She has been feeling it for awhile – that sense of awaking. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her – she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core – this is her time. She will not only climb mountains – she will move them too.
– Lang Leav
What does it mean to empower your personal care routine?
What is important to you and how do you prioritize your beauty, skincare and personal product purchases?
One thing is for sure lately. Women ain’t taking no shit from nobody. Pardon the bad grammar.
According to the World Bank:
Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.
Do you make informed choices about what you put on your skin every day? After all, your skin is your largest organ. And this goes for women and men. Do you have a habit of reading ingredients on food labels but not on personal care labels?
Today we challenge you to read the ingredients of your favorite personal care product, be it a shampoo, lotion, body wash, facial cleanser… pick one. Then research the product on the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep website to learn about the chemicals in the ingredients (water is a chemical so let’s not vilify that word) and check the rating. If you can’t find the product, look up the individual ingredients. Does anything have a high rating? Does that concern you?
This is empowering your personal care routine. There’s a lot of greenwashing out there. Don’t let some clever marketing claim fool you into thinking a company’s product is safe for your health. Find out yourself.
Rock on with your bad self!
Love is love.
Kindness, altruistic love, and compassion are qualities that do not harmonize well with bias. Restricting the field of our compassion not only diminishes it quantitatively but also qualitatively. Applying our compassion only to certain beings, human beings in this case, makes it a lesser and a poorer thing.
– Matthieu Ricard