How often do we take a minute, no more than minute, to really take care of ourselves? Hmm, probably not as much as we should. A new movement ‘slow is beautiful’ has begun. It encourages a steady approach to beauty, mind, fashion, lifestyle and wellbeing. It’s a slower, thoughtful, approach to our fast-paced world.
We’ve been reading again (just can’t help ourselves) and in a recent report ‘The beauty buzz, slow is beautiful’, the slow trend is discussed as a growing phenomenon among consumers in a fast paced world. The slow trend embodies the idea that beauty and wellness is not ‘skin deep’ and, in fact, involves inner and outer factors that bring a more holistic, happier approach to life.
So how does the slow is beautiful concept work?
It can be as simple as drinking a glass of hot water in the morning, to taking up a yoga class or even thinking more about beauty products you use and fashion you wear. It gives us permission to stop and look at our lives and think about whether we are feeling good about what we are doing.
The slow beauty practice is about nurturing and being the best version of yourself. It’s all about 'sustainable self-care', thinking about your beauty routines and changing them to include wellness and health.
How can you try the slow is beautiful way?
There are already companies out there pioneering this new way of thinking. Shel Pink, founder of Spiritual and Slow beauty has created a ‘mapping’ system to help you identify areas to think about.
“Pink pioneered the slow beauty outposts – or points in life – which touch upon seven key points including Spa Tradition, Mindful Consumption, Rituals, Renewal, Meditation, Self-Expression and Nourished Mind.” – The Beauty Buzz, Slow Is Beautiful
You can read more on Shel Pink’s website www.slowbeauty.com.
COSSAC are all for this new slow approach and we think it can go as far as thinking about what you wear too. Maintaining a sustainable state of mind to the clothes you wear and how you choose to wear them as a conscious consumer.
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