TGGC #58: The intersection of beauty and feminism with Alexis Wolfer

Alexis Wolfer is the founder and editor-in-chief of the empowering online women’s lifestyle magazine, TheBeautyBean.com.

She's a well-known beauty and lifestyle expert, as seen on the Today Show, E! News, The Doctors, and more; and the author of two books: “The Recipe For Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets In Your Kitchen” and “Radiant Bride: The Beauty, Diet, Fitness, And Fashion Plan For Your Big Day.” 

I was fascinated to talk with Alexis about the importance of natural beauty, the products she’s loving, the intersection of feminism and beauty, and what her journey to self-love has looked like so far. She’s not afraid to go deep and talk about the big issues!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The magic of early mornings - if you’re a morning person (I’m not!)
  • Alexis’s website The Beauty Bean and what inspired her to start it
  • Getting beyond the type of women’s media that wants to sell us things or tell us we need to be fixed
  • Why feminism doesn’t have to negate our interest in beauty products
  • What self-love means to Alexis and what it actually looks like to practice it on a day-to-day basis
  • Learning to say “no” without having to give an excuse or reason
  • The pivots that shifted Alexis’s life towards self-love
  • How self-love improves society in major ways
  • What was most helpful for Alexis when she started her self-love journey
  • The overlap of food and beauty - and how great skin can start in the kitchen
  • What to look for when buying beauty or skincare products
  • Alexis’s favourite beauty brands
  • Changing your skincare routine throughout the month and year as your skin changes

 

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