The journey to improving your appearance is often filled with advice about having better skincare, makeup, or even clothes. While these go a long way in enhancing anyone’s look, they are also not the only things that affect a person’s appearance. Several little things have huge effects on how you look.
The next time you feel the need to do a wardrobe overhaul to look or feel “better,” remember that sometimes, all you need are a few little tweaks to make good improvements. And most of the time, you may notice, these changes are also related to your health.
When you look at yourself all done up in the mirror, and something seems off, don’t always blame it on bad makeup. It may be a signal that it’s time to schedule eyebrow grooming. Eyebrows are not a one-size-fits-all matter!
If you want to know the best eyebrows for your face, you must first know your face shape. This is the primary factor that determines the kind of eyebrows that flatter your appearance.
Eyebrows frame the top of your face, so they have a vital role in highlighting its best parts. Visit a professional to get expert advice on what looks fit you best and how to style your brows on your own.
The shape of your teeth affects how your lips and jaw look. But the natural aging process moves your teeth inward, which makes your smile look smaller as you grow older. Good, regular dental care helps keep your teeth in their best condition over time.
Studies show that aligned, white teeth make a person look healthier and more attractive. Don’t feel the need to splurge on tooth whitening procedures because whitening toothpaste or home remedies may be enough to do the trick. A “natural” shade already does a good job of livening up a person’s appearance.
Your Menstrual Cycle
Whenever you have awful days that leave you feeling icky, you should check if you’re on your period. Your menstrual cycle gives you a duller face and even causes breakouts for some. During this period, you can adjust your skincare routine to address the need for more moisture and brightness.
The next two weeks after your period are when your skin looks its most vibrant because hormone levels will have increased during this time. You may notice that your skin is healthier and clearer, requiring no special adjustments to your regimen.
After these weeks comes the week before your next period, which brings in another round of PMS. This phase is responsible for most of the angry pimples that come by every month. Prepare your handy-dandy pimple patches and spot treatments to minimize dark spots.
Your Drinking Habits
Are you a regular drinker? Alcohol dehydrates the skin and makes you look and feel bloated. It also contributes little to no nutrition to the body.
Aside from appearance, your eating habits, in addition to alcohol intake, may be responsible for weight gain. Additionally, alcohol can seep out of the body through breaths and sweat glands, which emit an unpleasant odor.
Responsible drinking habits and reduced regular intake can do wonders in making you look younger. Not to mention, less alcohol is also much better for your overall health.
Your Body Clock
Do you get enough sleep daily? Do you have a regular sleep schedule? If your answer to both of these questions is no, then it will come as no surprise if poor sleep negatively affects your appearance.
If you don’t sleep well, you are more prone to wake up with bags under your eyes. You will also have a dull skin that ages much faster.
Make sure to get seven to eight hours of sleep every night. This amount is what your body requires to stay healthy. It may be difficult, especially in balancing work and home life but try to sleep at the same time each night or minimize the difference in schedules nightly. This trains your body to sleep and wake at set times.
Despite the temptation, you should also avoid daytime and noontime naps when you can. They may interrupt your sleep schedule. If you need to take a nap, only have power naps 20 to 30 minutes long.
The next time you look at yourself in the mirror and see something wrong, remember that big changes are not always the answer. Cosmetics enhances the beauty, but keep in mind that it is largely tied to how healthy your everyday habits are.