What makes someone beautiful?

Because for every time in history and in every culture, humans have always defined – and then subsequently accepted – an ever-changing ideal of beauty.

And today, we’ve come to accept the standards of Hollywood, the fashion industry, and traditional and social media – standards of beauty that have been so manipulated and exaggerated that our beauty benchmarks are 20-something celebrities and models whose images have been carefully curated, airbrushed, Photoshopped, filtered, and altered to reflect very little reality. It can certainly put a damper on your self esteem.

But consider this: A gemologist doesn’t seek to turn a diamond into something it’s not; a gemologist seeks only to enhance the naturally occurring beauty that lies within the yet-unpolished stone.

So our personal self esteem and standards for our own beauty should be much the same. Rather than try to conform to unrealistic standards, we should instead seek only to be the very best version of ourselves – the one and only us – and strive to ‘polish’ our own naturally occurring beauty.

It begins with three basic tenets:

  1. Our physical self: How we look externally, including our corporeal characteristics, structures, and features.
  2. Our prepared self: How we take care of ourselves, including our skin care regimen, hair and makeup routines, wardrobe, posture, and style.
  3. Our psychological self: How we feel about how we look, including our personality, intelligence, empathy, sense of humor, attitude and confidence.

The combination of these qualities lays the foundation for our individualistic beauty, and each can be embraced, enhanced and evolved.

At Skintastic, we know that a critical component to your ‘prepared self’ is how you care for yourself, so we provide several options at our Rejuvenation Center – like our micro-needling, laser lipo, and laser hair removal – to help give you the beauty boost you seek.

A few other treatments to consider for your self esteem beauty boost:

CO2 Laser: The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used for skin resurfacing with effects similar to chemical peels and dermabrasion but instead of chemicals or sanding devices, a laser removes skin layers through vaporization. It can be used to treat wrinkles, blotchiness or age spots, and scars from acne and can treat the entire face or specific areas. It also provides a mild tightening effect on the skin, particularly for the lower eyelid where skin can often lose elasticity as a result of aging.

Venus Viva: Venus Viva is a non-surgical fractional radiofrequency device used in the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, uneven texture and pigmentation, and stretch marks. The handheld device sends energy below the surface of the skin which heats the cells and stimulates the body’s natural collagen production and typically requires three to four treatments to achieve desired results.

As with any cosmetic treatments and procedures – both surgical and non-surgical – be sure to always do your research and ask a lot of questions. Once you’ve determined which beauty self esteem boost is right for you, let the professionals at Skintastic help you “peel away the years.”