Some social critics are concerned about what they consider to be society’s unrealistic standards of beauty.
A lot has been written about how fashion houses have a tendency to employ so-called size zero models, and in response to this, how many companies are now using body positive campaigns to sell their products.
The issue is complicated because the pinnacle of beauty is not a static or objective thing. It is affected all the time by lots of different factors, many of which we may not even be aware of.
The problem then becomes how much the fashion industry is reflecting the standard of beauty rather than creating it.
If people start to think that exceptionally thin women are the pinnacle of beauty, did the fashion industry start employing them to respond to that change, or did the people start to think thin models were beautiful because the fashion industry employed them?
It is not clear but just as fashions change, so will the standard of beauty. However, one thing that will always be beautiful is being healthy, happy and self-confident. Here are a few tips about how you can look your best:
Remember What Makes You Most Attractive (Hint: it isn’t makeup!):
While buying the most expensive makeup and only wearing the most expensive brands may be a great way to attract the attention of other fashionistas, there are some things that are just essentials when it comes to looking and feeling good.
One of those is your smile. Everyone knows that they should brush their teeth every day and many may think that they should floss too (although lots of people just feel guilty for failing to instead).
However, a study released last year suggests that flossing has not been proven to have much of an effect when it comes to your teeth. It may well do, but the evidence is inconclusive at this stage.
One thing that does work though is regularly going to the dentist. Many people may absolutely hate it, but if you want strong, healthy teeth and a complete smile for as long as you can, you should invest in dental insurance with no waiting period.
The pain of toothache can be excruciating and if you need an emergency appointment, waiting will just not suffice.
Then Focus on Skin Deep Beauty
Just as everyone wants good teeth, everyone also wants great skin. Dermatologists are useful but they only really help you if you have some sort of condition.
Making sure your skin looks fresh and vibrant is up to you. The only problem is that the market is so saturated with skin care products that it is hard to know where to start.
Well, if you want to look and be healthy, there is nothing better than looking to Mother Nature for help.
Raw honey has been found to be effective for helping you have healthy, clear skin. Not only that, it can help keep your hair silky smooth as well.
Get Those ZzZ’s
Perhaps the most important thing that you can do to look well is get enough sleep.
During the night, your body takes it opportunity to regenerate.
It also boosts blood flow to your skin which can help you with your complexion as well as making new collagen which prevents wrinkles. Beauty sleep is not a myth.