1- Get your sweat on:
You might dread exercise but it can play a big factor in helping yourself feel more attractive.
We’re not just talking about exercise’s effect on your body physically — exercise is a great way to take some time to get out your aggression, have some time for yourself, and release endorphins, a chemical that can improve your mood. A 2015 study by the University of Turku found that people who exercised reported an increase in confidence.
“Exercise is a great way to feel more attractive,” April Masini, a relationship and etiquette expert, told INSIDER. “Not only are you giving yourself a gift of fitness, but you’re releasing endorphins and balancing work, play and self-care.”
2-Give some compliments.
Getting some love from others might seem like the easiest way to boost your self image, but actually you might want to practice giving some love first.
Talking up good traits about others will help you seem more appealing in their eyes and make you realize the good things about yourself, too. Researchers at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China suggested in a 2016 study that men who used metaphors to compliment women were found to be more attractive.
“Learning how to properly compliment may just be the key to a second date,” matchmaker Denise Levy told INSIDER. “Making other people feel good about themselves increases your attractiveness. People put effort into getting ready for a date so take the time to compliment the other person and mean it!”
3-Put a smile on.
It’s no secret that smiling makes you seem warm and inviting to other people, which can help how they see you. But it turns out you may even get the same benefits by looking in a mirror and smiling at yourself.
“As social creatures, we are programmed to notice the body language of others and scan for cues of safety and welcome,” relationship therapist, educator, and author Shadeen Francis told INSIDER. “Smiling is a universal signal for warmth, approachability, and attractiveness.”
“But this also works for yourself; if you smile at yourself in the mirror, you receive very similar neural cues as you would if a familiar friend smiled at you,” she said.
Researchers at the University of Cardiff in Wales in 2009 studied how facial expressions can affect a person’s mood and found evidence that suggests people who smile more can actually feel happier.