Blushing can occur at the most awkward of times. You feel yourself starting to get hotter and you just know that your face is absolutely glowing. You know that you’re as red as a tomato and you feel as though everyone is looking in your direction, when this often isn’t the case at all.
Blushing is caused by many different emotions including stress, anger, nervousness and embarrassment. These emotions cause your body’s sympathetic nervous system to widen the blood vessels in your face. This increases the blood flow to your face, which causes the redness. It’s this redness which causes us to become embarrassed, even though we shouldn’t be. Blushing is entirely natural and it’s our body’s way of helping us. It’s a difficult cycle to break when you think about it. We get anxious when we blush and we blush when we’re anxious. There are many things you can do however, which will help you keep blushing away, at the most inappropriate of times.
Going out on a date is definitely one of those inappropriate times but don’t worry, we have many ways listed which will help you with your blushing when you’re meeting someone special. Even though you cannot totally prevent blushing there are many ways in which you can treat it. Let’s take a closer look at some of them:
Be totally prepared
Blushing can occur at the most inconvenient times for instance when you’re out on a date. However, when you’re prepared for your date you will feel much more confident about it. You will feel as though you are totally ready for whatever will occur. Being prepared enables you to think things through in your mind, so that you are fully equipped to face any scenario.
If you feel more confident in your surroundings this will greatly decrease your chances of blushing. You will be able to reduce the chances of any awkward moments which would usually have resulted in you blushing. Before you go out on your date make sure you feel good about your appearance and that you are comfortable in your appearance. Be yourself, don’t try to be someone else, you will only end up getting stressed out and this will lead to you feeling anxious which will result in you blushing. Before you leave your house, convince yourself that you look great and that you’re ready for whatever may happen. Others will notice this confidence in you which will see your confidence rocket even more. When you appear to be confident you will greatly reduce the chances of embarrassing situations.
Relax as much as you can before a date. Phone one of your friends so that they can offer you their support. Put some of your favourite music on, to get yourself ready. Think about what topics you’ll talk about, things that interest you and your date. Once you have done all of these, you’ll be ready for anything. You can leave the house knowing that you’re dressed well and are confident about the whole event.
Managing stress is hugely important when it comes to blushing. The more anxious we feel the more likely it is that we’re going to blush. Try to relax as much as you can before a date, this will greatly reduce blushing. Try and appear as confident as you can. The more confidence you have means the less chance there is of you flushing.
Relax both your body and your mind. Take deep breaths, meditate or just, simply, think positive thoughts. This will certainly go a long way in reducing your blushing. You will definitely feel calmer and much more relaxed. Keep on practicing breathing techniques. If you’re a regular blusher, they will help you enormously.
Body temperature is related to blushing too. The hotter we feel, the more likely it is that we’re going to blush. If you wear too many clothes you will certainly get overheated which will result in a flushed face. Before you go on a date make sure you cool yourself down first and don’t wear clothes that you know will make you get too hot. If you do feel yourself getting too hot, take a few sips of cool water or if you can, stand in front of a fan.
Don’t think about blushing
The more we think about blushing, the more we do actually blush. You have to try and break this cycle. Retrain your mind as much as you can. Blushing is the result of being nervous. What you can do is to try a bit of self hypnosis. Change the way in which you think about a situation. Once you learn to do this your mind will think differently and you will blush less often. When you learn to do this you will accept the occasional blush, as you will be blushing far less often. Yoga and other types of meditation will also be greatly beneficial to you.
Embrace your blushing
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “I hate blushing, so how on this Earth can I embrace it?” Well, when you embrace your blushing you’ll be surprised to know that you will blush far less often. Many people are attracted to those who blush, as it reveals your feelings. People trust those who blush far more than those who don’t and they find it very charming. When you learn to accept your blushing, you’ll see that it’s really not all that bad and can actually be an advantage.
If you’re heading out on a date and are worried about your blushing then don’t be. Blushing is entirely natural and is actually very attractive. Let your date know that you blush and you’re not afraid to admit that you do. Blushing is charming and it means that you’re someone who can express their feelings, whatever they may be.