The time has never been better to rethink your relationship with your skin. There is a complex interplay between how you look and how you feel about yourself. When you look good, you carry yourself with confidence. Self-care can also boost your self-esteem, protect your mental and physical health, and can lead you to form better relationships.
How to practise self-skin love? Don't worry, we've got you covered with these tips:
Drink plenty of water and eat good fats - essential fatty acids (EFAS) help to lubricate your skin from within. They can lock goodness into your skin and can help lower inflammation which can otherwise lease to flare-ups of Eczema, Psoriasis and Acne too.
Pamper your skin - What can be more wonderful way to practice self-care than to take good care of your skin? When your skin feels soft and loos great, it's hard not to feel good. It's important to select skincare products which contain the active ingredient that can tackle skincare concerns. Perfect examples are our AM Energiser and PM Recovery Cream - included in our self-care pamper pack not only supports your welbeing with some much needed feel-good pampering but provides long term benefits & protection to your skin.
Wear SPF - Wearing SPF every day is the single best way to show yourself and your skin some real and true love. Wearing a broad spectrum of SPF protects your skin from UVA, UVB, HEV rays and infrared light too. All of these contribute to collagen degradation, which might cause your skin to age prematurely. Wearing SPF can help to prevent skin cancer.
Get some good sleep - Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself. During sleep your skin's blood flow increases, and the irgan rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. One of the pillars of health is taking care of your sleep as well as your nutrition and exercise. Lack of sleep is associated with many negative health effects, including risk of heart disease, depression, weight gain, inflammation and sickness. Just like you prioritize your diet and physical activity, it's time to give sleep the attention is deserves.
Get into the habit of having a skincare routine - more than just a pampering ritual, having routine skin care is a gateway to all things self-love. It's no secret that having a routine is good for your well-being. Having skincare routine improves the skin as well as your health. Sleep is not just for a glow or looking youthful, it's about maintaining your health in body, mind and skin for years to come.
Eat well - The power of nutritious food goes a long way. Consuming food that fuels your body is an act of self-love beasue you are helping it continue to function properly. Healthy foods help improve your appearance, weight loss, better skin quality, and healthier hair, skin and nails. Many studies have show how diet is strongly connected to mental health as well.
Go make-up free - Just let your skin breathe as much as possible. The less makeup you wear, the better it is for your skin and the more opportunity your skin has to repair itself. It is a good lesson in self-love as it is a reminder that we need to be comfortable in our own skin. It is so liberating to love who you are without maek-up on and to cfind confidence to go about your days without it.
Practicing skin care is more than just wanting to look better- it's also about feeling better. This is why it's a form of self-love, defined as the regards for one's own well-being and happiness. More than the idea of improvement, it's the small acts you do every day that make you feel better and reveal your true potential. Anything can be made into a form of self-care or self-love with the right mindset. It's all about bringing attention back to yourself making activity into "me time".
We can't control time and ageing, but we can control how we take care of ourselves. To sustain a youthful complexion and always look your best, skin care is priority. Use your skincare routine as a ritual to enhance love for yourself, your life and people around you.
Take the self-love challenge with us - love your face, skin, body and life.