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 Shalini Acharya.
Name: Shalini Acharya
Location: New York
What activities would you say are part of your self-care routine? And how do you make time for self-care?
Yoga and meditation are key to my self-care routine. I wasn’t into meditation a few years ago, but since I started practicing, I feel a significant difference. Meditation has helped me through my anxiety and keeps me balanced. The days that I don’t practice, I feel off and I can’t sleep well.
What are 3 words that come to mind when you think of your body?
Strong, petite and healthy.
What are some of your favorite foods that keep your skin healthy?
My husband and I switched to a plant based diet this year and it has brought both our energy levels up and made our skin look healthier. It helps that there isn’t a vegetable or fruit that I don’t like! One of our favorite recipes is our chia bowls with blueberries and walnuts. Delicious, with good fats, fiber, antioxidants and protein- skin superfood!
What does your current skincare routine look-like, specifically for your body?
I alternate ways of exfoliating my body to keep my skin looking supple. I usually dry brush my body with a dry brush. I use it right before my shower in circular motions focusing on my lower body and arms. Twice a week, I use a body exfoliation treatment. I like to nourish my skin after I scrub off the dead cells in the shower, I love body oils and serums. Needless to say, I’ve been loving Goldfalden MD’s new body serum since I started using it, it’s healing. Once a week, I step it up by doing some lymphatic drainage massages to keep the blood flowing and clear out any toxins.
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?
I would say that I’d want humankind to collectively be more compassionate. I don’t think it’s a lost cause and fully adhere to the idea that we can all learn to be more compassionate. A book I am reading, the Art of Happiness, which talks about practicing compassion to receive and give happiness. I would highly recommend it!