Self care is a term that’s becoming more and more widely used, but what does it really mean? Many of us believe that self care relates primarily to large acts of kindness towards ourselves, such as treating ourselves to a spa day, a weekend away, or an expensive facial. However, self care in the form of small acts of kindness can be just as impactful, if not more.
It’s all about making a conscious effort to care for yourself, whether this means finding 15 minutes a day to practice yoga, or choosing all natural skincare products over chemical packed alternatives. With this in mind, here are 5 reasons why you should practice self care…
1. REDUCE STRESS
Stress is more prevalent in our everyday lives than ever before. High levels of stress can increase our blood pressure which can lead to a number of health problems. For many of us the source of stress comes from work, or very busy home lives. While it might not be easy to make big changes here, it’s important to bring stress levels back down as much as possible.
Small acts of self care can help you better manage your stress, allowing you to leave what’s troubled you behind you at the end of the day, to ensure you are able to relax and get a good night's sleep. Try simple acts such as practicing 10 minutes of meditation when you return home from work, changing into comfortable clothing to move your mindset from work to relaxation, or applying a relaxing essential oil to your pressure points to ease into the evening.
2. IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY & MOOD
When we don’t get enough sleep, or enough good quality sleep this quickly catches up on us. Not only does long term poor sleep impact how well you’re able to function each day, it also impacts your health.
Practicing self care can help you sleep better, and in turn will boost your mood and overall happiness. Try putting a daily bedroom routine in place to help get your mind and body ready for sleep. Take a warm shower and wash away the day - try the Rose Renew Face Wash and Enzyme Cleanser, both are available to purchase as a set, along with a luxury face cloth and Konjac sponge. Doing this each evening will ready your body for sleep, as well as removing any makeup, oil and pollution that has built up throughout the day.
Next, spend a little time in bed screen free before going to sleep. Play relaxing music, burn a little lavender oil and give your skin a well deserved massage. Try our Rose Quartz Dual Action Roller along with our Rose Renew Facial Oil. Using the roller will help relax you ready for sleep, as well as encouraging the oil deeper into the skin for even better results.
3. BOOST CONFIDENCE
Self care isn’t all about aiding relaxation, it also creates an understanding that you are worth committing time to and that you deserve love and attention from yourself. Building a positive relationship with yourself can greatly improve your self belief and confidence. Regularly including self care into your routine will help you build that positive relationship with yourself.
4. IMPROVE HEALTH & WELLBEING
Our overall well being is so important, and it’s all too easy to get into bad habits and neglect ourselves. Simple things like making sure you’re drinking enough water each day, getting 30 minutes of daily exercise and enough sleep at night are all acts of self care. If you’ve been neglecting yourself for some time, start small. Think about what will have the biggest impact. If you often feel sluggish and your skin is dry and dull, you might not be getting enough water. Invest in an eco-friendly water bottle and ensure you fill it up enough times each day to get 2 litres of water. Small acts of conscious effort can make a huge difference.
5. BOOST SKIN HEALTH & SELF ESTEEM
Self esteem plays a huge role in your life. If you suffer from low self esteem, you might find you lack the confidence to go after what you really want, or to make positive changes to your life. Self care as a whole is a great way to boost self esteem, but focusing on your skin health and feeling great about how you look each and every day can offer huge benefits.
When it comes to skincare, choose quality over quantity. Just a few high quality products packed full of skin-loving botanical ingredients will help you improve skin health, for skin that you feel confident in. If you just try one thing, make it our rose quartz gua sha combined with our Rose Renew Facial Oil and Serum. Available as a gift set, take 5 minutes morning and night to massage your serum and oil into your skin to boost skin health, for skin that glows naturally.
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