Beauty Redefined: 6 Tailored Refinement for a New You

In an era where beauty is often confined to restrictive standards and superficial appearances, we look to broaden the perspective on what it means to be truly beautiful.

This article dives into the heart of real beauty, redefining it as a multi-faceted concept that encompasses not just physical attractiveness, but also emotional wellness, intellectual depth, moral integrity, and a strong sense of self.

By breaking away from societal norms, we hope to empower you with personalized strategies that accentuate your unique attributes, fostering a deep-seated sense of self-love and appreciation.

This is not about conforming to an unattainable standard, but about embracing who you are and refining it for a dynamic, confident, and uniquely you.

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Love thy self ladies, we are all beautiful

1. Unmasking the Physique 

Opening the journey of redefinition, we start with the most visible form of our individuality: our physical self. More than cloaks of flesh and bone, our bodies are vessels that carry us through life’s myriad adventures.

And with social media exposing us to an overload of gorgeous women all over the world, there are some impossible standards being set. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but are we considered beautiful by the one person who truly matters? You!

We often see faults no-one else can see. Not one girlfriend I have. is in love with themselves, all having a list of imperfections that make them unhappy and drives their insecurities. But who they are, and how they look is what makes them special and unique. It’s time to redefine physical beauty not as an adherence to societal standards, but as a celebration of diversity, strength, and health.

Through a combination of healthy habits, personalized exercise regimes, and a balanced diet, you can enhance your physical wellness, creating a body that isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but also strong, resilient, and primed for longevity. In this journey, it’s not about becoming someone else; it’s about becoming the best version of you. And this has to be self-driven.

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Being body confident is crucial to our self-esteem

2. Considering Plastic Surgery

This unhealthy quest for perfection has seen an unprecedented demand for a quick fix. While healthy lifestyle habits can do wonders for your physique, many individuals also turn to plastic surgery to enhance their appearances on those nuances only surgery can fix.

Of my friendship group of both men and women under 30, there has been multiple teeth whitening, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, many lip augmentations, and serious conversations about facelifts, blepharoplasty, Brazilian butt lifts, and Botox injections. And that has been driven by unrealistic beauty standards.

While I have chosen to embrace my flaws, I understand the desire to change just one thing that we feel is bringing us down. Yes some days I look in the mirror and would love a filtered version looking back, slimmer and more radiant. But my body is the result of having a child, which is not something I will ever been ashamed of.

But I admit during post-natal depression I heavily researched a breast lift and liposuction. Not only will this help lift my deflated balloons back up, but breast lifts also increase fullness and perkiness, which is what I miss most about my pre-baby body. Liposuction can get rid of stubborn body fat, that I can’t seem to shift even when at the peak of physical exercise and dieting. I’ve also looked at getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines through a variety of injectables and dermal fillers, but they don’t bother me as much as they once did.

You may feel the same pressures, regardless if you are post-partum of not. But before you make any decisions, it’s important to consider the risks associated with plastic surgery, as well as your own motivations for choosing it. Weighing these factors can help you decide if this is the right route for you. Just remember, cosmetic means literally means affecting only the appearance of something rather than its substance. Things will physically change on the outside, and you are just banking on it improving how you feel.

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Make up can be transformational to our appearance

3. The Power of Makeup

We’ve all seen the catfish videos on TikTok of how makeup can dramatically alter someone’s appearance. Makeup is often seen as a superficial tool for beautification, but there’s far more to it than meets the eye. A lot of people have found that it can be used as a creative outlet through which they can express their individuality without fear of judgment. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or simply enhance your features, makeup can be an empowering tool for transformation.

For instance, contouring can give the illusion of a more chiselled jawline, and eye makeup can create the appearance of larger, brighter eyes. You want to pick products and techniques that will bring out the unique beauty in you without overwhelming it. There is plenty of on-line tutorials on how to contour and more.

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Smiling can dramatically change our appearance too

4. Mental Reflection

Beauty isn’t just external; it’s also internal. Learning how to manage your thoughts can help you unlock an emotional freedom that will profoundly reshape how you experience life and its beauty. A lot of life is about the journey rather than the destination, and this chapter will help you create a mental roadmap for your own personal growth.

Accepting ourselves for who we are and how we look is the key to happiness. It’s no secret we get older, and our metabolism works harder to burn fat. We get wrinkles, our hair turns grey, our body hurts more, the hangovers get worse, we need more sleep. I can go on, but my point is the sooner we accept and embrace that, the happier we will be. Trust me, the time when you don’t care how others view you is the most liberating period of your life.

Happiness is massively under-rated, so making sure to take time for yourself is crucial. This includes carving out mental and physical space to relax and de-stress, allowing your body and mind to recharge so that you can stay focused, energized, and productive. Taking this time will also help you maintain a positive outlook on life, letting the beauty of each day shine through. Life truly is beautiful, and it is a gift. We should be making the most of it.

5. Building Up Strength

Our strength goes beyond the physical realm; it encompasses our spiritual and emotional well-being. To stay in tune with this side of our strength, it’s important to take care of both our inner and outer selves. This includes tending to your spiritual needs through meditative practices such as yoga or tai-chi, maintaining meaningful relationships with friends and family, and engaging in leisure activities that bring you joy.

At the same time, building physical strength can have a profoundly positive effect on your mental and emotional health. Strength training builds confidence, boosts endorphins, and helps you stay in shape. It’s also important to get the right nutrition for optimal performance; without the right fuel, our bodies can’t reach their full potential.

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The path ahead is aging gracefully, but there is still beauty to embrace

6. The Path Ahead

The pursuit of true beauty commences and culminates within oneself. Whether achieved through lifestyle modifications or engaging in creative endeavours, self-expression unlocks the door to fulfilment. The enhancement of one’s appearance is not about conforming to a predetermined standard; it is about embracing diversity and striving for excellence. The first step on the journey to self-realization is learning to love oneself, and with these six personalized refinements, you have the power to redefine and redefine what beauty truly means to you.

In conclusion, beauty is not a one-size-fits-all ideal dictated by societal norms, but a deeply personal and diverse concept that is shaped by your physical health, emotional wellness, intellectual depth, moral integrity, and self-perception. “Beauty Redefined” is not just a concept, but a journey of personal transformation that empowers you to embrace your uniqueness, refine your attributes, and establish a deep-seated sense of self-love and appreciation.

It’s about stepping out from the shadows of unrealistic societal expectations and stepping into your own light, radiating confidence, vitality, and a beauty that is uniquely and authentically yours. So, as life journey speeds by, remember to love yourself every day as time is too precious to not. And this mentality change has to come from you.

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Chloé Safilo
Chloé Saffio is our resident Fast Fashion Expert for the UK Urban and Streetwear scene. Her eyes have been constantly glued to social media for the last 10 years giving her an unrivalled insight. In her spare time, she used to like shopping and lying in the sunshine and making the pilgrimage to Ibiza. Now, she is a tired and grumpy new mother and back from maternity leave as the full time FFN writer. Chloe lives in London where she completed her journalism degree at the University of Roehampton. She lives in a small flat Putney with her fiancée Christian, daughter Sofia, and their French Bulldog Coco. And she's on the look out for a nice house and garden at a bargain price,