Enlightenment is one’s emergence from a self-imposed state of immaturity. This immaturity does not stem from a lack of understanding, but from the lack of courage to use one’s reason, intellect, and wisdom without the guidance of another. Many are content to follow the guiding institutions of society. It is difficult to question this authority because thinking for oneself is so very uncomfortable. Enlightened skin care is throwing off the shackles of institutional thoughts and using one’s reason to understand how to truly take care of one’s body.
Radiant skin takes more than just an external approach. The part cannot be separated from the whole. Gorgeous skin cannot be separated from good health. The body is a complex, interconnected web. To practice enlightened skin care is to eat well, be active, expand the mind, and reduce stress. No skin care product can cover up poor physical, mental, or spiritual health.
Good health is the foundation for beautiful skin, but using toxic skin care products detracts from that health. From cancer causing ingredients to pore clogging substances, using products that have dangerous ingredients will, over time, cause disease, and your skin will be an outward sign off that ill-health. Enlightened skin care is to use products with safe ingredients that add to your health, not detract from it.
Enlightenment is to also prevent suffering. Waiting for issues to arise before doing something about them gives rise to suffering. While there are things that are out of your control, enlightened skin care is to practice preventative measures maintain beautiful skin.
Trying to be what the beauty industry determines as desirable, or using the hottest new product does not make us healthy. Beauty is not a one-size-fits-all standard. We are each a distinctive flower and our beauty is personal to us. Enlightened skin care is about finding your own individual style and owning it. Highlighting what makes you unique is a journey of self-discovery that takes courage and strength.
To Sum Up
Enlightened skin care is about throwing off the shackles of institutional thought about what beauty is, and taking care of your skin with wholistic, preventative approaches using products with safe ingredients that add to your health and highlight your own personal beauty.
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