What if we felt the same way about putting on deodorant as we do after a good facial?
All month, we’ve talked about antiperspirant ingredients and their possible negative effects on breast health, but lately I’ve been thinking about how much more there is to the deodorant we choose. While the confidence we get when we find the perfect shade of lipstick, or finally nail the dewy skin routine may be more obvious, perhaps we should consider feeling from a different angle. It might be the less glamorous products that contribute most to how we value ourselves.
Self care is a tangible process, but worth is perceived.
We live in a culture that puts much of the emphasis only on what can be seen… but true self worth comes when we value ourselves enough to feel deserving even in the smallest details.
Like deodorant. Although most of us use deodorant, we usually only think of it as a way to get rid of unwanted odor and sweat. How often have you felt proud of the deodorant you use every day? Imagine a day when deodorant is a subject we address with a sense of pride. A time when we can realize that there is something amazing about being able to take care of ourselves with even the details that may seem insignificant or “just necessary”.
As our #WearADifferentHue campaign comes to a close, I want to say this: I have a dream that one day soon ALL women find themselves deserving of the best self care, even in the details. That we would pay more attention to the little things that protect our beautiful bodies. That instead of just focusing on what we can see on the outside, we will take pride in knowing that we are treating our bodies with the finesse they deserve. That even the products that don’t directly contribute to the way we look are important enough to be chosen with dignity. Because when YOU have the power to choose a deodorant that takes care of your health AND doesn’t fail when you need it the most, that’s something to feel a way about.