A digital detox is just what it sounds like: breaking free from electronic devices for a period of time. It’s an opportunity to reduce stress and focus not only on the world around us, but on personal self-care and reconnection. And a great place to start is the beauty cabinet.
In the entrance to Gathie Falk’s East Vancouver house, a stack of red ceramic apples from her acclaimed fruit series sits on a table. The piece is a marker of her success—it’s among her best-known and most beloved works—but it’s also a symbol of the bright outlook that has defined her life.
From jade rollers to cleansing brushes, today’s beauty industry is all about handheld tools. And leading the charge is the nanocurrent and microcurrent Ziip, an electrical facial device managed from a smartphone.
My personal relationship with beauty will always be complex and imperfect. I cannot ignore the commercial aspect of applying eyeshadow and buying that new blush. But with my makeup on, I feel like a person who is capable, whose highlighted and powdered face indicates that I actually like myself. At 42, this is a magical feeling.