5 Quick Tips to Look Better Naked

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5 Quick Tips to Look Better Naked

Written by Erin Whitehead, Health and Fitness Writer

You might think that you'll be at your sexiest if you lose 10 more pounds, or when you can fit back into those skinny jeans you've been holding onto. But you shouldn't constantly cover yourself up just because you're not at your ideal weight or feel self-conscious about a certain area of your body. If you want to look better naked now--not 10 pounds from now--then follow these quick and simple tips.

Take Care of Your Skin

Healthy skin can be yours in an instant. Reveal soft, smooth skin with a quick shower and scrub with a loofah or an exfoliating shower gel. Afterwards, moisturize with your favorite scented lotion to stay silky and hydrated all day long. A little extra color can also increase your confidence factor in a hurry. Avoid sun exposure, but get that splash of tan with a self tanner. Lotions with a hint of glitter or bronzer can also go a long way toward giving your skin a little extra sparkle!

Dim the Lights

Don’t hide in the dark, but if it makes you more comfortable, dim the lights! Overhead lights may feel like a spotlight accentuating all your flaws, so use a dimmer switch, a side lamp or candles to cast the perfect mood lighting.

Stand Tall

Not only does good posture help you look taller, but it can actually make you look instantly slimmer. Not to mention that the simple act of standing up straight can make you feel more confident. So stand tall and sashay into the room like you own it!

Get Naked More Often

Practice makes perfect, so if you’re not comfortable unclothed, go nude more frequently. With more experience, it’ll start to feel more natural. Chores in the buff? Why not!

Accentuate the Positive

Don’t focus on your flaws when your clothes are off. Instead, accentuate your best features! Do you have the prettiest eyes in town? Go for a smoky eye look to make them really pop. Were you born with the luscious lips of a movie star? Perfect that pout with a pretty lip color. Have gorgeous locks? Let loose and wear your hair down. There's also nothing wrong with leaving a little to the imagination in the bedroom; the right piece of lingerie can help you highlight your best features. These tiny accentuations might not seem like a big deal, but they can add up to a big boost in self-confidence.

The Bottom Line? Stop Stressing!

Above everything else, stop the worries! Chances are that you're not busy critiquing your bed buddy, checking out her flaws or thinking he needs to firm up his arms. You're with this person for a reason, so remember that your partner is choosing to be with you, too! If your lover can appreciate your beauty, why can't you? Besides, nothing will kill the mood more than a partner who is down in the dumps over something silly like not having the perfect abs or needing more toned triceps.

Remember: Feeling confident—naked or clothed—is more about your brain than your body! So embrace a sexy attitude and keep your focus on your positive features. You are your own worst critic, so make every effort to silence that negative voice, clothed or not.

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4/22/2014 3:43:07 PM

HILLSLUG98239's SparkPage
I can't wait for The Hubs to start wearing a "smoky eye" to bring out his beautiful eyes.


2/28/2014 3:13:26 PM

DELLA81156's SparkPage
I try to like my whole body. At 57 it can be difficult.


12/9/2013 5:20:34 PM

Thank you for this. I am getting better at it, but can't help the critiquing.


12/1/2013 10:37:26 PM

SAMMI-SAM's SparkPage
I am happy right now getting smaller. I don't feel lardy-


9/1/2013 4:29:31 PM

with the mixed messages of always showing beautiful people ...


8/30/2013 6:42:32 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Good tips, especially dimming the lights. :-)


8/28/2013 11:07:43 AM

PAM_COOPER's SparkPage
I'm not crazy about being naked with all the irreversible damage I have inflicted on my body--some of my stretched out skin will never look normal or good again. However, I have discovered a few things concerning this subject that I would like to add or elaborate on. I have learned that healthy food, water and vitamin supplements have helped clear my rough skin and contributes to that healthy glow mentioned here. I started taking Vit D 2 years ago and ALL my dry bumps on my arms and legs have disappeared. (Funny, I asked the doctor about this for 40 years off and on and had to discover it on my own) I also have very dry skin and after years of trial and error the best and simplest routine for me is using mild cleansers (natural preferred) and finishing off while my skin is damp with a home made mixture of coconut/olive/sesame oil, shea butter and essential oils as desired.
I like the tanning lotions in the summer too and use them, but still like the coconut oil for general all over body moisturizing. The loofah is great too! . . . stimulating and pumice is good for elbows, feet and heels. I even use sand paper on my dry feet to get rid of calluses and thick skin on my toes and heels--it only takes a few minutes a week and makes a big difference in how my feet look.
Accentuating the positive is a good way to end this article---I have always said that good grooming is what makes a person attractive even when they are not 'fixed up' - or particularly attractive---i.e. tweesing brows, shaving legs/underarms, plucking the stray hairs on your face, clean hair, teeth, nails, etc.

Simple, but good tips!


8/28/2013 9:22:16 AM

BLONDIE218145's SparkPage
I'm jumping back on my program, so being nekked is not at the top of my list but many of these statements have helped to get me going. Thank you.


8/27/2013 10:31:00 AM

ANGELONE11's SparkPage
Really good article! Some of this information are things that I have incorporated into my daily routine and not waiting until all the weight is gone!!


8/27/2013 9:34:52 AM

Good article. Enjoyed it. Very helpful.


8/27/2013 6:55:50 AM

GREENHOME1's SparkPage
Since I've been single, I have gone naked in the house on a regular basis. I couldn't do it when I was married because my husband thought that was an invitation for some hanky panky!


8/27/2013 6:50:51 AM

All I saw was the slides without narrative.


7/25/2013 10:27:54 PM

SHAPINGUP4ME247's SparkPage
We only have the body we have. Yes, we want to change it, but in the meantime, why not love it? This slide show is a practical reminder. Thanks SP!

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