After watching a beautiful girl on TV describe herself as “not very pretty or attractive”, I was inspired to think about my definitions of beauty and want to ask you: What’s yours?
What is beauty? The Oxford dictionary defines beauty as “a combination of qualities such as shape, color, or form that pleases aesthetic senses, especially sight.” “
What do you consider beauty? It is the symmetry of your face, your bone structure, color, gender, age, and weight. Is beauty what you see on TV? Are you more attracted to makeup artists and facialists who can transform your skin and restore your youth?
Every culture has its own definition of beauty. Kayan tribes, for example, believe that long giraffe heads are the best sign of beauty. People in the Kayan tribes start to prim their necks with brass rings at five years old. People from Asia consider whiter skin to be a sign that they are wealthy and beautiful.
You may have been influenced by some of these regional and cultural definitions of beauty as a child.
Beauty is defined by the definition
Ever looked in a mirror that was completely clouded from a steamy hot bath? That is the way I see our beauty.
Although we can see ourselves clearly, the mirror is clouded by our life experiences and childhood memories. We struggle to find our definition of beauty. It’s high time that we redefine what beauty means to us.
Here room refers to outer beauty, which is reflected in a beautiful hairstyle and a radiant complexion. Gunam is the inner beauty, which is reflected in a warm personality and an innocent heart. Vayastyag, on the other hand, is a lasting beauty, which is reflected in feeling healthy and young. This holistic definition of beauty can be achieved by everyone. It is closely linked to overall mental and physical health.
Acceptance of yourself is the key to beauty. Real beauty comes from accepting your imperfections and realizing they are part of who you are. Beauty is the ability to radiate your spirit and show kindness to yourself and others. It also includes having a positive character, strength, self-confidence, and a strong character. Beauty is being physically and emotionally healthy.
These aren’t just my words. An annual beauty survey of over 20,000 consumers from 20 countries revealed that beauty is all about looking good. The top-rated beauty category was “hygiene, cleanliness”, “inner confidence”, and “being comfortable with your skin”. “Looking your best,” “maintaining your youthful appearance,” and “looking your best” was lower.
Factors that Influence a Beautiful Body
Beauty tips tend to focus on offering quick fixes for your problems. If you pay attention to the following factors, you will feel truly beautiful.
You Can Use A Dry Brush to Scrub Your Skin While You Bathe
Ayurveda says that a dry bristle brush with natural bristles is the best way to achieve firm and toned skin. It’s great for areas that retain fluid, and it helps reduce cellulite. Start with your feet and work upwards, in circular motions, towards the heart. Rinse it off.
Vata and Pitta’s skins are sensitive and dry. It is recommended that you use soft brushes that are more effective, but less abrasive. You can also use a natural bristle toothbrush for Kapha skin.
Aloe vera on Face Daily Basis
Aloe vera isn’t just for sunburns. Aloe Vera can also make your skin look younger and smoother. Some people use it as a treatment or toner, while others prefer to swag it daily and drink it in a glass of juice. Aloe Vera can be applied to your neck and face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off with water.
Get a Massage with Oils for Yourself
Ayurvedic massages are great for stress management. But did you know they also increase the skin’s radiance? Abhyanga is an ayurvedic massage using warm oil that not only moisturizes deeply but also leaves you with radiant skin. It has many health benefits if done regularly. Massage can be done by yourself, starting from the top of your head and working your way down to your toes. A two-minute massage with the right oil before going to bed can make a big difference in your skin’s health.
Use facial oils
Every day my face experiences a lot. It has to deal with the weather and regular touches such as scratching my nose or rubbing my eyes. It seemed impossible to maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. Ayurveda helped me find facial oils that balanced my dosha, detoxified my skin, and gave my skin the youthful glow it needed. The Kumkumadi Oil is one of these timeless recipes. It is suitable for all skin types. You can use a natural facial oil that suits your skin type or dosha to get glowing skin.
Mix sugar and Vaseline to cure dry, flaky lips
Do you consider yourself a lipstick addict? Do your lips look unhealthy if you don’t treat them once in a while? Are they dry and cracked all the time? This is the hack for you. Combine sugar and vaseline and apply to dry, tired lips. This works exactly like a lip scrub. To give your lips hydration, apply natural lipstick at least once per day.
Don’t forget about the old CTM
The CTM – Cleanse Tone and Moisturize – is a common skincare routine that works for all skin types. Use a gentle cleanser to wash your skin every morning and evening. Next, use a suitable toner such as Rose Water. Follow it with a morning cream, and then at night apply a night cream, or a serum, to your skin.
Do you want to try CTM, but aren’t sure how to start? Kama’s Daycare Regime or Nightcare Regime are excellent places to start!
What to Eat for Healthy Skin
If you don’t eat well, it’s pointless to spend money on your makeup and skincare products. It doesn’t matter how much you use on the outside, what you eat is what makes you glow. These beauty tips will help you eat healthily to have glowing skin.
Each day, eat at least five portions of raw fruits and vegetables
Age spots and wrinkles can be caused by free radicals, pollution, and sunlight. Consume powerful antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables to protect your skin against cellular damage and other free radicals. Beta Carotene (found in sweet potatoes, carrots, and spinach) and lutein (found in papaya and spinach) are powerful antioxidants that are essential for healthy skin. In order to eat at least five servings of antioxidant-rich foods per day,