Natural Beauty Tips for Mature Women
All Women Are Beautiful
In modern society, healthy young women are generally seen as more beautiful than women of other age groups. Hollywood glamorizes the decade or so beginning at puberty, and industry uses young, sexy images to influence human thoughts, emotions, politics, and actions, including how we spend our hard-earned money.
However, if one takes a deep breath and steps back from the influence of the media, one realizes that human beings can be incredibly beautiful at any age and that female beauty is as unique and diverse as each individual woman is, no matter what her age.
In a healthier and wiser society, women would be viewed as beautiful based on qualities of character such as strength and development of the mind, loving kindness, creativity, spirit, devotion, sense of humor, and wisdom—as well as physical health and sex appeal. The capacity to recognize and nourish natural beauty at any age is within each of us, even in today’s world, though one must consciously choose it. Choosing natural beauty involves questioning, and perhaps rejecting, traditions such as excessive dieting and wearing make up, high heels (harmful to bone alignment and feet), and tight brassieres (restricting circulation and breathing)—just to name a few major offenders.
Modern society ensnares and indoctrinates young women in unnatural beauty schemes and values even before kindergarten. Little girls learn about being artificially sexy from videos, TV, and music, as well as from the climate at home and examples of their elders. Sex and the desire for love are natural forces in us all; however, it is all too easy for young girls growing toward puberty to come to believe that resembling Barbie dolls will make them sexy and beautiful and bring them love. Women tend to pass down the traditions they learned when growing up, often without reflecting on whether or not they are just or worth continuing.
In Your Opinion
Which of the following, in your opinion, makes a woman beautiful? (Chose the strongest factor.)
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Choose to Nurture and Care for Women’s Bodies, Retaining Beauty and Health for a Lifetime
What if women simply stopped wearing make up, brassieres, and high heels? What if skincare were based on a diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh water, adequate sleep, stress relief, healthy exercise in fresh air, and joyful laughter? What if women allowed their bodies to breath, perhaps wearing camisoles or other undergarments that allowed for modesty and even a bit of support, but never bit and pinched off the circulation like wired brassieres and corsets that even in the 21st century continue to be sold as sexy and smart, while cutting off women’s circulation and limiting their ability to breathe? What if women wore flat boots, shoes, and sandals that supported their feet and maintained the normal alignment of the legs, pelvis, and spine? What if women threw out their scales, diet pills, and artificial diet foods like diet soda, and chose to eat regular meals and snacks in moderation from natural, whole foods, giving their bodies the fuel they need to maintain health and live active lives?
It is possible that making changes such as those would restore health, vitality, and organic beauty to any woman. The beauty that is each woman’s original birthright would shine from her face and eyes. Since Hollywood and the industrial complex continue to reign in this world, perhaps it takes becoming a woman of a certain age to realize this truth and courageously step away from the materialistic stereotypes of beauty that the world still asserts. By the time a woman enters menopause and beyond, it is not uncommon for her to have developed enough backbone and wisdom to make that choice.
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Natural Beauty Choices One Can Make
For women who are wise enough in mind and spirit to opt for a natural lifestyle, daily life offers simple opportunities to strengthen and maintain beauty. Here are 12 steps that women can, and arguably, should take in order to develop natural health and beauty at any age:
1. Exercise regularly but not obsessively
2. Eat moderately and healthily, without dieting
3. Get plenty of sleep every day; don't be afraid to take naps
4. Keep your body clean, using pure and natural cleansers
5. Use natural cosmetics and body care, rather than those made from harsh chemicals
6. Do not smoke or do drugs
7. Drink only very moderately, or not at all
8. Wear clothing that doesn't bind or constrict, including supportive, flat shoes that fit and gently supportive, flexible undergarments
9. Whenever possible, choose natural preventative health care and medicine
10. Do not use Botox, plastic surgery, “enhancement” of breasts, lips, etc., or liposuction
11. Feed your mind, spirit, and heart
12. Love others—partner, family, society.
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