While there is some truth in the belief that the “need” for skin and hair products is a reflection of our fear of aging or personal insecurity as a response to marketing manipulation, I offer an alternative perspective.
Taking the time to nurture your skin and hair not only helps it look and feel its best, it gives you the opportunity to tune into your senses which brings you into the present moment, to your inner essence.
In this, self-care acts as a portal to connect us to our inner, expansive selves, and through this deeper connection to ourselves, we are able to connect more deeply with nature and each other. While this may seem an ambitious idea, I have come to know, in both a reasoned scientific way and through my inner sense, that plant-based ingredients, sensual textures and beauty-full natural scents and colors nourish us deeply, by bringing us into presence, one moment at a time. And if we allow ourselves to feel pleasure in the process, the gift is even greater!
I’m guessing that if you reading this, you are probably a kindred spirit who knows this, too!