Aesthetics: health or vanity?

Aesthetics involves subjectivity because it is related to the sensory perceptions that each individual experiences. The interest in determining and studying aesthetics arose more than 2,500 years ago, when human beings worried about assimilating the idea of ​​what aesthetics is and the value judgments that revolve around it.

Aesthetic judgments and aesthetic experiences go beyond developing an idea or concept of beauty, since they They are reflections that start from sensory perceptions and prior knowledge, which allow us to highlight the characteristics that are valid for each individual, what is aesthetic for one person may not be for the other.

This allows us to get to the conversation of whether aesthetics is health or vanity, According to some studies carried out by some Cosmetology Federations, the majority of women take care of their skin for a reason more related to vanity than to health. Which may be alarming because we are only focusing skin care culture on the issue of looking good and not feeling that way from the inside. Although it may not seem like it, the skin needs attention from how we moisturize or hydrate it, to what we eat and the context in which we function.

That is why it is important that with the development of technology and social networks, professionals are in charge of prioritize skin and body care more aimed at health than vanity , although vanity cannot be completely separated from this matter, since they are correlated, if you take care of yourself and have the expected results, you look much better with the harmony of your body, both physically and mentally and this can be subjective for some people. Example: many people exercise and watch what they eat for health reasons, which means that by being consistent they see results reflected in the body that can be seen as vanity for other people; Others can exercise to look good but with the help of professionals they must take care of their diet, which makes them aware of their health.

However, It should not be classified only in a prospectus of health or vanity, with the advances of science it is a reality that people try to maintain good health, stay away from diseases, prolong life and delay aging with aesthetics, since With the pace of life that has been imposed on society, people seek to look attractive and desirable and they only achieve this with visual results that help them raise their self-esteem. Unfortunately, poor diet, constant racing and stress make us forget about ourselves and Are you aware that a person who has high self-worth and above-average self-esteem is more likely to achieve their professional or emotional goals? It is a reality that we project what we feel and if we are comfortable it is easier to achieve our goals.

The most interesting thing about the uses of aesthetics hand in hand with health and vanity is that even people who have suffered from illnesses and manage to recover after several treatment sessions, can recover your physical and mental health thanks to aesthetic and beauty treatments that help you recover your well-being and self-esteem. That is why we define aesthetics as a correlation between both words, since it can be subjective according to the eyes and the different contexts from which it is analyzed.

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Carolina Cardona Valencia, Social Communicator.
For Satori Beauty