Self-care may seem frivolous, but it’s actually really important that we take moments out during busy times to focus on ourselves. Self-care rituals allow us a moment to check in with how we’re feeling.
A quiet moment of massage or masking can boost feelings of calm, meaning we can get back to our daily life feeling rested and rejuvenated, which is better for us (and for those around us!).
So, what does self-care look like?
It can be heading to a yoga class or taking time out to meditate, but skincare routines can also be self-care moments. Below are 4 self-care and skincare ideas you can try this week.
Self-Care and Skincare Moment #1: Massage
Next time you’re applying your Crème de Corps, why not take a moment to give yourself a massage? You don’t need pro skills, you just need to take the time to slowly and mindfully work the product into your limbs using long sweeping gestures and smaller circular motions on your thighs, tummy and chest. Try the Crème de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil. You can also massage your facial serum or cream into your skin, use upward strokes around your face and try hugging your knuckles around your jaw bone and sweeping up towards your ears to ease tension. A few minutes of massage every day can make a big difference to your mood.
Self-Care and Skincare Moment #2: Sleep Routine
Are you a prolific screen scroller? If your mobile phone is the last thing you look at before you sleep then you might want to think about creating a sleep routine. Why not get yourself an old-school alarm clock and leave your phone to charge outside your bedroom? The aroma of lavender could help get you in the mood for sleep and you can find it in Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, so why not take a moment to work that into your face, neck and décolletage before reading a chapter of a book? Give it a try!