Why 'Being Good to Yourself should be a top priority for 2021!
I think it’s fair to say we were all ready to welcome 2021 with open arms! Each year I start the year by making a list of intentions for the year (I feel like this is a more gentle way opposed to making resolutions!) If 2020 taught me one thing it’s to make time for self care. I’m talking mind, body &soul. During quarantine if I didn’t have my self care routine, I think I would’ve fallen apart quite quickly! Anyone else felt this?! I made a little list of ideas that are great for anybody and literally kept me sane through all these natural stressors in this crazy beautiful life.
Whether you go to the gym or go for a walk. Having the intention to move your body and following through will do your mind wonders. One of my go-to products is the Bumble Prêt-A-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist. This is a dual phase liquid mist that was formulated to clean and refresh each strand of hair. It absorbs the oils and eliminates order. This is an excellent option to keep in your gym bag!
A quick drying, dual-phase liquid mist that is formulated specifically to clean and refresh sweaty strands. This liquid, quick-drying, dual-phase mist is formulated to help cleanse and refresh sweaty hair, absorb oils, and eliminate odor in hair. It is perfect for all types of sweaty hair.
Cleanses and Refreshes Sweaty and Damp Hair
According to the Town and Country magazine, taking a bath has many benefits to our well being. including
1. Elevate your mood
2. Help you sleep better
3. Relieve Muscle pain
4. Increase your heart health
5. BURN CALORIES... (i know right?!)
6. Relieve cold and flu symptoms
7. Soothe Irritated skin
So grab a glass of wine, pick a hair or face mask to elevate your bath experience while you soak! OH, and dont forget your Oi Body Wash ;) It smells like heaven. It’s a creamy foam that adds softness and hydration. This can easy intention can become quite the pampering experience.
Shower gel that gently cleanses the skin, adding softness and hydration. Its creamy foam and luxurious fragrance turn a daily beauty ritual into a pampering experience. Skin is left clean, soft and hydrated.
We have several face masks by Dermalogica and Aveda. My favourite is the Skin Hydrating Masque from Dermalogica. The cold air definitely does us a disservice during these months but this masque leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. It contains Hyaluronic Acid which traps the moisture and Lycopene-rich tomato seed lipids to restore the protective barrier.
A refreshing, moisturizing masque to remedy dry, stressed skin. Use after cleansing to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Unique cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid traps moisture to deliver time-released hydration for lasting suppleness. Lycopene-rich Tomato Seed lipids help restore skin’s protective barrier, enhancing moisture levels for healthier-looking, smoother skin.
If you’re not a face masque person try a hair masque! We have several of those as well from Bumble, Davines, Aveda, Kevin Murphy and Kerastase. I highly recommend the Davines mini masques! They are affordable and have plenty of options. The Spotlight Circle Mask is my go to. It gives your hair extra shine and really enhances the colour. It’s great for all hair types and promotes anti-breakage and volumizes the hair as well as gives elasticity to stressed hair. It also protects from mechanical damage to obtain from hair elastics and hair clips.
Mask for extra shine. It gives the hair a boost of shine and enhances colour and cut without weighing the hair down. Perfect for all hair types, in particular for dull looking ones. Colourless invisible mask to be applied also during sport activities. Anti-breakage and volumizing action. It protects from the mechanical damage caused by elastics and hair clips. It gives elasticity to the hair stressed by an active lifestyle. Without silicons, without artificial colours.
How to use:
Apply the mask to dried hair as a pre-shampoo treatment for lengths and ends. Use a small amount of product spreading it evenly through the hair.
Establishing a solid and consistent skin care routine is SO important. This really is the easiest form of self care and can only take a couple minutes! I recently decided to amp up my routine and added in the Relaxus Sonic Cleansing Brush and jade roller. Using the cleansing brush a couple times a week can really enhance your skin care routine. It’s perfectly timed so you get just the right amount of exfoliating and leaves your skin so soft. I leave my jade roller in the fridge and usually use it in the morning. It’s so convenient when you’re waiting for your breakfast to cook or making a cup of coffee. It brightens your overall complexion, reduces puffiness and stimulates lymphatic drainage as well as promotes blood circulation. It’s also great to use after you apply oils to your face! I find that it helps absorb the oils into your skin.
Achieve radiant skin with this 2-in-1sonic powered cleansing brush. Two-speed settings and 2 interchangeable heads for every step of your cleansing routine. Gentle enough even for sensitive skin, yet highly effective - the ultimate tool for your daily skin cleansing routine.
Lymphatic Drainage: encourages the lymphatic systems natural detoxification process
Reduces inflammation and puffiness
Reduces appearance of under eye circle
Brightening: Boosts circulation and blood flow beneath the skin granting a visible glow
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Allows skincare products to penetrate more deeply
Evens Skin Tone
Cooling and calming on the skin
One of my favourite ways to promote self care to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. It’s so therapeutic. Aveda Comforting tea is my #1! Its caffeine free which is great to drink before bed. The peppermint and licorice root is beyond soothing and its certified organic! Sweet fennel and basic give it a little kick and it’s so yummy!
- a v a i l a b l e i n s t o r e -
A soothing, certified organic, caffeine-free herbal infusion—with licorice root and peppermint—calms your senses, promoting a sense of well-being
I have to say, having the intention to treat myself is fabulous! It leaves space for you to do something for you without feeling guilty about it. We have so many options to treat yourself to something special! You could pick anything from the HydraFacial, Dermalogica or Aveda Facial or a massage! They range from 30-60 minutes so if you’re in a time crunch we got you covered! A new service we have is the Scalp Diagnosis Treatment, a stylist will assess your hair and scalp and follow it up with a Kerastase Fusio dose treatment & blowout! Effective and so relaxing! Having something to look forward to has really helped me through these uncertain times.
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