Beauty vs Vanity

Why spend money on expensive procedures such as laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing trying to make ourselves beautiful? Statistics show that people are spending more on these procedures than before. With major discounters like Groupon and Living Social, these services are becoming more accessible to all of us making it easier for us.

Now what is it about beauty that attracts us so much. Is it beauty or vanity? Well, there are the practical reason, such as being able to compete in the workplace, wanting to look beautiful longer as we live longer, aging gracefully. But behind it all, and without falling into narcissism, beauty is a self-expression that results from self-love. It shows the world that we care, that we are alive, and that we love ourselves. As Tagore wrote,”Love adorns itself. It seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty.