THE SLOW MOVEMENT
This philosophy explores formulas for living without the normal hustle and bustle of our current lifestyles, and offers its followers or enthusiasts options to do less in a calmer way. It involves living slowly and calmly, without rushing, without wanting to do so many things.
In this sense, our actions transform from superficial to mindful, as our aim is not to simply focus on the end result of our actions, but rather to focus on the true content of such actions, including the process taken and why, thus acquiring its more authentic essence. Slow means starting to enjoy the journey, without placing so much importance on the destination, adapting to the natural rhythm of each activity and not wanting to accelerate our actions with techniques that we deem to be advanced or modern. Of course, it will sometimes be necessary to make use of progress and to do something faster than normal, but normally we should aim not to get ahead of ourselves, while nowadays our everyday lives involve rushing around.
The objective of this blog is to discover our natural and authentic beauty, without forcing it, but rather allowing it to emerge from our truest inner self. By taking care of ourselves in a logical and essential way, looking after what we really are, it allows us to return to the essence of the methods for personal care, and from there, the treatments for personal care, which will be chosen so that they are more in line with ourselves, without trying to mimic anyone, but rather finding our inherence.
Slow cosmetics or slow cosmétique is a movement that has arisen from the slow movement itself and offers ecological and responsible products, far from the most unreasonable marketing techniques, which sometimes expect us to use products that in reality are not equally beneficial to everyone, at least not in a real, thorough, long-term way.
SLOW PERSONAL CARE
Apart from cosmetics themselves as products that we use, the slow philosophy can also be applied to how we understand the act of taking care of ourselves, so that we do so more consciously, trusting our common sense and our intuition. If you follow this blog you will see that this is precisely what I am striving to reveal to you, such authenticity and the effort to turn body care and skin care into an intrinsic part of our life.
If we follow the slow ideology, we take care of ourselves consciously and enjoying each step of the process becomes a natural habit, so that the time comes when we need to take care of ourselves every day and we make sure that we find time for this time for us without failure, although there are days when we have little time and we need to find the way to make time for this personal and intimate time, however if it is a habit that we have turned into something truly natural, we will always find a way to find or create it.
There are two quotes by Mahatma Gandhi that represent these ideas very well:
- “There is more to life than increasing its speed”
- “Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny”