The Radical Nature of Beauty
Updated: Jul 3, 2020
What is radicalism? Complete social and political change. In today’s world we are inundated with stimuli pulling our attention in different directions. So much so, that we frequently put off self-care. The images we see are often of an unattainable level of beauty underscored by technological intervention. But the Beauty Chaperone is here to tell you that comparison is the thief of joy.
Imagine arming yourself with information about how your skin works and not feeling panicked when entering the beauty section of your favorite store. Imagine improving how you see yourself by addressing your particular skincare concerns. Besides dressing up one’s appearance, there’s an aspect of mindfulness and connectedness in practicing a beauty ritual.
Here at the Beauty Chaperone, we help people create daily moments of mindfulness with themselves by creating an effective skincare or beauty regimen that works for their needs. There’s an idea that beauty is frivolous, a luxury, even unnecessary. But beauty is transformative. We believe beauty is empowerment, but not in a superficial sense. Being intentional about your beauty routine is a way to harness energy. Being intentional about your beauty routine is a way to influence how you show up in your environment. It’s a way to affirm oneself; to show up and take up space. Being intentional about how you show up in the world is radical.