If you’re used to being on the go, sometimes self care can seem overwhelming. There are so many ways to practice self-care, and sometimes taking a moment to pause is harder than you’d think.
However, self care is incredibly important. To help you out, we’ve put together some of our favorite self care activities for when you need a little TLC.
Why Practice Self Care?
Self care is more than just a face mask and a few minutes of pampering in your morning routine – it can play a crucial part in helping you get more joy out of your day. In fact, regular self care can help you take better care of others.
On an emotional level, self care can help relieve feelings of stress and promote emotional wellness. Balanced emotional well-being is an important element of mental health. Plus, taking the time to show yourself some love helps reinforce feelings of self-esteem.
A self care routine can also have physical health benefits. Because your physical health is largely affected by your emotional health, self care can even provide support against long-term illness and promote lasting health.
What Are Some Self Care Ideas?
Self-care comes in all shapes and sizes; ultimately, your best self-care routine boils down to whatever helps you relax. We recommend coming up with a list of things you enjoy that help you feel restful and incorporating those into your daily routine. Here are a few activities on our list to help you get started.
Spend a Little Time on Your Evening Skincare Routine
Sometimes, it’s enough to slow down and add extra time to your skincare routine. Take an extra moment to unwind by pampering your skin with our Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream.
This high-performance eye cream delivers instant, long-term results without silicones, waxes, shimmers, fillers, or toxins — just natural, nourishing goodness for smoother, brighter eyes. Instead, we use natural biocompatible ingredients such as Tree Bark to help reduce dark circles, while Turmeric, Coffee, and Licorice Extracts help depuff and brighten the entire eye area.
Hydration is essential to reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles, so we have added a unique moisture retention complexfrom nature’s most resilient plant:the Resurrection Plant. Plus, instead of water, we use Green and White Tea as our base to give your skin more nutrient-rich polyphenols.
Sitting inside and scrolling through social media apps can affect your mental health. In this case, we recommend getting some fresh air!
Whether you’d like to get your endorphins flowing with an outdoor workout or you’re just looking for a little stroll with some loved ones, going outside might be just the thing to change up your routine. If you decide to go outside, we recommend putting on some SPF to protect your skin against sun damage. You can never be too careful!
Take a Soothing Bath
Self care is all about pressing pause on the business of daily life, and what better way to do that than a nice, hot bath? We recommend setting the mood with some candles, a soothing playlist or podcast, or a good book. For extra self care points, we recommend a soothing cup of tea.
To kickstart your relaxation time, we recommend adding two scoops of our Nature Bathing Forest Bath Soak into your tub to help fill the room with a calming, beautiful scent. Our therapeutic bath soak will transport you to nature and provide an indulgent escape from the stress of modern-day life.
Your skin will be left glowy, soft, and hydrated. Plus, this bath soak helps nourish and hydrate your skin with moisturizing Aloe Powder and Jojoba Oil and the fragrant scents of Pine Bark Extract and Clove Bud Oil.
Afterward, go ahead and pamper yourself with a manicure and pedicure. Your hardworking self deserves it!
Replenish Your Vitamins
Many important vitamins like Vitamins C and B are water-soluble, which means your body doesn’t keep them around — they’ll get flushed out of your system at the end of every day. Because of this, it’s essential to keep your vitamins up for the sake of your physical health as well as your skin health.
To keep your skin supplied with Vitamin C, we recommend our Vitamin C Booster.
Instead of using unstable liquid Vitamin C, try mixing this powdered Vitamin C into your favorite moisturizer. This potent and effective form of Vitamin C works to support a brighter complexion and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots. Vitamin C starts to lose its potency the second it is exposed to liquid — our Vitamin C is in powder form to preserve its power until the moment you want to use it.
This booster combines Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid to support healthy surface skin cell turnover and protect overall skin integrity for even-toned, smoother, and brighter-looking skin. The best part is that you can use this Booster day and night for maximum effect.
One way to practice self care is to declutter. This often means getting rid of extraneous things that do not bring you joy. While you can do this by going through last year’s closet, you can also scrub away excess buildup with our Pure Radiance Sugar Exfoliating Body Scrub.
This hydrating, hypoallergenic body sugar scrub delivers a luxurious and highly effective all-over body exfoliationwhile supporting your skin barrier. We cushioned two different particle sizes with smooth edges – Organic Sugar and finely milled Sandalwood Powder – in a whipped cocoon of Kaolin Clay to scrub away dead surface skin cells.
The result? Soft, smooth, and glowy skin.
We also packed in three antioxidant-rich, nutritive oils – Organic Camellia, Hemp Seed, and Jojoba Oil – and Glycerin to provide ultra-hydration, conditioning the skin and delivering essential fatty acids to help protect, nourish and support your skin barrier. This scrub’s luxurious fragrance comes from an essential oil blend of Orange Peel, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood.
Slow Down With a Face Mask
One of our favorite ways to practice self care is to have a nice bubble bath and face mask. While some masks are intended to be washed off, our Moisture Lock Overnight Mask is more like a soothing night cream.
Many of the top hydrating masks on the market are either wasteful sheet masks or full of pore-clogging waxes and harsh preservatives. Instead, our lightweight mask works like a night cream to dramatically boost skin’s hydration levels, all while you sleep.
Simply apply before you go to sleep, and awaken to buttery skin. This deeply hydrating overnight mask is rich in Mango Butter and Squalane and free of pore-clogging waxes – and it’s also hypoallergenic!
Relaxing is important, but it can be hard to relax if your body isn’t used to it. Your body can store stress, so you might need an aid to help relax your hardworking body.
We recommend using an essential oil blend. Our Stress Relief essential oil blend uses Tarragon, known for its ability to elicit feelings of calm and relaxation, and Frankincense, which is lauded for its potential to help stabilize and ground your mood.
By rolling this essential oil blend onto your temples, chest, and wrists, you can easily deliver the powerful benefits of aromatherapy to where it can work its magic. Ordinarily, you must mix essential oils with the proper carrier oils to avoid irritation, so go with our no-stress pre-mixed blends to avoid the extra hassle!
Reflect and Appreciate Your Body
Meditation is a great way to incorporate self care into your daily routine. We recommend taking a few minutes to reflect on all your body has done for you and show it some love.
Our B-Line Set can help bridge the gap between mundane routine and pampering self-care. This set highlights one of nature’s most beautiful works: the feminine form. It includes three amazing products: our Boob Cream, Bush Oil, and Bum Scrub.
All three luxurious, natural-biocompatible skincare products are designed by women, for women — so you can use these products knowing they’ve been crafted with you specifically in mind.
Our Boob Cream offers self-care in the form of ultra-rich moisturization. With ingredients like Rosehip, Coconut, and Jojoba Oils rich in ceramides and fatty acids, Boob Cream helps firm, plump, and tone the fragile skin of the breast and décolleté area.
It also employs Peach Butter to nourish and help lessen the appearance of crepey skin. Plus, It smells beautiful and soothing, thanks to a mix of Ylang Ylang, Neroli, and Frankincense.
Our Bush Oil was formulated for the hair and skin in your nether regions. Its formulation of White Willow Bark and seed oils like Sandalwood and Camellia Seed helps soften coarse hair, mitigate ingrown hairs, and calm your skin after shaving or waxing.
Its mix of sensual Lavender, Neroli, and Ylang Ylang scents will help encourage relaxation — while still being gentle and natural enough to avoid irritation.
Lastly, our Bum Scrub offers exfoliating, cleansing, and nourishing powers for a smooth-looking, unblemished behind. In this formula, exfoliating ingredients like finely milled Coconut Husk, Bamboo Powder, and Jojoba Beads help chase away dead surface skin cells and tension.
The Bum Scrub’s natural emollient Peach Butter also works as an occlusive to help maintain a healthy balance in oil production and seal in moisture. Meanwhile, its Vitamin E and Vitamin C antioxidants will help deliver the ultimate glow to your tush.
Sum it All Up
Self care is important, but in the business of this post-pandemic world, it can be hard to carve time out of the days for our own self care. Whether you practice self care with a bath, afternoon jog, or vitamin supplements, self-care is an important part of your mental, emotional, and physical health.
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