Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But what happens when your idea of “beauty” doesn’t match who you see in the mirror? It all comes down to your beauty mindset.
Unfortunately, negative self-image is all too common in our modern society, and it’s no surprise why. We are constantly bombarded by perfect images of what we “should” look like – few of which represent the diverse colors, shapes, and features that make us beautifully unique.
The truth is, you are beautiful. But, you may need a shift in mindset (and beauty care habits!) to deeply believe it.
The good news is that once you shift your beauty mindset, you’ll start to see yourself in a whole new light. You’ll feel motivated to take better care of yourself. Your confidence will soar and you’ll feel happier, friendlier, and more capable. Look out world!
So, how do we make this magical shift in our beauty mindset? Let’s find out!
Why Do We Need a Better Beauty Mindset?
You have no shortage of compliments for our best friends – they’re so naturally beautiful and unique! So why is it so hard to see the beauty in ourselves?
Sadly, many of us grew up with a negative self-image, which can magnify our flaws and distort how we see ourselves.
Where does a negative self-image come from? Oftentimes, the beliefs we have about ourselves (our appearance, personality, and abilities) develop in childhood. We listen to what others tell us about ourselves and accept it as truth. We compare ourselves to other kids or the people we see on TV or in magazines.
When other “beautiful” people don’t look like us, we start to doubt our own beauty. As we get older, we either continue to affirm these negative beliefs or create new, positive ones.
With a negative self-image, no amount of beauty treatments or elixirs will make you see your beauty. And when you don’t feel beautiful, you’re less likely to take good care of yourself.
Thankfully, you can shift your self-image to embrace your inner beauty with a change in mindset. Here’s how!
3 Steps to Shift Your Mindset and Boost Your Beauty Within
Step 1: Develop a Positive Self-Image
The first step to shifting your beauty mindset is to develop a positive self-image. We’ll start by focusing on the traits you love about yourself. Ask yourself: what’s one thing you love about the way you look? Why? What is it about that trait that you are proud of?
Now, what about those traits you don’t love so much? We can rewire our negative beliefs into positive ones through reframing.
Ask yourself: what’s your biggest “flaw” or the one thing you would like to change about the way you look? Now, consider how that aspect of your appearance makes you you. Where can you find the beauty in it?
For instance, if you hate your number 11 lines, how can you reframe them? Perhaps instead of seeing them as wrinkles, see them as reminders of how much care and thought you put into everything you do. Or, see your laugh lines as tiny reminders that you’re the life of the party!
Reframing can seem silly at times, but it can be a truly powerful tool for developing a positive self-image.
Step 2: Replace Harmful Beauty Habits with Helpful Ones
Let’s face it – the conventional beauty industry thrives off of our low self-confidence. With a positive beauty mindset, we can change that!
Instead of engaging with beauty habits or treatments that focus on your flaws, switch to natural habits that celebrate the inner beauty you already possess:
- Cosmetic acupuncture
Cosmetic acupuncture is a gentle beauty and anti-aging treatment that helps you reveal your healthiest skin naturally.
Cosmetic acupuncture offers one big advantage over other beauty treatments like botox or fillers: it uses your body’s resources to enhance your true beauty naturally. After a course of cosmetic acupuncture treatments, you look and feel more beautiful, but you’re still 100% you!
Another benefit of cosmetic acupuncture is that it also addresses mindset. In addition to lifting lines and stimulating collagen, we also work on your mood, stress, and overall well-being. When you’re healthy inside and out, you naturally feel more beautiful.
Holistic Beauty Self-Care
Skip the chemical formulas and start a holistic self-care plan that works with your body – not against it. At The Beauty Within, we recommend nurturing your skin with herbal skin care products and simple self-care techniques like jade rolling, facial cupping, and facial gua sha. In addition to honoring your body’s unique natural beauty, self-care practices also relieve stress and tension.
Step 3: Cultivate Your Beauty Mindset Daily
A healthy beauty mindset isn’t just something you set and forget. Like all good things in life, it takes daily practice to make it a habit. Here are few ways you can practice your positive beauty mindset to tap into your inner beauty each day:
Daily Mindset Tips to Boost Your Beauty From Within
- Write down a favorite beauty affirmation and tape it to your mirror.
- Keep a beauty or body gratitude journal.
- Give someone a compliment. You’ll brighten their day and feel more confident yourself.
- Give yourself a compliment each night before bed.
- Practice reframing. When a negative thought about yourself enters your mind, simply reframe it. Say the reframed thought aloud and carry on with being you!
Change Your Mindset, Meet Your Beauty Within
At The Beauty Within, we don’t just believe everyone can tap into their own natural beauty – we know it!
Every day, we see transformations. The people that walk out of our office are completely different from the people that walked in! Not only does their skin look more naturally radiant, but you can tell that they feel more beautiful on the inside, too.
Are you ready to experience this transformation for yourself? We’re here to help! Schedule your consultation today to find out how you can shift your beauty mindset and feel more confident naturally with The Beauty Within!