July 24th is National Self Care Day
What is Self Care?
Self Care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety.
5 ways you can do SELF CARE with SKIN CARE
1. Take 10
Stress can impact the skin and your overall health negatively, so it’s important to set aside some time to relax and unwind. Setting aside just 10 minutes a day for yourself can have extreme health benefits. Create a 3-10 (yes I said 10) step skin care routine that is customized to you specific skin care and self care needs.
2. Use Sunscreen
Self care includes taking care of your physical health. Do something for yourself by diminishing the chances of skin cancer by wearing a sunscreen that you WANT to use. COOLA Organic Sunscreen smells amazing and uses antioxidant-rich ingredients like Algae and Red Raspberry Seed Oil that naturally boosts efficacy. COOLA doesn’t use the things you DON’T want on your skin or things that may cause other health concerns such as parabens, GMOs, and oxybenzone.
We all know one of the most important things for self care is a good night’s sleep. It reduces blood pressure, calms anxiety, increases memory, and boosts energy. It gives our bodies including our skin a chance to regenerate. Try Lavender Age Corrective Night Concentrate by Éminence Organic Skin Care to add active ingredients to deeply revitalize and hydrate your skin while your sleep. The lavender is an added sleep aid bonus.
Natural fragrances and essential oils provide aromatherapeutic benefits that are good for both your skin and your state of mind. Try a toner like Stonecrop Hydrating Mist by Éminence made with stonecrop juice, lavender oil, to promote calmness, help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain, and jasmine oil to improve mood and increase romantic and positive feelings, as well as energy levels. Spritz on a little of this fresh-smelling toner for vibrant skin and invigorated spirits.
5. Book a Facial
According to a study published in the journal Biomedical Research, facial massage activates your sympathetic nervous system. This reduces your anxiety levels and uplifts your mood. There are hundreds of pressure points on your face that are connected to various systems in your body. When these pressure points are massaged, your body responds to it. A good facial massage not just keeps your skin glowing, but it also affects the functioning of the other organs.