There is a direct co-relation between how we look from outside and how we feel inside. Beauty may be only skin deep but its a well known fact that when people feel good about their physical appearance, it has a positive affect on their mood and self-confidence.
With the recent ground breaking advancements in non surgical cosmetic procedures, more and more people are able to afford them and benefit from something which, only a few years ago, was available to only the rich and famous.
Not everyone is suitable for a cosmetic enhancement procedure though. It is important to understand that such procedures should only be considered when you have realistic expectations and your budget allows you to do it.
The aim has to be to look fresh and rested, not fake or plastic.
What Is Beauty?
The secret of beauty and attractiveness has been a quest of humans since the dawn of civilization. Recent studies have shown that the secret of beauty may at last be understood. It seems that attractiveness may be hard wired in our brains.
Experiments designed to measure attractiveness usually involve showing a series of images of human faces and asking subjects to rate their visual appeal. Surprisingly, people from a variety of different ages, races and cultures agree on what is and isn’t beautiful. Babies as young as 3 months can identify and prefer faces that most adults would deem beautiful.
Studies show that when we recognize a face as “beautiful” we are actually making a judgement about the health and vitality of that individual. We interpret facial symmetry (the similarity of left and right halves of a face) and the smoothness of the skin to mean that a person has good genes and has been free from diseases. Facial symmetry is one of the best observational indicators of good genes and healthy development and that these traits are what we mean when we say someone is attractive.
Physically attractive people are often more popular and get special attention from those around them.
Mathematical evaluation of facial symmetry and attractiveness:
The Rule of Thirds: Leonardo da Vinci’s facial thirds extend from the hairline to the glabella line (eyebrows), the brow to the base of the nose, and the base of the nose to the chin. In a well-proportioned and attractive face the resulting thirds are equal.
The Rule of Fifths: Vertical lines drawn at the outside and inside corners of the eyes, and at the outside of both ears results in the face being vertically divided into fifths. In a well-proportioned and attractive face the resulting fifths are equal.
Phi, The Golden Ratio-( 1: 1.618): Identified in ancient Greece, this magical mystery ratio somehow governs the proportions of everything from human embryos to azalea buds. It is now an accepted fact that an average human eye finds facial features that are closer to the Golden Ratio, more attractive.