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How To Love Your Body in 4 Simple Steps

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Today we want to share some great tips on how to love your body in 4 simple steps. Do you dread looking in the mirror? Are you so terrified of seeing your body that you almost always never undress in the light? If you don’t like your body, you are far from alone. Many people wish they had different bodies or that they were slimmer and fitter. 

But people come in different shapes and sizes, and each body is beautiful. If you want to appreciate your body more, here are a few things you can do.

Rethink Your Ideals

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You may not love your body because it doesn’t fit society’s description of how a beautiful body should look. You watch TV shows, scroll through Instagram and read magazines and the people you see probably don’t resemble you in the slightest.

The best way to get around this mentality is to know that the media, often, does not portray what ordinary people look like. Aspiring to look like your favorite model or celebrity can only make you feel worse about your body.

Accept that you have a beautiful body and that you don’t have to conform to society’s definition of a gorgeous body. Be kinder in your self-talk, and by all means, avoid comparing yourself to others.

Get Cosmetic Surgery

You can also improve your looks by getting cosmetic surgery. Like getting Breast Implants or Botox injections, most of these procedures are minimally invasive and produce near-instant results.

Contrary to popular opinion, cosmetic surgery does not have to be extreme to improve your looks. If anything, the best surgeons make subtle changes that enhance your overall look without being too conspicuous.

Be More Present During Intimacy

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If you don’t like your body, perhaps you also don’t like having intimate relations. And even when you do have them, you may be prone to switching off the lights, so your partner doesn’t see your body well. 

If you are to be more comfortable in your skin, you need to change this. Always leave the lights on during intimacy, and be fully present. Experience the fullness of your partner’s love for your body. With time, you will start reflecting this love to yourself too.

You should also work on being more comfortable in your nakedness. Walk around your house or apartment naked sometimes, and be sure to walk by the mirror several times. The more you see your body, the less terrified you will be and the easier you will accept it.

Look To The Future

Often, people dislike their bodies because they are consistently comparing themselves to their past selves. Loving your body means accepting that it will change with time and preparing for this change instead of lingering in the past.

For starters, change your closet if it no longer serves you. Donate or sell clothes that no longer fit you comfortably, and buy those that showcase your body in the best light. When you walk out the door, you should feel happy and confident in your looks.

Conclusion

In this digital age, feeling confident about your body can be a challenging task. What with the constant bombardment of people with seemingly perfect bodies on social media, mainstream media and even magazines!

But this doesn’t mean that you are powerless. By being more accepting of who you are and taking measures to improve your confidence, you can fall in love with your body. Start by following the steps on this post and watch your self-love grow.

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How to Pick the Best Shapewear for Your Body Type

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No one is ever satisfied with their body. I’m not satisfied with my body. Who is?! No matter what, without a doubt, we’ll always find something wrong with ourselves and you’re not the only one. No one is perfect even though we’d like to think Ryan Gosling is the most perfect specimen ever. Just remember, you’re beautiful just the way you are. I learned that from Bruno Mars.

It’s not like there’s nothing we can do about it either! What better way to show your confidence than just working with what you got. Thanks to HourglassAngel.com, we have tips and tricks for you to pick the best shapewear for your body type.
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For a better idea, what better way than to refer to a handful of iconic celebrities!
ROUNDED FIGURE = QUEEN LATIFAH
Got a small waist-to-hip ratio? Or even a full bust and broad shoulders? You’ll want a shapewear that will define your waistline.
Suggested looks: corsets & cinchers or shaping camis

CREDIT: Popsugar

CREDIT: Popsugar


STRAIGHT FIGURED = CAMERON DIAZ
Long and lean ladies with portions of your body similar in proportions, then you my friend, can refer to bubbly Cameron Diaz! Add some curves and definition to your body, girl!
Suggested looks: butt-enhancing shapers and cincher vests


HOURGLASS = KIM KARDASHIAN
We all know one of the queens of the hourglass look is Kim Kardashian. Any surprise there? What you want to do is smooth and define the curves you already own!
Suggested looks: all-over shaping bodysuits

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CURVY ON BOTTOM = BEYONCE
Cue the Ginuwine’s “In Those Jeans” song because granted, you know how to work it with jeans! This body type has curvy hips and slimmer waists just like Queen B. For this, wear shapewear to create balance in your figure.
Suggested looks: thigh-slimming shapers or braless shaping tanks/camis

Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


SHAPELY ON TOP = ANGELINA JOLIE
Opposite to Beyonce’s body type, all your magic happens on the top with your bust and broad shoulders. Most likely, you’ll have narrow hips as well. What you want to do is move the attention to the bottom.
Suggested looks: enhancing panties and shapers or full-body shapers.
Don’t see yourself align with these body types? Get more help from HourglassAngel.com’s Shapewear Stylists by visiting their website: www.hourglassangel.com/#quiz
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SPF Beach Ready

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Attention Cliché readers! It is extremely important to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. That’s why we have a list of products for you to have in your beach bag this summer. From sunscreens to moisturizers, to concealer and lip gloss, we will make sure you are SPF-covered in this SPF Beach Ready Review!

When it comes to our gorgeous faces, we at Cliché are fans of SkinMedica’s TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 Sunscreen and Environ’s Sunscreen because they don’t leave any kind of residue on your skin. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use, the SkinMedica moisturizer works wonders on your face and neck. Environ’s Sunscreen has SPF 25 and contains antioxidants. It is also lightweight and can also be used anywhere on the body.

For our bods, we are into DERMAdoctor’s Brazilian Bombshell Skin Perfection Body Lotion and Vichy’s Capital Soleil Silkscreen Dry-Finish Lotion. Formulated to help even out skin tone imperfections, the smoothing skin Brazilian Bombshell is SPF 30. The oil-free Vichy’s Dry-Finish Lotion is SPF 45 and contains anti-aging antioxidants. Both body lotions absorb quickly without leaving any sign of residue.

Like most women, I’m not too keen on wearing makeup on the beach or while I’m poolside because it eventually melts off, but you never know who you’ll meet or what condition your skin will be in. You might need a little dab of concealer to cover up a pimple or blemish, and Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 15 is a great choice. The makeup is light and leaves skin looking natural and flawless.

And we can’t forget our lovely lips! Colorescience’s Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35 in Siren is a great last minute addition to your summer skincare regimen. We love that it’s waterproof for up to 40 minutes, so apply a coat and make a splash this summer!