Is Beauty Important In 2020?
by Saleam Singleton
11 months ago
To say this year has been a challenge would be a huge understatement. On so many levels we have all been forced to make sacrifices. Some more than others. With so much happening, why are people still finding comfort in the world of Beauty? Many wonder what the appeal is and why people still care. After all, this has quite been a heavy period. Beauty may serve as a form of escape for some. For others, it’s a genuine expression of self - another part of their overall lifestyle. Is it so bad that people still invest in themselves in a year like this? This is a topic I’ve been asked about recently.
For me, it is as much self-care as it is self-expression. I create beauty content, so by default, I am constantly performing acts of so called beautification. I find a lot of comfort in working on beauty and skincare videos. I’m most focused when I’m working on them. When I’m off camera I enjoy the consistency of maintaining my skin, hair, and body care regimes. I do it for myself, but it also centers me to practice these acts regularly. The community of Beauty is what kept me connected to other people at the beginning of quarantine.
The construct of beauty requires one to focus on the outside. However, on a personal level beauty can be a practice that offers the ability to examine oneself as a whole. In a year like this people deserve to see themselves. Especially given all the time we’ve spent at home. This is the perfect time to look at the inner as well as the outer. Why shouldn’t we keep investing in our self-improvement? Beauty is absolutely important in 2020. It’s a valid form of self-care. But in the end, to each their own.