Do you find that you get so busy you sometimes forget to take care
of yourself? It’s easy to set our needs aside, but practicing a little self-love has amazing benefits and is key to one’s overall well-being. One way to work on yourself is to turn your skin care routine into a ritual with these simple ways on how to practice self-care daily. So take a few moments to yourself and implement these beauty-musts into your lifestyle—and most importantly, don’t feel guilty for making time for your new beauty rituals.
INDULGE YOUR SKIN WITH AN AT-HOME FACIAL, OR A MULTI MASK
Stress can have a negative impact on the skin—making setting time to relax and unwind a priority. Setting 10 minutes a day aside for yourself gives you alone time, but it also can leave your skin feeling refreshed and revived!
The idea behind multi-masking is that instead of applying just one face mask over the entirety of your face (as you normally would), you apply multiple face masks instead—depending on what skin care concerns you may be dealing with in different areas. It’s a great way to address different skin issues at the same time!
Great skin starts from the inside! Conditions such as sun exposure, smoke, air pollution, make up, and even stress can take a toll on the skin.
To bring back your glow and achieve radiant skin, a smoothie packed with omega-3 fatty acids is a great place to start! Flax and chia seeds are a great source of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help moisturize the skin from the inside first.
Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale are packed with beta carotene, an important antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is amazing for skin health. It can protect against skin damage, encourage healthy cell production, clear up acne and even out skin tone. Lastly, raspberries are packed with vitamin C, which boosts the production of collagen in the skin.
There are a number of ways to exfoliate. You can use a loofah, a brush, gloves, scrub, or a lotion with AHA’s (a chemical exfoliant). A good way to determine the best exfoliating method for you is to consider your skin’s sensitivity. If your skin is very sensitive, you might want to consider a gentle scrub; you can even make a DIY scrub and mix a Tbsp of coconut oil, and brown sugar or coffee grounds and use in the shower. If you are less sensitive, we love using exfoliating gloves with regular body wash.
TAKE A RELAXING BATH
A warm bath is the ultimate in relaxation! Just 10 minutes of soaking
in the tub can promote better sleep, relieve muscle pain, and calm your mind. To de-stress at home, diffuse an essential oil like lavender and frankincense, turn on some relaxing tunes, and sprinkle in a handful of therapeutic bath or Epsom salts. Put your phone down and just be present— or dive into a new book!
Proper exfoliation gently removes a layer of dead skin cells. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, making them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
GET YOUR GLOW ON
One of our favourite things to work into our self-care routine, especially in the summer, is using a sheer self-tanner, like St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse. Not only does this product have a great texture, but it
is lightweight, and has a clear water-to-foam formula infused with 100% naturally derived and vegan-friendly tanning agents that refresh and revive your skin. Achieve a natural looking golden tan that lasts for days, in just one application. Apply using an applicator mitt for best results and moisturize daily to prolong your glow.
DRINK A “SKIN GLOW” SMOOTHIE
GLOWING SKIN SMOOTHIE
300ml almond milk
(or other milk alternative)
1 frozen banana
Half an avocado
1 Tbsp ground flax
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 handful of kale
1 handful of raspberries 1 scoop of vegan protein
Throw everything into a blender, blend and enjoy!
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Author: Valeria Nova is one half of Two Chicks and Some Lipstick—a makeup artist duo with a passion for unforgettable makeovers and making women feel gorgeous. With over 10 years of professional experience, Valeria Nova and Lori Fabrizio teamed up in 2010 to create Two Chicks and Some Lipstick to share their love of makeup with women who want to be confident and feel beautiful.