Are you happy in your skin?

Unfortunately, the odds are not in your favor. It may come as a surprise, or not, that 97 percent of us have had at least one “I hate my body” moment. Even a 1997 study stated 56 percent of women are dissatisfied with their overall appearance, and 89 percent of women want to lose weight.

How is this possible?

America is the best nation in the world. We spend a lot on looking and feeling good. According to a study from Mint, the average woman spends approximately $15,000 on beauty products during her lifetime. The numbers don’t add up. Are we spending money on the wrong beauty products? Is there a way to improve your body image?

Lights, Camera, Action!

You don’t have to be a Hollywood star to look great. Botox, plastic surgery and Photoshop are not the only solutions to help you look beautiful. There are seven simple steps you can take to improve your beauty:

  1. Drink more water – we need water to survive, but H2O also impacts the look of your skin. Water helps keep skin looking good.
  2. Get more sleep – lack of sleep can influence more than your health. Not enough sleep can worsen existing skin conditions.
  3. Use any moisturizer – using any moisturizer is better than nothing. The moisturizer that’s best for your skin depends on many factors, including your skin type, age or whether you have specific conditions, such as rosacea or acne. For general guidelines, consider this.
  4. Dress the part – we’re not suggesting a full blown makeover, but be aware that how you dress will influence how you feel. Researchers have found women attach emotions to clothes.
  5. Exfoliate – dead skin cells can make skin look dull and tired. There are many ways to exfoliate your skin. Even a washcloth can make skin look instantly radiant, but make sure you’re not over-exfoliating your skin.
  6. Believe you’re gorgeous – how you feel about yourself impacts how others view you. Your ideas about what others think of you hinge on your self-concept – your own beliefs about who you are.
  7. Smile like a star – people who smile are happier. Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood.

Even though many statistics claim you’re probably not happy in your own skin, you can be. Follow our seven simple steps and you’ll be amazed with the results. Let us know how you stay looking your best. We’d love to hear your tips on improving beauty and self image.

 

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