An Open Letter to a Beautiful Skinlover
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or is it not?
You, with your imperfections, would shy away from the camera if your face is not picture-perfect. In the advent of social media and selfies, you would always want to put your best foot, or in this case, your best face forward. In the morning, you scrutinise every inch of your face in the mirror, looking for signs of errant zits, horrendous blackheads or shocking fine lines. Depending on your personality, you may cry out of frustration or just groan in resignation. Either way, you try to cover these imperfections, wishing nobody would notice or make a big deal about it until the day ends.
You, with your flaws, would gawk once in a while at gorgeous actresses, models and beauty queens, wishing you have their faces, their figures, their winning smiles. You follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, just to get a glimpse of their glamourous lifestyle and fashion. You sigh wistfully, half-wishing you were in their shoes – until you crash back into reality.
You, with your insecurities, would criticise every aspect of yourself – you can never be content with how you look nor be pleased with what you have. You will always long for a slimmer body, a gorgeous set of gams, or as Homer said, a face that could launch a thousand ships. You want to feel desirable and desired, like a thirst that cannot be quenched.
With all these, here is a thought for you: If you keep on nodding to the things mentioned above, then it must be that the way you perceive beauty has been wrong all along.
Beauty itself is empowering oneself to feel beautiful. It’s never wrong to present our best side – we may have all these flaws and imperfections, but what we can do away with are our insecurities, the things that keep on gnawing at the very core of our confidence. What our goal should be is to feel ageless. Don’t feel guilty to use products like skincare and makeup that not only enhance the beauty outside, but also take care of it even deeper. Instead of daydreaming of being an actress, model or a beauty queen for a day, why not embody the inner and outer beauty they radiate every day in your life? Combine it with a dazzling personality and you will definitely be on your way to becoming a winner: to loved ones, to friends and even to new acquaintances. We can all be the epitome of beauty.
You can be a student, a professional, a mum – but you will always be a woman. To be comfortable in your own skin is the best gift you can give to yourself. To be healthy inside and out, like treating your skin well, is the best gift you can give to your precious ones because everyone can see that you are positively glowing and happy. To revolutionise the way you perceive beauty and share it with others is the best gift you can give to the world. Celebrate beauty, celebrate life.
Skin revolution starts with you, Skinlover.