The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on most people. This global crisis has brought a new normal that involves staying inside, working from home, and schooling from home. With the lockdown ban now partially lifted in some parts of the world, you may soon start considering whether to go out to meet friends or family. You need to get yourself in the mood and be prepared for your return to the world. Generally, most people don’t feel 100% all the time, and no matter how strong and successful you are, there are some off days, which is perfectly okay.
More often than not, feeling or looking your best has been narrowed down to outward appearance, forgetting the inward beauty of characteristics such as compassion and patience. The outward appearance can be enhanced in different ways by focusing on your health, fashion sense, and body features. That being said, here are some tips, backed by science to help you look your best in this post-lockdown era.
- Wear a big smile
It’s no secret that having a great smile comes from having great teeth, and it’s a sure way of looking your best every day. Author, educator, and relationship expert, Shadeen Francis has been quoted for her views of smiling being a true ‘universal signal for warmth.’ Indeed she believes that smiling makes you more approachable and gives you an attractive appeal.
According to a study from the University of Leeds, featured on the Insider, clean white teeth are a quick indicator of good health. If you are contemplating a dental procedure to brighten your smile, be sure to carefully consider the cosmetic dentistry cost involved. You can do this by shopping around for quotes from different dentists to be sure that you are getting good value for your money. Teeth are one part of the body that you cannot hide from people, so you might as well make it a presentable part of your body.
- Exercise as often as you can
Exercising daily, not only boosts your physical body, it helps in dealing with your emotions as well. When you exercise, you release a chemical called endorphins, that improves your mood. A study done in 2015 by the University of Turku found out that people who exercise report an increase in confidence. Generally, people always find confidence attractive, so get yourself and your family involved in that daily exercise routine and boost your looks.
- Have a gorgeous posture
One vital key, you can’t deny in looking attractive is the fact that you need to have a good posture. Work on improving your posture by standing up straight and tall. When in a sitting position, do not slug into the chair but rather keep your head upright and throw your shoulders back. This can take some time before you become perfect. A study conducted by a psychological science association concluded that the feeling of power and confidence increases with sitting and standing up straight – as opposed to slouching.
- Give your skin that healthy glow
If you have healthy, smooth skin, your general attractiveness is likely to be greater than otherwise. Even your choice of high fashion may not make much difference if your skin is in bad condition. This highlights the great importance of a healthy skincare routine. Your routine should include using soap suitable for your skin to wash your body and exfoliating your skin once in a while to get rid of dead skin cells. You should also use a moisturizer to give your skin that soft and glowing effect.
- Wear that red dress
Having a great wardrobe plays an essential role in making you look great and feel empowered about yourself. Knowing the right colours to wear can actually affect the way you feel. A study from the University of Rochester concluded that indeed the color red increased the attractive appeal of participants – much more so than other colors. So you have that red dress in your wardrobe why don’t you rock it now that red lipstick and give yourself that attractive look.
So that sums up a few ways to look your best in this post-lockdown era. Try to apply these tips regarding regular exercise, good posture, smiling, and maintaining healthy skin. With all that said, remember that beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder, so don’t forget to compliment yourself. Focus on your positives and don’t form the habit of putting yourself down. Simple things like having a great sense of humor can make you look great. So get over those lockdown blues, stay happy, and, most of all, stay safe.