I am a beauty product HOARDER.
I’m not the only one in my family who does this.
My aunt and my kid are pretty good at stockpiling beauty products as well.
In the middle of a pandemic, more than anything now I think self-care is important.
Taking a ritual bath.
Relaxing in the shower.
Treating yourself to a mud mask.
Or even giving yourself a pedicure.
Suddenly the very simple seems very luxurious.
Elevated beyond its usual status.
California is closing down.
I for one am okay with this.
It doesn’t seem safe to be outside doing anything with anyone right now, given the resurgence of Covid-19 cases.
It seems frivolous to worry about self-care during times like these.
Now is the perfect opportunity to forgo shaving, dying my roots, and getting my toes painted.
No one is going to see me.
All my beauty products could simply go to waste and no one would be the wiser.
There are a lot more important things on people’s plates right now.
The well-being of family and loved ones.
And that’s certainly foremost in my mind.
But since I’m having virtual dates in lieu of in-person dates, it seems to behoove me to stay abreast of my appearance.
And I can’t help but feel like it helps my outlook and psyche to maintain the rituals I’ve had for years.
Mental health is nothing to sneeze at.