Here’s how a consistent skincare routine can help boost your mood, aid a blissful slumber and help you practice mindfulness daily! Don’t forget to take some time out for yourself today💖
1. A Skincare Routine Adds Structure To Your Day
Morning and evening, a solid skincare routine can help you prepare for the day ahead or unwind before bedtime. It marks the start and end of your day! Just like your daily eating habits, exercise and mindfulness, a clean and effective skincare routine is a healthy habit to stay consistent with.
In the morning, a fresh and awakening cleanse will invigorate your senses, leaving you feeling pepped up for the day. Feel excited to come home after a long day at work and give yourself some love! Whether it’s dipping into a warm bath with a soothing muscle soak or removing your makeup with a hydrating cleanser, these are the crucial steps to boost your mood.
We all have moments where we want to skip our routine and slump straight into bed, or rush straight to work. But you won’t regret adding that extra 5-10 minutes into your day to work on yourself.
2. Promotes Mindfulness
As you lay out your favourite products and begin your daily routine, let the worries of the day slip away and focus solely on each step. It can be tempting to rush through your routine and go back to your day, but this is your chance to take a break and relax…
Slowly work the different textures into your skin and focus on your breathing, paying close attention to how the formulas feel on your skin. This is the moment you can start practicing mindfulness, noticing how you feel in your mind and your body.
Whether you’re trying new products or sticking to your trusty routine, treat your skincare like a daily moment of meditation, you will feel so much better afterwards (and so will your skin!)
3. Ingredients and Scents Can Have a Calming Affect
Invest in skin and body care products that were specifically formulated to ease stress in the mind and body. Incorporating these into your skincare routine can help to boost your mood and enhance mental clarity.
Products containing Lavender are ideal because they have positive effects on the skin while the calming scent helps to ease anxiety and instill mental clarity. Not only that, but Lavender helps to aid a deep and blissful sleep, ideal for those who struggle to unwind at the end of the day.
Stress can have a negative toll on your body too. Time to invest in some products that help to ease muscle tension and fatigue. Arnica is great for targeting stress in the body. Relax in a soothing muscle soak or massage an intensive gel into specific areas of tension. Massaging our cooling I.C.E Gel over the temples is ideal for stress, simply let those worries drift away…
4. A Chance To Bond With Loved Ones
Who knew that skincare could be an activity?
Invest in a luxurious spa day with your friends or family. Or, bring the spa home! Invite some friends over for a face mask and a movie, or try out new products together and pick your favourites. Maybe go on a shopping trip and grab some beauty products you’ve been wanting to get your hands on. Who doesn’t love some retail therapy?
But a skincare activity doesn’t need to be expensive, so no need to purchase a boatload of new products. Simply ask your friends to bring over their skincare essentials and you can recommend skincare products to each other. Who knows, you may find your new skincare hero?
Self-care and some mood-boosting social activity – what’s not to love?
5. Improves Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Let’s be honest, seeing the results of an effective skincare routine makes you feel better than ever! But self-care doesn’t just make you look good on the outside, it makes you feel good on the inside too.
You gain a sense of accomplishment when you stay consistent and begin to see the impacts of your skincare routine. Assigning a quiet moment to yourself makes you feel like a priority – and you are a priority! Seeing those positive changes in your skin because of something you’re doing is a huge achievement, you’re making a difference and it shows!
Investing in yourself is never a bad investment. So, if you’ve been neglecting your skin recently, this is your sign to give it (and yourself) some love. Take a few minutes out of your day to take a breather and relax… some self-care is long overdue!