It’s that time of year again. Christmas is over, the weather is cold, and the nights are long. Add to this the current chaos in the world, and it’s easy to see how we’re already feeling a little burned out. So, cue the new year health tips!
Although this all may sound slightly depressing, there is good news! Because whatever situation you find yourself in this January, we have some easy, at home, quick self-care tips to help you feel better. It’s all about committing to a healthful new year.
The importance of self-care
Did you know that self-care activities can help you manage your physical and emotional health, enable you to look after those around you better, and manage stress? It’s especially hard when the pressure’s on to find time for yourself. And all too easy to motor through, taking more and more on, without giving yourself the space you need.
But if you look at it from this logical point of view, you will be better equipped to deal with everything life throws at you, if you prioritise time for yourself. A good way to approach all this, is with a self-care plan. This can be as in-depth as you like. The idea is to define the self-care activities you could integrate into your life, and where they can slot in.
If you’re a beauty and skincare fan, there are ways to do this without leaving the house or setting aside hours at a time. Unless you want to, of course!
Self-care beauty tips
So, what about self-care beauty tips? As we know, self-care and mental health go hand in hand. Your mental health ties in with your self-esteem and looking after ourselves on the outside often helps us to feel good on the inside.
If you run through your average self-care checklist, things like taking a bath are on there, along with eating well, staying hydrated and practising mindful activities. But let’s be honest with ourselves, not everyone loves yoga, or eating vegetables. That’s ok. The point is to find relaxing self-care ideas that make you feel good.
But if you need some inspiration from a beauty point of view, we have it covered with these self-care tips for your skin.
1. Schedule a DIY facial
A few tweaks to your usual skincare routine can give you a whole new, and much-needed self-care experience. Hit the relaxing music and soft lighting (we’re not joking,) and get ready. Cleanse your skin, steam it, either in the bath or with a hot cloth (read on for this in step #3) and exfoliate. Then massage in a mask and let it do its work. Follow this with a moisturiser. If you want to make it extra-fancy, add tools like a Vibrasonic Cleansing Brush to your cleansing step.
2. Take a long bath
There’s nothing quite like having a long soak in the bath. Dim the lights if you can, light some candles, and shut the door on the world for a little while. Body scrubs and brushes will help you soften your skin, making you feel great after your bathing session, along with slathering in feel-good body creams like our Cera-B Body Cream B2 with key actives including green tea.
3. Try a hot cloth cleanser
If you haven’t tried a hot cloth cleanse yet, now is the time! Our organic muslin face cloths can be used along with your favourite cleanserto give you a deep cleanse and an indulgent experience. If possible, dedicate regular days for yourself and a relaxing beauty routine. A self-care Sunday is one way to make it official and give yourself a reason to stick to it. But you can schedule in a self-care day whenever it works for you.
4. Splurge on a skincare gift set, for yourself
Have you ever looked into self-care box ideas? This is something anyone can do, and it’s not limited to beauty and skincare products. If the thought of making one from scratch doesn’t fill you with joy though, you can always shop our gift sets, and gift them to yourself. Oh yes! And given we’re in the coldest months, this is one of the easiest ways to find effective winter self-care ideas that’ll give you a boost and pamper your skin all in one.
5. Brush up on your morning routine
And of course we’re talking skincare again, although this could extend to anything from relaxing with a cup of coffee to focusing on your beauty routine. Morning self-care helps you start the day right, and who doesn’t need a few acts of self-kindness each day? Take a few minutes to get ready for the day, even if you’re housebound. Sticking to a routine like this will help you tackle the morning ahead.