If you're new to Everything Pretty, then I want to tell you a little secret. It's one that I've shared with my readers before, but I want to reiterate it because it's so important. Being beautiful is not about being perfect. Beauty is not your nose shape; it's not your eye color. And it's definitely not your dress size. Beauty radiates from your soul. It's being kind and helping others. It's offering a kind word to a stranger. It's what you do each and every day to make the world a better or even happier place for other people.
I'm fairly confident in what I do to help my family and my community, but that doesn't mean that I don't try to look my best. I feel a lot better when my hair is done, even if it is just for my benefit. I enjoy applying makeup and creating new looks, so I usually wear makeup when I go out, even if I'm just picking the kids up or grocery shopping. When cold sores try to beat down my confidence, I use Abreva® at the first tingle, then I try these tricks to keep my confidence high while it heals.
Play Up a Different Feature
My eyes are my best feature, so I usually play them up every day and just add some gloss on my lips so my eyes and lips aren't competing for attention. If I have a cold sore or a blemish on my chin, then I continue to play up my eyes and skip my lip gloss or use a lipstick that's close to my natural shade. If I have under eye circles or a blemish on my forehead, then I will use a darker lipstick and line my lips and down play my eyes with a neutral shadow.
Don't forget that if a cold sore is threatening your confidence, you can fight the cold sore with Abreva®. I wrote a post on how to cover a cold sore while it heals last year, so be sure to check it out.
Take Care of Your Skin
You want your skin to radiate even if you have a blemish that you'd like to ignore. Try a face mask to keep your skin glowing. If your skin is dull, you can exfoliate it with a product made just for your face to avoid redness. Creating a skin care routine can also help your skin glow every day.
Changing your hair style can really be a boost of confidence. If people are used to you wearing your hair in a ponytail, you'll be surprised to see their reaction when you change it up and wear your hair down or vice versa. Keep your hair looking soft and shiny with a hair mask or deep conditioning treatment once a week.
I've shared with you my top tips that I used to boost my confidence. Tell me yours in the comments.
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*Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days.
**Among Over-the-counter products.
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