Is beauty really only skin deep?

Everyone has heard the famous saying, “beauty is only skin deep”.  Despite this common notion, beauty is much more than skin deep.  There is a strong connection between looking your best and feeling confident, capable, and empowered.  These are some of the ways in which your outer appearance may affect your emotions and self-esteem.


Self Esteem

Self-esteem has profound effects on thinking processes, emotions, desires, values and goals.  Your physical appearance is closely tied to your self- esteem.  Flaws like blemishes and wrinkles can have a negative impact on your self-confidence and make you feel self-conscious.  Whether you have scars you wish to hide, unwanted hair or wrinkles, having these removed may give your self-esteem a major boost.

“There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness and generosity”.




Emotional Well-being

When you take steps to take care of yourself and make the changes you desire, your self-esteem and emotional well-being may improve as well.  The term “beauty self-esteem” implies that our attractiveness to others is not just about how we actually look but is also about how good we feel about ourselves (positive self -regard). So, it is important to have balance in your life and work on yourself both internally and externally to add to your beauty and make a more beautiful you.

Having high self-esteem, social skills and good emotional well-being all lead to a happier life.  Take the time to work on “you”.


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