Beauty is something that we have learnt, through crafty marketing, to attribute to vanity and insecurity, which has led us to lose the true meaning of it. The essence of beauty is within us. It's this 'thing' that we can't quite explain but we know is there, because we feel it. It's that feeling of being a divine individual who is perfect just as they are, who knows exactly what their gifts are and isn't affraid to let them shine.
Beauty is honouring yourself, scars and all. Beauty is loving your skin and nourishing it with nutritious products. Beauty is treasuring all that we see in the mirror. And, Beauty is inspiring others to see their own beauty and to feel the same way.
So how do we become mindful about beauty? It all starts with our awareness. Our awareness of how we feel towards ourself and the way that we treat ourselves. What are the thoughts that you're having when you look in the mirror at your own reflection? How do you really feel about yourself? And how are you treating yourself? Start with honouring every feature, line and scar. Appreciate all that your eyes have seen, every smile that you've had and even every frown that you have made. They all tell a story, the story of YOU.
Taking time out each morning dedicated to ourselves is powerful stuff. Switch up your morning beauty routine by showing gratitude for your body as your moisturise it with natural products or even saying affirmations in the mirror as you get ready for your day. All of these small actions lead to a much more positive mindset towards ourselves, and over time, this mindset becomes our belief system about our worth.
Just as we are conscious of the food that we eat, we need to be conscious of the products we put on our skin. As we all know, however mostly forget, everything that we put onto our skin, goes INTO our skin and shortly after, into our body. So it really is important that we make a conscious effort to be aware of what we are putting onto our skin, to ensure that we are treating it to the best possible products, because what we use on our skin daily really can have a detrimental effect on our health. It sounds like a stretch, I know, but you have to consider all of the ingredients that are either number or words that you cannot pronounce, where they have come from and what they will do once inside the body, especially if you're using them daily.
It's not just about how the product feels once applied on your skin, but how you feel intuitively using natural products. We have no need to feel guilty or a feeling of "I should know better'. In fact, we feel empowered to know that we have honoured our face, skin and body with what it really needs, natural nourishment. We all know that we feel better when we eat produce fresh from the farmers' market, and the same applies to using quality natural products on our face and body.
Thankfully, these days, using natural doesn't mean lesser quality. In fact, I have found some natural products, especially those with coconut oil, to be much longer lasting on my skin and have helped prevent breakouts on my acne prone skin. Also, I love knowing where my products are coming from and love supporting local companies. This is why I have teamed up with Metta Skincare. Metta Skincare is a Melbourne based skincare company that is completely natural and vegan with body butters, hand, face and lip balms as well as body oil. I am especially a fan on the body butter and use it daily.
Whether Metta is your natural skincare brand or you use another, becoming mindful of the way we approach beauty and the products we use to nourish our skin, is really important. Knowing that we are worthy of taking the time out to look after ourselves each and every day, knowing that we are the top of our priority list and knowing that the more we take care of ourselves, the more we are able to take care of others.