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 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”.
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”.