What is Beauty

According to the famous Greek philosopher Plato to be successful one must have health, beaty and fortune.

Health is not only the absence of illness but a state of complete mental and social well-being. The experience of "beauty" often involves the interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being

First and foremost beauty is the balance between shape and volume.

Both the figures above has the same weight but obviously the one on right has the better shape. Beauty stimulates an aesthetic feeling within us, pleasing to the eye, a sense of admiration. Beauty in the human face depends on the right form, proportion and color. It always exist in the eye of the beholder.

Cleopatra,  Louise de la Valliere, and Theodora were famous for their beauty; in fact they were not very beautiful but possessed great charm. Beauty is more an illusion than a reality.

It is said that charm lasts and beauty blasts.

Konrad Lorenz concluded  that beauty is an emotion, an emotion associated with the desire to protect.

If you ask which column of shapes they like from the above most men would choose the left column. (child, gerbil, Pekinese, red breast). The right column does not evoke the same emotion of caring. (man, hair, hunting dog and black bird).  A relatively large head, a disproportionately large forehead, large eyes placed underneath, prominent curved cheeks, short thick limbs, firm elasticity, and awkward movements are the essential defining characteristics of “sweet” and “pretty”  In the small child, the signals are on its head. Roundness, fullness, curves, the rounded forehead, full cheeks, the little turned up nose—all these infantile characteristics elicit a desire to protect. An infant's face is associated with purity, sincerity, honesty, and vulnerability.


 


 

Children are curves and roundness. The male has changed the curves of childhood for angles. The female still has the curves of childhood.

Women, who are more concerned about beauty than are men, may show  childlike expressions consciously or unconsciously. They can appear knowingly or unknowingly shy, fragile, weak, innocent, naive, ignorant, temperamental, sulky, admiring, and curious. Napoleon I  said, “Women's two weapons are makeup  and tears, as in a helpless little girl. child's features on an adult woman such as freckles, rosy cheeks, glowing complexion, long eyelashes, blond curls, full cheeks (given in aesthetic surgery by lipofilling), and well-defined and full lips makes a woman more beautiful.

Women improve their beauty and charm by makeup and what we call accessories: glasses, false eyelashes, ear rings, hairstyles, highlights, tattoos around the lips, eyelids, and eyebrows  hats, necklaces, and the invisible accessory—perfume. The disadvantage of these accessories is that without them one may no longer seem as young or as beautiful. The desire to make themselves more beautiful is not a trap that women set for men, it is a wish to please, to be better accepted by society and the family. It is agreed that life is harder for a woman than for a man.

We have always had makeup, and to improve a face, makeup must be natural and with increased use must remind one of the qualities of a young face. Lipstick must make one think of the more intense red of a child's lips, who has a faster metabolism; blusher must make one think of his rosy cheeks; and powder, the pale and velvet skin of youth.

Firmness, the elasticity of tissue, is a fundamental quality of children's skin and forms part of its beauty. Many cosmetic surgeries such as liposuctions of abdomen, arms, back and thighs, under the chin,  fat augmentation of breasts, buttocks and hips are designed to obtain the firmness.

A feature of beautiful women that has been explored by researchers is a waist–hip ratio of approximately 0.70. Physiologists have shown that women with hourglass figures are more fertile than other women due to higher levels of certain female hormones, a fact that may subconsciously condition males choosing mates.

The world famous statue of Venus had a waist to hip ratio of 0.7.

The famous actress Marilyn Monroe also had a waist to hip ratio of 0.7.


      Before                                             After


As you can see above even a baby would look at a beautiful face with more interest.  Even the EEG patterns look different when the baby is looking at a more beautiful face.  Now you can enhance your body shape by removing unwanted fat from around the waist and adding it to enhance your bottom. Above is an example of before and after such enhancement.


Female body shapes are mentioned above. Apple shape is not attractive and is unhealthy as well.  women with apple shaped bodies have more than double the chances of dying due to diseases.  Wrong diet leads to unattractive shapes through epigenetic expression of wrong genes.
Abov is the Marqardts Mast of perfect facial proportions. It is based on mathematical formulas. If your face fits the above mask then you have a very atractive face.
 
Here you can see basic differences in a beautiful female face and a male face.

Collagen fibers maintain the youth and beauty of the skin.  The best way to maintain collagen is through an antioxident program to remove all existing toxins from the body and maintaining a good life style. This would mean eating the proper food as mentioned here.  Avoid smoking and alcohol. Maintain antiaging exercises. Do a facial laser at least once a month or once in four months. Avoid exposure to the sun.  Maintain a meditation practice to keep happy and positive. Continue other vitamin and supplements essential to beauty and health.