I actually planned on pretending to be all shy about showing my face; but honestly, if there’s one thing I like about myself it’s my face?
I have horrible skin that relies on makeup and skin filters. I have uneven eyelids and my teeth are all crooked. I also have a dent in my nose from when I broke it when I was younger. But I got my face from my parents and I’ve honestly never felt ashamed of it even when I went through that awkward puberty stage.
If you’re going to take the time to read this, please let me start by saying that you are beautiful.
So many of the blogs I follow are of younger girls who’ve begun using social media much earlier than I have, and it pains me to see them being shy or conscious of their appearance as they do their ‘face reveals’ online because they believe that they aren’t good-looking.
You are more than what’s on the surface. A pretty face may help us get far in today’s society; but youth fades and only wisdom and kindness remain in old age.
As cliche as it all sounds, beauty comes from within - and while there are many posts out there teaching us how to take care of ourselves ‘from within’ (light a candle, run a warm bath, drink plenty of water) - I wish someone would tell you that you can also show love and care for your outwards appearance without it being labelled as vain.
You don’t have to start taking selfies everyday to show appreciation for your physical self.
Sometimes, it’s in the little things like simply playing with your hair when you find yourself not focusing in class, and comparing what features you share with those you love (your family/your friends/your idols), you can even start by looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you are beautiful.