Let’s be honest – sometimes life sucks. We all have times when the idea of having to face another day seems like too much to bear. On these days, the effort required to put on a face or look your best can be totally overwhelming. Living in sweatpants and a ponytail for the rest of your life starts to sound appealing. But it only takes a few quick beauty tips to look your best when you feel your worst.
If you’re anything like me, putting a small amount of effort into making yourself look presentable can actually help make you feel better. Granted, when you’re dealing with the aftermath of a breakup or you’ve just lost a loved one, primping might be pretty low on your list of priorities. But if you’re in a funk and feeling pretty down, putting a little effort into your appearance may help lift your spirits. Not to mention that looking good when you’re feeling bad doesn’t require a ton of energy, which is a great thing because you don’t have much to spare when you’re feeling down.
You shouldn’t feel obligated to partake in any beauty routine that you don’t want to, whether you’re feeling awesome or awful. Your body, your choice, right? But if you want to find ways to look better than you feel, here are some small things you can do that make a huge difference.
1Take A Shower
Showering is a surefire way to perk up. Plus, you’ll smell way better than if you spend three days wearing the same clothing. It’s a literal fresh start for your day (or night).
2Wear Something Fun
Wear something that makes you feel good, whatever that means for you. Cover yourself in sequins, twirl in a tutu, throw on a bowtie, or lounge in a caftan. It’s totally your call. Sometimes when you look fabulous, it helps you feel a little bit fabulous, too.
If you’re someone that wears makeup as part of your gender presentation, simply swiping on some mascara can make you look (and feel) more awake and ready to face the world. You might feel like crap, but that can be your little secret.
4Paint Your Nails
5Find A New Signature Lip Color
Switch it up and find a color that makes you feel bold and powerful. A new color can bring on a brand new attitude.
6Dye Your Hair
Change can be good and refreshing. It’s the ultimate breakup move for a reason!