- Can I be beautiful at any age?
- Beauty standards in different epochs
- Beauty standards in our time
- How to become beautiful: the elusive formula
- Magic of charm: a universal recipe
- Gentle age: how to become a beautiful young girl
- Second youth: from 20 to 30
- And then what: the beauty of the first wrinkles
- Start small: recommendations for action
Can I be beautiful at any age?
There is no exact answer to the question “What is beauty?” And is it possible to give a clear definition of such an elusive concept? But we need only one glance at something to say whether it’s beautiful or not. And when it comes to women’s beauty, hundreds of factors shaping it enter the game. Today we will try to figure out what it depends on and whether it is possible to become more attractive.
Beauty standards in different epochs
Traditionally, the story of the history of beauty begins with the Paleolithic Venus. Is it easy for modern women to believe that 20-30 thousand years ago on the pedestal they erected radically opposite standards? Broad hips, big belly, hanging breasts – at that time the woman was primarily a successor of the genus, and not a cunning temptress.
Standards of beauty of antiquity to us are already more clear. Amazingly beautiful in its perfection is the bust of Nefertiti, and the unexpectedly simple and uncomplicated face of Cleopatra (although they say that men loved her for character).
About medieval beauty is difficult to say something because of the chaste mores of those times. But in the Renaissance the ancient canons and the chanting of the female body are re-established.
Beauty standards in our time
Popular magazines, recognized by authorities in matters of beauty, periodically make up another rating of the most beautiful women. To get into them, it’s not enough just to have a beautiful face. It is necessary to really do something outstanding. For example, the journal GC by a woman in 2017 called American actress Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in the movie of the same name.
According to the magazine Maxim? The sexiest woman of the year was Hayley Baldwin, the daughter of actor Alec Baldwin. At twenty, the girl is confidently stepping on the heels of the beauty industry titans.
And the magazine People for the fifth time called the woman of the year Julia Roberts, thereby confirming that real beauty does not grow old.
How to become beautiful: the elusive formula
So what is the secret of beauty? How do we distinguish between beautiful and ugly? No wonder they say “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. This concept is largely subjective and depends on personal preferences. But there are several common features inherent in the modern standard of a beautiful woman:
Harmonious facial features – note that we do not use the word “proportional”. Often, a highly prominent detail (for example, a nose) not only does not spoil the face, but on the contrary, gives it an irresistible charm.
Clean and well-groomed skin – even if you have an ideal face shape, but with acne and noticeable black spots on it – this significantly reduces your position on the pedestal of beauty.
Pure, thick and voluminous hair – they can be long or short, but always washed, interestingly laid and, in addition, they should be wanted to touch.
Slender silhouette and tight muscles – let in ancient times Paleolithic Venus was the ideal of woman and mother, in the modern world with such a body it would have been very difficult. It’s not even about public opinion, it’s about your health. Imagine that you carry an item weighing 10-15 kg or more every day. Do you think this will affect your health? And now imagine what your body is to be overweight.
Beautiful posture – straightened back works wonders. It seems like you instantly dropped a few pounds, and your chest increased by the size. Even the mood is changing: with a straight back and proudly flipped chin it’s simply impossible to be afraid of anything or sad.
Graceful gait and grace in the movements. A girl can have an incredibly attractive appearance, but if her movements are awkward, then she will be perceived as a sweet, but ridiculous absurdity. A real woman moves easily and smoothly, does not hurry anywhere and does not drag home heavy bags from the shop.
If we ignore external factors and shift attention to the personality itself, then there is something in common – charisma and charisma. It is not true, it happened to meet people who are not very attractive externally, but somehow only a conversation was tied up, the appearance receded into the background.
And all thanks to the stunning energy of such personalities. They are able to create and maintain a unique atmosphere around themselves, that’s why people are always drawn to them. How can this be learned? The answer to this question is even more ambiguous.
Typically, these characters are interesting for the following reasons:
- They are confident in themselves, in their decisions and in their words.
- They are something seriously addicted and always talk about their business or hobby with a twinkle in their eyes.
- They always say what they think.
Magic of charm: a universal recipe
At any age, for any woman, the rule remains actual: the external is a reflection of the inner. This applies to both your physical health and emotional state. For example, nature has awarded you with ideal external data – you risk losing them if your life lacks the following elements:
- healthy sleep – lack of sleep not only affects your appearance, but also lowers immunity, making you more vulnerable;
- full and balanced nutrition – it is strictly forbidden to overeat, it is also not worth to eat;
- physical loads – a beautiful body is created by movement;
- the regime of the day – it is important to always find a balance between work and leisure, to have time for yourself, so as not to be in constant stress;
- a favorite thing – if existence does not bring pleasure and is meaningless, it leaves an indelible imprint of dejection on your face.
The form is not as important as filling: if you are healthy and radiate confidence energy, then any irreparable lack of appearance simply ceases to be perceived as a problem. And if you still learn how to correctly choose the silhouette of clothes and hair, use makeup correctly to make makeup, then it will not only visually make your figure and facial features more harmonious, but will also create a glorious woman for you with taste.
Gentle age: how to become a beautiful young girl
Recently, you turned 13 or 14, and you suddenly wondered about how you are perceived by the boys. It’s time to find yourself and experiment with your style. At this age, growing girls in the pursuit of beauty often make many stupid things – from choosing ridiculous combinations in clothes to eyebrows, plucked to the state of a thin thread. How not to lose your head among the diversity of the world and find yourself in it:
Most likely, you consider yourself not the first beauty – it is absolutely normal at your age. If we make a mistake, it’s just wonderful.
Your body is still young, which means it is easily and quickly restored. But this does not mean that you can eat and drink everything, especially if you want to preserve both the figure and the condition of the skin.
Now your habits are forming for life, therefore your task is to create a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle in the future.
Find an example to follow. Let them say “do not make yourself an idol”, but in order to develop a sense of style and understand how you want to look, you need a certain ideal to which you will strive. Learn the life of women, whom society at one time recognized as icons of style, ask yourself “why do I like it?”.
It is not necessary that the role model be one and necessarily a star. Is there anything to learn from my mother? Try it! Do you like what a high school student looks like? Try to recreate her image.
Look for a compromise: until you moved from parents, they tend to influence your choice of clothes and, accordingly, your style. If you and your mom agree, you are very lucky. If not, try to talk, discuss and defend your views. If nothing helps, and parents persistently do not want to perceive you as an emerging personality with their own taste and attachments – be patient, in fact time flies imperceptibly, and adult life is just around the corner. While engaging in your inner world – explore yourself, understand what you want to do in life, read books and develop in this area.
Second youth: from 20 to 30
From 20 to 30, and even to 35 – this is the time when you can try everything. You are still young enough to dress like a rock star, but also quite mature in order to afford to wear exquisite dresses and costumes, which often look ridiculous on teenage girls.
From 20 to 30 you can afford any experiments with style.
On the other hand, you can not, as in 16 years, dance all night in a disco, and in the morning calmly go to study or work. Your body has already spent some amount of its energy reserve and is not recovering as quickly as before.
The more you get involved in work, the more problems you try to solve, the more clearly you should adhere to the regime of the day in order to let yourself relax. Remember that beauty is born in harmony with itself and the surrounding world.
And then what: the beauty of the first wrinkles
At the age of 20, a woman looks like she was created by God, at 30 – as she wants, at 50 – as she deserves.
Sooner or later, any of the women discovers the first wrinkle or the first gray hair. While there are no strong reasons to worry, to old age is still far away, but for the first time there is a thought that once the beauty of youth will go away. There will be another, no less expressive.
Old age is not a reason to deny yourself elegance.
Can you hope for beauty when you are far beyond forty? The aging process is irreversible. If you are lucky with genetics, then you will be able to keep the hair color, freshness of the skin and body in a tone long enough. In the rest – we return to the first thesis of our article: external beauty depends on the internal state.
Start small: recommendations for action
That your intention to become a beauty does not fade, you need to constantly motivate yourself. Surround yourself with what constantly makes you remember your goal, and that in your head once again there was no thought “I will not get it,” load it with reading smart books:
- Umberto Eco “The History of Beauty”. No, you will not find advice on how to become beautiful. But make sure that the ideal of beauty is an ephemeral concept that lives no longer than its era.
- Sophia Loren “Women and Beauty”. If you really trust someone, then who as an unrecognized icon of his time. In this book, the famous actress shares her ideas about women’s attractiveness and gives valuable advice, including practical ones.
- Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bark “The book of longevity.” Actress in co-authorship with the writer is available on how to treat your body and how to grow old properly.
- Maya Plisetskaya “I, Maya Plisetskaya”. The great dancer is about herself and her understanding of femininity.
- Henri Guidel “Coco Chanel”. On the birth and formation of the famous Chanel style.
- Any memoirs and biographies of interesting women.
It is impossible to drive beauty into a clearly defined framework, as it is impossible to write an exact recipe – what to do in order to become a beauty and be her forever. Try, experiment, look in the mirror every day and look for a new self. Fall in love with yourself, finally – and then in you must fall in love with others.