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Body Confidence: How to Boost Your Self-esteem

By Hollysbeautybox @hollysbeautybox
Last June I wrote a post on plus-sized modelling, but recently I’ve noticed a lot of tension floating around social media sites around body confidence – one Twitter battle in particular.
A couple of weeks ago, Kim Kardashian posted yet another image of herself scantily-clad, but this one was a little different, as she was completely naked apart from some well-placed “censored content” style strips of black.
From one side she received a tidal wave of tweets shaming her, while on the other, she received applause from many women (including popular celebrities) for having the guts to post pictures of herself with such confidence.
Personally, I have a huge amount of respect for women who strip off, no matter what size they are. It made me think though about the way in which we approach body confidence these days. Female self-esteem seems to be at an all-time low. So, I thought I’d post a few quick thoughts on how to boost your body confidence – enjoy!
Look good, feel good
As a beauty blogger I guess I’m a little biased, but it has to be said that if you look good on the outside, you feel more confident on the inside. I’m not saying you need to rush out and buy a contouring kit or research the latest fashion trends – looking good is all about finding your own style and a look that makes you comfortable.
Forget what other people think and go with what feels natural to you. If you want to simply look fresh-faced and brightened, go for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream, so that it just gives the appearance of your skin on a good day. On the other hand, if you feel more powerful with a red lipstick on your side, then go ahead and channel your inner Marilyn!
Take time for yourself
Whether it’s reading a book or taking a Pilates class, you have to take time out for yourself and de-stress. If you’re anxious or stressed, this has a huge impact on your mental capacity to deal with other issues and decisions.
Always ensure that you make time to reset your batteries, and you’ll see your mind-set improve as a result. Then, you’ll be able to face the world with a much more confident outlook.
Nips and tucks
I’ve come across so many stories online whilst looking into this post, where young women turned to surgery to “fix” something about themselves. This wasn’t just about confidence,but issues that began to affect their mental and physical health.
For example, many women go for breast reductions because it causes them upset, anxiety and even medical problems from strain on the spine, compared to an otherwise petite frame. There are plenty of case studies for women who have had breast reduction surgery in Manchester from plastic surgeon Gary Ross, and you can take a look at them all online if you’re in a similar position.
how do you give yourself a body confidence boost when you’re feeling low?
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