Despite what you may have been led to believe, nobody feels 100% confident in their appearance 100% of the time – not even the top celebrities and models! In fact, a recent study found that only 23% of women feel confident in their appearance on a regular basis.
However, this is an issue that we must tackle, particularly as we age and our bodies and appearances change somewhat. After all, not only does low self-esteem impact your overall well-being, but you also deserve to feel good about yourself.
With that in mind, here are three effective strategies you can use to boost your confidence as you age!
Develop a skincare routine.
Developing a morning and night-time skincare routine is one of the easiest ways to improve your confidence and self-esteem. This is because it can be used to tackle a range of skincare complaints, from acne to redness. Furthermore, it can also help you to protect your skin from signs of aging by improving skin elasticity and preventing wrinkles.
If you find it hard to stick to a consistent skincare routine, start simple – you don’t need to have a 1,000-step routine for good results. For example, even something as simple as wearing daily sunscreen/SPF can make a real difference. This is because it can help you to “prevent premature skin aging caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging and age spots.” In addition to this, it can also help you reduce your risk of developing specific skin cancers and conditions, such as carcinoma. CBD products bring similarly great results!
Consider cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic procedures can also help you to elevate your confidence by addressing specific concerns you have. For example, you could get a Facelift in your 40s if you are worried about jowls, dropped cheeks, or loose skin around your neck.
However, it is vital that you do plenty of research ahead of time before you commit to any of these procedures. Find a trusted surgeon with plenty of demonstrable proof of your desired procedure, and ensure that you understand the ins and outs of it.
Celebrate what makes you, you!
Many confidence-boosting guides provide you with insight into things you can change to feel more confident. However, while there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned makeover, being able to appreciate your unique beauty is also important.
One way in which you could achieve this goal is by practicing positive affirmations when getting ready in the morning. Instead of saying (or thinking) some negative about your appearance, try to give yourself a complement instead. The more you start to do this consciously, the more positive your subconscious mind will become.
You should also be more intentional with the way you consume social media. For example, constantly staring at (likely heavily edited) photographs of influencers and celebrities won’t work wonders for your confidence, as it encourages you to compare yourself to them. If this is something you are guilty of often, consider hitting that unfollow button, or at least muting those accounts.