If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and discovered flaws, no matter how “perfect” you look, you’re not alone. Society and the entertainment industry promote an unrealistic beauty standard that women and men feel obligated to meet up with, whether they like it or not. Chances are, you’re already good-looking, just the way. However, if you’d love to feel more reassured about your appearance, here are six things you can try.
Understand That Aging is Natural
Having a low opinion of yourself is inevitable if you constantly compare yourself unfavorably to those younger than you. It’s not even helpful to hold up celebrities of the same age as a measuring stick because most of us don’t have the luxury of regular facials and beauty treatments, let alone plastic surgery. In addition, nobody has ever won the battle with time. As you age, your appearance will naturally change.
Similarly, putting on a friendly face when you meet new people can do wonders for how you come across them. The cliché is true: a warm smile goes a long way. Furthermore, the facial feedback theory suggests that smiling can have a positive effect on your mood,
Learn That the Media Doesn’t Understand Beauty
You can’t alter conventional beauty standards, but you can modify your own. Pay more attention to the beauty you find in genuine individuals you admire than to the beauty you see in advertisements.
Use Other People as a Sounding Board
While you may view your nose as large and an abundance of freckles as unattractive, people closest to you may see them as charming. Thus, consult those closest to you if you’re wondering whether or not you “look strange” or “fat” today. Unexpectedly, they may agree that you don’t have to wear as much shapewear or makeup to appear beautiful.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
You don’t need to wear clothes that you think are necessary to seem fashionable, and you don’t need to apply makeup. You may cut off both of those things cold turkey. You may discover that being true to yourself will make you more confident in your appearance.
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Despite the fact that it may appear harmless at first, comparing yourself to other women is highly harmful to your mental well-being and sense of self-worth. The act of comparing two things or two individuals inherently suggests that one of them is superior to the other. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy when compared to other people.
You can eliminate the habit of constantly comparing yourself to others by putting your energy into curiosity and kindness rather than comparing yourself to others and trying to outdo them.
Therefore, whenever you think, “She is so much prettier than I am,” replace that thought with, “I wonder whether she is having a good day, and how can I compliment her.”