Being Comfortable In My Own Skin Starts With A Smile

How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin | #OpticSmiles

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How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin | #OpticSmiles

I have always been pretty comfortable in my own skin. In exactly 16 days I will celebrate my birthday. As with every birthday, I’m uber excited. As the years go by, I also realize that the older I get, the more comfortable I am in my own skin. Allow me to share some steps to being comfortable in your skin.


Spend Time With You
By nature, I’m an introvert so I tend to spend a lot of time by myself. I always get asked if I get bored. I honestly don’t 🙂 Even if you’re an extrovert, having quality “you time”,  just you and your thoughts, goes a long way in being comfortable with YOU.

Be Confident In Your Abilities

We are each born with unique gifts and talents. They were given to us to use and share with the world. Sometimes it’s easy to doubt our abilities, even if they are clear to others. Trust me, I’ve done it. Once you’ve become confident in your own abilities, the sky is the limit.

Don’t Compare
DON’T COMPARE! Yes, I repeated it. 🙂  If you’re active on social media, it’s hard to miss what everyone else is doing. Everywhere you look, someone is going somewhere amazing or doing something fabulous. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked but what other people are doing. Be genuinely happy for others, but keep your eyes focused on your goals, and unplug sometimes if you must 😉

Yes smile!  I’m sure you’ve read about the many health benefits of smiling. It helps to lift your mood, releases endorphins and helps relieve stress. It also makes others happy!

By nature, I’m a “smiler” and I love making other people smile. Have you ever looked in the mirror and just smiled? You should try it.

Comfortable in Your Own Skin #OpticSmiles

Since I’m pretty much always showing teeth, I try to keep them as white as possible. I’ve been using Colgate since I was a child, so I was intrigued about the Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste. Unlike most whitening toothpastes, Optic White® Express contains twice times the professionally recommended ingredient hydrogen peroxide, than Optic White Sparkling Mint Toothpaste. This helps to whiten your teeth faster, in 3 days(*) to be exact, just by brushing.

being-comfortable-in-our-skin-optic-smilesI was able to find the Colgate Optic White® Express at my local Walmart on an end cap display like the one above. The Optic White Express is currently available in 3oz & 4.5oz. The 1.45oz travel size will hit select stores on March 14th.

Since I already know I’ll be cheesing, I can’t wait to see what my smile looks like by my birthday.

How To Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

*For best results, use as directed for 4 weeks.

YOUR TURN: When you do feel most comfortable in your skin? 






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  • Toia B.

    I’m most comfortable in my own skin when I’m having that me time… sometimes that’s me and hubby time LOL but he makes me feel comfortable to be who I am (as it should be!). I’m also an introvert so navigating through the world can be tough.

    That part about not comparing is on point! Aaah social media. 🙂 Gotta unplug and focus on you. I’ve learned that and it definitely helps!

  • Don’t Compare <— This is the best advice any woman can have! It literally will steal your joy and no one deserves that. Love this one, Vee. PS: You're beautiful with a smile that'll light up any room 🙂

  • Emerald

    What a beautiful smile!!

  • Samantha K

    Smiling is so important and for me, it’s infectious! Your smile is stunning! #client

  • Christine St.Vil

    Hunty, you are simply fab and gorgeous! I love that pink color 🙂 I haven’t always been comfortable in my skin, but cutting my hair off actually started the journey of me loving me for all of who I am. Love these tips and optic white 🙂

    • Thank you so much Christine. I can definitely identify with that. It’s a like a whole new me was born when I cut my hair.

  • The Natural Cole

    Love It!!

  • Camesha

    Great tips! Keep smiling – it looks good on you!

  • Great tips being comfortable in your own skin begin with a smile. Excellent advice I like being around people who smile and laugh regularly. Thanks for sharing.

  • Loves your tips on being comfortable in your own skin! I’m currently trying to brighten my smile and bought Optic White toothpaste but not the express kind. I’ll be looking for it though.

    • Thanks Stacie! 🙂 It should be in stores soon.

  • iluv2globetrot

    I agree! I’m so comfortable in my own skin. I have an attitude of gratitude. You Have to make yourself happy!

  • Nadeen

    You have such a beautiful smile! Great advice about being comfortable in your own skin. And I grew up on Colgate too and I think U bought that toothpaste today!

    • Thanks Nadeen. LOL..girl I think everyone in the Caribbean used Colgate 🙂