Recent research unveiled a surprising truth about the basis of low self esteem. Studies discovered that self esteem problems can stem from a very specific kind of incessant praise. Specifically, constant compliments for being a certain way rather than working hard to become that way can cause insecurities to grow.
Being beautiful vs. crafting your own beauty
Where this comes into play with beauty is in your natural look versus your achieved look. Constantly being told that you’re beautiful may lead you to feel a pressure to always look so great, according to this recent wave of studies. However, a compliment along the lines of, “I love the result of how much effort you put into your hair today!” directly reward your hard work.
Is there really a difference?
Yes. Everyone wants to be beautiful, but no one wants to believe that they have no control over their appearance. When your friends call you beautiful, you may begin to feel pressure to maintain this reputation. However, when your friends tell you they’re impressed with how well you’ve applied your makeup, done your hair, etc., you feel proud that you can control the way you look.
How can I best control my look?
A stable makeup routine is a decent way to take full control of your appearance. However, working with a beauty professional to achieve a long-lasting look you love will draw praise from all around you for the effort you’ve taken. Planning out your new face with a permanent cosmetic technician can boost your self esteem beyond what you previously thought possible.
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