How Can Beauty Transform Your Community?

Beauty is something that most people aspire to. In a way or another, we all want our looks to be favorable, mostly because beauty is the first impression you give of yourself. Whether you want it or not, a first impression can define who you are for a very long time, primarily because it’s almost impossible to change a first impression. Naturally, being beautiful is unconsciously associated with a lot of less visible qualities. While biologically, beauty is defined by your genes, psychologically beauty is the sum of your inner values. There’s something in the human consciousness that makes us assume that beautiful physic is synonymous with a good heart. And that’s precisely why we all want to be a beautiful person: Trustworthiness, generosity, selfishness, honesty, all these are qualities that, in the common conscience, show on your face. Consequently being beautiful is another way of proving to your social community that you are a good person indeed – whether it is correct or not. Additionally, beauty is more than a message of goodness you share with the people around you. It can genuinely do good in your community too.

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Ever thought of hair donation?

 

#1. Always look for the ethical solution

As a matter of fact, there is a vast choice of beauty products and fashion accessories. As beauty empowers you with the knowledge that you represent the best possible version of yourself, your choice of products can play a significant role in this. Indeed, not every product in the beauty industry comes from an ethical source. From animal testing in cosmetics to non-eco-friendly packaging, there’s a lot that could go wrong. But choosing the most ethical solution for your beauty needs is your way of proving to the community that your values are equally as beautiful as your looks. It’s not always easy to find the best option, as big labels may not make your ethical life easier, however staying away from chemicals, plastic and animal products are the decisions you need to take to make the world a better place with your beauty routine. Ultimately, it might mean a revolution in your beauty cabinet. But, take nature’s word for it, you’ll feel a lot better once it’s done.

 

#2. Do your hair for a good cause

If you’re planning a new hairstyle, you may want to take some time to consider your best options. For a start, you will find a variety of hair dye products that can still meet ethical requirements. In fact, you can even buy vegan dye, or ask your trusted hairdresser to find it for you. Similarly, if you’re looking for an animal-friendly hair dye, you might want to steer away from bow hair dyes, as most of them are being tested on animals. However, a salon is most likely to use brands that don’t test on animals, so think twice next time you want to dye your hair yourself. If you want to be sure, you can ask your salon to use only cruelty-free brands. When it comes to cutting your hair, there are plenty of popular cute short haircuts for all faces and personalities. A short pixie bob can change your appearance and improve your style significantly, especially if you used to wear your hair long. But have you considered that you could also do good with a haircut? Indeed, you can donate your hair to charity. If you’ve never donated your hair before, don’t panic: it’s a lot easier than it sounds. In fact, almost every type of hair can be donated, including colored or permed hair. However, you should refrain from donating bleached hair as it could lead to unwanted chemical reactions during the preparation process. Your hair will be turned into a wig for children in need.

 

#3. What about your 5 a day?

The fastest way to beauty is to eat the right food, as it keeps your skin healthy and fresh. Consequently, one of your beauty routines needs to include your 5 fruits and vegetables a day, as the antioxidants they contain give your skin essential protection. It’s also important to aim for a variety of fruits and veggies, so that you can benefit from a vast range of vitamins. If you hadn’t put skin health in your beauty program, it’s time to add it. What does this have to do with the community? Choosing local products can help to support your community. Indeed, for a start, you enjoy fresh produce that hasn’t traveled much to get to you, which is good for you and the environment. Then, you can’t ignore the economic argument for your region.

 

#4. The ultimate workout for you and your town

Your body is a highly performance machine that drives beauty from many factors. The food you eat helps to maintain your shape and keep your skin healthy. Being active is also an essential part of a regular beauty and fitness regime, without mentioning clearing out toxins through sweat. In other words, hitting the gym has become an essential part of beauty routines. But have you considered other activities to keep you fit, such as gardening? Indeed, according to a British article, gardening can help you to improve your health, your personal satisfaction, and your weight altogether. Needless to say, you’ll be blooming like a flower. Joining a garden grow community can be the way to stay in shape and do good around yourself. Besides, you may even make a few new friends on the way!

Flowers, Garden, Still Life, Gardening, Watering Can

Beautiful garden, beautiful you

 

#5. Your smile is your best asset

Did you know that you need to believe in your beauty for others to see it? Everything begins with a smile, a smile that says to the world that you’re beautiful. Smiling can trick your brain into happiness, and helps to lower stress and boost your immune system. When you smile, your entire body radiates, and you do look at your best, regardless of fashion and makeup. More importantly, a smile is contagious. When you smile, people smile back, and without even trying, you’re spreading a wave of happiness in town. All it took was a smile!

 

So, are you ready to do good with your beauty routine, from using natural products to sharing a smile with a stranger?

 


Wendy

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