About the author: Want to know what makes you beautiful? Resham Khiani is the founder of InnerBellissima, a blog dedicated to helping women tap into their inner beauty. Follow Resham on http://innerbellissima.blogspot.com/.
We have one body for the rest of our lives – our bodies aren’t suits that can be changed on a daily basis, so nurturing and taking responsibility should be a primary goal, be it in the form of a cream, nutritional supplement, daily exercise, or healthy meals. Yeah, I’m obsessed with any girl who has “perfect” skin and have just gaped at women in public transport who haven’t got a single blemish on their face or just look effortlessly beautiful – I just put this down to healthy scrutiny; a kind of motivation to take care of myself, rather than allowing the inner voices of criticism to proverbially drown me.
I came across a wonderful quote recently: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul”. For me, it sums up how mind, body and soul require attention, a sort of unconditional pampering because without it, we’ll weaken, perhaps even deteriorate. Indulging in a weekend of deep tissue massage, saunas, healthy eating, yoga and meditation are path ways to tapping into the wellness package. Consider it practical means of cleansing your mind, body and soul.
Now you may ask, how does all this physical pampering relate to inner beauty? Good question: What I like about beauty regimes is that they offer pleasurable solace, away from the daggers the media throws at us woman for not having womanly curves, a perfectly shaped button nose or seductive pouty lips. It’s that time, in the evening or day, when you can look at yourself in the mirror and enjoy the process of applying a mask – and purely for the fun of it, without the prickly worries of being called vain or insecure.
Beauty regimes are play time for us ladies – or should be considered that way. Our faces look like a purple grape, we soften ourselves with copious moisturisers and indulge in facial steam baths. Just think, it’s time to connect with your feminine self.