The question haunts millions of women every day when they look themselves in the mirror, are they beautiful enough, pretty enough, slim enough? With the fashion and media industry setting unrealistic standards for women to embody, beauty has become more complicated than it ever was.
It is easy to get swept off by the billboard images of skinny models with their drop-dead perfect looks and resign yourself to believing that no matter how hard you try, you will never ever match the scales. But before you call it quits, remember this:
1. Being yourself is beautiful
Instead of being driven by others’ definitions of perfect and beautiful, create some of your own, and define your personal style for you to know what looks best on you and what you can carry with grace.
Embracing your own self and your inner beauty will make you stand out from the crowd. For you are not meant to be the next Miss X, you are the Next You!
2. All You Need Is Your Perfect Smile
Happy Girls are always the most beautiful girls!
This is one beauty tip that costs nothing and you can wear it every day. While expensive kits, surgeries, and treatments can give you a temporary high, if you are looking for an everlasting beauty remedy, a smile is your best option.
Be positive, cheerful, and happy in your demeanor and you will steal many compliments and admiring looks.
3. Put An End to The Comparisons
I hated myself during my teens because I thought I was too thin and subsequently grew up hating the pounds I was accumulating during my 20s. To think of it, I was never really happy with the way I looked because of the numerous comparisons that kept going in my head.
There will always be someone slimmer, prettier, and stylish, adorning the hip tattoo, the manicured nails, and the happening haircut. Still, if you torture yourself by estimating your own self-worth in comparison to them, you will never be good enough.
You are special because you are not like anyone else. Your beauty and strength lie in your uniqueness.
4. Accept Your Natural Size And Looks
Robyn Lawley started modeling at an early age of 16 and wanted to be a supermodel but soon discovered that even after tons of dieting and strict routines and even at her absolute skinniest self, she wasn’t skinny enough to be a model.
She declared at the Ellen DeGeneres show that it was this realization that came as a turning point in her career and she decided to stop trying to fit in and accept happily the way she was.
She is now a top plus-sized model featuring regularly on the covers of high-end fashion magazines like Elle and vogue.
5. Say ‘I Love My Body’ And Mean It
Do you know that even the best top models go through quick workouts just before photo shoots and even then the billboard pictures that you drool over and find so stunning are not their real pictures but highly edited and photo-shopped versions of the same aimed to hide the flaws and accentuate the perfect looks.
In reality, the models themselves wish they could like their own images. So if the top models who earn their livings off their looks can’t manage to look perfect all the time, is it really sensible to torture ourselves to chase the perfect body?
Instead, get down from the scale, keep the measuring tape at bay, and indulge in pure self-love. Say every day ‘I love my body and believe in it!’
6. Beauty Is A Choice
If you think you are beautiful, you are right, if you think you are not, you are probably right too. Confused? Well, it simply means, the way you feel about yourself is in your hands and a choice you can make.
You can choose to let your hair loose, wear baggy trousers and the oversized t-shirt and go out in your slippers or you could put on three layers of makeup and spend hours dressing up…..the choice is always yours but what’s important is to feel comfortable with yourself and happy about your looks.
Focus on what makes you feel good about yourself and follow that!
Makeup or no makeup look, whatever you may choose….follow it with confidence and attitude and never be apologetic about the choices you make.