Being dissatisfied with how you look can color and shape every part of your life. And though self-esteem is a function of the mind-not the mirror-studies show that improving appearance improves confidence, attitude, personality, and relationships.
Improving how you look, isn't simply a matter of self-image All human interactions are unconsciously influenced by physical appearance. Studies show that people who look younger, thinner, and more attractive earn more, are hired quicker, and get promoted faster.
Beautiful people are also believed to be "better people," who are more competent, confident, and socially skilled than those who are considered less attractive. Psychologists call this the halo effect: a cognitive bias that causes one to assume positive traits about a person's character based on our first impression.
Over the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic shift in how people perceive cosmetic procedures. At one time, cosmetic surgery was thought to be only for the rich and famous. But in 2017, 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In this guide, you will discover the latest trends to improving your appearance including: