Every time I observe people getting ready to leave home, they often spend time looking at themselves in the mirror. Of course, the women spend more time in front of the mirror than the men. After putting finishing touches here and there, they almost always turn to the nearest person and ask, ‘How do I look?‘ When you find yourself being asked this question, is it always easy to give an answer?
Nearly everyone give serious consideration to how they look. That is why mirrors are among the most common articles people always acquire every time they move to another location. After each visit to the mirror, many are either satisfied or concerned with what they observe. This feeling can be enhanced either positively or negatively depending on the answer they get when they ask about their looks. That is why so many persons believe that the question ‘how do I look?’ is very difficult to answer. But do you agree with that notion?
Why People Bother About Looks
Generally speaking, people tend to first judge anyone they see based on how that persons looks. Many of the friendships we cultivate started because of whatever impression we deduce from the person’s looks. Millions of love relationships have also happened because of first impressions. Conversely, many potential relationships have ended even before it began because of physical looks.
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Since it’s appearance that others first notice about others, many predict that person’s choices from how they present themselves to others. If a person appears slovenly and unkempt, people can start to infer what the person is like. Some inferences may be correct, some others may be wrong outright. That is at least an immediate starting point, and one that’s available from a distance. And this consciousness about looks is evident both in adults and young ones.
When a person spends a lot of time worrying about real or perceived flaws in their appearance, it’s known as beauty dysmorphia. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others. People of any age can have this disorder, but it’s most common in teenagers and young adults. This disorder may just be a case coveting full lips, smooth skin, a perfect nose, or killer cleavage. This can cause some women to display an obsession with cosmetic surgeries. And now it’s much easier and cheaper than ever to indulge in.
If good looks means being accepted, then many feel like they are not worthy, and some get dep23ressed if they do not feel like they “look” good enough. Life is all about happiness, and when one looks good he/she feels happy. The better you look, the more confident you feel. But what factors can contribute with looking and feeling good with ourselves?
Looking Good Tips
Any day you leave home feeling like you don’t look your best, it can be hard to enjoy your day. Fortunately, it’s possible to look good every day with doing simple things. If you want to look good and feel good everyday, here are some tips that can help you.
The first step is maintaining good hygiene. This means bathing regularly so you’re clean and smell good, moisturizing your body with lotion. You must also keep your teeth healthy and white by brushing every morning and evening.
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Second step: express your personal style. In other words, choose a grooming style that will enhance your face, and wear the right clothes for the right occasion. If you must wear glasses, wear glasses that look great on the shape of your face.
The third step is putting your best foot forward. This involves building your confidence, because it makes people view you as more attractive. Maintain good posture and smile more often.
Fourth step is taking care of your body. Do simple exercises like walking or dancing for 30 minutes daily, as well as eat a healthy, nutritious diet regularly. Your meals should include proteins, fruits and vegetables, as your circumstances allow.
Looking good is good business, so says one advert. So when you go out of your way to look good, people will acknowledge it and appreciate you. But what if you have to give an answer to someone who asks you, ‘how do I look?’ Would you be bold enough to give an honest answer, or would you prefer to twist your reply so as not to hurt that person? Share your thought with us in the comments section below.