I don’t understand why some scoff, retorting that beauty is a superficial thing and therefore shouldn’t be sought, insisting that the “inner beauty” is everything there is to meaning in life. That’s just old-fashioned.
Ask the countless clients I’ve had, who sought me for aesthetic treatment and were much improved thereafter. I wouldn’t go to say that all of them were grateful, but there were enough of those who rejoiced (as if there was a new lease to life), as to convince me that for these people, inner beauty didn’t quite make the mark.
Not to say it isn’t important at all. I believe that everything should be done in moderation. A balance of both inner and outer beauty would be the perfect formula for a wholesome person, would it not?
Beauty may be skin deep, but one cannot deny that having that bit more confidence can change a person’s entire demeanour. (And anyway, if you ask me, beauty is never entirely skin deep– for example, an unhealthy liver wouldn’t be of much help to one’s complexion.)
Food for thought: fairytale princesses are always proclaimed to be the fairest in the land and they also always symbolise perfect goodness and kindness. The evil Witch is more or less the only one with the warts and wrinkles. 😉