Just recently, I have been seeing a lot of hashtags around the subject of self-care such as #selfcaresunday. Don’t get me wrong, I love how self-care is becoming more of a trend just as the next person, but, who the hell says that self-care is only for a Sunday? I am going to share with you just how I practice self-care in my day to day life.
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You hear it all the time ‘drink eight glasses of water’, ‘drink 2 Litres of water a day’ etc, etc… Guilty as charged, I do really struggle with this, but it is something I am really trying to work on, (to help this I have bought an abundance of water bottles…oops) even if I add a bit of squash to my water, or switch it to a herbal tea to start off with, its all got water in; I say encouraging myself. If you feel as if that’s cheating, you could always infuse your water with fruit, or another thing I have been loving is Twinings Cold Infuse*, these are herbal tea bags, but for the use of water!
Create a good skincare routine.
So many people think of skincare as a chore, are you one of them? I personally love to take some time out of my evening to really remove my makeup and clean my skin. I’m not just talking about taking a makeup wipe to my face, I’m talking about really getting into it with a balm cleanser. I love to use Lush’s Ultrabland Cleanser, I just take a dollop on my hands and massage it all over my face, it looks messy, but my god is it satisfying once it all comes off on a flannel, or the cotton pad with micellar water when I’m feeling that little bit lazier.
Moisturise, Moisturise, moisturise.
This is the number one rule in my opinion for your body and your face. There are so many benefits to moisturising your skin daily, such as creating a protective barrier on your skin against irritants, it prevents wrinkles, and not to mention having super soft skin that you want everybody to feel. Even if you have oily skin, you must moisturise, the idea of oily skin not needing moisturising is a myth, not moisturising will actually make your skin more oily.
After a busy day, it’s always nice to just get in, put on some comfy clothes and do what you enjoy most, whether this is watching TV, drawing, reading, spending time with your family, or having alone time, just as long as your mindset is now detached to whatever you were doing throughout the day. Your brain needs a rest too you know and I think this is the most important bit about self-care, I know I said the same about moisturising, but I mean it this time. Take some guilt-free time for yourself to focus on yourself.
Get rid of self-care Sunday.
I hope you now have some ideas on how you can care for yourself every day, not just on a Sunday. Let me know what you like to do when you’re caring for yourself every day.