We’ve come a long way as far as the skincare and beauty industry goes. But sometimes it benefits us to know where we’ve come from to know where we’re going.
Back in the early days, taking care of our hair, skin, and nails was more so about self-preservation and not just about attractiveness. Early Hebrews viewed their bodies as gifts that should be cared for. The Greeks viewed their bodies as temples.
In an age of filters, retouching, and Instagram celebrities, it’s easy to fall onto the bandwagon to keep up with trends and also to be brainwashed with a distorted view of perfection. But we’ve wandered away from our roots, which was to care for ourselves inside and out.
I personally love the idea of our bodies being gifts. We should be grateful that we have this vessel and this brief time on this Earth. And we should not feel the least bit bad about doing what we need to do to keep it in the best condition possible.
Stop focusing on what’s in and focus more on what’s inside.