Summer is just around the corner and, with it, lazy beach days, garden parties, and plenty of time for relaxation and socialization. With so much to look forward to, it has never been more important to start the good season looking and feeling at your best. But what is the infamous Summer stress that has already started knocking on your door? Here are five simple – and practical! – skills that you can put into practice today to improve your self-confidence, image, and mindset. Ready? Start here!
Rethink your skincare
The winter months and the drastic temperature variations of spring are not kind on the skin. At the same time, if you are not confident in your skin, these feelings might end up affecting your quality of life and your ability to enjoy social situations.
If you have spotted yourself often using makeup to hide imperfections, or some flaws are affecting your self-image, it is time to change your routine and achieve your dream skin.
For example, natural or Organic skin care can help – and don’t forget to consult an experienced dermatologist!
Improve your smile
Your smile can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Crooked or stained teeth can cause you to feel insecure and not fully enjoy most social situations – after all, our smile is the protagonist at meals, meetings, interviews, and conversations!
If you have been struggling with minor or severe flaws, this is the best time to consult a professional and finally improve your smile.
Choose your wardrobe wisely
Whether you are into fashion or not, the clothes you choose to wear have an impact on how confident and happy you’ll feel. Everyone is unique, and you should make sure to invest in a few, high-quality items that are designed to enhance your features.
Looking to live more sustainably and reduce your impact on the environment? Cut back on fast fashion, choose quality over quantity, shop second-hand, and create a tailored capsule wardrobe!
Move your body and practise mindfulness
A study by Nature shows that just 120 minutes spent outdoors every week can help us feel happier, more relaxed, and more confident. And, as the weather improves, this is just the best time to go outdoors and keep your body active throughout the week.
For example, you might introduce daily walks, jogs, or swims into your routine, or, you could take your yoga class to the beach or to the park. Just make sure to find an activity that you truly enjoy – and don’t forget that just a few minutes of mindfulness meditation a day can go a long way to help you lower stress levels!
Nourish your body with the right foods
The food we eat has a major impact on how we look and feel. Naturally, talking to a specialised nutritionist is the first and most important step you should take on your journey. But don’t forget to design a nutritional plan around seasonal, fresh, and unprocessed foods. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes can offer your body most of the nutrients you need to look and feel at your best.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope this post helps you feel more ready for Summer.