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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!
Self-Care and Skincare Moment #3: Masking
The great thing about sheet masks is that they encourage you to stop, because if you move around too much it will fall off. So, get comfy for 10 minutes and try wearing the Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask, super hydrating it will leave your skin looking glowy and plump with renewed hydration.
Forget multi-tasking and try multi-masking! If sheet masks aren’t your thing, supercharge your masking moment by giving multi-masking a try. Our complexions are often doing different things in different places, you may have blemishes in your T-zone but dryness on your cheeks—in this case, you might want a mattifying mask to soak up oil, a pore cleansing mask like Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque on your blemishes and a hydrating mask everywhere else.
Self-Care and Skincare Moment #4: Misting
Keep a face mist, like Kiehl’s Cactus Flower Mist in your bag or on your desk, then if you’re feeling overwhelmed at any point during the day simply mist your face, take a moment, and breathe. Breathe deep down into your belly—your tummy should expand like a balloon. Do this for a few moments and focus your attention on your breath. You should feel calm, yet energised.
So, why not try maximising your skincare routine to make it a self-care moment today?