Ah, love is in the air. Roses and chocolates are great, but nothing sparks romance like a big, confident grin. Get date-night ready with these 6 tips for quick confidence.
Good posture is one of the fastest ways to project confidence. Researchers have found that people who stand up straighter are more easily able to recall positive thoughts and feel more powerful. Not only that, but better posture also affects your confidence in your own thoughts, according to a study from Ohio State University. Stand up a little taller before and during your date for a guaranteed confidence boost. (Your date will notice, too, since confidence is often seen as attractive.)
We’re big proponents of self-care and believe it can work wonders for your confidence levels. In fact, taking good care of yourself can decrease stress levels and help you become more confident instantly.
Set aside time for some self-care before your date (and afterward for continued confidence, of course). Sign up for a fun workout class, apply your favorite face mask, take a relaxing bubble bath, or whip up a fun recipe to share. The options are endless and will leave you feeling better inside and out.
You’re sure to be more confident when you’re wearing an outfit you love. This doesn’t need to be something new either. Choose a look that’s comfortable and makes you feel like the best version of yourself.
Don’t forget to prep your pucker with a quick lip exfoliation and hydrating lip balm. Once you have your outfit down, choose a lip color that complements your skin tone, eye color, and outfit selection. Steer clear of coral – the warm undertones can make your teeth look yellow. You can’t go wrong with a soft pink shade that flatters most skin tones.
In the week leading up to your date, start using bright on™ premium teeth whitening to brighten your pearly whites. Just 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening for 1 week will get your teeth to their whitest white, with results lasting up to 6 months. (So you’ll be set for those second and third dates, too.)
You brush and floss your teeth every day, right? Keep brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day – and each time you remove your aligners. Floss every night before bed to keep your smile in tip-top shape. Smiling improves your mood and the mood of those around you. So smile and be yourself, grinner. Your confidence – and your bright white smile – will light up the room.