What does it mean to be beautiful? Real beauty is hard to pin down and even harder to define. Standards of beauty the world over are so different but it has become universally accepted that beauty is more than just skin deep.
Having fine features and a pleasing appearance do not guarantee that your character is equally as pleasing. It is finding harmony between the two – the body and the soul, the head and the heart – that can elevate a woman from pretty to pretty powerful.
So what’s the solution?
Holistic beauty! It’s a practice that looks at the body as a whole rather the sum of its parts. For example, a holistic approach to thinning hair wouldn’t be to treat the scalp first but to look at the person’s diet or stress management techniques to get to the root cause of the problem not just its symptoms.
There are different ways to integrate holistic beauty into your life but basically it involves taking care of one self through meditation, healthy lifestyle choices and a balanced diet are often key.
The philosphy behind holistic beauty can also be describes as such: If your body is healthy and nourished, your skin will glow. If you are unwell, lacking vital nutrients, or unable to digest nutrients properly, your skin may show stress or vulnerability and show early signs of aging.
Meet three women who have found that balance through their holistic practices: