If you were to ask me what the secret is to being beautiful – I might laugh. After a minute – I’d promptly regain my composure and smile. The secret or the secrets are actually very simple. More simple than you can even imagine.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You aren’t worried about being accepted or beloved by others. You don’t need their acceptance, BECAUSE you accept yourself. When you truly accept yourself – your beauty shines and there is no force that can cover it up!
There are essentially 2 types of beauty, both are equally important. In BOTH of these types – YOU have to accept yourself. YOU are enough! You are magical and full of mystery to those around you. Be content with you and your beauty will be evident in all you do.
#1 Outer/Physical Beauty
This is the part of you that makes your first impression when meeting someone for the first time. First impressions are SOOOO important. You can’t take them back. You do not need to look like a beauty icon everyday – but do take time to take care of yourself and be YOU!!
Things you can do to take care of yourself:
Keep your hair cut/trimmed – there is value to being well-groomed.
Wear makeup – even if it’s only a few items. If foundation is too much for you – use a fantastic Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer which will get any redness out, give your skin a finished look and feel super lightweight. LipStick is a must – even if it’s a super light everyday color and either mascara or liner is important. Just those few items will make you feel like a million bucks and show to all you meet that you are proud of who you are. Take time to care for YOU!!
#2 Inner Beauty
You could own/use the most expensive makeup in the world and in all truth – you’d still lack beauty. True beauty definitely comes from within. Your inner beauty always shows its true colors – although it may take a bit of time. This is a segment of you that you should always be working on. We are each a constant work in progress. If we stop working on US – we become stagnant. So take pride in who you are on the inside and show it to the world in all you do!! Each of us finds different ways to work on this aspect. Some do it through spending time doing something they love; reading personal development books; volunteering for local organizations or even thru finding ways to serve your neighbors. The method you use to build this isn’t as important is that you DO it. In different phases of my life – it has meant different things; immersing myself in the scriptures, taking lots of bubble baths, hiking, listening to self-help books. Just DO something. Invest in you – you won’t be sorry!!
The secret to being beautiful is definitely to be content and happy in your own skin. As one of my favorite quotes says, “Be yourself – Everyone else is already taken.”
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