There is an old expression “beauty is skin deep”. What exactly does this mean? I am in the beauty business and I love beautiful things, all beautiful things. I love the beauty of a sunset, I love hearing a beautiful song, I love surrounding myself with beautiful decor. I am a very visual person and I love being surrounded by beauty. I think as humans we all love and appreciate beauty. Of all the many beautiful things in this great big world there is nothing that is more captivating than a beautiful woman. A beautiful woman can make a man stop in his tracks. A beautiful woman is admired by other women and at times, unfortunately, she can bring out the “green eyed monster” in others. Beauty is a powerful thing. Of course I am speaking about physical beauty. Physical beauty catches our eye, it catches our attention, but we must remember that it is fleeting.
So what does this expression “beauty is skin deep” really mean? It means that physical beauty is superficial. It means that once we get past the physical beauty on the surface there needs to be more. Being beautiful from the inside out is so much more substantial and lasting.
The things that I find beautiful in a woman are the things that most women possess. The ability to be nurturers and caregivers, for one. Women are great at multi tasking too, so often balancing many tasks and responsibilities all at once. We are strong as women, and that strength is beautiful! When we take care of all the other facets of who we are…our mental health, our physical health, our spirituality we are much more balanced and that keeps us feeling great! Feeling great from the inside out, truly helps us look and be beautiful! Having a positive outlook on things and taking life’s ups and downs in stride, by learning to be resilient is also part of what keeps us feeling and looking beautiful from the inside out. There are so many things that we can do to maintain this. Regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, meditation and/or prayer, taking a step back to regroup when our daily responsibilities can feel that they are taking over. Accepting the things we cannot change and understanding that we can’t control everything in our lives and that sometimes we just need to let go. Aging gracefully is also part of being beautiful from the inside out, accepting that this is just a very natural part of life. That can be very difficult for women at times. Valuing yourself and all that you have to offer, these are all the things that make us beautiful from the inside out. Really feeling that, comprehending that there are so many components that make a woman beautiful and we, as women, all possess them!