Everyone wants to look their best when they step outside the house each day, but that can be easier said than done. You may not have the time or the inclination to paint on a full face of make-up every day, or painstakingly blow-dry and straighten your hair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look good.
With just a few simple tweaks to your daily routine, you can look and feel fabulous every day.
Perfect Your Posture
Having good posture can make you appear slimmer, taller, healthier and brimming with confidence. What’s not to love, right? Sadly, not everyone is gifted with naturally good posture, so they must learn how to get it right.
Answer these questions now to find out if you have good posture;
Do you often find yourself slumping at your desk?
Does your head drop forward or to the side rather than sit over your shoulders?
Do you walk with your belly stuck out instead of pulling it in?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then your posture could do with some improvement.
Start by looking in the mirror. Is your head held high? Are you standing straight? Small changes can make the world of difference to how to appear to others.
Top Tip: Engage in regular core-strengthening exercises to improve your posture even more.
Choose the right hairstyle
Even if you pride yourself on always being bang on-trend, or even ahead of the current trends, a hairstyle is one aspect of your look that should not be dependent on the latest fad. A hair cut should flatter your face shape and at the same time suit your lifestyle.
There is no point having bleached blonde locks that require regular maintenance and styling if you only have five minutes to get ready in the morning.
Take the time to talk to your hairdresser about what you need from a cut and ask them what style they think will suit your face. Don’t be shy about this; you are paying for a service so make sure you get a good one!
Of course, even the most thought-out cut can fail if you do not keep your hair healthy and strong. Alongside a healthy diet, supplements can work wonders on lackluster locks, strengthening your hair follicles and aiding hair growth. Look for a supplement that contains zinc and copper as these minerals actively promote hair growth such as these ones from Health Monthly.
Top Tip: Bangs are a great way to make longer lengths appear more groomed.
Fake It With A Smile
For those days when you are feeling frumpy, fatigued and generally fed up, simply plaster on a smile (even if it’s the last thing you feel like doing), and your day will get better – guaranteed.
Not only will smiling make you feel better as it is scientifically proven to increase happiness, lower your stress levels and help lessen any pain you are experiencing, it will also change how other people act around you. The act of smiling gives off vibes of positivity and openness; traits that people respect and respond well to.
Top Tip: Worried about a work presentation? Use smiling to convey confidence and professionalism.