These days there is so much pressure to look thinner, shinier, younger and prettier, so you could be forgiven for thinking ‘what’s the point?’ It seems that nothing you do is good enough, because as soon as you conquer one part of it, something else will rear its ugly head.

Welcome to the wonderful world of beauty, and trying to be beautiful in this day and age.

Obviously beauty comes from within and all that, and it’s no good trying to make yourself look amazing on the outside if you’re not feeling it on the inside. Despite this, there’s no denying that confidence does come from feeling and looking good when you gaze in the mirror.

Here are five ways that have been proven to increase confidence and show that youthful expression.

  1. Hair transplants

For men, there is nothing more confidence destroying than losing hair. Receding hairlines are the thing of nightmares for the modern man, and even for the modern woman. Luckily, help is at hand. Hair transplants are becoming extremely popular, and it’s no wonder when you consider the famous celebrities that have had this done. Non-invasive, short recovery time, and natural looking results, what more could you want? Totally safe, but do read up a little more before going ahead.

  1. Botox

There’s no denying that this rather controversial treatment is becoming more and more mainstream as time goes on. Paralysing the muscles that cause wrinkles, through injections, turns back the clock and gives a more youthful appearance. Obviously the over-Botoxed look does the exact opposite, but when used in moderation, and done by professionals, Botox can look easily natural and youthful.

  1. Change your routine

Checking what you eat, checking how much exercise you do, these can all add up to a more youthful-looking you. Too much sun can age you easily, not enough exercise can do the same. Take on a more nutrition-packed diet, hit the gym, and remember the benefits of sun-cream.

  1. Look at your hair

The right hair cut can do wonders for your face and how young you look. Don’t stick with the same hair cut you’ve had for years, mix it up a little and consult your hairdresser for expert advice. This extends to colour too, for the older you get, sometimes dark hair can look harsh on some people, and for other people blonde can age. It all depends on your skin tone, so get some personal and expert advice, and then act on it!

  1. Look at your make up

Just like your hair, your make up needs should change as you get older. Certain colours won’t suit your skin tone changes, and if you change your hair colour then you will also need to look at the eyeshadow and foundation colours you use. Getting expert advice on this will help too, by consulting a make up artist, and getting a personal make over. Listen to their advice, they do know what they’re doing, no matter how sceptical you might be at first!

Some of these suggestions are drastic, some aren’t, but if you want to majorly change your appearance, you need to put your faith in the hands of experts and listen to advice. Your younger-looking self will thank you for it and your confidence will sky-rocket.