Beauty is commonly defined as a subjective feeling of satisfaction upon seeing or being confronted with the aesthetic object of your choice. Such object could be sunsets, landscapes, beautiful people and creative works of art. Beauty, along with personal taste and art, is the most important theme of aesthetics, among the major branches of psychology. It is also widely used in education, to explain why certain subjects are viewed as more superior than others in the educational system, in addition to why students react a certain way to certain visual stimuli.
The need to be beautiful has become so strong that many women, desperate to get a perfect body, get hypnotherapy to achieve their goals. Hypnosis has also proven useful in the field of beauty enhancement. With the help of hypnotherapy, a woman undergoing plastic surgery can become more attractive and regain her self-esteem; while at the same time, she gets to keep her youthful appearance, without having to go under the knife.
On the other hand, men have long been trying to mask their unattractiveness by putting on a nice face. Men try to be more attractive by changing their hairstyle, sunglasses, clothes, makeup and even go so far as to get a makeover. While this may not seem so bad for the average person who simply wants to look his best, it does not do much for the man’s true beauty. To truly be beautiful, men must find a way to enhance their inner beauty through physical activity, sports or just spending quality time with the family.
However, beauty is more than mere physical appearance. True beauty is determined by a combination of genes and external beauty, which can be improved by conscious effort. One’s lifestyle can greatly affect the level of physical beauty. A physically imperfect person, for instance, can improve his/her smile, by getting in the practice of proper eye care and learning how to use the makeup application tools properly. This person can learn how to eliminate or reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, and can have a more flawless skin.
Some people are born with a beautiful smile that can be enhanced by using a good quality set of makeup, but this does not mean that the appearance of beauty is solely determined by outward appearances. One’s sense of personal style can greatly impact the level of self-confidence and emotional stability. A person who feels comfortable in his/her own skin is likely to feel beautiful. A person who always feels self-conscious about the way he/she looks tends to avoid social situations that require him/her to present herself in a more traditionally appealing way. In short, the basis of one’s level of personal style can greatly affect the level of beauty and happiness, which is important to every individual.
One’s happiness and well-being is also affected by one’s sense of personal style. In today’s fast paced world, the need to belong is increasingly important to many. People have begun to value themselves more and are looking for ways to belong to an group. To feel beautiful, to be valuable, can be achieved through being accepted and acknowledged by others. A person who is beautiful, regardless of how she looks, will have more pleasure and happiness in life than someone who is not beautiful. As such, the pursuit of beauty should never be something that is viewed merely as an aesthetic desire, but rather as something that boosts one’s self-worth.