To me, skin care has always been more than skin deep.
At the heart of our origin story is self-care
“Self-care through skin care.”™
Also at the heart of our origin story is the idea that how you look impacts how you feel, which in turn impacts how you act.
“Looking good, means feeling good, means doing good.”
You can learn more about our tag lines by watching this video
In a time that seems defined by over-work, over-connectedness, stress, and mental health concerns, taking care of one’s self is an absolute must. Self-care, of course, takes many forms (exercise, meditation, religion, food, and more), and means something different to everyone.
In my world, self-care relates to beauty, skin, and looking at myself in the mirror with kindness and gratitude.
In my world, self-care means applying creams, lotions, potions. Self-care means spending time in my bathroom focusing on myself, and only on myself (my bathroom is a phone-free zone, the only one in my home). Per my mother’s advice, I spend a lot of time looking at myself in the mirror. I inspect all of the infinitely minute changes that take place every day. Changes in my skin, my face, my body. I look at them, I acknowledge them, I welcome them. I smile at myself. I tell myself I am beautiful. Not in a vain way, rather, in a kind way.
In a time when we all need to be reminded about the importance of self-care, I am grateful for the many brands (beauty and otherwise) that focus on this message. The most recent example (which inspired this blog post) is Birchbox – and their new You-Time campaign
Next time you look at yourself in the mirror, ask yourself “Who do you see?” Answer with positivity and kindness.