What is natural beauty and how do we enhance or achieve it? In a world where beauty has nothing to do with character, we tend to judge beauty with a superficial standard. We have forgotten the true meaning of beauty. God created each and every one of us to be different and beautiful in our own uniqueness. However, in a society that is consumed with unrealistic altered images of beauty, we so easily forget that God created us to be exactly the way we are. What does the word of God say about true beauty?
(1 peter 3:3-4) “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” Therefore, it is what’s on the inside us, not our outward appearance, that makes us beautiful in the eyes of God. Don’t get me wrong–I do enjoy my cosmetics and beauty enhancers as much as the next girl; however, I am trying to embrace a more natural standard for beauty. We are all beautiful to God who created us. We don’t need to spend tons of money and hours of our time to feel beautiful, especially when God has already given us everything we need in nature to achieve or enhance our beauty naturally.
(Ezekiel 47:12) “Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.” God has blessed us with what we need in nature. There is no product or cosmetic that cannot be produced through nature. I want to leave you with a recipe to kick off your natural beauty regimen.
Coconut and Honey Heavenly Glow Facial Mask:
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (helps moisturize the skin)
- 1 Tablespoon honey (kills bacteria and brighten skin)
- 1 Teaspoon lemon juice (tighten pores)
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then apply to the face. Leave mask on for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Apply a small amount of coconut oil to moisturize the skin.
Kicherra M Chisolm graduated high school in 2005 and went to the Art Institute of Charlotte for fashion merchandising and marketing. There is where she realized she had a passion for the beauty industry. She went to the Aveda Institute of Charlotte and got licensed in skin care. Aveda was where she developed her love and understanding of natural beauty.