Glowing up is a term that is used to describe the process of improving your appearance, hygiene and in turn your mental health. Glowing up can be done by doing things like exercising, eating healthy foods, adopting a skincare routine and improving your fashion style.
This is all typically done with the intent of improving one’s self-esteem or confidence. Whether you’re looking to glow up for the new school year, or you’ve recently gone through a break up – this guide will help you improve yourself and really glow up.
Improving Your Style
The first step is to get rid of anything that doesn’t fit right or looks old. This means donating or selling clothes that are too tight, too big, or just don’t look good. The next thing you should do is buy some new clothes that fit better and are more in line with what you want your style to be.
You need to ask yourself what or whom you want to look like, while being reasonable.
Do you prefer a more classic and minimal style? Than work towards building that kind of wardrobe.
Are you more edgy and want piercings and tattoos? Work towards that aesthetic.
The key here is to work towards a style that you love and represents what you want to look like and how you see the ideal version of you in your head.
Start a Skincare Routine
We all want to have the best skin possible. But it is not always easy to get there. A lot of factors can affect our skin, but there are some things that we can do to make it better.
We need to start our skincare routine from within before adding any actual products to our face. This basically means drinking enough water, having our diet in check and making sure we don’t miss out on important vitamins and nutrients that will stop us from improving our skin (no matter what products we put on it).
When you have that in check, it’s time to start your skincare routine. For more difficult skin situations you should hit up your doctor / dermatologist. But if your skin is seemingly ok for the most part and you just want to improve it from the baseline, I recommend building a skincare regiment using this website.
Hairstyle and Beard
Men are more conscious about their looks than ever before. They want to look good and feel confident. This is why they are willing to spend time on their hair, even more so than women.
It can be quite hard to find exactly what kind of hair and beard work for you. Do you look better clean shaven, with a slight stubble or a longer beard?
Do you look better with a longer hairstyle or a shorter hairstyle? This is where you need to do some experimentation.
Your first step should be to check our articles on different hairstyles and beard styles to see which one you like better. Then take a picture of a hairstyle you like to your barber and see if it suits you.
Working Out and Building Your Body
There are many benefits of working out, and the most important is that it can help you gain muscle.
Working out is not just about gaining muscle, but also about feeling good about yourself.
There are many ways to start working out, so do not worry if you do not know where to begin. If you’re a complete beginner, don’t worry about over complicating things.
Pick a beginner workout routine (the internet is filled to the brim with them) and start eating a healthier diet with a lot of protein, it’s really that simple.
You’ll start noticing gains right away, whilst others will start noticing a difference in your physique around 3 months in.
It’s important to have a hygiene routine where you take care of all the basics in your hygiene. You can some of the stuff weekly or monthly, such as getting a haircut. Others need to be done daily, like flossing and brushing your teeth. Whatever it is, just make sure you start making it a habit.
Hygiene to-do list:
- Frequent haircuts
- Clean shaving or trimming your beard
- Trimming your nails
- Grooming body hair
- Flossing / brushing teeth
- Trimming / cleaning up eyebrows
Don’t worry about trying to hit every single part of this guide at once. Take it slow and get some quick wins – clean your closet out, get a haircut, get a gym membership and take it from there. Slowly build up and before you know it you will be a completely new and glow’d up version of the old you.