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Dare To Be The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room

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Dare To Be The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room


Dare To Be The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room

We’ve all heard it before – beauty is an inside job. And yet, women around the globe continue to feel inadequate because of the society’s imposed beauty standards: just think about the consistent problem of body shaming. Being beautiful goes beyond your appearance: discovering new sources from which you’ll draw your confidence will reflect on your overall beauty. You’ll learn that most frequently – you are the only person standing in your way. Are you brave enough to have all eyes on you? A little shift in perception is all you need.


Understand every era has a different definition of beauty


Remember the ’80? Beauty was all about big, sprayed, frizzy hair, bushy eyebrows, while Madonna was everybody’s goddess. It’s important to understand that the concept of beauty has changed through eras and it was always a mixture of cultural and social factors. Today, we are influenced mostly by the Western concept of beauty or the norms set by various subcultures. The key to being the most beautiful girl in the room isn’t about blindly following trends or being a copycat. It’s about building a look that you feel matches your personality and aesthetic sense: that’s the only way you’ll feel good in your skin.


Address the skin issues you’re bothered by

Many women struggle with different skin conditions (e.g. acne, psoriasis) which may even disrupt mental health: the link between psychology and our skin is firm and the field of psychodermatology is developing to further examine the nature of this connection.

We find people with clear complexions more attractive as it is one of the indicators of good health. Skin reflects our overall lifestyle: from the amount of sleep we get and water intake to eating habits and whether or not we use sunscreen. A majority of women has skin discolorations and eye wrinkles as a direct consequence of poor sun protection. If you feel self-conscious about it, you can consider taking care of pigmentation permanently or simply turn to makeup: a medium coverage foundation is a quick solution one can use on a daily basis. 


Be active and give yourself some tough love

We all tend to fall into a self-pity vicious circle where we beat ourselves up about our imperfections while we’re perfectly capable of changing them. If you feel uncomfortable about your excessive weight, sign up for a gym membership and commit to a workout regime: no excuses! Exercising has many benefits: you will be proud of the results you’ve achieved and the toned body will give you a boost in confidence. This doesn’t mean the fitness physique is the be-all and end-all of body shapes but to underline the undeniable power of self-pride that comes with achieving goals and feeling good about yourself. All of the mentioned affects how people perceive you.


Unconventional beauty approach: your chance to stand out


Speaking of skin, learn a lesson or two from Winnie Harlow: she’s a model that has a skin condition called vitiligo which produces patches of pigmentation. Despite her condition, she became a successful model - which is actually a good sign! The world is becoming more open when it comes to welcoming diverse beauty. And what about the encouraging campaigns such as Alicia Keys’ “no-makeup movement”? Or Stefania Ferrario’s #droptheplus campaign in which she demands the fashion world to drop the “plus size” term?

These are just some of the examples of women who dared to pave their own path of beauty, under their own terms. Fashion and physical appearance have always been good ways to express yourself – and why would you want to blend in, anyway?

It’s often challenging to disregard the harmful voices that are saying you’re not good enough – whether they come from others or they evolved and became internalized. Your self-perception plays a huge role here: the level of attractiveness is not just about your physical appearance but is rooted in how you feel about yourself. That is one of the things you should work on and a head-turning look will come naturally.

Photos from Mia


About the author:
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips. 



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  1. I think the body shaming is reflection of how frustrated people are about their own apperarance or how unhappy they are in general.
    It sure is great that the society is more open to diverse beauty!

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    1. I agree, Tamago. Thanks for reading and sending the feedback!

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  2. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  3. very beautiful post and pics
    new post on my blog <<< fashion blogger >>>
    have an happy day, kisses

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  4. Excellent post. Food for thought. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. A great entry, I love your blog !!! happy day!!!
    💚💚💚

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  6. So interesting post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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    1. Thank you Gil, glad you like it :)
      Have a lovely day!

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  7. Great definition of beauty.

    Thanks

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  8. Thanks a lor for all these lovely tips!


    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the title of that book. It's amazing how much different an impression someone makes when she feels like she's beautiful. That inner confidence really makes a difference.

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  10. I love that Winnie is successful regardless of her skin issues. Goes to show that we are all beautiful and need to stop beating ourselves up.


    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

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  11. Definitely important to believe in ourselves and feel good about who we are- both inside and out. Beauty has a million different looks. :)
    ~Jess

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  12. So true, especially how there are different versions of beauty over time.

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  13. The older I get the more my years sunbathing as a teenager are catching up with me. Lux, Thanks for hosting Mia! This was very helpful!

    Julie

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  14. Thank you all for lovely comments!

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  15. I strongly believe that the real beauty comes from within. Once we find it it makes us glow :)

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  16. Very great piece... how we condition & see the inside, will be what's reflected on the outside. xx

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