How to Feel Pretty: Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem

How to Feel Pretty

How can you feel pretty? Feeling pretty is something we all want to feel. It boosts our confidence and self-esteem, which can make us happier in life. How do you start feeling pretty again? The answer may be easier than you think. All it takes is a change in your thinking. Want to learn how to feel pretty again? Keep reading for helpful tips!

Be time-aware, be present at the moment, focus on internal feelings and emotions. In general, we can feel most at home when we're not worrying about the past or fretting about the future. Instead of dwelling on events in your life that you cannot change any longer, train yourself to relish your strengths and appreciate what is good in your life now.

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How to feel pretty

How to Feel Pretty

Love yourself

You have to practice self-confidence with yourself. To have self-esteem and love yourself, you must do some work to change how you think, which can be difficult.

The only one who can decide you're pretty is you. Take a while to focus on your cute features, and find ways to make the rest of yourself work with what you have.

On days when you feel like the world is against you, take a moment to look in the mirror and remind yourself that "you're pretty."

The only way to learn what you really like about yourself to feel pretty is to take the time to experiment. Forget everyone's expectations. Don't be afraid of taking a chance. Really live a little more each day.

Finding what you can excel at is essential to find your "pretty." It's easier said than done, but take the time and energy and be patient with yourself.

It might just be what sparks new energy and creativity in life and looks how good it feels! If we are proud of ourselves, then we will be able not only to focus on our accomplishments.

But also make others proud by being consistently open with our ideas, something society constantly needs now! It won't happen overnight, but eventually, every inch of your life will fill with more and more confidence.

It's okay if it doesn't all happen at once, but in time you'll find what works for you to feel pretty just the way you are!

The key thing is to focus on what makes YOU happy, not someone else. You have to be selfish enough for yourself.

Improve your beauty routine

You are pretty; when you look in the mirror, you see your most beautiful self! Thinking that way will make you feel confident and pretty. There are many tips for increasing your beauty routine, feeling pretty, and improving your self-confidence.

  1. Get adequate sleep, so your body can create new skin cells and quickly repair the damage from pollution or stress.
  2. Exfoliate with a scrub made of baking soda or sugar to remove accumulated dead cells.
  3. Moisturize after bathing to lock in moisture and heal damaged skin cells by maintaining cell cohesion - don't forget behind the ear where breakouts often occur!
  4. Use a lip balm every day - it should be all-natural without chemicals like petrochemicals, fragrances, preservatives, or artificial coloring agents that clog pores and lead to breakouts on the face!
  5. Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and stay hydrated.

The guidelines for healthy skin are just a few, but they will work wonders in how you feel about yourself. Start today!

If your feelings do not change after following these steps, it may be time to see a doctor or therapist specializing in dermatology and mental.

Get a haircut that you love.

To boost your self-confidence and feel beautiful, you need to get a nice haircut. Bring inspirational pictures with you. Don’t be afraid to bring in photos of your favorite haircuts or hairstyles (with celebrities, girls at school, models, etc.)

That way, the stylist can really visualize what you are looking for and have a guideline to follow when cutting your hair.

The stylist will need to know more than just how much hair you want taking off and whether it will need a trim before they can start cutting.

It would also be helpful if the stylist knows other things about you, like what style fits your personality best because that is important too!

They might ask questions like why you want this hair cut or how often I plan to style my hair?

Paint your nails a bright color (or get them done)

Paint your nails with good quality nail paint. Many people think that nail polish is the most important part of looking beautiful, and while it's true that you can't do without it entirely.

Many don't know that there are plenty of other ways to get the desired effect outdoors or for occasional use. For instance, you could create an organza bow with clam shell-shaped pastel cutouts draped across each knuckle and then tie around the wrist like a corsage—a bit vintage but completely charming!

Or, if you're feeling crazy in love like I am right now, choose a color close to your partner's favorite shade. Do it as long as it contrasts enough with his skin tone so he can appreciate its brightness too.

You could try less-is-more by rubbing some almond or olive oil on them before bed for a more natural look. This will help strengthen your nail plate and make it shiny too!

Improve your posture

When you stand up straight, your posture will reflect confidence. If you slouch, people may think you are ugly, even if they're wrong. You can improve your posture to look prettier by standing up straight and acting confident.

A confident pose helps because it automatically improves an optional position of the back and curvature of the spine and increases breast size by consciously stretching chest muscles.

There's also how important it is that you have strong yet lean shoulders (to avoid looking too square), elegant neckline. Also, streamlined waist, legs planted firmly on the ground for stability while allowing a graceful flow from one stride to another with swinging arms. Finally, toes pointed slightly outward-facing forward for projecting a balanced appearance.

All these factors will lead to maximum attractiveness while maintaining respectable curves and figures.

Use lipstick

You can use lipstick to make your face more attractive. Darker lipsticks are going to have greater levels of reddish-maroon, purple, or wine-hued hues that will "irradiate" different facial features such as cheekbones and the corners of your mouth. This will help you look prettier.

Not all colors, including pink, will do this for all people's faces. In other words. There are no medical reasons why light colors won't work on some people's skin tones.

It's just that darker shades emphasize certain features better, and this is what makes these styles more universally pretty than lighter shades for most skin tones.


Smile even if you don't feel like it! Smiling can help make you feel better in the long run.

Science has found that not only do emotions leave a visible imprint on our face and body, but the other way around also works. If you don't feel good but make a smiley-face anyways, it will generate chemistry of well being which can cause one actually to start feeling better!

Dopamine is the happy hormone that's released when you're feeling good. There are many ways to stimulate this release of dopamine, but one easy way is by getting a pencil and putting it in your mouth so that the eraser end rests on your lips or teeth.

Hold it there for 15 seconds while smiling as if you were telling a joke-the brain will then get enough dopamine pumped through our system, which could help us feel better!

Doing something like having an errand run can also help make someone else laugh (which makes them happier) or even making somebody grin with just body language alone.

These two things both create more opportunities for happiness since laughter releases those happy hormones called beta-endorphins into our bloodstreams too!

With this little routine, you can start to improve your mood because wanting to be in a good mood helps you really be in one. Your muscles will relax, and breathing will calm down too!

Take a break from social media.

Social media has the potential to put the most average-looking person on a pedestal. That can lead people to think they’re not good enough.

Taking a break now and then from social media will make you feel good about yourself.

Don't judge people

If you're in the habit of judging people by what they look like, then perhaps the best way to go about it is to get yourself into a new habit.

People don't like a person that criticizes others because it's not a healthy way to live.

People will like you more when they know that underneath your judgmental ways, kindness and empathy are waiting for them too!

It doesn't matter what size or shape they are because all people deserve respect. If you show respect, you will look even prettier for them!

Be grateful

Gratitude is a powerful force. It has the power to change your life and bring you more joy than you've ever imagined. Gratitude helps create inner peace, feeling pretty, increases happiness levels, eliminates resentment, diminishes stress, and heals emotional wounds.

The intentional act of gratitude transforms the way we look at ourselves. We see in the mirror every day becomes something to be celebrated instead of hidden away or dreaded.

It takes time for each of us to become grateful within ourselves, just like it took time for our brows to knit together when we were babies learning how to frown but eventually learned from our parents how happy lines should appear across our foreheads.


When you exercise you not only improve your health but your physical appearance too. You will also feel much better about yourself and want to show off your new body!

Just as you would with any other type of exercise, start slow. You want to avoid injury, which can happen if you jump into a workout routine that is too advanced for your current fitness level.

Any physical activity will help you to gel an hourglass figure and get a much better figure.

Spend some time with friends or family

Spending some time with people that love you can increase your feelings of self-worth and improve your mood.

Doing something you enjoy with your friend will make them feel like they can't live without it, and time really isn't a limit here.

If you're already friends or family, the chance of spending quality time together increases a lot more than if one is trying to build that connection from scratch.

The enjoyment doesn't only come from doing something fun. But also in being able to share that experience with someone else who'll want the experience enough for themselves as well.

Even if they would never admit it, in other words, there's nothing better for someone feeling down about themselves than when their lover says "I love you" until their ears start hurting.

Moisturize your skin

How to feel pretty? Take care of your skin by moisturizing, using sunscreen, and avoiding the sun when it's at its peak hours.

Your skin is your largest organ and is in charge of moisturizing, providing the first line of protection from the outside world. Moisturizing your skin can make it feel softer and firmer while also helping to prevent wrinkles.

I recommend you apply a thin layer of coconut oil after showering for the best results. It contains lauric acid that actually helps repair damaged skin cells! Just rub it into damp skin, and then pat dry with a towel.

Coconut oil provides quick relief for dry, thirsty skin by saturating it with healthy fats. The human brain associates strong feelings of pleasure with food and sensations like warmth providing instant relief. So massaging moisturizer creates an immediate feeling of gratification, and you immediately will feel prettier.

Dress garments you love

Add accessories to make it your own. Clothes-optional attire might not be possible for every occasion. But sometimes, adding one little detail can make a dress, shirt, or pair of pants and make it something worth looking at.

A pretty belt can do wonders. Just don't wear the same style twice in a row! The same goes for scarves, necklaces, bracelets clogs.

It's fun to see what you're capable of when you have the skills and inspiration around how to do it for yourself.

Mixing patterns and colors. For example, you can mix different prints in the same color palette or combine a couple of disparate color palettes. You could try adding a black jacket to an unexpected print dress, for example. You could wear an army-green skirt with a bright yellow tank top and pink sunglasses.

Suppose you have an eclectic taste but want to stick within one color scheme—for instance, someone with mostly blue dresses but one pink shirt. Then add jewelry that is opposite on the color wheel to ensure contrast without jarring viewers' eyes.

A teal bracelet would work well at complimenting a turquoise dress because they're complimentary colors (opposite on the wheel) while still being complimentary shades of blue.

How can I get prettier instantly?

How to Feel Pretty instantly

Wear makeup that enhances your natural beauty

Avoid wearing makeup that's too dark or too pale, and opt for neutral colors. Pale tones contrast with one's own skin tone and often make people look sallow or washed out, whereas deep tones can easily clash with the natural coloring of the face and neck.

Instead, skip heavy eyeshadow colors, gloves of color across your cheeks, lips that are brighter than they are bright in nature. And choose shades of lipstick that nod to your current hair color instead of opting for something bolder like a red lip on brunettes.

Remember: less is more when it comes to beauty! If you've got naturally nice features/skin tone (or have time to spend on them), then you can opt for wearing less makeup.

Wear clothes that fit and compliment your figure

Make sure your outfit is flattering. If not, change clothes! Read fashion blogs and magazines to hear the latest on silhouettes and trends.

It's also helpful to know your body's measurements which can be calculated with a measuring tape or a few measurements.

For example, if you take 4 measurements. One at your chest, the widest part of your waist, our hips (with feet together), and thigh circumference just above the top of the capris. This will give you four numbers that add up to different whole numbers.

If two whole numbers are next together like (10/12), then this means you're between sizes 10-12, and an accurate fitting piece would outfit many people of various sizes in this demographic. If all four sets of numbers are the same, for example

Get enough sleep so you can feel refreshed in the morning

Commit to a 7-8 hours sleep each night, and then wake up at the same time every morning.

Sleeping at the same time each day not only trains your body which times to go to bed and wake up. It also ensures that you get used to going to bed and waking up during these overlapping periods.

If you do this, you will look radiant and pretty every day. And if I'm explaining how this strategy keeps me in shape, it'll work for you too.

Get a new haircut

Find someone with a great haircut that you like, and then ask them for their stylist's name. They should be happy to give up their helper if you can't find one person who has the perfect style.

Then go to the site from which you obtained the picture of your desired look and click on "Hairstylists in _____." Browse through the listing until you find one that seems to strike a chord with your personal style preferences.

If it's not possible for people around where you live to provide better styling advice, go online until you come across someone who does!

Today's internet has more hairstyling knowledge than any human being could ever fit into his or her brain alone. So take advantage of that possibility.

Change up your outfit.

How to feel pretty? Wear something with brighter colors or patterns. Don't wear anything too tight or too baggy. Dress to flatter your body type and watch the compliments come rolling in!

Not being pretty has nothing whatsoever to do with how you look, but rather with what is going through your head.

Grin more! 

There are many ways to do it. If you want to feel pretty and confident about yourself, try these three simple steps:

  1. Or you could start by smiling more, which can bring back the memories of a positive experience or think of something that you're grateful for in your life.
  2. If smiling is too much work, try holding your mouth in a preconceived shape when you're alone somewhere private and then practice it out in public when you have time to get used to it. It may feel awkward at first, but eventually, people will benefit from how happy they look 🙂
  3. Listen to music or find some other sense of joy or comfort before going out into public, like painting a picture, taking photos with friends, eating something delicious. Like any muscle that isn't getting stimulation regularly (and especially one that's been in a state of disuse for some time), the more you use it, the easier it becomes.

Wear a bright lipstick to make your lips pop

How to feel pretty? Dazzling lips will give you the appearance of being even prettier. You will look cute to all your friends.

  1. Try out the lipstick on your lips first before applying it just if you don't like the color or don't work well with your skin tone.
  2. Keep a lip liner nearby to touch up any smudges or mistakes when you're ample was not too long ago.
  3. Mix some of your natural lip colors with a tinted lip balm that matches the shade of your lipstick for extra shine if needed, but be careful not to make them too dark so they won’t contrast too much with your makeup and feel uncomfortable during wear.
  4. Swipe on a nude-colored gloss after you've finished wearing one clunky of thick matte lipstick for an instant plumping effect.

Add red nail polish to your fingers and toes.

Add some red nail polish to your fingers and toes, or paint the nails of one hand in different colors to bring a little variety to the pictures.

You have to add red nail polish to your fingers and toes to look pretty. Clear foundations have long been known for their impeccable staying power, thus giving anyone a streak-free application with little effort.

All you need is some primer or finishing powder (depending on the finish you're looking for), then shake some in your applicator and apply it as usual. The bonus? It'll promise to last well beyond what other topcoats might be able to offer.

All without damaging your nails! Here are five of our favorite topcoats that will work miracles on your 'do every single day:

  1. Revlon Mirror Finish Nail Enamel Top Coat
  2. OPI Drip Dry Nail Polish Top Coat
  3. Essie Good to Go Nail Polish Top Coat

A top coat can be the difference between a good manicure and an excellent one, so make sure to invest in some if you're looking for something that will last. Your nails will thank you!

Put on earrings

How to feel pretty? When you see yourself in the mirror constantly, you feel as if you need to wear earrings. Put on earrings that match what you're wearing. They'll make you look cute without having to spend any money!

Typically, you want the earrings to be in high contrast with your skin tone, so if you have very fair skin but are wearing a dark dress.

It would look better with a light set of earrings like diamond studs than if you were wearing a soft pink or other pale-colored dress. If that doesn't work for you anymore, here are the general guidelines on what style works best on what face shape:

  • Oval. Larger drop earrings create more balance and draw attention up from the neck.
  • Round. Smaller hoops or postbacks work well for rounder faces since they elongate them and soften them out.
  • Oblong. Cuff bracelet or long drop earrings that will add length to the face.
  • Square. Cuff bracelets or shorter dangly earrings. Since square faces are already full, you don't want to draw attention away from your eyes by adding even more roundness with large earrings.
  • Heart. Drop earrings help soften out heart-shaped faces and make them appear more oval.
  • Triangle. Hoop earrings or circular studs that will soften out the angles of triangular faces. Avoid necklaces because they can make a person's face look even wider, and you don't want to do that if your goal is to appear slender.
  • Diamond. Longer dangly earrings work well for diamond-shaped faces.
  • Rectangle. Hoops, long drop earrings, or round studs. If you have a rectangle face and are looking to create more angles with your jewelry, try angular pieces like rectangular metal shapes on bracelets and chunky rings.
  • Shaped Face. Teardrops or tear-shaped dangly earrings add softness and balance out a shaped face.

How can I make myself look pretty without makeup?

  1. Wash your face with warm water and a gentle cleanser.
  2. Use a light moisturizer to hydrate the skin without clogging pores.
  3. Apply eye cream around the delicate area under your eyes for moisture, and use an anti-aging serum on any wrinkles or fine lines.
  4. Wear natural colors that complement your skin tones, such as pinkish blush, taupe eyeshadow, or bronzey lipstick.
  5. Get rid of excess hair by shaving it off or using waxing strips.
  6. Add volume to thinning hair by washing it with volumizing shampoo and conditioner and using a volumizing spray before styling.

How can I be more confident in my looks?

You can work on your trust in your appearance by turning off the TV, looking at yourself in a mirror when you're giving inspiring speeches and positive affirmations.

First and foremost, you have to believe that you are beautiful. Change the way that you talk about yourself. If no one else is going to do it for you, then it's up to YOU!

Be mindful of what comes out of your mouth. Say positive things and avoid negative comments about how awful or irritating something was. "Oh my gosh, I am so mad!" Instead, say, "I am so mad."

But don't whine all the time; try to be carefree as much as possible. Get some sugar cravings under control because most people eat more when they are stressed.

Arrange your home environment to reflect what you want to see in yourself - if you're not a morning person, then put up curtains or blinds so that the sun doesn't wake you too early and make sure there is plenty of light when it's time for bedtime.

How do I make my acne feel pretty?

  • Keep your face clean.
  • Protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen.
  • Drink more water - at least 8 glasses a day.
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible, especially if you have oily skin or acne-prone skin. The sebum on our fingertips is what clogs up pores and causes breakouts, so try to keep them away from your face!

A night cream can help keep acne under control by fighting inflammation and keeping oil production at bay while moisturizing the sensitive facial area.

When selecting a night cream, look for rosacea-friendly ingredients, including aloe, witch hazel, and tea tree oil. These natural oils provide all the anti-inflammatory properties needed for flair prevention without irritation!


How to feel pretty? When we feel this way, it's easier to be confident and happy. And when you're feeling those things on the regular, your life gets better by default.

But what does "feeling pretty" actually mean? It could mean different things for different people! Here are a few of our favorite tips that will help you look and feel gorgeous no matter who you are. And yes, this includes men too.

What did I miss? Comment below with any additional ways to get yourself looking good!