5 Ways to Achieve the Most Beautiful You
We live in a world where beauty is defined by the images of thin, airbrushed perfection in movies, magazines, and television. Unfortunately, not all are genetically wired to have a figure and appearance of a runway model. Some even go to the extreme of going under the knife to enhance their appearance, erase the ravage of time, and reshape body parts.
In fact, according to an article posted on www.empressofdrac.com entitled Plastic Surgery in the Philippines, the country is now considered as one of the most popular medical tourism destinations. Plastic surgery in the country has become all the rage due to its word class medical facilities, highly skilled cosmetic surgeons and low price of procedures. This goes to show that cosmetic surgery is now becoming an easy privilege for Filipinos to make them feel more confident on their physique.
Aside from surgery, women also bank on hair salons, make-up and shopping for new clothes to make them feel more confident and beautiful. However, with the proposal of “Vanity Tax” which aims to add 10- to 30-percent excise tax on beauty products and services, beauty can now come with a higher price.
But did you know that the answers to your beauty woes are all within you… waiting to be discovered? Here are a few ways you can start feeling more beautiful without splurging on a single Peso.
1. Just say thank you
Girl 1: “Uy girl, ang blooming mo naman today!”
Girl 2: “Nako hindi nga eh, ang kapal na ng eyebags ko kasi sobrang puyat ko last night.”
Have you personally encountered this type of conversation before? A typical Pinoy behavior usually deflects compliments as they don’t what to be perceived as “mayabang”. What they don’t realize is that it feels so much better to simply accept the compliment by saying “thank you.” Trust me when I say that you and your admirer will feel so much better about the exchange, creating a more positive reinforcement. This makes you both want to give and receive compliments more often!
2. Shift to a more active lifestyle
We think that the mind and body are separate. But what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental well being. Studies show that engaging in a physical activity causes chemical changes in the brain, which can help to positively change one’s mood. Being active doesn’t mean you need to spend hours in the gym, if that doesn’t appeal to you. Find physical activities that you enjoy and think about how to fit more of them into your daily life.
3. Be realistic
The media has fed us with pictures of thin, long-legged, and flawless women that have redefined the very definition of beauty. It is probably human nature to compare oneself to these images only to result in to numerous body image issues. When gazing upon these images, do remember these images are all manipulated with the help of a good lighting, make-up and of course, the magic of Photoshop. Start looking for your beauty role models in your own life, not in magazines or onscreen. You’ll be surprised how much lighter you’ll feel.
4. Surround yourself with a solid support system
Everything seems to be a lot easier if you have people by your side who you can openly talk to about your struggles. Spend more time with people who are confident with their own skin and you’ll find yourself following the suit. We are not alone in this world, so why should you feel that way?
5. Deep breathing exercises
Beyond the latest workout craze, spa treatments, endless beauty products and every other fix under the sun, there is one integral part of life most of us ignore (though it happens to be not only the simplest, but I believe, also the most effective). Breathing. It has been proven that improves cellular regeneration, improving skin tissue firmness and density. Aside from this, deep breaths also brings you to a positive mood as it helps pumps more endorphins into your system.
Of course once we transform to our most beautiful self, we would need a few things to match our new found confidence like a wardrobe upgrade or even a spa day just to treat ourselves once in a while. Do you need more cash to make these possible? Let Tambunting Online help you. Click here to find out how.