How to Be Beautiful

What may seem beautiful to me, the same may seem ugly to you. Evidently, beauty is a relative term. The answer to how to be beautiful lies within you. Being beautiful is believing that you are beautiful. It is the inner turmoil or tranquility that shows on the outer surface. A polished character, with a streak of sophistication and a dash of simplicity can be as admirable as the person dressed up in the most expensive and trendiest of clothes. There is so much more to being beautiful than just dressing up well.

Never compare yourself to someone else. Being beautiful does not mean you have to be prettier than somebody else. The want and the desire to be beautiful is yours and by the virtue of that, it’s your strive to find this beauty within yourself. Compare yourself everyday with, what you were the previous day. Analyze the things you did that made you feel beautiful and stopped you from seeking shallow answers from the superficiality around you. Make comparisons with yourself and not others, as beauty lies within you and seeking it, is the only way of being beautiful.

Beauty is around you, and not in some expensive parlor or spa. What is the definition of beauty? It is what appeals to you. List down the persons, the art, the destinations, and the places that seem beautiful to you. Usually, these places and persons come across as attractive to you because somewhere, somehow, and sometime we have the best part of us left with them.

Looking through the ‘inward eye’ into your innermost self is the best way of reaching to the beauty. To quote a line of William Wordsworth from his famous poem called Daffodils, “They flash upon that inward eye, which is the bliss of solitude”, is the perfect example for the aforementioned line. The poet uses an imagery to express his inner beauty, which comes as an epiphany to him, as he is sitting in a pensive mood. The divine manifestation that you are beautiful will come to you if you take a look at your self-esteem affirmations and work towards making them positive. Probe deeper into your inner self and you will know that you are beautiful, now it’s just a matter of living it!

Enhance the most beautiful assets you have. Looking beautiful is about working on those aspects which are already attractive. For some people it’s their eyes, for some it’s hair, and so on. The aim of this exercise is to do justice to your body and enhance your reflection, the next time you look at yourself in the mirror.

Health is beauty as much as it is wealth. Destroying your body is losing out on beauty. You have one life to live and one life to make it beautiful. Do everything in your capacity to make your body as healthy as possible. Love your body and make it attractive by giving the essential nutrients it needs for a healthy and fulfilling life. Healing and keeping your body fit essential for a healthy frame of mind.

Many people fear growing old and they get bogged down by the idea of having wrinkles and aging. Osho, a spiritual leader once said, ‘Old age is tremendously beautiful, and it should be so because the whole of life moves towards it’. True indeed! Old age is where wisdom helps you reach the peak of beauty. Every year, every birthday, you climb a step on the ladder of beauty. Aging is the best thing that happens to us, as it takes us to the zenith of beauty and gives us a chance to discover how to be more beautiful with each breath and each moment. Old age is the ripening of your thought, intellect, growth, wisdom, and true beauty.

Natural Beauty Remedies

With the availability of various types of commercial beauty products, the natural remedies for skin and hair care obtained from nature have been ignored and sidelined. Sadly, most of the time it is too late to repair the damage by the time we realize the amount of damage that has been done by these products. So, it will be a wise move to get back to good old natural home remedies to preserve our beauty, instead expensive commercial chemical-based products. Try these remedies for healthy, glowing, and blemish-free skin, beautiful hair, and gorgeous, healthy fingernails and toenails.

Natural Remedies
Natural remedies require the use of easily available ingredients, either by themselves or as a combination of a few ingredients. Some of these ingredients might already be available in your kitchen, otherwise they are quite inexpensive and can be purchased from general stores.

Skin Care

Dry Skin
Use a mixture of avocado oil and primrose oil for dry skin. Pour this mixture into a container and shake well. Apply it generously to your skin before a bath, and leave it on for around 15 minutes before washing it off.

Oily Skin
For blemished oily skin, warm 1 tablespoon of honey and massage in circular motions on damp skin for around 10 minutes. Allow it to air dry, wash off with warm water, and pat dry.

Exfoliation is very necessary for skin care. Mix ½ cup of olive oil, ¼ cup of shelled walnuts, ½ cup of oatmeal, and 1 tablespoon of honey in a food processor, and store in a container. Use a generous amount of this mixture to exfoliate the skin before a bath and massage well. Leave it on for around 10 minutes, and then wash off with cool water.

Face Pack
Make a facial mask by mashing ½ a ripe banana, mix it with a little milk, and apply it to your face. Let it stay for around 15 to 20 minutes, wash off with warm water, and pat dry with a towel. Follow it up with a moisturizer, and use this facial mask at least once a week for soft, supple skin.

Anti-acne Face Mask
Separate the egg whites from two eggs. Whip the egg whites in a blender until fluffy. Apply this to the problem area, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water and pat dry. This is a good natural acne cure.

Anti-wrinkle Face Mask
Mash 2 unripe papayas, mix this with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and some milk. Apply this to your face, and let it air dry for around 30 minutes. Wash the mask off with warm water, and pat dry.

Mix 1 cup of yogurt, some tomato juice, and aloe vera juice. Apply it on your face and neck, and leave it on for a few minutes. Wash off with warm water, and pat dry.

Mix 6 parts lemon balm, 4 parts rose balm, 1 part lemon peel, 1 part rosemary balm, 1 part lavender essential oil, and 1 part vinegar, and store it in a bottled container. Use this mixture over the face as an astringent whenever required. Make sure you shake the bottle well before use.

Mix ¼ cup of tomato juice, ¼ cup of cucumber juice, ¼ cup of carrot juice, ½ cup of chamomile tea, ½ cup of spearmint tea, and ½ cup of lemon juice in a glass jar, and blend well. Refrigerate this mixture and use when required. Using a toner is essential for facial skin care.

Blemish Corrector
Mash 5 to 6 ripe strawberries, and mix with a little yogurt and a few drops of lemon. Apply this mixture to damp skin, and massage gently. Leave it on for a while, rinse off with warm water, and pat dry.

Dry Chapped Lips
Apply a paste made by mixing equal amounts of milk cream and glycerin to the lips, leave it overnight, and rinse off the next morning. This is one of the most effective home remedies.

Eye Care

To eliminate the puffiness from the eyes, peel a potato, and wash and dry it well. Then, grate the potato, fill this in a clean cloth, and make a poultice out of it. Place this on your eyelids as an eye pack for around 15 minutes.

Under Eye Dark Circles
Make a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of tomato juice, a pinch of turmeric powder, a pinch of gram flour, and a few drops of lemon. Apply this on the dark circles daily. Allow it to dry, and wash off carefully with cool water.

Hair Care

Oil for Hair Loss
Make a mixture by boiling 1 cup mustard oil with 4 tablespoons of henna leaves. Filter this mixture and store in a container. Use this prior to washing your hair by applying a generous amount to the hair and scalp, and let it stay for an hour or so. Rinse off with shampoo. This is a very effective hair loss remedy.

Shampoo for Hair Loss
Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of gram raw powder, and 5 tablespoons of yogurt. Apply it to your hair, and rinse off after letting it stay for a few minutes.

Mix beetroot juice with an equal amount of vinegar. Apply it to the scalp, and leave on for half an hour. Rinse with cool water using a good shampoo.

Anti-dandruff Shampoo
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with warm water, apply it to the scalp, massage well, and rinse off.

Dry Hair
Apply a generous amount of mayonnaise from the root to the ends of the hair, and let it stay for 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. You can also whisk an egg and add it to 2 tablespoons each of coconut oil and sesame oil. Apply this to your hair, and let it stay for a few minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Thin Dull Hair
To add volume to thin dull hair, use beer as a conditioner after shampooing. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse.

Frizzy Hair
Make a hair mask by mixing 1 part olive oil, 1 part egg, and 1 part mayonnaise. Apply this to the hair, and let it stay for half an hour by wrapping the hair in a towel. Rinse with cool water, and shampoo and condition as usual.

Oily Hair and Scalp
Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, and massage it well into the scalp and hair. Let it stay for 20 minutes, and then rinse off with a gentle shampoo.

Split Ends
Mix 1 teaspoon each of olive oil, mustard oil, and castor oil. Apply it from the roots to the tips and massage well. Leave it on for half an hour, and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Hand and Leg Care

Dry and Dark Elbows and Knees
Make a scrub by mixing the juice of ½ an orange, ¼ cup of granulated sugar, and ¼ cup of olive oil. Exfoliate and massage damp elbows and knees with this scrub before bathing, and rinse off with warm water.

Brittle Nails
Apply vegetable oil and massage it well on the nails for a few minutes. Do not rinse off.

Stained Nails
Rub lemon juice on stained nails, and massage well. Do not rinse off, and repeat this on a daily basis to get rid of the stains.

Dry Hands and Legs
Apply a generous amount of olive oil to your hands and legs before bathing, and massage well. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and rinse off with a mild soap or body wash.

Stinky Feet
Prepare a foot soak by mixing equal amounts of lemon oil, lavender essential oil, and rosemary oil in a tub of warm water. Soak your feet in this for around 30 minutes, rinse off with clean water, and pat dry.

Cracked Heels
Soak your feet in lemon juice and warm water, scrub with a generous amount of granulated salt, and then apply a mixture of mashed ripe bananas and vegetable oil to the cracked heels. Leave it on for a few minutes, and rinse off with warm water.

Try these remedies and achieve fresh and younger looking skin.