Where does self-confidence come from? If you’ve asked yourself the same question before, chances are you would pay a high price for a product that can guarantee self-confidence. Here’s the trick, though: Self-confidence comes from within. 

Some people have naturally developed self-confidence through the support and attention they received in childhood. If you grew up in a stressful environment, or if your parents didn’t know how to compliment you, you may not have built the self-confidence you need to glow. 

However, here’s to the good news: Self-confidence is taught. While it is typically taught in childhood, there is nothing that says you can’t learn it at any age. 

The most important criterion when it comes to being confident about yourself is getting to know yourself. Looking after yourself and improving your body image through your appearance can make you feel more powerful and confident. 

But as self-confidence is a long process, you are likely to face some setbacks along the way. The more you know your body, the better you can react and bounce back. 

Self-confidence and weight gain

Putting on weight can throw off your self-esteem, especially if you are already sensitive about weight. When you are on a self-confidence journey, setbacks can make you question your objectives. It can make you feel like your quest for enhanced self-confidence is an impossible dream. 

Don’t listen to your inner critic. It is fueled by your low esteem. Instead, focus on the things that can affect your body weight:

Can your diet lead to weight gain?

Does collagen make you gain weight?

Is your fitness routine adding weight?

Being aware of what you do and how your body reacts can help pinpoint the issue and overcome the crisis. When the first reaction to weight gain is shame or self-hatred, you find it hard to move past this hurdle. Weight gain can be healthy in some situations.

In others, it can be a symptom of an unhealthy lifestyle or even metabolism issues. But the only way to find out and move on is to separate your self-worth from your weight. You are not your weight. Weight insecurity can lead to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts, affecting your body dramatically. 

Self-confidence and skin problems

Do you feel you can’t go outside the house until you’ve covered your skin imperfections with makeup? Almost half of the individuals wearing makeup admit to using it as camouflage for skin insecurity. So, it is time to change your attitude about skin problems.

First of all, your skin conditions do not define your worth, nor do they arise as a result of a lack of care or hygiene. Breakouts can be linked to high stress, hormonal imbalances, and allergic reactions. They have nothing to do with your skin hygiene.

More and more bloggers and influencers share a positive message about their skin problems. Acne doesn’t make you ugly or worthless. So don’t let it affect your self-confidence. On the contrary, embrace your skin and seek healing through professional skincare or skin treatment to reduce inflammation and reactions. The more relaxed you become about your skin, the more you can influence its health. 

Body image and self-confidence are often interlocked. Feeling good in your skin is all about building a positive relationship with your body and understanding it rather than hating it. The more you get to know what lies behind your insecurities rather than letting them crush you, the sooner you can build your self-confidence. 

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