Simple Steps to Looking Your Best!!

Simple Steps to Looking Your Best

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t worry about what other people think of you. Or perhaps, it’s what is on the inside that counts. This may be true in many respects, but by no means should it be interpreted as an excuse to look sloppy and grungy in your appearance. In fact, looks are extremely important to one’s success in life, regardless of philosophical views on the matter. Making first impressions on others is what often leads to increased job success or even romance. You do not need to become a fashion expert or become overly vain to look good. Following a few simple guidelines will help you find a simple style that will leave others with a positive feeling about you.

Facial Hair

Most people already follow basic grooming guidelines, but there may be a few items on this list that you have overlooked. First, remember to carefully groom facial hair. An uneven or patchy beard gives the impression that you don’t want to bother to take the time to look good. To some, this might signify an unwillingness to take care in other aspects of life. Even men can benefit from plucking their eyebrows – wild unkempt eyebrows don’t look good on anyone!


Be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly. If your breath is still less than perfect, invest in a breath-freshening product to kill bacteria and keep your breath smelling pleasant. Another commonly overlooked area of grooming is tooth whitening – even with regular brushing and flossing, some people’s teeth are simply a natural off-white color. To improve your appearance, try a tooth-whitening product. Whiter teeth drastically improve your facial appearance and give you a fresh, clean look.

Skin Care

Putting some care and attention into your skin’s appearance is a great way to not only look better but to feel better as well. Many people have either naturally oily or dry skin, or a combination of both. As a first step, find a facial cleanser that you like. Many mild cleansers are available that cater to your specific skin type. Washing your face gently every morning will help control the oil level on your skin, leaving it softer and more even looking. In addition, a clean face is less likely to develop acne.


Sometimes, the small things make the biggest difference. Keep your fingernails and toenails clean and trimmed no further than the end of the finger. Always wear deodorant, even if it’s an unscented antiperspirant. This will control sweat, and thus, odor. It may feel ridiculous, but trimming nose and ear hairs as well keeps you looking composed and fresh.

Look The Best You Can

Overall, the most important thing to remember is that as long as you put a little effort into each aspect of your appearance, you will probably be better off than most others around you. By distinguishing yourself as someone who cares about looking neat and clean, others will know that you value precision and neatness in other aspects of life as well. Your skin, teeth, and body hair are just the beginning – once those are in check, you can begin to branch out with your clothing as well. You may soon begin to notice an improvement in your social or professional life!


  • Diane K. Brimmer

    I completely agree with Mahdi and Jennifer. I too have had quite a problem with the facial hair. I can’t afford the new gadgets out there who claim to remove it completely and I can’t wax either. My skin is so sensitive that it removes the top layer. My mother and grandmother never had facial hair. I found out about 5 year ago that it comes from my father’s mother. She died when my father was 4 yrs. old. Her sisters had it real bad!

  • nancy chipriano

    Another tip that works for me is just a little self-tanning lotion now and then is a great way to add a healthy glow without the dangers of the sun. It is surprising how a little tan can make you look fresh and younger!

  • Mahdi Martin

    Ugh! Facial hair! If I didn’t “take care” of it on a regular basis, (daily plucking and shaving) I would look like I was trying to make a statement of something. I’ve been eliminating my lady mustache since I hit puberty. It’s started to spread.

    • Connie Gruning

      Mahdi, Seriously!! I’m with you! I missed one under my chin…. my daughter was quite appauld that it was so LONG. Ummm hummm guess what I found on her!??! Don’t mock the hair… it will come and get you! It’s just not fair! I get rid of acne and now I have the ‘stash AND wrinkles!!

  • Jennifer Sparks

    This is great…. I’d love to share it with my son, but he will not read it, the stinker. I’d love to hear some times on facial hair for women. Seems when I pluck those pesky whiskers, i end up with a pimple … perhaps alcohol to sterilize…or maybe aloe to keep inflammation down?? Waxing is probably best for me, but it hurrrrts so much and is such a mess. any good products you can recommend?

    • Connie Gruning

      Jennifer, waxing does HURT!! I made a huge mess of it with an at home kit…. BIG mistake and even more pain. I do need to hunt for a good facial remover for women. I’ll let you know what I find.

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