could do with a little more of, but do we actively do the things that we should in order to get more of it? The chances are we don’t. Getting more sleep isn’t always about getting to bed earlier. It is more about the quality of sleep you get. This is when you can do things such as have a bedtime routine, take some time out from technology before bed and reduce the amount of alcohol or caffeine that you take in before bed. Small changes can have a big impact.
Finally, just smiling more can be a great way to improve your impression on your body image and how you feel about yourself. Just smiling can change your outlook, it can change how people approach you and your attitude in a lot of factors of your life. Smile and the world smiles with you.
Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to your skin and body image opinion.