God’s Beauty Program for Women
Becoming the Woman You were Meant to Be
Me? Beautiful? God says YES!
Beauty IS More Than Skin Deep
Inner Beauty – Getting Rid of Spiritual ZITS!
Questions we hope to answer:
How do we become the beautiful women God has created us to be?
How you evaluate beauty by the world’s standard or God’s?
Do you know what God considers beautiful?
What is our plan to become ‘beautiful”?
How does the World define beauty?
Beauty is as beauty does.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. --Unknown
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. --David Hume
To me, fair friend, you never can be old, for as you were when first your eye I eyed, such seems your beauty still. --William Shakespeare
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. --John Kenneth Galbraith
Beauty is in the eye of its beholder--Unknown
Beauty Parlor: A place where women curl up and dye. --Aiken Drum
As a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face. --Joseph Campbell
Long tresses down to the floor can be beautiful, if you have that, but learn to love what you have. --Anita Baker
We can be beautiful at all ages. Feminine beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ways--Lauren Hutton
Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves. --Ernest Renan
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. --Eleanor Roosevelt
If you're considered a beauty, it's hard to be accepted doing anything but standing around. --Cybil Shepard
People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows --Elizabeth Keble-Ross
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want--an adorable pancreas? --Jean Kerr
The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own--even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well being. --Katherine Anne Porter
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? --George Bernard Shaw
Beauty is only skin deep, but it’s a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense. --Kin Hubbard
Compliments invite the person who is complimented to embrace a new perception of him or herself. And just as layers and layers of nacre form a pearl over an irritating grain of sand, so compliments collect around us, developing us in all our beauty. --Daphne Rose Kingma
What does the Bible say about Beauty
Proverbs 31:30 * New International Version (NIV)
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be
* New Living Translation (NLT)
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be
Ezekiel 28:7 * New Living Translation (NLT)
A voice said, "Shout!" I asked, "What should I shout?" "Shout that people are like the
grass that dies away. Their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of flowers in a field.
Ezekiel 28:16-18 * New International Version (NIV)
Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before
* New Living Translation (NLT)
Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty. You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth and exposed you to the
curious gaze of kings.
1 Peter 1:23-25 * New Living Translation (NLT)
As the prophet says, "People are like grass that dies away; their beauty fades as
quickly as the beauty of wildflowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall away.
1 Peter 3:3 * New International Version (NIV)
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the
wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.
* New Living Translation (NLT)
Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.
1 Peter 3:4 * New International Version (NIV)
Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet
spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
* New Living Translation (NLT)
You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of
a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.
Esther 2:10, 12 * New International Version (NIV)
The girl pleased him and won his favor. Immediately he provided her with her beauty
treatments and special food. He assigned to her seven maids selected from the king's
palace and moved her and her maids into the best place in the harem.
12 Before a girl's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months
of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with
perfumes and cosmetics.
2 Corinthians 3:17, 18 *New Living Translation (NLT)
Now, the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, he gives freedom. 18And all of us have had that veil removed so that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the
glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more
like him and reflect his glory even more
1Samuel 16:7 *New Living Translation (NLT)
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have
rejected him. The LORD doesn't make decisions the way you do! People judge by outward
appearance, but the LORD looks at a person's thoughts and intentions."
* New International Version (NIV)
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have
rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the
outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Proverbs 11:22 * New Living Translation (NLT)
A woman who is beautiful but lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.
1 Samuel 25:3 * New International Version (NLT)
His name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful
woman, but her husband, a Calebite, was surly and mean in his dealings.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the
Psalm 141:6 * New American Standard Bible (NAS)
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, and they hear my words, for they
How does scripture describe beauty? How does it differ from the
What do we see from these verses that God values?
How do we become beautiful women?
If we want to have a beautiful face, we do certain things to care for it.
Skin Care Plan
Goal is cleanliness and healthy skin for a lifetime
Personal - Individualized
Some results are immediate
Some results are long term
Some things you do daily
Some things you do weekly
Costs you something
Needy areas can be treated or camouflaged
Change is gradual
Occasionally problems require a doctor’s care
Can be influenced (helped or harmed) from the outside – nutrition,
exercise, and sunshine
No one else can do it for you
Different needs at different stages of life
Elements of a skin care program.
Cleansing, Toner, Moisturizing, Protection, Feeding
Deeper Cleansing with Mask or Facial Scrubs
What is your plan?
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If you're like most people, a weekly facial does not fit in your budget.
But healthy, glowing skin doesn't have to be the exclusive possession of
those who can afford professional skin care. Developing a routine that
keeps your particular skin clean, hydrated, and protected can help you
look your best. A good daily skin care routine shouldn't take more than
10 minutes a day.
Following is a list of some steps you should incorporate into your daily
skin care routine that will help to keep your skin looking and feeling
healthy, clear, and youthful.
Determine Your Skin Type and Pick Appropriate Products
? Step 1 - Cleansing
? Step 2 - Toning
? Step 3 - Moisturizing
? Step 4 - Protection
? Feeding the Skin Determine Your Skin Type and Pick Appropriate Products
? Normal - Skin is velvety, with small pores, and no visible acne.
? Oily - Skin has enlarged pores with shiny patches. Frequent breakouts may occur
on the face, back, arms, and possibly the chest.
? Dry - Skin has very small, invisible pores with possible dry and itchy patches. The
cheeks, arms, legs, chest, and belly may be particularly dry.
? Combination- Skin is dry across the cheeks and oily on the forehead, chin, and nose.
Arms may be dry and back may be oily.
? Sensitive- Skin is either oily or dry with irritated and itchy patches. Skin may also
be blotchy and reddened with frequent breakouts.
If you're not sure what type of skin you have, ask your dermatologist or a skin care
professional. Note that skin on the body may be a different type than facial skin.
Once your skin is classified, you should choose products formulated for your skin type and
use them in your daily routine. The four steps in your daily skin care routine should be
cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and protecting.
Step 1 - Cleansing
For the face, any type of soap works fine to remove dirt, but may not work as well to
remove make-up. Instead, choose a facial cleansing agent in cream, water-based emulsion,
lotion, or gel form that's formulated for your particular skin type. There are many different products on the market so you may want to try a few brands before you settle down on one that works best for you. Those with drier skin may want to choose cream or lotion products; those with oilier skin may want to use gel or water-based products. Those prone to breakouts may wish to use medicated soaps or lotions designed to reduce breakouts. First, splash your face with warm water to open the pores. Apply your cleansing product to the skin in gentle upward strokes (to avoid stretching the skin and aggravating wrinkles), rinsing thoroughly with warm water for several minutes. If you use a product that must be applied with cotton balls or a cleansing towel, again, use gentle upward strokes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Finish with a splash or two of cold water to close the pores. This routine is same for the body. Cleanse your skin in the bath and shower with a cleansing product formulated for the body. Rinse with warm water and finish up with a dip or splash of cold.
Step 2 - Toning
Follow-up your cleansing routine with a facial toner, which removes any residual greasiness still left on the skin from your make-up or your cleansing product. It also closes the pores, stimulates circulation, and gives the skin a porcelain-like quality. There are a variety of toners on the market so try to choose one that's formulated for your skin type. Apply the toner with a cotton ball, using the same gentle, upward strokes that you used to apply your cleanser.
Only those with very oily skin need to use a toner on the body. If you have oily skin and breakouts on areas of your body, try using a toner formulated for use on the body. Otherwise, skip to moisturizing.
Step 3 - Moisturizing
All skin types, even oily skin, need a moisturizer everyday. But like toners and cleansers, there are different types of moisturizers for different types of skin. If you have dry skin you should choose a moisturizer containing oil (such as petrolatum); if you have oily skin you should choose water-based creams and oil-free formulations. You may also wish to choose different moisturizers for the face and body; facial moisturizers tend to be more expensive and complex for your most delicate skin.
Many moisturizing creams contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are fruit- and milk-based acids that help to remove the dull layer of surface skin and expose fresh skin below. AHAs can reduce the appearance of pores and fine wrinkles. If you have sensitive skin, you may wish to avoid these products since they can cause breakouts. If you have sensitive skin you should look for hypo-allergenic products, which are usually free of perfumes and dyes that can cause skin irritation. If you go out in the sun daily, it's a good idea to choose a moisturizer containing a sunscreen.
The moisturizer should be applied to the face in upward strokes. Apply to the body in gentle strokes, applying the most moisturizer to your belly, chest, calves, thighs, and forearms.
Step 4 - Protection
The most important step you can take to protect your skin is to apply a sunscreen everyday.
Use at least an SPF 10 to your face and exposed areas of your body whenever you are going
to be out in the sun. Many moisturizers contain SPF 10-15 sunscreen, or you may wish
apply a separate product that is specifically a sunscreen with a higher SPF level. Whichever
option you choose, make sure you buy a sunscreen suitable for your skin type.
Feeding the Skin
A critical step required to get healthy and glowing skin is to eat a balanced diet containing
plenty of Vitamins A, C, D and E. Vitamins C and E help to prevent skin damage from free
radicals which can cause visible lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C also helps the body to
produce and maintain healthy collagen levels. Vitamin A helps to prevent sun damage and
Vitamins C and D (which is applied topically) help with skin healing. The following table
lists some common food sources that contain these essential vitamins for your skin.
Common Foods than Contain Vitamins A, C, D and E
Vitamin Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables, whole A eggs, whole milk, and liver
Vitamin Citrus fruits, tomatoes, broccoli, green peppers, cantaloupe, and strawberries C
Only a few foods naturally contain significant amounts of vitamin D, including Vitamin fatty fish and fish oils. Milk is usually fortified with Vitamin D. Exposure to D sunlight is another source of vitamin D, but exposure to sun should be limited.
Vitamin Vegetable oils, nuts, and green leafy vegetables and many fortified cereals E
Essential fatty acids found in vegetable oils, fish such as salmon and tuna, and nuts help to
nourish and hydrate the skin, and give it a glowing complexion.
It's also important that you get enough sleep daily -- 8 hours or so -- and find at least a little
time to exercise. Improving circulation improves the complexion; just a 20 minute walk
daily can keep skin luminous
Last Reviewed: June 16, 2003 by Jon Hinrichs, M.D.
God’s Beautiful Plan For You
Goal is to become like Christ Philippians 3:10, 1Peter 3:18
Personal Jeremiah. 29:11
Daily 1 Peter 2:2; Joshua 1:8
Long term Deuteronomy 32:47
Some immediate results 2 Corinthians 5:17; Acts 4:13
Most Change is gradual 2 Corinthians. 3:18
Some long term results 2 Corinthians. 3:18; 1 John 3:2
Some things are by habit Luke 5:16; Luke 22:39
Some things you do weekly… 2 Timothy.3:15
Requires faithfulness 2Timothy 4:8; Luke 16:10
Requires commitment Luke 14:26,27
Costs you something: Mark 1:35; 1 Corinthians 9:26,27
Needy areas need to be
exposed to the light Proverbs 28:13; James 5:16
Can be influenced by the
Environment: The world 1John. 2:15,16
Satan 1 Peter 5:8
Believers Hebrews 10:24,25; Hebrews 3:13
No one else can do it for you Luke 9:23; 1Timothy 4: 18
Different stages Isaiah 46:4,
Need Protection Ephesians 6:10-17, 1 Peter 5:8
Need others’ help Hebrews 3:13; Proverbs 27:17
Need ‘exercise’ Mark 10:45; 1John 3:18; 2 Tim.4:2
Skin Care Steps Spiritual Care Steps
Daily cleansing Daily time in the word
Toner Scripture Memory/prayer
Moisturizing Holy Spirit
Deep Cleansing Meditation, Bible Study
Nutrition Fellowship, Time with the Lord
Exercise Evangelism, Serving
Rest Rest, Refreshment
How can you compare your Skin Care Plan to your Spiritual Care Plan?
What is your Spiritual Care Plan? Determine what you will do on a
daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
(Things to consider: Quiet time, Bible study, Prayer, Scripture Memory, One 2 One Time,
Reading program, Nav Nites, Church attendance, Conferences, Mission opportunities,
Summer Training Programs, Good Books)