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Ixtzel Arreola de Hanekamp
Rural health worker, scientist and passionate researcher.
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Monday, 09 October 2017

100-Year-Old Women Explain What Makes Them Feel Beautiful

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

― Audrey Hepburn

What makes us feel beautiful? Most women find it very hard to name three things they like about their body, and for many, when they finally come to like the way they are built, it is too late, as age begins to play its tricks. There are so many aspects of beauty that are known to be classic and timeless. If someone is blonde, blue eyed and thin they are traditionally seen as pretty. But every decade brings with it new beauty standards, sometimes ones that stand in opposition to the ones before them, so how to keep up? Should we be curvy or slender? Tanned or fair? Long or short haired? And, what happens eventually when we grow old and, inevitably, our bodies begin to sag and wrinkle? What makes us beautiful then?

These centenarians feel beautiful just the way they are, and they share the features and details that make them gorgeous in and out. Perhaps this can teach us something about ourselves, perhaps it can even help us redefine beauty all together. 

100-Year-Old Women Explain What Makes Them Feel Beautiful
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