Do you have self-confidence? You should—confidence is crucial according to many studies. In both your personal life or at work, feeling good about yourself and your abilities will play a big part in whether or not you achieve your goals.
How do you learn to be self-confident? Most people would suggest things like working out or dressing better, but these days everything’s becoming more high tech, including the business of helping us like ourselves. Technology has whipped us some neat little gadgets that can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Here are five of our favorites:
Crow’s feet, bags under our eyes and wrinkles—these are all notorious signs that age is catching up to you. Those who are exceptionally dedicated to maintaining a youthful appearance can always go under the knife or opt for a laser treatment from a trusted dermatologist, but only if there’s money in the bank. Plastic surgery and laser treatment costs can run up bills for thousands of dollars.
If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative, you can try this Age-Defying Laser from Tria. It’s FDA-approved and was voted as the Best Skincare Tool by the Cosmetic Executive Women 2014 Beauty Awards. Watch how the Tria laser works in the video above.
Okay, so this one’s more on the medical side, but we still think it’s super cool. If you’ve ever had a broken bone, you are undoubtedly familiar with the traditional bulky casts that are heavy, itchy and smelly—not to mention inconvenient and conspicuous.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to heal bones now. Enter the Cortex exoskeletal cast by Jake Evill of Evill Design. The cast uses X-ray and 3D printing technology, which makes it “fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish” according to its website. No more shower shields made of plastic bags!
A beautiful smile is great to look at. But who wants to get near the person wearing it if their mouth smells foul?
Bad breath, medically referred to as halitosis, reduces your self-esteem for obvious reasons. Who wants to go through a day knowing—or not knowing—that their breath smells? We don’t have to tell you that brushing your teeth, using mouthwash and having a Tic Tac can all help.
Or, you can go the way of cutting-edge technology and carry the Breathometer Mint. It’s a portable device that measures the quality of your breath as well as your hydration level, so you can also know when you need to drink more water. Learn more about it in the video above.
Meet the GLO Science Teeth Whitening Maintenance Pen. It’s basically a tool to make your teeth white instantly. The pen has a scrubbing tip applicator that can remove stains from coffee, tea, or red wine. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins that help freshen your breath and keep your gums healthy.
This device won the 2013 GOLD Thomas Edison award, which is kind of a big deal. What’s great about this gadget is that it’s extremely portable; you can bring it with you anywhere and keep it in your purse or pocket.
The bane of self-conscious people everywhere: farts. They smell bad. Real bad. So bad, in fact, that they almost killed French artist and inventor Christian Poincheval and his friends one evening in 2006.
“Our farts were so smelly after the copious meal, we nearly suffocated,” he told the Telegraph. “The people at the table next to us were not happy. Something had to be done.”
That’s when the idea for the fart pills came along. Poincheval claims his fart pills, which are made from 100 percent natural ingredients like fennel, seaweed, and blueberries, have been approved by health authorities.
Some who buy his fart pills—which come in ginger, chocolate, and rose fragrances—actually do suffer from an abundance of flatulence. For others, they’re a crude but timeless gag gift.
How confident are you? Do you think any of these gadgets would actually help?