7 Secrets to Embrace Your Natural Beauty in the Workplace
By Samantha Thorenson, Freelance Writer
47% of U.S. workers are women; with more women joining the workforce they are more likely to switch to natural beauty because it saves time, boosts confidence, and is healthier for their skin.
In a male-dominated workplace, many women still choose to wear makeup. But when beauty is held to a higher degree than actual work ethic, it leaves room for beauty bias.
Beauty bias, or lookism, essentially means the better you look, the more likely you will be to get a raise or move up the corporate ladder.
While makeup is always an option women use to enhance their look, a lot more women are making the conscious decision to overcome lookism and embrace their natural beauty.
This may seem obvious, but smiling is one of the best ways to show off your beauty. Smiling not only boosts your own confidence and self-esteem but makes you more approachable and likable by your coworkers.
People who smile often are automatically perceived as beautiful because they appear to have a kind soul. One study shows that people who are kind automatically are more beautiful in the eyes of their peers.
Act confident and no one will question you. Confidence is a sought-after trait and is the foundation of success. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will help you succeed and move up in your career.
Research shows that when you act confident, you appear more attractive. However, make sure that you are not exuding confidence in a negative way. Some people may interpret it as cocky. As long as you remain humble, you will be able to succeed in the workplace.
Self-care and mental health are incredibly important. In order to embrace your natural beauty, you must be able to take care of yourself.
Being able to spend time alone is especially important for taking care of your health. It is important to be independent and not to rely solely on others. Spending time alone increases empathy, productivity, and creativity which allows you to perform better in the workplace.
One great way to indulge in self-care is a digital detox. We are surrounded by technology in our everyday lives. By removing technologies from our surroundings, we are able to reconnect with the world around us and become more present.
Physical fitness is important in maintaining your health. When you are physically fit, you will also feel better mentally. Physical fitness releases endorphins which make you a happier person and will promote productivity in the workplace.
Businesses are recognizing the benefits of physical fitness and are implementing programs which help maximize the returns in cost savings. Physically fit employees are better able to embrace their beauty, gain confidence, and perform better at work.
If you work a 9-5 office job, try to move throughout the day. Take a walk during your lunch break or go to the gym before or after work. If you are struggling with motivation, consider signing up for workout classes at a set time.
After a long and stressful week at work, you need some time for yourself to rejuvenate and relax. A spa offers treatments that are beneficial for your mental and physical health.
Consider getting a Hydrafacial as this will help cleanse your skin, exfoliate, and extract impurities while simultaneously helping treat acne and promote anti-aging. Spas offer plenty of treatments that will help you feel more confident in the workplace.
You have probably heard this before, but getting enough sleep is incredibly important for your health. Getting enough sleep is beneficial for both your mental stamina and physical appearance.
Sleeping well is known to give you beautiful skin, reduce stress, promote productivity, and improve your memory. If you are struggling to sleep try melatonin, lavender, or seek professional help.
If you are someone who enjoys wearing makeup to work, consider switching over to non-toxic beauty products. This is important because research shows that a majority of makeup products contain toxic and harmful ingredients that are harmful to our health.
Switch over to an organic beauty product company that is aware of the chemicals and environmental consequences other makeup companies ignore. These products will be better for your face and will help you embrace your beauty without using a plethora of products.
There are many ways for women to embrace their natural beauty in the workplace. These secrets will help you to become a better version of yourself and set you up for success.
About the author: Samantha Thorenson is an independent beauty and aesthetic content writer who has been featured in magazines such as Allure and NewBeauty. Her blogging expertise is mainly focused on beauty and fashion but she is always looking for opportunities to immerse herself in new topics and different areas of interest. Samantha is based out of Southern California and lives with her husband, John, and their two chocolate labs, Coco & Hershey. She enjoys gardening in her free time and her current obsession is Game of Thrones. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org