Annie Tevelin is the first to tell you that when it comes to beauty, more is less. And she would know best. As a former professional makeup artist, beauty expert and the Founder of SkinOwl, Annie cut her teeth in traditional, mainstream beauty where the underlying message almost always pandered to women’s insatiable appetite for more – more makeup, more product, more money spent in the quest for perfection. Of course this viscous cycle only left them wanting more, but not actually achieving more. Annie herself fell prey to this kind of mass marketing. After years struggling with skin issues, spending untold amounts of money on products and seeing little results, Annie took matters into her own hands.
I was recently introduced to Shiva Rose, the Iranian activist and actress, and fell in love with her down-to-earth beauty and her well-informed holistic health and lifestyle site, The Local Rose. Upon learning of her passion for non-toxic skincare and the expansion of her own Shiva Rose ultra-pure beauty collection, it was a natural fit for her to join in support of our recent Beauty Cabinet Detox campaign. I now look forward to each new article she shares on The Local Rose, along with all the gorgeous photos, that make up a collection of resources to support spirit, skin, body, mind and heart. I had the opportunity to speak with Shiva and learn a bit more about her muses, mantras and how she ceremoniously weaves the beauty of nature into an active, inspired and holistic life.
There’s no reason to hold off on supporting your system’s natural desire to detox. There are a number of self-nurturing beauty rituals – you may be doing already – that rev up the body’s capacity to flush out toxins and bring in the glow.