Self-care is a unique practice for everyone, intended to help you feel grounded, calm and rejuvenated every day. In the busy modern world, so many of us struggle with daily stress, endless screen time and overwhelming to-do lists. That being said, many people have daily routines that are non-negotiable, even during hectic seasons of life.
The best way to incorporate self-care into your life is to consider how you can enhance existing daily rituals. Perhaps this is taking a shower, bubble bath, reading, exercising or doing your skincare.
In our opinion, skincare is a simple yet powerful way to show yourself some quality TLC. Just imagine if you could transform your skincare regimen into an indulgent self-care ritual. Sometimes adding a few extra steps is all you need to experience maximum relaxation and rejuvenation.
In this article, we’re going to share our tips and tricks for taking your daily skincare routines to the next level.
1. Set the Mood
If you feel like your mornings are rushed, consider adding some extra steps to your evening routine. Wherever you do your skincare, set the mood to prepare yourself for ultimate relaxation. This can include lighting a candle, turning on a salt lamp, or playing some of your favorite ambient music. After a shower, put on a robe or a cozy pajama set to stay warm during your self-care ritual.
2. Practice Facial Massage
Facial massage serves as a reminder to slow down and take your time doing skin care. It’s easy to get into a rush and forget about the importance of presence and slow living. Tools like Jade Rollers and Gua Sha work wonderfully for facial manipulation. However, you can also use clean fingers and hands.
Massage stimulates lymphatic drainage which relieves puffiness, excess fluid retention and loose skin. Spend a few minutes working serums and oils into your face while focusing on common pressure points. For instance, areas around the eyes, temples, forehead, back of the neck and jawline. Close your eyes and feel your stress slip away as you alleviate tension and built-up energy.
3. Pair Your Face Masks With a Meditation Practice
Whether you do face masks every few days, or once a week, consider elevating your routine. Instead of going on your phone, put on your earbuds and listen to a guided meditation. As your skin soaks up the benefits of the mask, your mind will transition into a space of peace and presence. This is the perfect way to maximize your time and get a mini-spa session in at home.
4. Diffuse Aromatic Essential Oils
Aromatherapy and essential oils have been used for centuries to evoke different mental and physiological states. Depending on your desired mood, add a few drops of essential oils into a diffuser. The soothing scents will get to work while you massage and indulge your skin with luxury products. Some of the best nighttime oils are lavender, eucalyptus, bergamot, and vanilla.
5. Prepare a Warm Nightly Tea
Calm yourself from within with a warm evening tea like the She Biology Calm Beauty French Lavender Tea. This tea is made with skin-loving ingredients like lavender, chamomile, hibiscus, and rosehip. It’s also formulated with CBD to calm the mind, body and spirit. If you want to enhance your routine, soak the loose leaf tea in hot water for a rejuvenating facial steam.
6. Show Your Body Some Love
It’s easy to get into a rhythm with your facial care routine, but don’t forget about your body. Get yourself a special body butter or serum to apply to the skin post-shower so you wake up feeling silky smooth. This is especially important if you experience any pain or soreness after a long day.
If you want to turn your daily skincare into a self-care ritual, explore our product line at She Biology today!