Caring for your appearance can help you feel better about yourself. It’s especially important when you are ill, because it can be harder to feel good about yourself when you’re sick.
Along with routine hygiene, you might want to put extra time and energy into the way you look. Looking your best can help you feel more confident and in control.
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