Tip #2: Always have a recent photo handy. It'll be useful in the near future.
I know somewhat what your're thinking. "A photo? Are you kidding me? Why would I want to keep a photo of myself when I look so hideous in it?" Now, now. There is a legitimite reason. Find an old photo of yourself, like when you were in middle school. Then, look at a very recent photo of yourself. Tell me, do you find that your middle school makes you look a whole lot better by default? Now do you see the wisdom in this?
Behold the evolution that is me. Yeah, I definitely look hotter than my sophmore picture...
P.S. Definite self-esteem booster.