“That familiar urge to mark a life transition with a physical transformation makes sense, because how you feel and how you look are so closely linked.

“A positive self-image can stimulate the reward center of our brain, so if we like the way we look, it can impact us emotionally, and help us feel better about more than just our appearance,” explains Vivian Diller, Ph.D., a psychologist in private practice in New York City who specializes in self-esteem, body image, and beauty.

Aside from milestones, here are three more instances when changing your appearance can be a healthy choice…” Read More