Self-care is essential, especially when you are faced with busy schedules and struggle to prioritise your mind, body and skin. We have put together 5 essential steps to help you feel better in your skin and improve your wellbeing.
Step 1: Treat your skin to a massage
We sometimes underestimate the power of touch, but research shows that massages can create feel good emotions and increase our levels of positivity which can do wonders for the mind as well as improving the overall texture and appearance of the skin.
Massages are an effective way to encourage circulation and blood flow to the surface of the skin and can help to promote a more youthful, healthy appearance whilst reducing the cortisol levels in the body, therefore allowing clearer thinking, better sleep and reduced anxiety.
We recommend applying a generous amount of your favourite body butter to your skin such as our luxurious 100% Whipped Organic Cocoa and Rosehip body butter. Gently massage the properties into your skin to smooth and rejuvenate your body. Allow the amazing and healing properties to do all the work for a relaxing end to the day.
Step 2: Relax your mind with aromatherapy oils
Another amazing way to help destress your mind can be found in the power of scent. Adding some pure aromatherapy oils to your bath or putting a small amount of your favourite oils on your pulse points can be truly divine when you are seeking a moment of relaxation.
Your skincare favourites such as our best selling Morning Dew Botanical creamy cleanser, Sunglow Botanical Moisturiser and Calm Aftershave all contain some of the most loved natural essential oils such as lavender, ylang-ylang, patchouli and rose geranium which can help unwind, uplift and invigorate. Just taking a moment to breathe in the wonderful scents can improve your mood.
Step 3: Move your body
A great way to destress your mind, body and skin is through movement. Exercise can help you feel great about your body so if in doubt, move about! Stretches and cardio such can help alleviate the build up of stress hormones such as cortisol from the body. A morning or night routine that includes a bit of exercise has been proven to improve the mood by removing stress.
Step 4: Maintain a positive inner dialogue
Be your own cheerleader! We believe that life can be a lot of fun when you start embracing your flaws and creating the best version of yourself.
We believe that we are all here to grow, improve and inspire so remember to speak kindly to yourself when you are by yourself. Studies in psychology show us that there are many benefits to mindful practices and being kind to yourself can improve your self-esteem and confidence. A great way to destress is to keep positive and think of good thoughts when you are alone.
Step 5: Take a moment - remember to pause and breathe
It is so important to take a moment out in your day for a bit of peace and tranquility. Just ten minutes of deep breathing and relaxing your mind through meditation can make such a difference, even listening to tranquil music can help promote feelings of joy and positivity.
Take time to destress and let us know your favourite steps to restore your mind, body and skin in the comments!