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Your Natural Beauty with Beauty Products

Women the world over knows that beautiful skin is a great asset. Even if heredity hasn’t given you the kind of skin you’d like, quality beauty products can work at giving your skin a smooth, fresh look. Thanks to scientists putting their knowledge to work in beauty research, there are products to suit all kinds of skin, hair, lips, complexion, your feet as well as for your personal hygiene. Beauty is not static, it needs constant care, and the question is, what beauty products would you reach for first if you had to present your best image?

Some of the Top Beauty Care Products

OLAY – Created by chemist, Graham Wulff for his wife Dinah, the instantly recognizable fragrance and pale pink shade of Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid has been making women look and feel beautiful since the 1950s. In 1985, Procter & Gamble gained the Olay brand and today all products are safety- and quality tested. From their dermatologist formulated Pro-X skin care products to their Regenerist skincare to their Total Effects, Fresh Effects, Complete, Classics and Body range collection of products, Olay’s cleansers, anti-aging products, moisturizisers and body treatments are an essential part of a woman’s grooming.

L’OREAL – Every woman concerned about beauty and style appreciates the cosmetics, skincare products, hair color and self tan products which L’Oreal offers. For more than a century, the multi-award winning company has been providing men and women with safe beauty products and their research and innovation allows them to continuously bring out products which are fresh, new and original. Their skincare products are rigorously tested with leading scientists, whether its their Youthcode for up to 35 year olds, their Revitalift for up to 45 year olds, their Age Perfect for up to 55 year olds and their Age Re-perfect for those over the age of 55.

NEUTROGENA – This American brand of skin, hair care and cosmetics was founded in 1930 by Emanuel Stolaroff. Today the company offers a broad range of beauty products, from their cleaners, body and bath products to cosmetics, anti-wrinkle and anti-acne products, hair products and their men’s skin care range. Renowned for their water-soluble cleansers, retinol, AHAs and sunscreen products, their Healthy Skin lineup offers moisturizers with glycolic acid.

ESTEE LAUDER – with its headquarters in New York, this manufacturer of skincare, makeup and hair care products started in 1946. The company has more than 25 brands such as Aramis, Bobbi Brown and Clinique, and they have confidence in the safety of all the ingredients and formulas of their products which set the right pH balance for skin and hair. It was Estee Lauder who started the very popular idea of giving a free gift with a purchase.

AVON – a leading global beauty product company and one of the world’s largest direct sellers. Avon’s beauty products include their quality, scientifically proven color cosmetics which provide superior performance, from the lipsticks to the foundations, powders and lip products; all designed to make women look and feel their best. Their fantastic ANEW skincare brand with transformative, anti-aging technology helps women to look much younger. This range has different lines to target a particular age group.

The Trade Secret for Beautiful Skin and Hair

Research on the Internet will help you to select the best beauty products to encourage each man and woman to make their own beauty routine the most pleasurable. These products have all been developed to take just a few minutes each day to apply, but which will affect your looks for a lifetime.

Dance Beauty and Dance with Great Posture

Originating from the Latin beatus and bellus, the masculine form of the word evolved to beau and its feminine form belle. Eventually the English word “Beautiful” began to be used in the 15th century. Some related terms we confer to beauty are: attractiveness, pulchritude, radiance, vitality, aliveness, blessed, happy, graceful, elegant.

Somehow we develop a relationship to our own beauty by how our light reflects back from the people in our lives. When we, even as children, are welcomed into our families and communities, our own light shines. They welcome us, we welcome the feedback, we again shine our light. Beauty, then, is a positive feedback loop of an energy exchange.

From physics we learn that energy has mass and takes up space. In order for us to create a space or conduit for energy in the body; the body must be open and have flexibility, coordination, balance, strength, and freedom of movement.

Beauty is dynamic and responsive. An attractive man or woman with a self- destructive attitude or habit will detract from their beauty. An attractive person with poor body alignment diminishes their beauty. Clumsiness and rigidity distracts the expression of beauty.

Aesthetically, we can say that a person has a beautiful nose because it is well- shaped and symmetrical. However, a nose by itself can not render beauty until you compare it with other facial features such as the eyes, mouth, and cheekbones. We can see now that beauty can also be a by-product of symmetry, balance, alignment, and movement. Great posture is therefore a vital element of true beauty.

Perhaps we have even witnessed statues which, though inanimate, display symmetry, balance and radiance in color features or posture. Maybe we remember a tree, flower or rock formation that resonates with something inside of us. We feel inspired, comforted, intrigued by this beauty. Nevertheless we are indeed affected in some way.

Again, what appeals to us as beauty has to do with the way light and energy are reflected to the eye of the beholder. The distinguishing human characteristics of beauty are symmetry, movement, character, mind, body and spirit.

Here are some of the indications for great posture and beauty for men and women: Straight toes that have balanced arches. The toes stay straight and centered even through the swing and push-off of a walking stride. The kneecaps are facing forward and the legs are straight (not bowed or knock-knees). The entire pelvis moves in a gyroscopic wave pattern – (Up – Down, Left – Right, Front – Back) to balance the weight of the upper body on its central axis when one is walking. The gyroscopic movement of the pelvis also functions to swing the legs out of each others way during the weight- transfer from Left – to – Right legs and feet.

Special Note Relative To Height and Frame size: A man’s pelvis is narrower Left – to – Right, and taller Top – to – Bottom, than a female pelvis. Hence the visual appearance of normal pelvis movement will be considerably more dramatic on a female. A man with the same gyroscopic movement is more likely to be considered “smooth”, and not “effeminate”. The waist line is perpendicular and level Front – to – Back when viewed from the side, and level Left – to – Right when viewed from the front.

For men and women, the ribcage is open and appears wide at the top, because the arms and shoulders are hanging behind the body’s midline. From the back view, the shoulder blades are about one thumb width away from the spine. The top of the chest and the top of the upper back are level Front – to – Back. Mainly for Women: From the side view, the size and weight of the front of the body, (including the front half of the head, the breasts, torso and thighs) appears to be visually balanced with the weight of the arms and, derriere. Actual size and weight do not matter. The neck appears to lead straight up from the rib cage to balance head evenly Front – to – Back. The jawbone is symmetrical Left – to – Right, in motion

The arms and pelvis swing to balance the body on a dynamic central axis. When this occurs, the head appears to be riding in space, the dynamic dance of great posture is synonymous with what makes a person, male or female, beautiful to watch, radiant with character, charm and personality. Of course, one is attracted to beauty. It is a natural instinct. It is also a natural instinct to be beautiful, feel happy and feel blessed.

Very often, the realities of living, unfortunately, cause us to distort our natural beauty and collapse our posture in order to accommodate the social, cultural and professional expectations of others.

This attitude collapse, or the expectation of it, can even occur on a grand scale. How many times have we seen people who are ethnically similar, yet culturally vastly different? Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China, or Chinese American? Barbados, West Africa or Brooklyn? France, Montreal or New Orleans?

Even in a professional or social environment, we may know someone who must express a different aspect of their personality in order to co-exist in that situation. This is not necessarily good or bad. The point is, when one’s body is flexible and fully expressive, ones inner beauty comes out.

When our family, culture, and professional expectations give us permission to express our true beauty, then our beauty can be an asset to the entire world. When we can know ourselves thoroughly and accept ourselves confidently, we can be beautiful even if only to ourselves. When our body is flexible and responsive to gravity, size, weight and movement we can have great posture.

A truly beautiful person knows and loves themselves and allows their inner beauty to be an asset to the global community, nation, community, their family, and themselves. All this leads to one point: With great posture you energize your light and let it shine wherever you go. With peace of mind you can allow your body to be free of inhibition and self-doubt.

There is something sacred about the symmetry, geometry and movement of great posture. When your chest / ribcage is open, with your shoulders back, your heart and lungs have maximum space for inspiration, and respiration. The word root “spire” of both terms may also suggest expansion of one’s capacity for spirit to enter the body and soul. Natural beauty is the measure of this capacity, created by flexibility, movement, and great posture. Finally, it is well-worth the investment of time, energy and resources to develop and restore ones beauty inside and out.

Beauty in an inner person

You often hear, “what you feel on the inside translates to the outside.” The beauty that flows throughout you relates to how you carry yourself. If you are feeling fabulous, it shows through your smile and carries through to your posture.

I never used to wear makeup before, but I do now. When I was going through chemotherapy and radiation, I felt terrible. One day, a few of us ladies went to a makeup session given by the local hospital; the American Cancer Society furnished the makeup for cancer patients. I felt terrible, but just putting on a little bit of makeup made me feel so much better about myself. The other women and I shared stories and laughter, and it was truly an uplifting experience. It would have been so much easier to just pull the covers over my head and lay in bed, but I forced myself to go, and I’m so glad I did.

Beauty is what you feel; sure we can enhance our beauty by expressing ourselves through different styles or by simply putting on a favorite fragrance. Ultimately what you feel on the inside will shine through on the outside. Beauty lies in all shapes, sizes, colors and nationalities. There is not one standard for beauty. Beauty is a state of being; it is how you feel inside portraying on the outside. The color of your skin is your beauty, the size that you are is your beauty and the way you carry yourself is your beauty.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be beautiful; you are enhancing the beauty that you already have. You have to be comfortable with who you are as a person and that beauty will shine through.

Beauty on the inside goes hand in hand with the beauty you reflect on the outside. If you feel kind of blah, you can put makeup on and wear a nice outfit and it will make you feel better because you look better. Putting on your favorite shoes or adding the perfect accessories to your outfit will put a big smile on your face. You are enhancing the beauty that you already possess.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. There is beauty everywhere and in everyone, it is up to you to see it. As a society who is obsessed with beauty we tend to stray away from natural beauty. We sometimes tend to examine ourselves so thoroughly that our list of flaws continues to grow. They are not flaws; it is the body that God gave us and he made all of us different. Appreciate the body you are given, nourish it, keep it fit and it will last a long time. Some will run out and have an operation to fix something while others are fine with the same thing. It is a personal choice and it all reflects on how we feel about ourselves. There is no right or wrong, it is about what makes you happy.

Are Beauty Subjects ‘Soft’?

I am new to blogging and upon discussing the content of my blog with a friend, they expressed their surprise that ‘someone so academic’ would be writing about a ‘soft’ subject like beauty. Now I wasn’t at all happy at this remark. Not only is it one of my passions and the topic that my whole blog is based on, but I also have numerous friends that are employed in the beauty industry in some way. I have friends who are professional makeup artists, beauty therapists, hairdressers and nail technicians. I also have friends who run their own franchised beauty businesses such as Avon. All of these people are smart, creative, passionate and highly trained professionals. And yet there are still those that doubt whether it is a worthwhile industry to work in or whether as a field of study it deserves respect.

The beauty industry in the UK alone employs over 1 million people. Despite a global recession in recent years, the beauty and cosmetics industry has increased its market share year after year and is predicted to be worth over $200 billion worldwide by 2017. That’s far bigger than many other industries and is a figure that is still growing. Many women (and an increasing number of men) enjoy the confidence that using cosmetics gives them. Even in times of recession, there are plenty of us out there who enjoy looking our best and will still purchase makeup and enjoy beauty treatments at the expense of other luxuries. In fact, it is the view of many economists that the beauty industry is one of the few that is ‘recession proof’. So if you’re thinking about your employment options after leaving school or considering a change of career, the beauty industry is a good choice.

The beauty industry employs millions of highly trained personnel all over the world in various capacities. Cosmetic companies are constantly developing and innovating new products. To do this, they employ scientists known as ‘cosmetic chemists’ – this job alone requires you to have a university or college degree in chemistry or another related science. As well as learning about makeup and beauty treatments, an NVQ in Beauty Therapy requires students to have a knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Students study the workings of the human body – about the circulatory and lymphatic systems, bones and the skeletal system, muscles, the skin and conditions affecting the human body such as fungal infections. As well as this, students also study the business side of the beauty industry. I would hardly call that a ‘soft’ qualification.

Even to those who are not pursuing formal training in the beauty industry, there is still much to be learnt and to offer those with an enquiring mind. Makeup can transform your appearance and give a huge boost of self confidence. True beauty comes from within but when you know you look your best, it can make you feel so much better about yourself. Being able to apply makeup correctly, is a skill that I believe should be taught and encouraged. With skillful makeup application, a plain, ‘blank canvas’ face can be transformed into a beautiful work of art. A quick Google search of makeup artistry will show you just how imaginative makeup artists can be. They certainly deserve as much respect as other creative professionals are given such as musicians and fashion designers.

For too long, people that work in the beauty industry haven’t always been given the respect they deserve in my opinion. Because it is not seen as a ‘traditional’ academic subject, it is sometimes dismissed as a fluffy, lightweight subject that doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. That needs to change. The beauty industry is massive and isn’t going away anytime soon. If you work as a beauty professional, give yourself a huge pat on the back and be proud that you are employed in an industry that helps millions of women worldwide to feel that little bit better about themselves.