WHAT IS YOUR MORNING ROUTINE?
I'd rather not be in a hurry and my coffee is oh so important.
Dry brushing, skin care rituals and smoothies are elements that I really want to achieve, and luckily I do on most days. Otherwise, it is on packed lunches, a talk about the day with the family and a check in on todays schedule.
HOW DO YOU PREFER TO SPEND AN HOUR IN YOUR OWN COMPANY?
I think I created the DO YOU universe because I need it so much myself. Needs to prioritize ME and be in my company. I love to spend an hour in bed with series and relaxation, but I am happier with an hour in nature, an hour with a home spa in the bathroom or an hour in a creative process.
My finest task is to practice just being, not doing.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR SHOWING SELF-LOVE AND PRIORITIZING YOURSELF IN A BUSY DAY?
Do it! Please, just do it.
Let's rebel against the rush of time and the idea that there is no time for us. It's completely crazy. There IS time for you. And you become a happier person by doing things that make you happy.
MANY OF US THINK WE ARE WORTH LOVING IF WE DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE, AND WE MUST PRACTICE REMEMBERING THAT WE ARE WORTH LOVING JUST BECAUSE WE ARE US.
HAVE YOU MADE A DECISION IN YOUR LIFE THAT HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY GOOD FOR YOU?
I have made many I think. To travel out into the world as a model when I was 16. To return home10 years later when I had enough. Starting Karmameju. Becoming a mother. etc.
It is important that we make the big decisions. Those who get us on the right track - at least it's important to me, and it gives me the feeling of using life well.
WHAT ADVICE, ON CREATING A LIFE IN BALANCE, WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
My younger self was drawn to yoga, nature, music, creative immersion and natural health by itself. So even though I am not such a super-balanced person, it has been in my consciousness to create balance since I was very young.
I would tell my younger self not to worry. That it will probably all work out, I think my balance lies there.
YOUR BEST TIP FOR A STRONG AND HEALTHY BODY AS WELL AS A MIND IN BALANCE?
It's the classic things that together make the difference: eat nature's unprocessed food and don't eat too much. Get enough sleep. Breathe. Smile and love and enjoy. Stay hydrated. Move body and mind.
What does it mean to have a holistic approach to beauty?
Holism is when we consider the whole rather than just the individual parts. A spa stay for a single weekend does not provide well-being for the whole year - it is the many small things that give the sum of inner well-being. Something as simple as walking a little slower can give the nervous system a hint that we are present in, and not in front of, life.
DO YOU HAVE AN EASY BEAUTY TIP THAT WE MAY SHARE?
Being hydrated is the most important thing, think of the difference between a raisin and a grape. Keeping the skin hydrated inside and out is the most effective defense against premature aging. I also think dry brushing the face and body is easy, and it gives the best results.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE AN ACTIVITY OF YOUR OWN CHOICE THAT WOULD FILL YOU WITH LOTS OF ENERGY - WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The first thing that came to my mind was sailing with the wind in my hair. To stand up in the bow and feel the sail behind me and to see the ship cut through the water. I sailed as a child until we lost my father when I was 11 and I think I miss it.
If I think of an "energy creator", which is a little easier to manifest, then it is in the same ballpark, namely bathing in the sea, summer and winter.
Many things give me energy, but nothing more than laughing, it's just the best thing in the world.
Karmameju was founded by Danish Mette Skjærbæk in 1999.
"People first" is her north star and inspiring self-love and self-care is among Mette's most important values.
The result is a series of bioactive and aromatherapeutic skin care products for both face and body, based on natural and active ingredients that are clinically documented, as well as delicious loungewear for when it's time for a self-loving DO YOU moment.