Spring is here, and it’s time to treat yourself to some TLC.
Retail therapy is a tried and tested method of making you feel that little bit better. Shopping for a new outfit, some new cosmetics, or a pair of shoes can lift your mood and make you feel more confident. If you feel self-conscious shopping with others, try going solo. When you shop on your own, you can focus on the stores you want to visit and try clothes on without worrying about other people’s opinions. Take the afternoon to have a look around, and try things on. Go for styles you wouldn’t normally choose, and be open to new trends. If you like something on the hanger, don’t automatically reject it because it won’t suit you. Until you try, you never know. You don’t have to go on a spree to feel more confident. Investing in accessories, for example, will enable you to make existing outfits more versatile.
When you work out, you may feel like you’re about to pass out and you might be worried about your sweaty, red face. But shortly afterwards, you’ll feel much better. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are a natural mood booster. Exercising helps you to stay in shape and burn fat, which could increase your confidence. You could go to the gym or book a dance class. Alternatively, take advantage of the pleasant weather and go for a power walk or a jog at the beach.
If you struggle to recreate that salon blowout at home, you’re not alone. No amount of practice can make your hair look quite as fabulous as it does when you’ve had a blow dry at a salon like Heat Lounge Blow Dry Bar. Book yourself an appointment and you’ll look and feel a million dollars in no time at all.
Have you been so busy at college or work that you’ve barely seen family and friends? Take a weekend off and arrange to visit loved ones. Organize a night out with the girls, or a day at the beach with your parents and siblings. Spending time with people you love is great for your confidence and wellbeing.
Most of us feel more confident when we’ve got a golden tan after an exotic holiday. If you haven’t got plans to jet off to sunny climes for a vacation, don’t worry. There are myriad tanning products out there, which can give you some colour without damaging your skin. You can book a treatment at a beauty salon, or invest in DIY lotions and potions. If you are tanning at home, always remember to exfoliate first. Apply a thin layer of moisturiser to your feet, hands, knees and elbows. Use a tanning mitt to prevent staining on your palms.