Many women are obsessed with the concept of beauty. As a society we build up the many aspects of physical, outer beauty. Though women have typically been the ones focused on how to look their best men are starting to be more open about their need to look their best.
If you walk up to anyone on the street and ask them whether we emphasize outer appearance more than we should you will probably get a high percentage of “yes” answers but those same people will do everything they can to look their best. This is why the beauty industry is so strong.
So what are the key areas that we should focus on when we want to become beautiful or maintain our beauty? Here is a 6 broad areas that will cover your beauty needs:
5. Nail Care
A good haircut and styling can make your whole look. Our society is becoming much more multicultural in the US so what defines beautiful hair is changing. Companies are now producing hair care products that are tailored to every type of hair. Whether you have curly, frizzy, straight, oily or dry hair there is a hair care product line at the drug store for you. There are hair coloring treatments, hair straightening treatments and perm products that are now available to take home. Even the men have coloring treatments to hide their gray hairs.
Men tend to have it easy when it comes to hair since most of them have shorter haircuts that don’t require too much maintenance but there is a huge demand for products related to hair loss. Even though hair loss effects women, genetically men deal with this challenge the most.
Is beauty synonymous with youth? If you look at the area of skin care you would definitely think so. As we age we lose moisture in our skin. We no longer have that shiny new penny look that the typical 5 year old has. The area of skin care is benefiting from many advances in science. The beauty of the skin is being restored by products that slough off the old skin cells and apply nanotechnology to penetrate the skin.
True beauty does not mean you have to be razor thin but being fit and active is the cornerstone to a healthy body. Though dieting and weight loss get a lot of attention getting into a regular exercise routine will help you define the look of your body. Depending on your age and health you can be as aggressive as you want in defining your exercise and fitness goals.
Natural beauty is not as appreciated as it used to be. Makeup can be used to enhance a person’s appearance. As we age we definitely find more needs for that concealer that we hardly used in our youth. Cosmetics can be a great tool to highlight what we all see the most, our face. Cosmetics can be very expensive and in the wrong hands can actually detract from your appearance so use them wisely.
Within the last 10 years we have definitely seen a jump in the amount of nail salons. They can’t be missed at your local mall. Manicures and pedicures definitely can make you feel beautiful and pampered. The hands in particular stand out in your everyday interaction with others. Are you more apt to remember someone with a great manicure or not?
Lastly is our obsession with the latest clothing fashions. Is it too late to wear white? Bootcut or straightcut jeans? Every morning we have to decide how and whether what we wear will affect how others think we look. We get our cues from the latest magazines and what people are wearing on our favorite shows. For the creative among us we can define our own styles.
So if you want to look and feel beautiful be sure to focus on understanding these 6 keys to beauty and how they relate to you. Some of us may need more help in one area than another depending on what nature gave us but we should always make the most out of the beauty assets we have been given.