Skincare Is An Act of Self-Care
As we step into a new year, many of us are probably starting to think of new self-care habits and how to take care of ourselves more in the coming year. The holidays make it easy to forget our healthier habits and forgo them for a bit of overindulging. And although those moments are probably much needed, the new year gives us the ability to reset and make better decisions for our overall well-being.
As we begin to think about how to care for ourselves better in the new year, it's easy to limit self-care to expensive massages and facial treatments. Although those are some ways to care for ourselves, self-care is simply about keeping daily promises to ourselves – including the not-so-fun things that improve our lives long term.In the realm of skincare, consistency is key – an integral aspect that transforms it into more than just a routine; it becomes an essential component of self-care, seamlessly woven into our daily lives. Here are some reasons why embracing skincare as a form of self-care is important.
FIRST, WHAT IS SELF-CARE?
Self-care has a different meaning to everyone, but it is ultimately a practice that allows you to take time to care for your overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It could be taking the time to do fun things that make you feel good like eating healthier because you know that it's better for you in the long run. Self-care is balancing taking care of yourself in the short and long term and doing what you need to live a healthier, more fulfilled life.
HOW IS SKINCARE A FORM OF SELF-CARE
When we're running around all day, we often don't take a few minutes to be mindful. A skincare routine allows us 5-10 minutes a day of uninterrupted time to do something for ourselves. It helps us look at ourselves in the mirror and send a powerful message that what we are doing for ourselves is an act of kindness that our future self will thank us for.
SKINCARE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BORING
There's no reason your skincare routine needs to be boring. Make it something you look forward to every morning and evening! Perhaps you light a scented candle, play your favorite song, or even use it as a time to sing karaoke in the mirror. This simple act should be something you look forward to daily.
USE THE TIME TO RELAX
There are many things we don't have control over in our lives. We can't control what's going on in the world, but we can control what we do daily to take care of ourselves and our skin.
Daily habits send a powerful message to our brains that we have a sense of control over our lives and even give us a sense of accomplishment. What could feel better than seeing your skin looking more clear, hydrated, and youthful as you put in the work to improve it every day?