Whether or not we’re comfortable admitting it, we all have a desire to present the best-looking version of ourselves to the public eye. It’s estimated that the average person spends up to 30 minutes getting ready to face the day. From brushing our hair and putting on make-up to spending hours on a new haircut and more, most of us are pretty aware of the general things we can do to polish up our looks.
However, it can be easy to get caught up in the obvious traits that make us more attractive. Aside from your daily primping ritual, there are some little things you can do to increase your overall aesthetic appeal and ensure you always look your best.
Increase Your Hydration
In order to function optimally, Dieticians of Canada reports the average adult body needs eight cups of water per day. However, an alarming 66 percent of people don’t get the water intake they need. Chances are you fit into this majority, and, in doing so, you put not only your aesthetics but also your health at risk.
When you’re not accustomed to doing so, drinking this much water on a daily basis can seem excessive. However, you’ll soon find that your body was actually storing water as it was in a deficit. Once these reserves are expelled from the body in the form or waste, you’ll quickly find you feel less bloated. Furthermore, your body will now be more easily able to perform actions such as expelling toxins that can lead to acne breakouts and shed dead skin.
Pay Attention to Your Posture
Many of us have heard it from our mothers and grandmothers for years. “Stand up straight.” It’s easy to see how this command can take on nagging undertones, but there are some serious consequences directly associated with poor posture such as:
- The development of frequent tension headaches
- Neck, back, and shoulder pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Increase in the instances of upset stomach and indigestion
- Increase in symptoms of depression
Obviously, nobody wants to suffer with these symptoms, but, what’s more, poor posture makes you appear sluggish, bored, and unexciting. Not to mention that, especially for those who spend most of their time in a seated position, slouching can lead to the development of hunchback.
The trouble we face, however, when we try to focus on fixing our poor posture is that we can’t think about it all day. When you invest in posture correctors, you’ll find the problem easily solved. These devices are worn under your everyday clothes and are undetectable. There is a variety of products on the market. From braces for women to those designed with athletics in mind and more, reading reviews can help you make the best choice for you.
Don’t Skimp on Proper Sleep
Another crucial aspect of looking our best is to ensure we get proper sleep. It’s not called beauty rest for nothing, and a restful eight hours of sleep can do a number to your appearance including:
- Decreasing the appearance of puffy eyes
- Decreasing breakouts and drying of skin
- Decreasing ability for skin to properly rejuvenate
Always Putting Your Best Face Forward
First impressions can last a lifetime, and you want to ensure you’re always prepared to make a good one. You never know when you’ll meet an important new person in your life, and there are plenty of little things you can do to ensure you’re always ready to put your best face forward. By following these tips and developing new habits, you can be on your way to making a gradual and lasting improvement on your overall aesthetic appeal.