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Looking and feeling your best

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Most of us want to make a good impression and care about how we look. So, it makes sense that we put a fair amount of effort into stuff like our hair and skin. But a lot of looking and feeling your best comes from taking good care of yourself and having a healthy self-image. An inner glow and a feeling of confidence help to make your outsides shine!

Do you feel pressure to look “good”? One great way to deal with this is to refuse to compare yourself to girls in TV shows, magazines, and movies. They have whole crews of professionals — and camera and computer tricks — to help them look good.

Remember, everyone’s got something beautiful about them! If your friends start complaining that they’re fat or ugly, try saying what’s beautiful about them — inside and out. Or, you could just try changing the subject.

If you spend a lot of time feeling bad about your looks, you might have a problem with your body image. Talking to an adult you trust can help a lot, so don’t be shy about your worries.

As your body changes, you can feel a lot more comfortable and confident if you’ve got the information you need. Check out the links below to learn lots more.

 

Content last reviewed April 15, 2014
Page last updated May 27, 2014

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