Beauty is today considered a facet of health , in addition to many other things. This is a relatively fresh approach and overall perspective of beauty, and while it is certainly (even obviously) welcome, it has not come without a price. Alas, the modern world has worked hard to create a much healthier approach to beauty, and today we are finally reaping the benefits of that approach as it is finally introduced into mainstream society, all over the world. While it is no doubt enlightening and exciting to realize we are finally here, it is also important to understand why getting here has been such a climb, and why it is such an important level to maintain going forward.
Acknowledging the past of the beauty industry
It would be foolish to ignore the reality that while we have finally reached a healthy place when it comes to appreciating and understanding beauty, it has not always been this way. In the past, the beauty industry has put forward a decidedly exclusive ideal of beauty through its marketing and its ranges. This inevitably spurred on the realization that, despite some individuals and their best efforts, beauty was a decidedly exclusive industry. Millions of individuals around the world were told that they did not fit the predetermined ideal of beauty, and this caused problems that snowballed into epidemics. Finally, change was in the wind.
Understanding beauty as a mindset
Over time, people began to find the courage to lift their voices to the truth, effectively driving the point home that beauty should be inclusive, not exclusive; that just because someone did not personally mirror the model in the glossy pages of the magazine they just bought, that did not define them or their essence of beauty. It took a long time. But finally, today beauty is a mindset more than anything else. It is a welcome realization, and it is also one that has taken quite some time to get here. And while people still get nose jobs or liposuction surgery, it is fundamentally important to realize that those who do undergo these procedures or buy those products do so because they want to, not because they feel they must.
Understanding beauty as a facet of health
Believe it or not, one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself and your body is to love yourself. Self-love is one of the world’s most innovative and authentic medicines. When you love yourself, you feel beautiful, and vice versa. There is magic in realizing that your beauty has nothing to do with the beauty of a model in a magazine. Individuality is beautiful, and this realization has fostered and enhanced a modern approach to beauty that is more inclusive than ever. In this way, beauty is a facet of health, and is there anything more freeing than realizing that your unique individuality is what makes you your most beautiful self? This is the modern world we live in, and this is a healthy approach to beauty – the right one.