As a person that is quite the introvert, that does experience anxiety self-care is how I better myself throughout my week. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Taking time for yourself isn’t selfish, it is necessary. I try to prepare my week on the right note. Self care is crucial for everyone to incorporate in their day to day routine. Your needs are important! Put yourself first. You will not regret it, and guess what? Your are worth it! For a long time I have used skincare as a form of self care. Skincare is my getaway. I have had terrible adult acne, so trying to take care of it makes me feel better. It gives me the confidence to be out in public without makeup on. Skincare is relaxing and can better your self-care. Be good to yourself, you will not regret it. Below I list five steps to better your self-care routine with skincare.
1. Dedicate Time
The hardest part is truly finding the time on a busy schedule. What has helped me to include self care time during my week, is to dedicate a time and a day to look forward to. I use my Sundays as a set time to take care of myself. It is the day before another busy week starts, so I use Sundays as my recharge day. Make this time as part of your routine. Make others know in your household that it is your time and day to take care of yourself. I know for many of you, a day is a bit extreme and hard to dedicate especially when you live with others that need you. When I say take a day it can be just an hour or two of it. It is whatever time you can truly give yourself. What I tend to do is, I take some time in the morning to myself on Sunday and some time right before bed. Give yourself calming moments. If you do not set boundaries for yourself, no one else will.
2. Set The Mood
Make it like an at home spa atmosphere. Play calming music and light a festive candle. Spoil yourself during this time. Zone out! Work weeks are tough and can be overwhelming. You need to check in with yourself and deserve a calming environment. It is true what they say, how you treat others is a reflection of you. If you are feeling overwhelmed others can feel it and see it. Do yourself a favour and recharge!
3. Incorporate Skincare Tools
In your everyday skincare routine the average person on the go does not normally have time to use specific tools. Skincare tools are not necessary for everyday use. Please be careful with the tools that you choose to use on your skin. Some skincare tools depending on what it is, can be embracive. The tool I prefer to use is the face rollers. They don’t do much, but they are relaxing and fun to use. I particularly love using the rollers once I have a face mask on. They elevate a calming experience!
4. Use The Good Stuff
Spoil yourself! I know some of you may be afraid or may not want to use the expensive creams that you have purchased or was gifted, but use your self-care time as that excuse to spoil yourself! Remember skincare expires so use what you can fast! Make yourself feel luxurious. You are worth the hefty price tag!
5. Reflect & Relax Your Mind
Look in the mirror and start saying positive affirmations to yourself. You are worth it! You are strong! You are beautiful! Everyday is precious and not promised, so make sure you are putting yourself first.