We have partnered with 5 beautiful, kind, and strong women in our community and asked them questions about self-care, wellness, and of course BODY. Sharing our new Bodycare Collection we collaborated with them to create imagery that showcased their bodies through their lense. We’ll be sharing their imagery and stories throughout the next few weeks so that you can all get to know and love them as much as we do.
Meet Hayley Johnston.
Name: Hayley Johnston
Location: UK / Hertfordshire
Who are you and what do you stand for?
I’m Hayley. What I stand for is a hard one? If I had to choose what I stand for in my day to day life it would be kindness. Quit with the quick judgement and just be kind – it makes you a happier person in turn.
Taking risks that ‘feel right’ whether it’s traveling, setting up your own business, moving home – we are adaptable beings and we can make most things work for us.
Appreciating the beauty around us…I think this comes from always having a camera in hand.
On those days when you’re not feeling 100 percent, what do you do to give yourself a confidence boost?
I take it step by step. I get up even though my mind is saying “just another episode of Queer Eye”. I’ll do an easy workout or go for a walk. And I’ll plan a day out for a little change from the 9-5.
What activities would you say are part of your self-care routine? And how do you make time for self-care?
An important part of my self-care routine is a 10-minute meditation session to clear my mind and listening to an uplifting and motivational podcast.
What are 3 words that come to mind when you think of your body?
Strong, beautiful (as all bodies are) and feminine.
What are some of your favorite foods that keep your skin healthy?
I’d say just a smoothie that’s jam-packed with plenty of fruit and leafy greens!
What does your current skincare routine look-like, specifically for your body?
My skincare routine is quite simple for my body. I use a body scrub in the shower (I personally love Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Body Scrub) or dry brush, followed by my favorite lotion at the time (I’m a little fickle).
What are some of your favorite body treatments?
I’d have to go with a good ol’ massage. The perfect way to relax!
If you could get the world to change its collective mind about one issue, or adopt one way of being, what would it be and why?
To regard every individual with equal worth and respect!
Fill in the blank: Sunday roast is underrated.