Managing Your Appearance

Your physical appearance and your confidence

Your physical appearance and your confidence are two things which can reinforce each other. Of course it is important that the source of confidence springs from within, but why not help that out with maintaining an attractive, clean physical appearance? If your outer appearance is at its finest, you can concentrate on other things rather than worrying about whether physical perception is handicapping you rather than helping you. You are responsible for the kind of impression you can to give to people when they meet you.

Follow your style

The most important element in improving your appearance is to frame, in your mind, the style and spirit of the impression you want to convey to others. On the other hand, while it is true that there are no limits to what you can do for fashion and style, you should nevertheless enlist the help of a friend or two who is sympathetic and has a sense of style. This friend can act as a sounding board for all your ideas. Having said this, do a little research by delving into books about fashion, make-up, style, and makeovers. For ideas on the kinds of appearances you can try, look at current magazines. Magazines are terrible as reading material, but have a variety of styles in visual impressions which you can adopt and modify.

Be creative and open-minded

Approach this as you would any challenge by using both creativity and organization. Since your personal appearance can have infinite variety, you had better write down a list of things that you want to focus on. Don’t pour all your resources, time and money into clothes. Look also at your make-up, your shoes, fragrance, simple jewelry etc. Try to weigh the pros and cons of each to your own sense of style. For example, is your weight bothering you? Then you will have to focus both long-term and short-term solutions. Find clothes that will flatter your body type, but also start thinking of a diet and exercise regimen that will bring your weight down. Planning and focus will work! Following are some general tips for improving your appearance.

Taking care of hair

Paying attention to the quality and style of your hair can be of great benefit to your confidence in flirting. This is because hair is one of the great physical qualities that are important both at a distance and close-up. From a distance, hair and style of hair is one of the first ways by which others can recognize you. Close up, shiny luxuriant hair can be an indicator of good health. Do not overuse products on your hair, but apply the minimum of a good shampoo, conditioner. Some shampoos and conditioners can add volume to your hair. Coloring it is also another way to keep it looking luxuriant even as you age. Style it professionally at least once so you can have a general shape off which you can work. If you let your hair down, you can use it as a way to flirt. For a girl, playing with her hair and fixing her hair is a flirtation signal that draws men in.

In another article, we will take a look at some other elements of your appearance such as your skin and watching out for little details like how you smell to guys even at the distance of a conversation.