Defining Beauty in More Ways than One
People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but have you wondered why or what they meant by it? To behold is another way of saying “to see”. Thus, a beholder is a person who sees, observes or gazes upon something or someone. The expression beauty is in the eye of the beholder indicates that the beholder’s eyes decide if what they are seeing is beautiful or not.
Not everyone has the same idea of beauty; different people will have different ideas and opinions about what is attractive. What one person finds beautiful, another may find ugly. The expression of beauty doesn’t only apply to physical or outer beauty. It also applies to judgment about someone’s appeal or personality, otherwise known as inner beauty.
Does this picture make me look fat?
Many of us suspect that the beautiful, often highly-edited images of people we see on social media make us feel worse about our own bodies. We often catch ourselves thinking, “What does society think about us?”
Scrolling through Instagram or Facebook is a bad habit we have when we wake up first thing in the morning, at lunchtime, during coffee break, at dinnertime, and again before we go to bed. Guilty as charged? You’re far from alone. But have you ever wondered how all those images of other people’s bodies could be affecting how you view your own?
How mainstream media presents unrealistic beauty standards has caused much furore over the years, often in the form of photoshopped celebrities or stick-thin fashion models. Don’t get us started on how much fat-shaming or body-shaming has taken hold of the world today.
Influencers fill up our feeds so much that it’s easy to imagine how social media is just as bad when it comes to body image. Men and women alike are judged by what society defines as attractive or beautiful — lean muscles, hairy or hairless chests and a toned physique for the men; and for the women, narrow waists, long slender legs and white flawless skin.
Men and women, you are enough!
So how does one know when enough is enough? Does overall beauty have anything to do with outer and inner beauty? Short answer: Yes but… There is always a ‘but’. Let us first understand the psychology of beauty.
Both inner and outer beauty are just as important as the other. The only difference is that outer beauty can fade over time as you age while inner beauty gets better with age. Inner beauty is what helps to build the bonds between people while outer beauty is defined by your appearance, from shiny hair and radiant skin to how fit and healthy you look.
Achieving inner and outer beauty can go a long way in making you feel great. That’s because keeping yourself healthy is vital to your mental health, emotional health and physical health as your overall well-being has a profound impact on outer beauty.
As Dr Murad, a certified dermatologist and trained pharmacist, once remarked, “Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.” Eat well, get enough sleep, and stay physically active to maintain the health of your internal organs and leave positive results on your skin. Better yet, give your appearance a boost with El Marino Yang, a 6-in-1 solution that comes with a revolutionary formulation called V-CENTA™ from the stem cell of a pomegranate flower to regenerate your skin cells from within. The result? Youthful, firmer and radiant skin.
Regardless of what people think or say, always remember that you are enough. Everyone is beautiful in their own ways. It doesn’t matter what shape or size you appear to be. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.