Supermodels – as has often been pointed out – represent a body image that very few women can realistically attain. As a result, the girls who adore supermodels and envy their careers are set up for failure, or so they feel. Yet any woman can use beauty as a way to increase her self-esteem in addition to caring for her body. This begins by making beauty a part of a holistic approach to health – looking more beautiful can be a path to being healthier.
For the ancient Mesopotamians, attending to personal care and cleanliness was a ritual with religious overtones. Ritual bathing was almost universal throughout the ancient world. From a modern medical perspective, the skin is the body’s largest organ; in the past few decades it was discovered to secrete more hormones than any other organ. The enemies of health are also enemies of the complexion. Water and air pollution, harsh light, stress, smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise all leave their mark on your skin. Its tone and color are also a barometer of emotions (as anyone knows who has turned red with embarrassment or pale with fright.) When you care for it well, you glow, because the energetic level of your Life Design is shining through your skin.
Beauty rituals are for the purpose of nurturing yourself. By taking time and care over moisturizers, masks and creams that nourish your skin, you reinforce the belief that you matter. In short, beauty rituals are part of self-care and are foundation rituals.
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Ritual Practice: Seeing Your Beauty
You can turn the routine of putting on makeup and blow-drying your hair into self-care rituals by thinking about your purpose in doing these things. When your beauty routines become a conscious act of devotion for someone you love, for instance, it becomes a fulfilling ritual.
You can reinforce the purpose behind beauty by taking a moment to close your eyes and reminding yourself of your intention for making yourself beautiful. “I am here to celebrate the feminine in every way. I want my inner beauty to shine, and I feel that beauty as I make myself beautiful on the outside as well.” But there’s no need to feel solemn – for countless women, their intention with beauty is to have fun – and we’re all for it. So at moments of happiness and enjoyment, say to yourself, “I am glowing with beauty. I radiate it from my own being.”
These affirmations link inner and outer beauty in a way that goes to how you value yourself in everything you are and do. (Excerpt: Your Hidden Riches. Harmony books www.harmonybooks.com)
Dawn’s recommended list to make you feel like the beautiful, gorgeous gal that you are:
Oz Naturals- Vitamin C serum makes your skin glow. People will ask you what you are doing to your skin that is making it look so great. Also helps get rid of age and brown spots. Click here to get more info and purchase!
Revlon Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Dryer – Great blow dryer when you’re in a rush and need to get the job done quickly! Click here to get more info and purchase!
The Yerba Prima Tampico Skin Brush– A seriously wonderful, revitalizing health and beauty aid. Removing the top layer of dead skin and stimulating the circulation of blood feeding the skin are essential for maintaining youthful, glowing and supple skin. Use in combination with the item below. Click here to get more info and purchase!
Cellulite Massager – Women who have used this Cellulite Massager confirm that they get AWESOME RESULTS! Doctors, like The Doctors and Doctor Oz, recommend using these cellulite brushes! Feel confident and flaunt firm, fantastic, smooth skin. Click here to get more info and purchase
BrightEyes Organics for dark circles – It is not just an eye gel – it can ALSO be used as an ALL-OVER FACE TREATMENT. Use it under makeup. On dry skin or otherwise. Day or night. This formula addresses the little concerns (like moisturizing) as well as the big (dark circles). If you want to feel moisturized and refreshed, this is the eye gel for you! Click here to get more info and purchase!
List of products to find in your kitchen to make your own products (see video):
Sea Salt Scrub – Olive oil and seat salt
Coconut lotion – Coconut oil and jojoba oil
After shave for men – Witch hazel, vodka and distilled water
Yogurt honey mask – yogurt, oatmeal (finely grounded), honey
Nail and hand salve – Beeswax, lime oil, and spearmint EO.