We’re so invested in spending our money on superficial things that we fail to recognize where our true happiness lies. We’re searching for beauty while watching YouTube videos on “How To Look pretty?” with the top 10 highlighter palettes of 2021 instead of learning that the true meaning of feeling beautiful goes beyond labels and tags.
I won’t lie but I’ve felt awful in the most expensive dress, but with time and experience, I’ve realized that there are things other than makeup and clothes that make me instantly look pretty and reveal the more authentic side of who I am.
Still, wondering how to look prettier?
So, the question is that, how do you look pretty?
In the words of Christina Aguilera, “you are beautiful, no matter what they say”, there are other ways of achieving “pretty” and we’re going to tell you how. Just stick around!
I’m sure you’d know how it feels like to be in the same room as someone who smells, so imagine if that were you! Personal hygiene is a big deal breaker to looking pretty. Therefore, regular showers, wearing clean clothes and smelling good can instantly make you attractive. Also, we know that you have a signature perfume; by the way, who’re you saving it for? J
TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Taking care of your feelings by putting yourself on top priority and knowing what’s right for you or would work for you and your mental well being daily is something to strive for. We live in troubling times, so taking care of your mental health is a continuous process, so become a better version of yourself by focusing on eliminating what’s not working out for you and committing to what is.
WORK OUT REGULARLY
Part of feeling pretty is being happy with your current weight. If you aren’t happy with where your weight stands, you should start working out. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend 15 hours a week in the gym to lose weight. If you don’t have the time or energy to spend all of your free time working out, you can lose weight by working out just 10 to 15 minutes each day to get the ball rolling towards living a healthier lifestyle! #AimPretty
TAKE CARE OF YOUR HANDS & FEET
Your hands and feet are apart from your personality so they need to be equally taken care of which is why regular manicure/pedicures and using hand and foot creams to give them the TLC that they need.
HAVE FAITH AND BE GRATEFUL
To believe in the higher power and know that everything’s going to be okay in life despite the hurdles is a beautiful notion that shines on your face. Therefore other people want to be around such people who show integrity towards their beliefs and are grateful for whatever they have in this life. To be grateful means you are content with your present condition and know that the Almighty is the best of planners.
Part of looking better and feeling better about yourself is staying at a healthy weight. So add lean meats to veggies and fruits in your diet to add essential minerals and vitamins. Avoid high-calorie and salty and look for alternatives. And if you have a sweet-tooth cut back on those cookies, brownies, and candy with a piece of sweet fruit to satisfy your craving.
USE A SILK PILLOWCASE
Silk pillowcases don’t absorb the products we use on our face or dirt, so they help prevent breakouts that easily come with cotton. Follow this tip if you don’t want to wake up with a pesky pimple on your cheek dying to say hello to the world!
TAKE BREAKS TO GATHER YOURSELF
We’re living in such trying, hard and fast-paced times with social media updates hounding us through Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Whatsapp versus real life. So, it’s wise to take time off to gather yourself and your thoughts to slow down and go back to begin again with a renewed perspective with the entire how’s, why’s and when’s!
Peaceful and uninterrupted sleep is one of the biggest secrets of achieving the pretty look and the remedy for all ailments. From dark circles under our eyes to premature ageing, getting 7 or more hours of uninterrupted sleep is one of the major keys to being naturally attractive and looking the prettiest.
AM & PM SKINCARE ROUTINE
Having a proper skincare routine is yet another way to achieve the perfect pretty look. How you treat your skin will define whether you look your age or not. So you need to become best friends with a good moisturizer and sunscreen to a good and healthy glowing skin. And don’t forget to exfoliate from time to time.
A little retail therapy goes a long way and, frankly, keeps me excited. Besides updating your wardrobe with the season’s newest items, a little splurge gives that boost of confidence that comes with wearing a new outfit on any given day. Because when you’re glowing from the inside, it shows on the outside. So watch out for the trending fashion now and then so you can amp up your closet with apparel and accessories.
Investing in yourself every Sunday is a great way to show yourself love and the right way to unwind and begin a new week. Whether you oil your hair, take care of your skin, shuffle your wardrobe, have a spa day, dedicating one day a week to taking care of yourself so you can look your best is yet another exciting way to aid the process of looking pretty.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
It is recommended that you drink eight 8 glasses of water each day. If you aren’t drinking this much water, it is a good idea to start. There are a few beauty benefits that drinking lots of water can provide. Besides water flushes toxins out from your body, it’ll improve your skin tone, give you a natural glow, and prevent ageing and fine lines and even puffiness on your face. So staying hydrated has long term benefits and a quick tip on looking prettier.
SET UP BOUNDARIES
Setting up boundaries whether in your personal or professional life is a part of wanting to achieve a happy state of mind. We’re surrounded by different types of people, so it’s always wise to be careful about who the people in your circle are and how they affect you. Boundaries help in drawing a line between how you want things to be, which in return will help you retain your mental peace.
BE OPEN MINDED & STAY POSITIVE
Being open-minded and having a positive approach is a great way to go on in life as you are accepting of different opinions and allow yourself to take the necessary steps if things go South. And who doesn’t love a positive person?!
LAUGH LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING
A laugh that that is born from the heart not only makes one look prettier but it’s contagious as well. So, laugh when you can (and if the situation calls for it) and feel every molecule of your body expand from within. It’s great medicine.
This is the ultimate way on how to be prettier naturally. Nothing will make you look prettier than confidence. If you feel good about yourself and you let it show in the way you carry yourself, people will find you more attractive. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to feel confident because it takes work to look pretty and feel good at the same time. However once you are confident enough, you will feel great no matter what and that would be worth the effort!
Your smile is generally what people notice first and discolouration due to coffee, tea and soda’s can be a turn-off and hurt the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening procedures, whitening strips, flossing, properly brushing will make you feel better about yourself even more. This is another one of my favourites how to be prettier tips that can give you instant results.
MAKE EYE CONTACT & SMILE
Making eye contact means that you’re paying attention and are self-assured whereas smiling simply makes you look more approachable and easygoing. Now isn’t that a pretty sight?
ALWAYS KEEP A RED LIPSTICK HANDY
Not once have I met anyone who hasn’t felt attracted to something “Red” whether it’s a pretty dress, lipstick or an accessory. So always keep a red lipstick on you to add a bit of quick glam or command in your look to highlight your natural aura.
TRY A DIFFERENT HAIRSTYLE OR HAIR COLOR
Switching up your hairstyle can add tons of power to your personality and also might give you a chance to find out what kind of hairstyle or hair colour would look flattering on you. As a result, changing your hairstyle or hair colour can give you a whole new look, making you feel prettier and more fulfilled from the inside.
MASTER YOUR MAKEUP GAME
And by that, we don’t mean that you go completely overboard and wear colours and products that can ruin a perfect day for you. Start with the basics like fill in your brows, contour and highlight according to the shape of your face, go for lighter or darker eyeliner shades according to the vibe and mood of the room.
WORK ON YOUR POSTURE
I say this with personal experience, walking hunched over makes you short and dowdy, and kinda old. Excellent posture makes you look leaner, taller, and more confident. You must stay mindful about your posture, and you remind yourself often to stand up straight. I always remind myself to keep my shoulders back and chin up. While it’s a hit and miss at times, but it truly helps you in building yourself up in a room full of people.
NUTRITION & SUPPLEMENTS
The sad part about the food that we eat today is, it is not sufficient to provide enough nutrients due to the culture of growing crops and cultivating has transformed into the modern procedure. It is like we are eating well, but the food is incapable of providing you with the actual nutritional value that it used to provide 10 years ago. This is the reason why we are experiencing common health issues like a low immune system and premature grey hair in teens. Therefore, no matter which decade you’re in, take your vitamins regularly.
LEARN TO ACCESSORIZE YOUR OUTFIT
To look even prettier, you can make a fusion of western and traditional fashion trends by wearing minimalistic jewellery with your favourite pair of jeans and top or a button-down shirt with a blazer. Know what would go with your outfit. You can find so much inspo on social media nowadays that it’s not hard to put an outfit together.
HAVE A HOBBY
To have a hobby means you have an excitement and love for doing other things as well. And that can bring innate happiness which eventually shows on your face because you’re the most psyched about it while doing it. So whether you’re into DIY’s, writing or even singing, enjoy it, showcase it, talk about it!
READING FOR MENTAL FITNESS
If you have a beautiful mind, then you are beautiful. If your mind sees the prettiest smiles, then you are looking pretty. This has a close connection that only a few people understand. And you can start working on yourself but the only idle way to stay on track is to grow with your mind. A beautiful mind, beautiful you.
DON’T BE A COUCH POTATO
I swear laziness is the ultimate sin and the death of your ambition and goals in life. Because if you’re staying in all day and doing nothing, besides saying goodbye to your creative juices, you’re wreaking havoc on your health as well. Do something if it’s necessary that you stayed home, cook maybe? or clean. Perhaps you’ll discover something that’ll interest you!
SAY NO TO COMPARISONS!
Ok, listen, you have to stop comparing yourself with others. Everyone is unique and when you try to compare yourself, you show yourself disrespect. This is not going to work for you in a long way. Once you stop comparing yourself and your life with others in real-time and social media (which is fake by the way no matter how many times I re-iterate), you’re reducing stress in your life. So quit the pattern. By comparing yourself with others you’re heading towards experiencing fear, anxiety, and everything that is enough to make your life a little less adventure. Here’s a tip, watch Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres or even Adele for that matter, finding a path for yourself after so much doubt and destruction is a success story you ought to be living.
WEAR POWER COLORS TO SHOW WHO YOU ARE
You can attract people and show your true personality by wearing the right colours. In a way, colour therapy for the mind and soul so you can appear stronger, confident and resilient in your ways of doing things in life. Besides the basic red, black, white and blue, even dressing according to your mood is a great way, to begin with.
TRAVEL WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Travelling is a great way to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings (which triggers inner joy). And if you’re going with your friends, then that’s like a bonus. So take quarterly breaks to enjoy and unwind from the daily grind of life.
SADQA & CHARITY
Giving Sadaqah to the orphans, widows, sick and needy ensures we live in a much fairer society by sharing the wealth and is not just monetary but can be an act of kindness as well. And for charity, maybe de-cluttering your life with things that you don’t need can also help in bringing joy to your face.
We hope that we were able to convince you on how to look pretty!