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Interview on Skincare and Mental Health With Rachael Brook

We all know how important it is to make sure we're maintaining our mental health. Small rituals like taking a few minutes a day to focus on breathing or listening to your favourite podcast whilst on a walk are all vital to contributing to the bigger picture that is our mental and emotional wellbeing.

The way our skin looks and feels is undeniably connected to the state of our mental health — meaning our skincare routines are just as much a part of self care as they are about keeping our skin looking fresh. Taking the time out of our day to prioritise looking and feeling great is absolutely essential to the up-keep of our own happiness.

Having spent years as a beauty and skincare content creator, as well as working for over a decade as a hair and makeup artist in the fashion industry, Rachael Brook has a wholistic understanding of the connection between skincare and mental health. Whether it's how having a bad skin day can impact our self-esteem to the dulness that comes with heightened stress, it's fair to say Rachael has seen it all. She's worked with a diverse array of brands (including Swisse Beauty, who've gifted her with a variety of new products to incorporate into her daily skincare routine) with the goal of empowering women to achieve their beauty goals.

Rachael has openly spoken about mental health on her YouTube channel in the past, so we thought she'd have some incredible wisdom to impart when it comes to unpacking why our skincare rituals are so crucial in maintaining our mental health.

Here's what she had to say . . .

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