Personal Beauty: Look Inside First
If you are the kind of person who engages in a regular skincare routine, you probably spend at least a few minutes in front of a mirror every day. What do you see? More importantly, what are you hoping to see? Daily skincare is important to overall good health in that healthy skin is better able to do what it is designed to do. But the real beauty you possess runs far deeper than what you see in the mirror. Personal beauty is on the inside, not the outside.
Purchasing all-natural skin care products to complement your daily skincare routine might lead you to a company such as Salt Lake City-based CRUDE. CRUDE was founded on the principle of creating organic products that unlock the healing potential of the body by reconnecting it to nature. Part of the CRUDE philosophy is the belief that taking care of the body is an act of love. The source of that love is an inner beauty that comes out regardless of the skincare products one uses.
Self-Esteem Directs How You Live
How you see yourself largely directs how you live. Numerous studies over the years have shown that the way people perceive their daily lives is largely dependent on what they think of themselves. For example, people with low self-esteem tend to focus most of their efforts on not making mistakes. People with high self-esteem tend to be driven to achieve.
Furthermore, low self-esteem has been shown to contribute to numerous negative consequences including depression, unhappiness, lack of motivation, lack of confidence, and even poor communication. In other words, a person who does not think highly of him/herself is a person not likely to live life with vigor and confidence.
So, what’s the point? If you do not recognize your own inner beauty and celebrate it, no amount of organic skincare products will make you feel truly beautiful. Skincare does help tremendously in a physical sense, and healthy skin can even boost your self-esteem and confidence, but recognizing your inner beauty has to be the foundation.
Be Beautiful in Every Age
We normally associate a lack of self-esteem with the teen years. And while teenagers tend to experience a higher incidence of self-esteem issues, low self-esteem can affect people of every age. Furthermore, self-esteem problems can rear their ugly heads for the first time in the 50s and 60s, or even later.
The truth is that age can encourage the same kinds of self-esteem problems in seniors as puberty causes in teenagers. Older people see themselves aging; they tend to look back on their lives and assess their accomplishments more critically than they really need to. With every wrinkle and blemish comes a reminder that youth is fleeting and past mistakes are hard to correct.
CRUDE’s philosophy is one of not trying to recapture lost youth. Rather, it is about being beautiful in every age. But being beautiful as a senior is no different than being beautiful as a teenager. The real beauty lies within. Seniors willing to embrace who they are as people, with all their flaws and weaknesses, are seniors who are better able to see their natural beauty within. This is good.
When you step in front of the mirror later today or tomorrow to complete your skincare routine, just remember that what you are looking at is merely an outward package. Your real beauty – the real essence of who you are – lies within. And in the end, you are as beautiful as you perceive yourself to be. So embrace your inner beauty every day.