Natural Holistic Beauty and a Good Skin Care Routine Defies Aging
“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. Beautiful old people are works of art.”
Author unknown, circa 1800
As far back as 1800 someone knew that beauty was not just skin deep. While real beauty is not all that common, at least not the naturally occurring variety, with a good skin care routine and some expertise applied, a reasonable version of it is readily available to almost anyone. There has finally occurred a collision of medicine and the age old pursuit of beauty, and the results are quite astounding.
To a large degree the earlier attempts at creating beauty consisted of finding ways to conceal, either with cosmetics, wardrobe or some form of illusion, any trait considered unattractive. For example, a colonial American woman of some note would spend hours donning a torturous laced up corset to manufacture a certain shape, try on her many wigs and get virtually sealed up in makeup in order to become that work of art known as beautiful. Sort of a “hide the unwanted and only the aesthetic replacement remains” approach.
Imagine being a man who had for months wooed and finally won such a woman only to find that when unwrapped she was quite ordinary or even worse underneath. Fortunately that period has passed and women gained enough status and dignity to no longer feel the need to succumb to such a nutty idea of what beautiful meant. Still, the makeup to bring out or enhance one’s better features or a wardrobe to accentuate the assets one’s figure possessed remained part of the art of being attractive to others. Less outright illusion as mentioned before and more “make the best of what we have and try to slow down the effects of time.” While this allowed women to retain some semblance of what they actually looked like, there was still some hocus pocus involved for most in becoming really glamorous.
Enter the modern, health conscious, self-assured, holistic, all natural set of crazes that are dominating our culture at the moment. You get women who want to look good naturally and are quite sure they have the right to. To make it even more interesting, men have decided to join the fray,pay attention to skin care and put their best face forward. Aging gracefully with character is out. Hunks that look like they care about their appearance and actually do something about it are in.
This new awareness of natural beauty is a blessing in disguise. Notice now that the really beautiful people we encounter or see in entertainment are for the most part plain old good looking. As a result of an excellent skin care routine their skin is blemish free and has a healthy glow. Their appearance rarely ages as quickly as they do because their skin seems to defy time itself. There is no magic, no trickery, no trade-off that will haunt them later. They simply take good care of their skin with the mostly medical cosmetic services available from dermatologists who know skin care best. These are services that can not only alter or remove unwanted blemishes and skin conditions but can actually make one’s skin much healthier and able to maintain a youthful healthy look for years beyond what one would normally experience. This is about as close to the proverbial fountain-of-youth as we have come.
Here we have established a new definition of beauty. Anyone can find out just how attractive they can become by having the healthiest, blemish free skin possible. Any dermatologist aided by a staff of professionals can show you the real beauty within you that you’ve always had available. For the first time, real beauty that is lasting with no pretense or trickery can be yours. You owe it to yourself to be the work of art you really are, naturally!