Boost Your Summer Confidence with These 7 Simple Tips
The weather is changing and now is a perfect time to transform yourself as well. Whether you want to spice up your appearance, explore new ways to boost your confidence, or just feel great as things heat up, the Swan Center is here to help!
Check out these simple tips for looking and feeling your absolute best this summer:
Reboot Your Closet
A great way to boost confidence is to revamp your wardrobe. Toss anything that makes you feel less than stellar and go on a mini-shopping spree for flattering new clothes. Fit and flare dresses can help define your shape, and something as simple as a pencil skirt can show off your curves in all the right places.
Bonus tip: If you’re on a budget, try digging for deals in a resale shop or creating new wardrobe combinations out of what you already have. Even better, invite a few people over for a fun clothing swap! You’ll be surprised how much you can update your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
Treat Yourself to New Beauty Tools
A new lipstick color can enhance your entire face. Pick a shade that flatters your complexion or go for a bold red that says you’re ready for fun. Stop by your favorite makeup counter to learn how to apply the perfect cateye or pick out a new eyeshadow that perfectly enhances your baby blues. Cosmetics are a great, fun way to look fantastic on a budget.
Bonus tip: YouTube is the makeup fan’s mecca. Find great new tips, tricks, and products by tuning in to some of the most popular beauty gurus.
Go On An Adventure
If you start planning your vacation now, you could be in Paris by July. Whether you’re curious about Central America or are looking for a local escape near Atlanta, traveling can help you feel more worldly and confident all year long. You’ll return home refreshed and ready to tackle anything.
Bonus tip: Save money for the fun stuff by carpooling or sharing accommodations with a friend. Not only is having a travel buddy fun, you’ll have extra spending money for souvenirs!
Work it, Girl
Take on a new project at work or pitch a new idea to brighten up your work week. For daily inspiration, mentor a new hire or collaborate with a coworker. Helping others is proven to make people feel happier, and sharing your expertise can be a big confidence booster.
Bonus tip: A little extra validation at work can make a huge difference—and there’s no shame in asking for it! Request a “check-up” with your supervisor(s) to see what you’re doing right and where you can improve. A pat on the back plus a game plan for the future can breathe some life back into your job.
Bring Out Your Brilliance with Dysport®
If you’re searching for a way to achieve smoother, younger looking skin, Dysport might be your answer. Dysport reduces the appearance of wrinkles by immobilizing the muscles that cause them. It’s a great way to combat frown lines and forehead wrinkles so you can look as good as you feel. Other injectables like Restylane® can restore lost volume to help you look refreshed and youthful.
“Botulinum toxins like Dysport are a great way to subtly and naturally refresh the upper third of your face and minimize fine vertical lines around the mouth,” says Dr. Fardo, board certified plastic surgeon. “When expertly placed, Dysport injections can dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the upper face, at the outer corners of the eyes, and around the mouth while still retaining some muscle movement.”
Bonus tip: Did you know that sun damage can highlight visible signs of aging? Be sure to wear SPF daily to avoid avoid sun spots, leathery texture, and increased wrinkles—in addition to decreasing your skin cancer risk.
Get Glowing Summer Skin with a New Beauty Treatment
Ever tried a chemical peel? Peels exfoliate damaged skin by removing dead skin cells and encouraging the production of new, healthy skin. Chemical peels can give your face a fresher, more vibrant appearance. One caveat: you’ll want to be careful not to expose yourself to intense sunlight after getting a peel, so be sure to plan for some time out of the sun and upgrade your sunscreen to top-notch protection. Add a wide sunhat and you’ll look completely glamorous while protecting your refreshed skin.
Bonus tip: Skip the tanning bed! You can achieve a warm summer glow without the risk of sun damage by picking up a high-quality self tanner.
Hit the Beach without Fear
If you’re looking for a more long-lasting confidence boost and want to rock a bikini, don’t let your love handles get you down. New non-surgical methods can slim common trouble spots, so you can show off your beautiful figure in the bathing suit you’ve always wanted. CoolSculpting® works by freezing fat, which is then naturally eliminated by your body. This non-surgical procedure has no downtime, so you can hit the pool or beach right away and watch yourself slim down through the summer.
Bonus tip: Be sure to buy swimsuits that flatter your figure and make you feel comfortable and confident. You’ll feel your best in a suit that fits your curves in all the right places. Check out this swimsuit guide for all body types to learn which cuts, colors, and flourishes will help you look your best.
The Swan Center wants you to embrace summer without feeling self-conscious. If you’re ready to take your good looks to the next level, join us for a complimentary consultation. We’re here to help you look fabulous and feel confident all summer long.