ome people seem to think that you have to settle for whatever level of appearance you happen to wake up with, but the smart person knows that this is not the case. Your looks are much more malleable than you might think. While you’ll never be able to change your genetics, there are plenty of things that you can influence. And what’s more, you can push things in the right direction relatively quickly. Take a look at incorporating the below tips into your lifestyle, and you might just find that it’s not long before you’re noticing an improvement in the mirror.

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Hit the Stores

First thing’s first: what kind of clothes are you wearing? If you’re not all that thrilled by what you see in the mirror, then it’s possible that you need to visit the stores and invest in some new threads. Even items of clothing that once enhanced your appearance can begin to drag it down, if you wear them for too long. If the quality is beginning to fade, then look at retiring them to the bottom shelf of the wardrobe; they can become indoor clothes. You might just feel great after you’ve bought a couple of new outfits.

Get a Gym Membership

It would be oh so convenient if we could just do whatever we wanted, and still look our best. Alas, that’s not the case. If you want to look as good as possible, then you’ll have to work for it. Joining a gym can help you to lose those little pockets of fat, and also sculpt and tone your body. Spending time in the gym can be a little difficult at first, but you’ll quickly get into the groove — and you may even be obsessed after you begin noticing the positive effects that it’s having. 

Get the Right Products

Life can have a pretty big impact on our looks. Just through the cause of living, you’ll be subjected to things like wind and sun damage, and will feel the effects of stress, too. The good news is that you don’t have to just take the blows that these things provide. There are products that can help protect against damage and also rejuvenate tired-looking skin. Clarins day cream, for instance, can help to revitalize undernourished skin. It’s worthwhile putting together a skincare routine that is easy to follow and tailor-made for your skin type. You’ll notice that you’re waking up with healthy-looking skin more often than not.

Improve Your Sleep

You might think that beauty sleep is just one of those cliches that people like to say, but the fact of the matter is that there’s a lot of truth in the saying. The better you sleep, the better you’ll look. We all know how bad we can look after a night where we’ve had limited sleep. And can you imagine what would happen if that became the norm, and you could just never really sleep well? You’d have bags under your eyes and all the rest! While some people think that they’re cursed to have trouble sleeping for all their lives. This is not the case! In most cases, people are just guilty of making one mistake or another. If you’re drinking coffee in the afternoon, or scrolling through your smartphone right up until the point you go to bed, then there can be no surprises if you’re not sleeping as well as you could. Engineer your pre-sleep routine so that it’s conducive to a good night’s rest, and you’ll soon find that your skin is looking more alert and alive. 

Reduce the Toxins

Your body has all it needs to look it’s best. It’s just that sometimes we pump our body full of toxins that compromise our beauty. If you’re drinking too much alcohol or smoking cigarettes, then you’ll find that your skin looks more pasty and damaged than it would have if you’d never pumped toxins into your body. Indeed, there are some pretty damning photos that show the effects of smoking. So look at giving them up! It’s presented as an impossible thing to do, but it’s always possible, no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been smoking.

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Stay Sun Smart

It seems that everyone wants to have a tan these days, but it’s not always the smartest move in the world. Sun damage can have short and long-term effects on a person’s appearance. If you’re not cut out for the sun, as many aren’t, then you might find that rather than looking golden brown, you like some shade of pink. In this case, your body is telling you that it doesn’t like the sun, so don’t power on trying to get a tan! Even if you do tan, it’s important to still protect your skin. You could still be damaging your skin, and it’ll catch up with you sooner or later.

A Good Haircut

Of all the things that can influence your appearance, there is perhaps nothing more easily changed than your hair. In the matter of an hour, you can dramatically alter your looks! Of course, this can be for the better, or for the worse. It all depends on where you get your haircut. If you go to a great place, and get it styled by a professional, then you’ll look better; if you choose the opposite type of place, then you won’t. If you’re not currently bowled over when you leave the salon, look at changing to somewhere better. It’s better to spend slightly more to get a cut that you’re really happy with. 

Stand Tall

Finally, take a look at how you’re standing and walking. If you’re slouching forward, then you’ll be doing your appearance a disservice. For various reasons, people just look more attractive when their posture is correct! There are two ways to stand tall. The first is to look up correct posture positions. The second is to improve your confidence — people always look better when they look confident within themselves.