Beauty and body care intrinsically stem from health and wellness. In order for us to achieve natural beauty, physical and spiritual health must be the focus of our body care. As soon as our bodies begin to emit health from within, beauty emerges.
Today, beauty products and services that integrate the goals of health and beauty are showing up in virtually every beauty store. Yet the fact that there are thousands of new “healthy” beauty products does not mean that they all work or are of value. Consumers may even justifiably argue that brands have recently taken notice of this interest, and now exploit this wellness-driven revolution.
Terms such as “fragrance-free”, “all natural”, “homeopathic”, and “ayurvedic” are almost a requirement on the packaging for beauty product marketers. It is imperative that we educate ourselves about these concepts so that we regain control over what is used on our bodies. Only then can we confidently entrust our beauty to the manufactured products available.
With a focus on both ingredients and results, not brand names, decisions about ways to attend to your body’s splendor can become more cost efficient and less confusing. Learning the time-honored uses of widely available plants, herbs, and essential oils, makes it possible for us to understand product labels and to create our own. Surprisingly most products can be replicated at home, minus dyes, preservatives, and chemical irritants. That said, we must recognize that certain brands still do succeed in producing higher quality products and subscribe to a superior commitment to our individual health and treatment.
Though outer beauty should never be the sole focus of our body care energies, for many of us, devoting just a few minutes a day to this care can elevate confidence and help motivate our goals for physical health. Even if we can only spare five minutes a day, showing yourself and those around you that you care about your own well-being is central to the healthy living existence.