Your Appearance Matters to You: Find Out How You Can Do the Most to Keep It Up

You may never believe it, but most people truly don’t notice what you consider to be your greatest physical flaws. However, this piece of information is little help when you notice it. It’s absolutely necessary that you feel like you’re looking your best, as the attitude and confidence you project as a result always makes others take notice.


To be sure, how you live always impacts your appearance. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption lead to premature aging. For most people, it’s easy enough to accept the impacts, or reduce our consumption of these.

Yet it’s harder to manage the stress that makes us look so tired. After all, we can’t cut back on our careers or kids. To combat this, it’s vital that we develop good sleep hygiene, so we get better quality rest.

Try to avoid all screens (television, smartphones, any of them) an hour before bedtime. Pick up a book instead! Get into the habit of sleeping on your back, as having your face mashed into a pillow can cause wrinkles as well. Use a white noise machine or earbuds with calming music or nature sounds to help you drift off peacefully.

It also must be said that you need to stay hydrated. Aim to drink two liters of water per day.

Cosmetics and Skincare

Adding more steps to your daily skincare routine is good for maintenance and prevention. After cleansing, apply a refreshing toner. From there you can use any number of exfoliating acids, serums, and actives like retinol.

Do thorough research on each product you add to your lineup to make sure all steps in your routine are compatible. Vet brands carefully by making sure they offer stable packaging and have good customer reviews.

If you wear makeup, look for products formulated to lift and brighten your skin’s appearance. Always, always apply sunscreen underneath to protect skin from damaging UV rays.

The Doctor

Many people have a feature that has been bothering them for a long time. Often, a bottle of water, a personal trainer, or a pricey cream can’t fix it. In this case, it may be worth it to see a dermatologist or seriously consider plastic surgery in Toronto.

Setting up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will provide many more answers. You can weigh any potential risks against your desire to make a change. Who knows – the fix could be much less invasive than you assumed.

And lest you think surgical intervention is extreme, understand that more than 10 million procedures are performed annually, and the number continues to rise.

Of course, it’s always important to really examine why you feel the way you do about your appearance. Is it your media consumption? Is it because of the people you surround yourself with? Thinking critically about why you have negative thoughts or worries about your appearance is the first step in resolving any dissatisfaction.  

And if you do decide that you want a change for the right reasons, always know that you’re worth it.