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The author talks about someone who inspires her and has instilled the faith in her that beauty is indeed skin deep.
Have you ever noticed any dark skinned woman in her thirties who is trying to make herself seen? I have personally known someone whose incomparable gritty personality matches with none, and whose complexion is like black velvet. She has always been my agony aunt and a mentor.
She has explained me many a times that having a fair or dark complexion should not restrict you from being what you actually are. The real meaning of how beauty is skin deep was well elaborated by her when I needed to know it the most.
She is an inspiration and has always guided me and made me understand that healthy skin is beyond any color codes distinctions and that one can get completely healthy skin at any age by choosing nature. Ah, I remember how I confided in her about my first job interview and how she have me a quick lesson on grooming. Not to mention, I managed to bag the offer with flying colours. For the society, she could be just a dark skinned lady who is a stay-at- home mother, but for me, she is no less than a miracle. Her words, “Beauty needs no ornaments”, always helped me sail through.
She picks the colour of her clothes wisely and tastefully. She believes in minimal makeup. She never tries to hide her flaws. She curls her hair every afternoon, uses the right scents so that her evenings can be magical. She doesn’t believe in just passing the time, but she believes in making the most of it.
She is the woman I adore more than any celebrity and I want to tell her that she is indeed beautiful, and is getting more beautiful with each passing day. One’s personality is not limited to just the skin colour and thus she has proved everyone wrong in this ‘fair-skinned’ obsessed society.
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