You’ve got the perfect outfit. Your hair is on its best day between haircuts, styled perfectly, and looking great from every angle. Your swag is smooth. Your posture is right – head up, chest out, shoulders back.
You’ve been watching every Aaron Marino alpha.m YouTube video, and are putting his tips to practice to look confident as can be for your hot evening date.
You do everything right. Yet, there’s one thing your face does that reveals your true nervousness. It kills your look of confidence. And it’s unfortunate because you can’t stop it from occurring.
A racing heartbeat, pumping blood vessels, tightened muscles, and dripping sweat is all well and good when needing to escape a hungry grizzly bear. But, when it comes to perceived fears, i.e., a first date, a job interview, a sales pitch, etc. your body reacts the same way.
Under stress or anxiety your body releases a flood of hormones, including the stress hormone cortisol. This prompts the sebaceous glands on your face to pump out oil (sebum), leaving your face looking greasy as a deep-fried turkey.
You can have the proper swag, smell good, use the perfect vocal tonality, and so on, but an oily, shiny face will make you look nervous and unconfident. It’s a clear tell that any human can notice.
Even if you’re sincerely confident, excessively oily skin will ruin it. It’s just not a good look.