i spent a long time despising my looks.. it was quite bad and i would say , yes I felt ugly....and looked it ( my opinion)
but I changed myself. I got my hair cut regularly. made a strict regime of grooming my face and body, washing, and buying and wearing good, clean clothes, fashionable.... that match well in style and color and suit me.... all things I have become a bit obsessed and vain actually,.
I style my hair, and am very fussy about most , if not all aspects of my looks.... and grooming. I love the contact lenses. that helped a lot.
Now I feel much less self conscious, and I feel a fraction more confident even. I have been told that I am somewhat handsome and good looking..... and I can just see it now.
However there is a little bot of self doubt....but its a good deal less..... ( still struggle with my reflection in public, but its not so bad now)
Im not bragging at all here.... I am saying that if you really try, and do everything you can to HELP yourself rather than doing NOTHING and COMPLAINING.... you can make yourself feel a bit better by the effort and care you give yourself.... and it may progress to you even liking your looks. OTHER people may comment POSITIVELY.
It is something I never thought possible ever... but I managed it to a good degree ..... AND YOU CAN TOO......