What is true beauty?
In this world of Snapchat and Instagram where people spend more than three-quarters of their day on social media, what true beauty really is has been forgotten. All we care about is correcting the flaws that are unacceptable by society. You have to posses arched eyebrows, high cheekbones, straight jawline, pointed nose, an ass, and curves just to mention a few.
Women have gone to extreme measures such as skin bleaching, not knowing the importance of melanin in their skin. They enlarge their assets, do corrective surgery and worse still add a thigh gap to look like Kim Kardashian. Did you know that these celebrities are in the business of selling fantasy? Thus, they thrive on social media comments from strangers they barely know. They live to impress.
The real beauty of a woman lies within
Most women forget that true beauty is self-acceptance. It comes with accepting the good and the not-so-good parts of you. It is about taking the time to accept the physical scars life has left on you. To view them as marks that show when life was cruel to you but still, you thrived. True beauty can be attained by taking the time to write down your own story; accepting it and concentrating on the positive memories that come with who you are. It is about spending time with yourself and making peace with your inner being. Your true beauty is more felt than seen.
Making peace with your beauty
Your scars are not something to be ashamed of. Make peace with every inch of yourself. Do not allow the world to make you choose a part of your body that you (and they) think is most beautiful. You are a whole package, not pieces. Choosing one part is objectifying yourself to suit a certain beauty standard. You do not have to look a certain way in order to be beautiful. Start uncovering the scars by talking to people who see the best in you. The people who make you laugh. Go where the love is. With time, you will realize that your memories are your greatest strengths.
Talk about what hurts. Shed a tear or two. Talk about your greatest fears. It is only by talking about it that we begin to move on and become stronger beings.
Beauty closet essentials
Beauty is not the clothes a woman wears, it is knowing who she is and accepting it. A beautiful woman is comfortable in her own skin.
A woman’s beauty closet should have one essential item called ‘CONFIDENCE.’ This means being able to express yourself and your beliefs. It comes with the ability to express yourself and the inner definition of you. It comes with a bag of unconditional love for yourself no matter what you’re going through. Take time to work on your confidence-it is your most essential makeup item!
What is the true beauty of a woman?
If we concentrate only on our outward appearance and keep seeking compliments, does it mean that true beauty is only what the eyes can see? Certainly not!
Quotes about true beauty
- No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful – Eleanor Roosevelt.
- There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself. Comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty – Steve Maraboli.
- Ads featuring real women and real beauty are such a necessary component to offset the potentially dangerous programming out there for little girls – Rashida Jones.
- True beauty lies deep within. No matter what you look like on the outside, if you know you are beautiful, nothing can change that – Amy Davis.
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