Love is in the air. But first, self-love!

How many times have you looked into the mirror and complained to yourself about the way your skin behaves or how unmanageable your hair gets? A zillion times, right? Well, this Valentine’s Day, it’s time to start loving yourself. Embrace your skin tone, be comfortable with your natural hair texture and know that you’re beautiful by just being you!

At Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2020, we asked the top beauty bloggers and models to define what self-love means to them. Here’s what they had to say.

 

Neelakshi Singh - Body positive blogger and model

Neelakshi Singh - Body positive blogger and model

Self-love comes from being comfortable in your skin. When it comes to beauty, self-love is about experimenting with whatever you want, be it your hair colour or your makeup. I believe in going all out and wild and that’s how you see me most of the time.

 

Karishma Rawat - Fashion and Lifestyle blogger

Karishma Rawat - Fashion and Lifestyle blogger

Self-love is about accepting the way you look and accepting your flaws. And when you are finally able to be more accepting of yourself, you become so much more powerful that you can own your look completely.

 

Shreya Mukherjee - Fashion model

Shreya Mukherjee - Fashion model

I feel self-love is about loving yourself despite all your insecurities about your body size or your complexion. You just have to be comfortable with who you are! While makeup definitely helps enhance your beauty, your inner beauty is what keeps you alive.

 

Daniel Bauer - Celebrity makeup and hair artist

Daniel Bauer - Celebrity makeup and hair artist

If I had to define self-love, I’d say be more real, be more realistic. Stop using filters and keep a safe distance from fake people. Just be more you!

 

Riaan J George - Men’s luxury blogger

Riaan J George - Men’s luxury blogger

In this digital age, I take care of my mental health by maintaining a strict work-life balance. So, I switch off when I need to switch off and I make sure I unwind and spend quality time with friends and family. So yes, I do not work 24/7. That’s my idea of self-love!

 

Tushita Ganguly - Blogger

Tushita Ganguly - Blogger

More than retail therapy, self-love for me is paying attention to the little things that make a difference to me like eating healthy, working out regularly, sleeping on time and taking a day off from work. These little things make me feel better about myself— body and mind.

 

Aswathi Balakrishnan - Personal Style Blogger

Aswathi Balakrishnan - Personal Style Blogger

Self-love for me is believing in yourself. In fact, my biggest goal this year is to love myself more than anybody else. Before you go after anything in life, I think it’s important to love yourself and believe in yourself.