18th February, 2013 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 1 Comment
You are Beautiful!!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder….right? But what happens when the beholder happens to be you? Are you feeling beautiful right now? You are so much more critical and harder on yourself than anyone else in your world would ever be. In fact I bet you scrutinize you face in the mirror noticing every miniscule flaw in your complexion; flaws no one else would ever notice (unless you were to point them out of course )
Try looking at yourself as though you were looking at your daughter, sister, best friend, mom, or even grandmother. Would you say the same things to her? NO WAY!! You wouldn’t dream of hurting them like that and you probably wouldn’t even notice the flaws on their skin. But you criticize and hurt yourself, probably every time you look in the mirror or as you catch a glimpse of your reflection in a passing window. STOP!!!
Treat yourself with the loving kindness you would offer your daughter, sister, best friend, mom, or grandmother. Stop searching for every little flaw in your beautiful face. When you go out for coffee with your best friend do you count the lines around her eyes or do you notice the sparkle they emit when she smiles at you? You look at her and see how beautiful she is just because she’s her.
There are things you can do to soften the effects of aging, things that will help you look like you only rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Natural skin care products including essential oils and carrier oils along with safe tools such as the DPL Therapy System and the Caribbean Sun CCOL encourage a more youthful and glowing complexion without the risk of more invasive procedures. So you can do things to feel more beautiful in your skin as you set out on a path to stop criticizing yourself.
The next time you catch yourself self-judging and throwing around harsh, critical thoughts or words stop and ask yourself if you would say or even think such mean things about your daughter, sister, best friend, etc. If you heard your best friend ripping on herself what would you say to her? Those are the things you need to be saying to yourself as well.
Yes, it’s important to take care of your skin and to do things that encourage a healthy complexion, but don’t expect perfection and by all means stop comparing yourself to the airbrushed model gracing the cover of your favorite magazine. Start this practice today: when you look in the mirror focus on the positive things about you and only the positive. Start seeing yourself in a whole new light.