Many of us girls suffer from low self-esteem issues. Perhaps you don’t like the shape of your nose, the size of your hips or the colour of your teeth, whatever it is, you are not alone. Almost every women I know has self-esteem issues, most of which, if not all, stem from body image.
It is important to remember that we are all different, and we all have different body sizes, face shapes and features, regardless of what we might see in the media. There is no one definition of beauty; everyone is beautiful in their own way.
Don’t fall into the trap of fixating on the things that you hate about yourself, as this will only make things worse. Okay, so what is the best way to deal with self-esteem issues and learn to love the way you look?
Here are some fabulous tips for three ways you can learn to love how you look and build up your self-confidence in the process.
1. Spend time taking care of your body
It is amazing how feeling bad about yourself can make you want to neglect your body. But by taking the time to take care of yourself, you can boost your confidence levels and will feel much better about yourself.
Take care of your body by exercising on a regular basis, eating a healthy diet and taking care of your hair and skin. Invest in a luxurious body care set, including shampoo, conditioner, skin exfoliator and scented moisturiser. This will allow you to take proper care of yourself and your hair and skin.
2. Ask yourself what makes you least confident
Think about how you see yourself and what it is that affects your confidence levels. While it is important to love yourself for who you are and what you look like. If, for example, you are overweight, and that is affecting your confidence levels, then it would be a good idea to do something about it.
Sometimes things like having gained a few pounds or not eating healthily can impact on our self-confidence levels, leaving us feeling bad about ourselves. For example, if you dislike how your teeth look, consider investing in teeth whitening or braces to improve how they look. This will boost your body confidence and make you happier with your appearance.
3. Think about the cause of the problem
Think about what makes you feel bad about yourself, what are the triggers? Perhaps reading certain fashion magazines or scrolling through profiles on Facebook or Instagram make you feel bad about yourself?
Once you have worked out what it is that makes you feel bad about yourself, try to avoid them as much as possible. Think about it like this, there is no point reading a certain magazine if it is going to make you feel bad about your own appearance. Instead, swap to a magazine that is empowering and makes you feel good about yourself.