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Many of us will have heard the saying “smile and the world will smile with you” but how many of us actually smile to the world? Many of us can feel a little less confident with our own smiles, perhaps just doing a token gesture as we go about our day, rather than planting a huge big smile on our faces. Even if we do feel happy and content with our lives. So how can we change that? After all, the world will certainly be a nicer place to be in if everyone around us were smiling. We change it by becoming more confident with our own smile. I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can do that.

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Have a good routine

Having a smile that you can feel truly confident in starts with a routine at home. If you don’t take care of your teeth at home, then you won’t feel like smiling at all. It means brushing your teeth regularly, flossing regularly and even using things like mouthwash that can help with preventing things like gum disease and bad breath. It is also recommended to brush your teeth after eating or drinking something acidic or sugary. It might be hard to keep up with this regular routine, but doing this alone can help you feel more confident with your smile.

Keep up to date with your dentist appointments

As much as having a routine with your dental care is essential, you also need to make sure that you visit your dentist regularly. They can look out for problems that you may not even realize you have. Issues with plaque buildup or problems with sensitive teeth. Getting your teeth checked over can give you the confidence to smile with pride.

Consider teeth whitening

Many people don’t feel confident in their smile because of the discoloration of their teeth. This might be after years of drinking too much coffee, or simply not keeping up with a good dental routine in the past. Thankfully there are options to resolve this. A simple search online will identify websites that share the best at home teeth whitening by Top9Rated. Teeth whitening can really help improve your confidence levels, and it can be quite simple to do at home. Or if you don’t feel confident, you can get booked into specialist clinics.

Don’t force it really feel it

Finally, you need to really feel the smile and not force it. No one wants to see someone who genuinely doesn’t like filled with the joys of life. Smiling is something that should come naturally to you and not be a forced thing. Really feel genuinely happy and wanting to smile and you will find that it becomes second nature to you. This can have a huge positive impact on your life as well, as you start to feel the true feelings of happiness.

I hope that these tips help you to become more confident with your smile. Enabling you to enjoy the benefits of smiling with the world.

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They say beauty is only skin deep, but to be beautiful on the surface, you really have to take care of your body from within. Any issues inside the body are reflected on the outside when it comes to things like our skin, hair, eyes, and teeth, and so it’s important to realize the link between health and beauty. Plus when you feel great, it gives you confidence, and you will most likely show it on the outside too.

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Eat Well and Nourish From Within

To maintain your beauty on the outside, you absolutely have to nourish from within. When your body has all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive, you will notice better skin, hair, and nails as well as improved mood. And a smile makes anyone look more beautiful! Focus your diet on healthy, fresh produce: lots of fruits and vegetables will provide you with a huge boost of nutrients. Lean protein and dairy, whole grains and legumes are all important additions. If you’re meat or dairy free, it can be worth tracking the foods you eat using a food tracker to ensure you’re getting enough of everything you need from other sources. Cut back on saturated fats, salt and sugar and drink plenty of water. Your body will thank you for it, everything will function better, you will feel and look better.

Quit Your Dangerous Vices

Smoking, illicit drugs, drinking too much alcohol, lying out in the sun or using sunbeds- these are all things that will damage your health as well as your looks. All of these things will dry the skin, leaving it prone to premature aging giving you lines and wrinkles far earlier in life. On top of this, you put yourself at risk for dangerous health conditions such as cancers. Make a conscious effort to quit your vices, if you’re addicted there’s help and advice out there which can make the process easier and give you support. You’ll feel far better for it and could add years onto your life. Many of us do irresponsible things when we’re younger, we drink until we pass out, smoke too much and generally don’t think carefully about the decisions we make when it comes to our body. But as you get older and are more aware of the risks, it makes no sense to keep killing yourself with these things. Replace these with productive and healthy habits and hobbies. Classes at the gym, healthy brunches with friends, hikes with the dog- whatever it is you enjoy.

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Exercise and Work on Your Physique

Exercise benefits just about every cell in your body. It improves your cardiovascular system meaning your heart can pump blood around your body more efficiently, and you can move around without getting out of breath. Exercise helps to keep the arteries free of plaque reducing stroke and heart disease strengthens muscles and bones and helps to get rid of toxins through sweat. Because exercise increases blood flow, it helps to oxygenate the skin keeping it elastic and youthful looking. Plus it can use up excess calories helping you to maintain a healthy and attractive physique. Work on including cardio, resistance and stretching exercises in your routine, you will feel fantastic and reap the rewards of a more beautiful appearance too.

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Take Care of Your Hair

Your hair is your crowning glory and is something that can massively change the look of your appearance. There’s a reason bad hair days really are bad when you’re not confident in the way your hair looks it can take a hit of your self-esteem! Stopping with the bleaches and dyes which are full of chemicals will allow your hair to recover, as will stopping over processing it with heat. The trick is to work with your natural hair texture, come up with styles which protect your hair and look great without having to use damaging heat to achieve. Other ways you can maintain healthy hair is to eat foods that are good sources of biotin, protein and folic acid since these are needed to produce and grow healthy locks. Almonds, salmon, lentils, avocados, spinach and greek yogurt are all good choices. If you eat a healthy diet in general, you should get all of the vitamins and minerals you need, but it won’t hurt to incorporate a few additional ingredients which you know are good for hair growth. You can use natural oils on your hair such as olive, coconut and argan oil which will lock in moisture and help keep your locks shiny and beautiful. If you have fine hair, apply oil as a pre-wash treatment. Otherwise you could be able to get away with running some through the ends and leaving it in between washes to nourish and protect.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

We buy products to clean and protect our skin in the hopes of making it better, but actually, some products can make it worse. Certain scrubs, toners, face washes and other treatments can be drying or damaging to the skin. Unless you have a skin condition and need special skin products prescribed by the doctor, your best bet is to keep it as gentle as possible. Use products that are organic, and proven to be gentle. You can even make a variety of skin products yourself using all natural ingredients. Face masks containing things like bananas, avocados, oats, and eggs for example provide wonderful benefits to the skin. Sites like The Nourished Life have recipes for salt body scrubs, which are a gentle and effective way to remove dead skin. Your skin is the body’s largest organ and can absorb all kinds of chemicals and toxins from the products we use. So keeping them as natural as possible is good from both a health and a beauty perspective. The same applies to makeup, a touch of foundation to even out the skin, some mascara to lengthen the lashes and a swipe of lipstick can make all the difference and boost your confidence. But where possible, choose brands which don’t use harmful chemicals. Mineral foundation for example is all natural so free of toxins and especially great for anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Look After Your Pearly Whites

What is considered beautiful can often change with time and place? For example, in some cultures very thin women are considered attractive whereas, in others, larger or curvier are considered the ideal. The perfect size, shape, skin color and different features are dependent on time and place. However, there’s one feature that’s consistently considered attractive, and that’s nice teeth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will keep your mouth healthy, but if there are things you want to change cosmetic dentistry can do wonders these days. Whether your teeth are crooked, discolored, even if you have missing teeth (like me!) your dentist will be able to put these things right. No joke- my dentist is invited to my wedding. Eating a healthy diet and being careful of things like sugars, fizzy drinks, fruit juices and acids in foods such as citrus fruits can help you to maintain a beautiful smile. Be wary of things like coffee, tea and red wine which can stain the teeth.

Be Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

As they say, eyes are the windows to the soul- they’re also a good indication of what’s going on inside the body. When you’re exhausted, your eyes will look puffy, and you will develop dark circles. Liver problems can show in the eyes by causing yellowing, cloudy eyes can indicate diabetes. Having a fully functioning body that is well nourished, with any health conditions being kept under control will mean your eyes stay clear and beautiful. Visit the optician twice a year to check that everything is in order, and generally take care of your body. If you do notice issues with the eyes, they could reflect a deeper underlying problem so have this checked out. Cold tea bags or slices of cucumber placed on the eyes can help bring down puffiness, or you could buy special soaked eye masks. Rose water is another natural solution which helps to rejuvenate the skin.

Focus on the health of your body and your beauty will follow. Not only will you look your best, but you will feel strong, fit and confident too. When your body is working to it’s maximum potential you can reap the rewards of a more beautiful appearance too.

What steps do you take to maintain both your health and your beauty?

 

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Although modern style trends may fool some people, the majority of society has never truly veered away from the natural beauty look. There are so many women who feel they can only be desired if they look a certain way or are able to pull off a certain look a particular celebrity is wearing. The truth is that most of the time, self-consciousness gets the better of us and we play along with what may be perceived as modern beauty standards. The somewhat bizarre thing is, the natural beauty look actually takes less effort and time to get and maintain than any conventional makeup look or trend on the market. Granted it takes discipline to achieve and even more so to make sure you’re able to make it look effortless. However, if you’re ready to take off the layers you’re hiding behind and do a little facial spring cleaning, there are some things you must do.

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Better skin

A lot of the time, women put foundation on because they don’t like the tone of their skin and the natural look may bother them. But, for the natural beauty looks which feature in gothic paintings, and various works of art, the skin should be totally natural. All that you need to do is to have great circulation and an understanding of how you get clear skin. Blemishes are little patches where bacteria has formed, either through a scratch on the surface and your natural oils mixing with the wound or a slight injury. You can use homemade scrubs that work with your natural oils and don’t block your pores. They can bring a certain amount of sheen to your skin, resulting in a smooth and clear surface. You should also drink a lot of water as hydration helps in maintaining a lovely plump torsion to your skin, giving it a natural bounce.

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Fix your smile

Unfortunately for many people, they have very little to no enamel on their teeth which protects them from staining or permanent discoloration. Buy a teeth whitening kit from the market, which has been tried and tested by many consumers. The best products will have the lowest amount of chemicals and an abundance of natural ingredients like aloe vera. Moreover, if your teeth are crooked, and you don’t want to go through a long period where you need to wear braces, you can get fitted for an invisible brace treatment such as Invisalign. It’s great for crowding, closing spaces between teeth, fixing an underbite or overbite. They’re great for adults as you don’t need to have metal braces fixed as for some this might give off a juvenile image.

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Black circles can form around your eyes, and your skin can begin to sag under your eyelids if you don’t get enough sleep or drink enough water. To get brighter looking eyes, get at least the normal 8 hours of sleep every day, and make no exceptions. Equally, you can very gently, rub acidic textures on your eyes, such as cuts of lemon, lime and kiwis to drain that tired look away. The acid in the fruit and vegetables helps to revitalize your skin with a pop and bang of fresh new color coming through.

Getting the au’ natural look takes time and consistency. However, once you’ve got beautiful clear and healthy skin, all you need to do is maintain it. The exact same with your smile because once crooked teeth have been fixed, use a whitening kit to get the whole package.

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Believe it or not, smiling has been voted one of the most attractive features of a person time and time again, in both men and women. It’s something that doesn’t cost you anything to do, it’s gesture can make someone’s day, and it feels good to do – so why aren’t more of us smiling out there?

One of the biggest reasons is down to your teeth. Are you confident enough to show them off? Or is the reason you’re not smiling because you’re trying to hide something?

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If for whatever reason you’re not happy with how your smile looks, it can have a huge impact on your self-esteem. You may talk with your hand in front of your mouth, or force your lips shut when you laugh – this isn’t something that you should just grin and bear (pun intended.)

There are plenty of options out there that you can do to improve your smile. – Here are just a few.

Brush twice a day

An obvious that everyone should be doing. Brush when you wake up in the morning, and when you go to bed at night. Gently brush every tooth and the gum above it (and your tongue!) This will help not only brush away anything that has been left in your mouth from the day, but it will also get rid of the bacteria that prevents your breath from smelling. Just don’t over brush, as this will eventually remove your enamel, and you don’t want that to happen.

Teeth whitening

If your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them, whether that be down to years of smoking, illness, or you just got unfortunate, there are many different ways you can whiten your teeth. There are whitening toothpastes out there, whitening strips to leave on for thirty minutes or so, home whitening kits including a special light mouth guard, or going to a certified dentist who does it with a high powered laser. What you go for is down to you and what you think you need, so do the necessary research and talk to your dentist for advice on what they suggest.

Teeth alignment

You may find that you have slightly uneven teeth. One may be growing in front of the other, or pushing it to one side. If you want to fix crooked teeth, you’re best speaking to your dentist first. You may be given a retainer to wear, that over time, will have your teeth all growing in the right direction. Or they may suggest you just remove the tooth (depending on the area it is in) and replace it with a false one.

Luscious lips

Remember, a good smile isn’t all about the teeth you know? It’s just as important to focus on someone’s lips – so make sure they’re looking good. You can do this by exfoliating them once a week to remove any dry, dead skin, and then smother them up with a good lip conditioning balm to keep them hydrated. Then choose your weapon of lip product, whether this be a gloss, a bold sheen, or a nude matte.

Now you’re ready. So smile!

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How many of us find ourselves spending a fortune on beauty products? We can just spend and spend as there are always new products to try. But how about some natural ways to take care of our skin and appearance? There is no need to keep spending money on new products when there are things that you can do at home to beauty yourself and keep your beauty regime up. Here are just a few of them for you to try.

Banana Peel Teeth Whitening

Yes, you read that correctly. You can use banana peel to whiten your teeth. How low cost and easy is that, right? I know quite a few people that have tried it before and found that it really worked for them. All you need to do is brush your teeth as you normally would, with a natural toothpaste. You can use the banana peel first and then brush; it doesn’t make much of a difference. Take a piece from the inside of the banana peel (the white part) and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes. Rinse and repeat each day. If this doesn’t sound like your thing, then you could try some teeth whitening strips. This link gives a low-down on some of them ones on the market at the moment: www.TeethWhiteningAtHomeTips.com/best-teeth-whitening-strips. Just be sure to take a before and after picture if you’re going to try whitening your teeth. It won’t be instant, but after a couple of days, it will make a difference.

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Avocado Hair Masks

We all know the health benefits that avocados can bring to our bodies. They are full of healthy fats that our body needs to help repair and stay well. So why wouldn’t those work on our hair too? In fact, they do work on hair! So instead of spending a lot of money on conditioning hair treatments, try an avocado hair mask. So basically, after washing your hair, apply mashed avocado to your hair. It works well on the tips of your hair, as well as your scalp. So can help with split ends, as well as dandruff. There are some more about natural hair masks here https://www.diynatural.com/homemade-hair-masks/ if you’re interested to try some other ones too.

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Oatmeal Face Masks

We all dream of clearer skin, don’t we? So why do we put chemicals and all sorts of lotions and potions on our skin? We could be using something much more natural like oats. If children get chickenpox, then it is recommended that they take a bath with oats in. So oats can help inflammation, as well as itchy or dry skin. So having oats as a base for a face mask is a great idea. The rest is up to you. You could try mashing a banana with the oats, as well as a small amount of milk. You could use oats and yogurt with a little honey that is great for its antibacterial effects. You can use egg whites too, as they can help to tighten skin. There are many options, so just look in your cupboard next time, instead of the store.

 

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