The Beauty of a Woman
Audrey Hepburn said: “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years”
What Audrey said is absolutely true. True beauty comes from within. Yet, women should still take care of themselves. Apply that moisturizer every day, give yourself a manicure and pedicure, put that little bit of effort in with your hair, apply that makeup, at least when you go out. Oh, I almost forgot, even if you don’t have a life partner in your life, you still want to keep those legs smooth.
You don’t have to spend hours in a salon to get it done…. Find a good hair dresser, who can cut your hair so that it is easy for you to style. Most hair dressers / stylists will show you how to style your own hair at home. These days, there are so many great wax products on the market, you can even do your own waxing at home. Just do it, or shave every day.
Often, improving your appearance, is not about giving in to expensive cosmetic products or expensive clothing. It is all about following the basic rules of personal hygiene. Care for your teeth as recommended by your dentist, is not only vital for good dental health, but great for a beautiful smile as well.
The same goes for other basic habits, like taking a shower or bath at least once a day and dress in fresh clothes. You don’t necessarily have to clean your clothes every time you have worn them if in winter (apart from underwear), but hang them out for 24 hours before you put them back into your closet.
Something very basic, that may be just another everyday routine for some, are :
- Cleaning ears
- Scrubbing feet
- Exfoliating hands and body
- Filing nails
- Washing hair on a regular basis
All these points go way beyond keeping you healthy and are actually vital to an attractive and fresh appearance.
Something else Audrey Hepburn said: “I believe in Manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and…. I believe in miracles.”
Now, some may ask what did she meant by over dressing…. Don’t be afraid to be overdressed at an event. Dress in what you feel make you look beautiful.
In the Bible, it refers to vanity as one of the 7 deadly sins, yet, I believe that a fair bit of vanity is a blessing rather than a sin. I saw a quote from Karl Lagerfeld that actually made sense to me: “Vanity is the healthiest thing in life”
The way I see that quote, is that people will always take care of themselves if they have some vanity. Not vanity as such alone, but pride as well. You should take pride in yourself and one way to express that, is through your appearance.
Remember, it is your appearance that will help you get that promotion that you applied for, the job that you applied for, the business deal you worked so hard for and will help in so many other ways. On the negative side….your appearance may just as well break it for you as well, if you don’t spend time to make sure your appearance is just right.
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