I am obsessed with books — as a writer, that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. And, as much as I love to curl up with a good piece of fiction, I always make a beeline for the beauty genre in every and any bookshop I set foot in. Over the years, I’ve collected a library of beauty books that have served as staples in my own routine (and my career as a beauty writer). But here’s the thing: I’m not just in it for the beauty; I’m in it for the self-care.
For too long, we have focused on our exteriors without paying much attention to — or, at least, not considering the connection to — our interiors. Skin and hair aren’t really about an end result; it’s about taking the time to care for ourselves and, as a result, feeling more connected to our inner glow. I love a good beauty tip as much as the next gal, but it’s the dash of self-care that takes that tip to new heights (and habits).
Whether you’re looking to refresh your relationship with your regimen or want to spend a little more time caring for yourself, beauty books are a great way to do so. From new releases to oldies-but-goodies, here are my top picks for beauty books to read this year and keep on your shelf to reference for years to come.
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