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31 Hot Secrets to Be Beautiful and Look & Feel Way More Attractive In No Time!

Learning how to be beautiful has nothing to do with a surgeon’s knife and everything to do with your personality. But these few tips won’t hurt either! 

how to be beautiful

For some people, beauty is about a flawless face or a perfect body, yet for almost all of us, that’s entirely unachievable. We’re all born with our flaws; crooked teeth, imperfect skin, and a little extra weight around the middle. But truthfully, understanding how to be beautiful isn’t something out of reach for anyone.

For some, coming to terms with the way they look can be tough. There are so many outside influences that we are bombarded with daily. Day in, and day out, we see images in magazines and on TV shows of seemingly perfect-looking people we aspire to emulate.

In reality, we must remember that a) they have access to things we do not, i.e., makeup artists, personal trainers, etc., and b) most of the time, the photographs we see have been altered and are not a true reflection of what that person actually looks like. [Read: The truth – Why guys find shy girls irresistible!]

What does it mean to be beautiful?

Before we get into how to make yourself more beautiful, we first have to ask, what is beautiful? The truth is that beauty is subjective; what one person thinks is beautiful isn’t particularly attractive to someone else.

So, you should aim to be happy with how you look because then, you’ll radiate happiness. That glow is something money simply cannot buy.

Being beautiful isn’t necessarily just about how you look. It’s also about your personality. [Read: How to feel beautiful even on your darkest, most insecure days]

Sometimes we need to change to feel good

No offense intended here, but it’s the ugly truth in life that sometimes, being yourself just doesn’t work for most of us.

People all around you may tell you that you’re perfect as you are, but if you don’t feel that way from within, can you ever confidently project your true beauty to the outside world?

Change isn’t always a bad thing, and you need to remember that sometimes, change is inevitable, whether we like it or not. [Read: Why is inner beauty more important than outer beauty?]

Don’t we all change all the time, for better or for worse, as we become influenced by the people around us?

As we change subconsciously over the years, sometimes we are influenced by the wrong people, or we decide to let go and take it easy. In the end, we dislike the person in the mirror.

But you can change all of that as long as you’re willing to correct the traits and habits that you think make you appear less than appealing to others. [Read: 25 things guys find really sexy and attractive about a girl]

How to be beautiful and love what you see in the mirror

If you truly want to transform into a glamorous, sexy, and oh-so-hot new you, use these easy tips to make yourself a lot more beautiful in no time!

1. A healthy face

It’s been said that a person’s face is the mirror of their soul. Are you happy and fun, or are you boring and depressed? Or are you unhealthy or less than interested in taking care of yourself?

Your face is almost always the first thing that people notice about you. So if you want to look beautiful, you need to learn to take care of it. Eat healthily, drink lots of water, and work out; you’ll start to look a lot healthier and youthful in no time.

And if you have a few nagging issues like acne or stress lines, try to take care of them. It’ll definitely make a big difference to your appearance. [Read: How to look better naked using 15 simple real-life tips]

2. Expressions

A pretty face looks good. But your expressions, well, that’s what makes a face beautiful or boring. The way you smile, laugh wholeheartedly, wink, or stare at someone while talking to them can make the difference between a plain jane and a beautiful and charming girl.

Even a girl who doesn’t believe she’s beautiful can transform herself into a gorgeous woman just by learning to play with her facial expressions and her gestures.

As corny as it sounds, try to stand in front of the mirror and try a few expressions, be it a wink or a smile. Why not try and express yourself better and look prettier at the same time? [Read: Things that drive guys crazy beyond a girl’s appearance]

3. A warm and friendly aura

Your aura is something that surrounds you all the time, and you can’t fake it.

Have you ever sat next to someone only to feel really uncomfortable and awkward all of a sudden? Or have you disliked someone the very first time you spoke to them?

Fill your mind and thoughts with warm positivity and a friendly attitude. When you feel positive, your positivity will draw others to you all the time. [Read: 25 ways to look really cute and melt a guy’s heart]

4. Your poise

Walk, talk, and behave like a lady. If you stand tall, walk gracefully, and look elegant wherever you are, you’ll definitely be noticed. Remember, guys find girls fascinating because girls are so different from them.

Show off your femininity with grace, and you’ll sweep every guy off the floor with your beauty and poise. [Read: Easy tips to become elegant and graceful in no time]

5. Fragrances

Feminine fragrances can make a guy’s neck involuntarily spin and crack in a second as you walk past him. As humans, smell plays a big part in the game of attraction, and if you smell wonderful and leave a waft of a perfect womanly scent behind you, it’s something no guy can forget.

6. Hairstyle

A perfect haircut can accentuate your facial features and turn you into a glamorous doll instantaneously. Experiment with your hair, talk to your stylist or take a look at a few celebrity hairstyles for inspiration.

You may assume that hair doesn’t play a big part in your overall attraction, but you’ll be surprised at the difference it can make. [Read: Simple physical attraction tips that’ll make you way hotter instantly!]

A perfect cut can do wonders and make you look a lot more beautiful, especially after you learn to carelessly flick your hair when the person you’re trying to impress is around!

7. Pastels and bright colors

If you want to know how to be beautiful, dress in pastels or bright colors. It’s that simple! Pastels bring out your femininity and make you look elegant and feminine instantly.

And for a manly guy, there’s nothing more attractive than a girl who shows off her femininity. [Read: The secret behind attracting men in a way they can’t resist! – How to use pastels to your advantage]

8. Glam up

It’s not silly to spend a while every day taking care of your appearance before you step out. If it helps you feel more beautiful, use cosmetics and work with different make-up styles and colors. You’ll feel more glamorous, more confident, and happier with yourself.

9. Don’t feel imperfect

What makes you feel insecure or imperfect? All of us have our own little niggles that make us feel less than desirable. Have those issues fixed, or get rid of them.

After all, if anything makes you feel less than beautiful *even if it’s an annoying sibling or a less than complimentary boyfriend*, you need to get rid of it.

Remember, beauty is a state of mind. And if you don’t feel beautiful, how can you ever project your beauty with confidence to the rest of the world? [Read: What is insecurity? 20 signs you feel it and ways to stop being insecure in life]

10. Be happy

Watch happy movies, listen to happy songs, hang out with happy people, and be happy with your life. There’s nothing wrong with wanting more in life or being ambitious as long as you’re still happy today.

No one says you need to be depressed or frustrated until the day you make it big or achieve your dream of being a multimillionaire.

You’re alive today, and if you’re unhappy now, it only means you’re leading an unhappy life. Be happy and cheerful, and your infectious happiness will make you shine with beautiful radiance.

11. Get your beauty sleep

Eight hours of sleep is a luxury that few can afford these days, but you need to try and make time for good sleep. Lack of sleep and stress makes you grumpy, sluggish, and unattractive.

On the other hand, you’ll look a lot better and feel more energetic and enthusiastic about life when you’re well-rested. [Read: How to look sexy and attractive when you’re lying in bed!]

12. Work with what you’ve got

First things first, stop fighting the things you can’t change. Unless you are able to save up all your money, you might just have to live with your wonky nose or thin lips—but so what? Everyone has some great features, so concentrate on the bits you do like.

Accepting who you are instead of battling against it makes life so much easier. [Read: Steps to un-fake your life and love being you]

13. Dress for your shape

Accentuate the good parts, and conceal the ones you don’t. Work out which shapes and styles flatter you. Get a capsule wardrobe of great, well-fitting clothes, and then use accessories to make your style pop.

You’ll feel amazing, and that’s a huge part of learning how to be beautiful. [Read: The clothes make the girl: 15 tips to looking your best]

14. Find a good skincare routine

Good skin gives you that healthy, dewy glow that looks so attractive. If you have spots or pale, dull skin, get into a good skincare routine ASAP.

One of the biggest and most visible secrets to knowing how to be beautiful is to try to keep your skin clean, fresh, and well-moisturized at all times, and always take your makeup off before bed!

15. Get plenty of exercise

Okay, so we can’t all have the perfect body, but being fit and toned makes you feel healthier and more attractive on the inside and out.

By finding a sport you love, taking up an exercise class, going to the gym, or even just walking and moving around more, you’ll help to shed pounds, tone up, and make your body healthy and strong. [Read: Benefits of exercise on your mind, body, and libido]

16. Get plenty of fresh air

Getting out and about in the countryside for some clean, fresh air in your lungs makes you look and feel so much better. It relieves the stresses and strains of everyday life and helps you feel more carefree, which will reflect on your appearance.

17. Overhaul your diet

Eating lots of fruit and vegetables, as well as lean proteins and slow-burning carbs, will improve your body shape, skin, hair, and overall health.

When your body is healthy on the inside, it shows on the outside. You’ll feel amazing too! [Read: How to achieve that inner glow and look a lot better, even naked!]

18. Drink lots of water

One of the secrets to knowing how to be beautiful is to drink water regularly. Keeping well-hydrated also improves your appearance, so make sure you drink lots of water and cut back on sugary drinks and alcohol.

19. Smile and laugh more

People who look happy appear far more attractive than those who don’t, so make sure you show off those pearly whites!

A smile is a lot more disarming than a frown, and people will be more inclined to speak to you if they see you smiling and radiating happiness. [Read: How to smile more often and live a better life]

20. Walk with confidence

Looking and feeling confident makes you feel more beautiful. Hold your head up high, and don’t be afraid to look people in the eye when you walk into a room.

Also, pay attention to your posture. Slumping over makes you look less attractive; straighten that back, hold your head up high, and keep your shoulders back.

21. Show your sense of humor

A great sense of humor and the ability to make people laugh is consistently one of the top things people say they find attractive in another person. So, if you are witty and amusing, people will naturally be more drawn to you. [Read: Types of humor and how it affects relationships]

22. Show your intelligence

Intelligence is also highly rated as an attractive trait. Don’t be all demure and shy. Be intelligent, have interesting conversations, and know things about the world.

Don’t hide all those fun facts you know; it’s these small things that show the world who you really are.

23. Be kind

Kindness is also incredibly attractive. So, make sure you are always nice to other people. If you are nice to them, they will be more likely to be nice to you too! [Read: 20 positive ways to create a chain of goodwill]

24. Pay attention to your personal hygiene

If you want to be more beautiful, paying attention to your personal hygiene is so important. No matter how beautiful someone is, if they have bad body odor or awful breath, they just won’t be considered attractive.

Make sure you smell fresh and fantastic at all times!

25. Look after your teeth

Having a great smile is really beautiful. If you look after your teeth, you’ll be looking after your smile too. Of course, there are many options now when it comes to getting the perfect grin—though most are pricey.

Still, if it’s worth it to you, there are things you can do to ensure you have a lovely smile. [Read: The ultimate guide to being more feminine]

26. Get a tan

While baking yourself in the sun for hours on end just damages your skin and gives you wrinkles, a light, subtle tan makes you appear healthier, which makes you seem more beautiful.

There are plenty of great fake tans out there which give you a light glow. Check them out and find one that works for you. [Read: Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of what you do for beauty]

27. Don’t take yourself too seriously

If you look arrogant or smug or like you think you are better than others, people won’t find you attractive, no matter how beautiful you are. So lighten up and relax. The world doesn’t have to be dark and difficult all the time; chill out and see how great it feels.

28. Surround yourself with good people

If you are always surrounded by people, you look fun and interesting, which immediately makes you seem more attractive.

But of course, being around good people makes you feel wonderful, and that’s another way to look beautiful to everyone around you. [Read: How to make new friends effortlessly as an adult]

29. Get a cute pet

Funnily enough, a super cute dog or a little kitten tucked under your arm makes you seem more beautiful. Remember, pets are for life, though—not just as adorable accessories!

30. Take care of your mental health and get help if necessary

If you’re feeling stressed, down, depressed, or anxious, it’s going to show on your face. Of course, more importantly, it’s going to make your life a misery. Mental health is something we all need to pay attention to, and if you feel that you need a little help, don’t be afraid to reach out.

31. Have sex regularly

Sex makes your skin glow, puts a smile on your face, and it’s a great form of exercise. When learning how to be beautiful, this is probably the most fun suggestion so far! [Read: How to be pretty: Atypical secrets to owning your beautiful you]

Beauty is more than just skin deep

People say that beauty is only ever skin deep, but that’s not the case. You can be beautiful on the inside and let it show on the outside. Of course, you probably also want to be beautiful on the outside too!

Both can be achieved with the tips we’ve talked about, but remember that beauty is always subjective. Don’t try and suit the beauty definitions of other people; as long as you’re happy with yourself and you feel good, the rest will follow.

[Read: How guys fall in love – The stages of love for men]

It’s easy to feel gorgeous and look glamorous as long as you believe you’re all that and more. Just use these tips on how to look beautiful, and you’ll realize that attractiveness isn’t something only a few have and others desire.

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...