How to learn to love yourself with beauty affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements and phrases that when repeated regularly can shift negative thoughts, put the mind and body in a positive state and alter the subconscious mind in such a way as to reprogram it to think and believe the desired thought.

You can create affirmations for anything that you like. We have these affirmation posts on wide ranging subjects, for example:

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The transformation journey of affirmations

When I first started writing these beauty affirmations they made me feel really uncomfortable. Who was I to have such a positive attitude towards myself! I made myself persevere and create some more, challenging myself to believe what I was writing.

I was amazed that my self esteem was so low that I even found it difficult to say, ‘I am a beautiful woman, inside and out.’ I had to ask myself whether I received my validation from others rather than myself, ie did I wait to feel good about myself until someone else affirmed it for me? So if they didn’t affirm me, was I lacking in self-validation. And I realised that this was exactly the case. I relied on other people to validate me and approve of me.

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The law of attraction states that if you think positive thoughts you will attract positive things into your life and that negative thoughts will attract negative occurances. I had rejected any kind of language around the law of attraction, potentially because I was actually scared of the transformation that might happen.

Having realised that, I persevered even further and am now on a transformation journey to learn to accept myself.

You may feel the same now, in which case I invite you to treat these beauty affirmations as part of your transformational journey.

Here are some positive affirmations for inner and outer beauty. Repeat them to yourself before writing them down. How do they sound to you? Do you believe them? Are you excited? Or do you doubt and perhaps need to listen to yourself and heal yourself in some way?

Positive affirmations for inner and outer beauty transformation

I have an inner beauty and am on a voyage of discovery to find it.

Everyone has their own natural beauty. The main features of my natural beauty are X and I cherish and nourish them.

Looking great fills me with positive energy which radiates out from me.

My physical appearance is unique to me.

All physical appearance is beautiful and I celebrate our individual uniqueness

My clear skin is the result of my healthy lifestyle choices

I am a beautiful woman, inside and out.

People tell me that I have beautiful eyes and I believe this to be true.

As I have aged, I have rediscovered my beautiful soul which I thought had gone forever

I have beautiful skin that is soft and naturally youthful and radiant.

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How do beauty affirmations make you feel?

How do you feel as you are reading these beauty affirmations? Do you feel comfortable or uncomfortable? Do you think they apply to other women, but not to you? I realise that sometimes/more than sometimes I subconsciously think that good things are intended for other people, but not for me. I wonder if beauty affirmations, if I use them and practice them regularly can stop me thinking that life is and should be good for other people, but not for me. Can I get rid of those negative beliefs?

Positive Psychology argue that positive affirmations will have an effect on you and what you feel about yourself, called self-affirmation theory.

Practical ways of approaching this post

As you continue reading through this list find particular phrases that resonate well with you and adopt them as your own so that you have your own list of beauty affirmations. Find time on a daily basis to repeat your list of affirmations and see whether you start to change your own opinion of yourself.

My beautiful body is the result of the work that I put in exercising daily and eating healthily.

I love my youthful skin and am so grateful for it.

I drink plenty of water each day, which I think is one reason I have perfect skin that I love.

I have a natural glow which comes from all the positive energy in my body.

I appreciate my beautiful hair. I spend time making sure it is will used.

I enjoy my healthy diet and know that it is one of the greatest gifts I can give myself.

I discovered a confident woman lay hidden deep within me and I love and respect her for her journey in life

I use my beautiful affirmations to love and nurture my body and spirit

I have a beautiful smile that I inherited from my family. When I smile I am also loving all my family.

I feel beautiful in my own skin. I am so grateful to be created as me.

Practicing beauty affirmations

Give yourself a little extra time in the morning to repeat your affirmation. Spend time thinking about what you are saying and what it means to you. It’s not just about beauty, how much your hair shines, how attractive your face is, how beautiful you body is. It’s also about how you feel towards the gifts you have been given.

Are you happy with your natural assets? Do you love and appreciate them? You might not have super model shaped legs, but you have your legs. If you can learn to love your own legs, to make the best of them, to keep in good shape, then your brain will start to change. You will genuinely love and appreciate yourself, and that is what it is all about.

I love the power of positive thinking, I use it to affirm my beauty each day. I know I am beautiful and I am loved.

I have a beautiful spirit, I am wild, I am free.

My body image is healthy and positive. My mind is healthy and positive. My mind and body are in tune.

I love my facial features. I love the imperfections and the perfections. It all adds up to looking uniquely like me.

I surround myself with positive people. We enjoy each others company. I am my authentic self with these people.

True beauty shines through. I love my body.

I love eating healthy food. It nourishes my body. I look amazing because of all the healthy food I have eaten.

My hair cells are strong and rejuvenating. I take care of my scalp and my hair is luxurious.

I have a strong and healthy body. I eat a well-balanced diet. I am self-disciplined.

I practice mindfulness and give off strong positive vibes.

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It’s never too late, or too early, to adopt new practices and believe your beauty affirmations

The good news is that it’s never too late, or too early to adopt new practices and start to believe in your own beauty through positive affirmations. Each passing day will see your self-belief grow, once you have committed to deciding to believe that you are worthy of self-love and self-approval.

Imagine what the effect is on your mental health with all these negative emotions that you have about yourself. I have written in other blog posts about the fact that I didn’t realise how many negative thoughts about myself I held until I started to observe myself better.

So, continue reading the following list, and as you do so, ask yourself what specific affirmations you will adopt as your own. How will you adopt a new, positive self-image and what new belief are you going to adopt today?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and every single day I develop a better and better relationship with myself and love myself.

I am my best friend. I love myself and support myself and give myself all the encouragement that I would give to another best friend.

The best way to encourage myself is to love myself. And I promise to love myself, take special care of myself, and develop a sense of inner peace.

I create beauty standards in my own way. I don’t use anyone else’s standards to define beauty. I believe I am beautiful and worthy just as I am.

The sign of a beautiful person is total, loving self acceptance and I am totally loving and self-accepting.

Anyone can have good looks, you just need to decide. I decided that I have good looks. I love my looks. I celebrate my looks.

Create your own affirmation guide

You can use your journal to create an affirmation guide with all your favourite quotes in one place. Use a simple formula to create your own affirmations:

  1. Use the present tense.
  2. Find a negative thought you believe about yourself, think about the opposite of that, the positive and write down what the positive aspect.
  3. Make your affirmation sentences short so that they are easy to remember and repeat back.
  4. Start your affirmations with ‘I’ or ‘my’.
  5. Don’t use words like ‘want’ or ‘need’.

The universe supports me and works towards the highest good in my life.

I have a beautiful face. I have a positive manner. People are attracted to me.

I have deep blue eyes. I love my eyes.

Beauty and brains in beauty affirmations

Sophia Loren said this,

 “Being beautiful can never hurt, but you have to have more. You have to sparkle, you have to be fun, you have to make your brain work if you have one.”

Sophia Loren

So, finally for this blog post, here are some affirmations that combine beauty and brains:

Being beautiful means I am fully everything that I can be: My appearance is its best, my brain is alive and alert.

I take good care of my body and my brain. I value what I have been given.

To have a beautiful mind is as important as gorgeous hair and a radiant smile. Inner strength, outer beauty.

The thoughts I have are unique, the body I have is unique, the looks I have are unique. I value and love them all.

The most beautiful thing about life is the decision to enjoy it.

I am grateful for the beautiful things in my life.

I am the only person to think my thoughts. My thoughts have value. My brain is awesome and I love it.

I hope you love this post and that you are well and truly in love with yourself and all your unique gifts. If you liked this post you may also like:

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Finally, let me tell you a little bit about Wardrobe Journaling. It is the process I have created that helps you understand yourself better through journaling and through thinking about the clothes you wear and your own unique personality. There are lots of Wardrobe Journaling blog posts available on this site. There is also the entirely unique Wardrobe Journaling course. If you want to take a step further into your own self development and self care this is a great, gentle but powerful course to take.

Have a great day!

Sarah

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