Most of my posts about beauty are DIY recipes, product wish lists, etc. Today’s post doesn’t fit into one of those categories. The more I read about women and their insecurities makes me want to write more posts about the topic.
Today, we are talking about confidence, insecurities and more beauty standards. Unfortunately, the world we live in creates these standards of beauty; and women were supposed to fit these standards. You may know some of these example: sleek, shiny hair, clear skin, perfectly groomed bodies at all times—the list can go on and on. But not all women have the genes for every “perfect” feature society deems necessary.
So that’s why I think it’s time we get comfortable.
Not all of us have gorgeous hair. If you see me in humidity, my frizz stands out like no other. My hair isn’t perfectly straight, sleek and shiny. Most days, I don’t blow dry my hair or straighten it. I prefer my natural curls. We should be comfortable with our natural hair.
Not all of us have clear skin. Sometimes we eat, drink and don’t take care of our skin the way we should; or we follow the “clear skin bible” and still have blemishes. That doesn’t mean we should hide our faces with tons of makeup because we don’t want society to judge us. We should feel comfortable with a makeup-less face whenever we feel like it.
There’s also a standard that women should stay well-groomed: hair trim every six weeks, eyebrow wax every three weeks, other body waxes and shaving regularly. It never ends. If you don’t want to keep up with grooming every single day then it’s time to get comfortable with yourself.
I think it’s important to mention that it’s okay if you feel comfortable with a full face of makeup, grooming daily, spending time on your hair, etc. There is nothing wrong with taking the time to maintain yourself. However, I think it’s also important to know it’s okay if you don’t want to do those things. Sometimes, we feel pressured to live a certain way that we become comfortable with doing things we don’t want to do.
I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to be yourself—your natural features are beautiful and you don’t deserve to do things just for the name of beauty. It’s time women create their own standards because we are flawless no matter what our features are.
What beauty feature do you love about yourself the most? Make sure to leave a comment below!