Happy Girls Really Are the Most Beautiful
Thursday, 6 April 2017 00:07:00 Europe/London
‘Happy Girls are the Prettiest" as Audrey Hepburn wisely said – and it’s proven to be true!
In a new study of 1,700 women, we found that being happy was the most important factor in what makes women feel beautiful.
The research also revealed that being comfortable in our own skin, confident around others and having a great complexion rank more highly than shape, weight and height in terms of self-perception of beauty.
Meanwhile, it seems that not all compliments have the same impact, with compliments from strangers and men both making us feel more beautiful than positive comments from other women.
Instant Effects founder Richard Mears says: "These results show how important feeling good is for women once they come out of their carefree twenties."
"By this age they’ve learned who they are inside and what image they want to portray to the people around them."
"They’ve also learned that beauty really isn’t just skin deep, it can be anything from feeling and looking happy to displaying their inner kindness that makes them feel beautiful.”
WHAT MAKES WOMEN FEEL BEAUTIFUL:
|Being comfortable in themselves||57|
|Great sense of humour||31|
|A compassionate nature||30|
|Compliments from a stranger||20|
|Being in a relationship||20|
|Being good looking||19|
|Compliments from men||16|
|Compliments from women||14|
|Having an ‘identity’||14|
|A particular hair colour||9|
|A big circle of friends||8|
|Being in full-time employment||6|