RITUALS

Andrea Chou

09 / 15 / 21
"The most important thing is to remain true to who you are, and to live in a way that isn’t simply for the perception or ideals of others."
Andrea Chou

ANDREA

I’m a model from Taiwan. In the morning, I like to drink a glass of warm water to awaken my body. Before bed, I like to focus on my breathing through yoga, which helps me become more aware of my actions, and reminds me to remain open-hearted. That is everything: to embrace yourself and the world with greater compassion.

Everyone who has guided me has influence me in some way; some of them have truly helped shape my vision of the world. But of all the people I have met, it’s my family, friends and partner who have influenced me the most. I appreciate my parents for always supporting my decisions and allowing me to pave my own way.

The one way in which modeling has changed my self perception is that it’s taught me not to be bound by society. The most important thing is to remain true to who you are, and to live in a way that isn’t simply for the perception or ideals of others. As time goes by, I’ve learned to appreciate and understand the beauty in everything. Beauty can be found anywhere, when we view the world with a gentle heart and considered eyes.

As for my own beauty rituals, I wash my face with water when I wake up. Then I spray on REGENERATION MIST to calm my skin and apply lotion to stay moisturized. When my skin is dehydrated, RITUAL SERUM is my savior.

"Connect yourself with nature. Close your eyes, quietly listen to its sounds, embrace the wind and the scents. From these intimate moments, hopefully each of us can learn to feel, observe, and find a sense of inner peace."

I feel most beautiful when I move. It has such a positive impact on my mind and body—relieving stress and giving me a level of self awareness that, in turn, makes me more aware of my own beauty and that of others, the world around me.

I’m currently calling in more inspiration and enlightenment, and I’m hopeful that as time goes on; I remain curious, continue to do what I love, and only get to know myself better. Ten years from now, I hope to be in a world of love and peace. I hope all of us can learn to respect one another and every living creature—so that we can help our Mother Earth get better.

My best advice for life is to connect yourself with nature. Close your eyes, quietly listen to its sounds, embrace the wind and the scents. From these intimate moments, hopefully each of us can learn to feel, observe, and find a sense of inner peace.

  

ANDREA photographed in Taiwan by HUBERT YANG. Andrea uses the RITUAL SERUM and REGENERATION MIST