Do you want to feel balanced, grounded, and happy? Of course, who doesn’t?
Creating an easy self-care routine that you can stick to is the key to wellness.
If you often feel overwhelmed, anxious, or burn-out then you’re in the right place.
In this article, we guide you through the simple basics of personal care and some self-care beauty products that leave you feeling vibrant and nourished from the inside out.
What Is A Good Self-Care Routine?
A powerful self-care ritual is tailored to you. Self-care doesn’t look the same for everyone. Ultimately your self-care routine is a set of habits and activities that replenish your soul and make your cup overflow with abundant bliss.
Perhaps your self-care is based on clean beauty or hair care rituals, nature rituals, or fitness rituals. Spending time with your family and friends, and switching off technology can also be a strong form of self-care.
A good self-care routine allows you to reduce stress by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for the body’s rest and digest response. When you access this relaxed state the body slows down and is able to perform healing and restoration processes that keep your body in optimal health.
There isn’t a golden template for self-care routines, but there are some guidelines you can follow that ensure you get the most from your self-care routine.
What Is Needed For Self-Care?
- Create A Daily Self-Care Ritual
Develop good habits. Form a 10-minute daily self-care ritual that allows you to destress and connect back to your authentic self. This can be a 10-minute walk in nature daily, a good daily skin-care routine, or 10 minutes of yoga. Your routine should be easy, attainable, and enjoyable so that you can keep it up consistently.
- Develop A Weekly Self-Care Ritual
Your weekly self-care routine can be longer and more in-depth. Have a set day and time where you dedicate that time to yourself. Refresh yourself with different activities that feed your soul. Maybe you want to have a long soak in the bath with Epsom salts and essential oils. Or perhaps you want to go to the beach with your dog. Get creative and manifest a self-care journal to switch up your weekly self-care ritual and dedicate each week to a different activity.
- Dedication And Discipline
In every other area of our lives, we have discipline and dedication, especially when it comes to working and being busy. We schedule in a million tasks but never schedule in the time to nourish ourselves. Start scheduling in your self-care as you would with any other activity that benefits your life. Ensure you take your self-care seriously, and make it a priority.
- A Shift In Mindset
The most common excuse for a lack of self-care is “I don’t have time”. It’s really important to shift your understanding of what self-care is. Reframe your notion of self-care from ‘wasted time’ into ‘strategically invested time’. Because here’s the thing, when you are rested and happy you excel in every other area of your life. You perform better at work, you have more energy to work on your business, and you have more love to give to others. Self-care is the biggest investment you can make towards living the life of your dreams.
How Do I Take Care Of My Self Beauty?
Integrate a daily self-beauty ritual and a weekly self-beauty ritual into your life. Your daily ritual should include a good skin-care routine. A daytime self-care face routine can include a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sun protection factor (SPF). Looking after your skin with proper hydration and sun protection is the key to that radiant youthful glow.
And your nighttime self-care face routine can include a hydrating serum filled with antioxidants so that you wake up with luminous skin every morning. During the night you can feed your skin with natural skin-care products packed with natural ingredients that work on your skin whilst you get your beauty sleep. It’s multitasking at its finest.
Your weekly beauty self-care routine can include exfoliation, facial steaming with essential oils, a purifying face mask, or a gentle acid treatment that helps to balance skin tone and smooth texture.
Natural Self-Care Products
We are in love with sustainable natural self-care products as a part of our beauty rituals because they are filled with delicious organic ingredients which are kind to our skin and the environment.
Your self-care beauty routine can be simple, but still have maximum impact when you are using the right ingredients.
Here are some of our favorite self-care beauty ritual products for busy goal-smashing women.
The Honua Ritual is a holistic skin-care set that comes complete with four separate essential skin-care products. It is the perfect foundation for your daily self-care routine.
Packed with botanical natural ingredients and healing plant extracts, it’s a powerful addition to your wellness journey.
The Pa'akai Cleansing Cream; Cleanser and mask contains seaweed, hibiscus, and sea salt. Hibiscus and seaweed are high in antioxidants which help to protect your skin. Hibiscus contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are found naturally in fruits. AHAs are good for exfoliating dead skin cells, leaving your skin refreshed and smooth.
Sea salt is notorious for its skin healing benefits, and is high in nutritious minerals for the skin such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium. This hydrating and purifying cleanser is the perfect way to start your day.
The Hawaiian Beauty Water is a gentle but effective botanical exfoliator. The ingredients are so gentle on the skin, that you don’t even need to rinse the product off after use. Which is perfect for the busy glow-getter.
Revive your skin with aloe vera, Hawaiian sugar, rose water, and willow bark extract. The aloe vera moisturizes and soothes, the Hawaiian sugar cleanses, whilst the rose water and willow bark reduces inflammation, redness and brightens your complexion.
Aloha Youth Serum is specially designed to hydrate, restore, and protect. Bakuchiol is a plant-based retinol that has amazing benefits for the skin. It is able to help prevent and treat fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. And it also instigates skin cell renewal and stimulates collagen production.
The piece de resistance is the Ōlena Beauty Oil. The Ōlena Beauty Oil is versatile and suits all skin types. It penetrates deeply and quickly to ensure that your skin can renew and repair itself.
This unique natural skincare facial oil contains noni fruit extract, jojoba seed oil, turmeric root oil, and kukui nut seed oil.
Noni fruit extract is high in Vitamin C which improves skin tone, and turmeric root oil helps to restore your natural glow by balancing skin tone and texture. Jojoba seed oil is non-comedogenic which means that it doesn’t clog pores, it actually helps to balance oil production as it mimics the skin's own natural oil.
Kukui nut oil contains essential fatty acids that are easily absorbed into the skin whilst also helping to restore the skin’s protective barrier.
The Earthwise Catharsis Face Mask fits effortlessly into your weekly self-care routine. The ingredients are simple, organic, effective, and suitable for sensitive skin. Pamper your skin with traditional beauty ingredients such as aloe vera, neem leaf, and orange that detox and strengthen the skin.
Self-Care Beauty Rituals
Need a bit of inspiration for your personal care routine? We’ve got you covered.
Here are a few ideas for weekly self-care rituals to get you started.
Self-Love Bath Soak
Healthy skin needs hydration. And what better way to give our skin the tender loving care it needs than a long soak in a hot bath at the end of a long week. Add some Epsom salt for a purifying detox, and lavender essential oil for relaxation.
If you want to get super fancy you can also add rose petals to the water, and place a rose quartz crystal within the bathwater to promote unconditional love and healing.
Deeply Nourishing Hair Care
We often remember to hydrate dry skin, but our hair needs love too. Shea butter is a beautiful natural ingredient that moisturizes the hair and scalp. Doing a weekly hair mask with shea butter, coconut oil or olive oil is perfect if you have dry or damaged hair. Shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil are clean beauty products that are free from harmful chemicals or harsh chemicals. They will seal and protect your hair from further damage whilst allowing your hair to grow and repair.
Apply the butter or oil before shampooing your hair, and leave your hair mask on for 10 to 20 minutes. Gently shampoo and condition afterward as usual.
Detox Exfoliation And Hydrating Self Massage
We often pay to go and get massages, but you can easily add this into your own sustainable beauty routine at home. You can purchase organic sea salt or sugar and mix it with honey to gently exfoliate your body. And follow this with a self-massage to stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation
Coconut oil is suitable for every skin type when used on the body, and is a staple for women focused on natural skin care. Rich in antioxidants and perfect for sensitive skin, coconut oil reduces inflammation and boosts collagen production. Massage the coconut oil into your skin, and focus on circular motions up towards the heart.
Carmen Lee is a certified yoga teacher, childbirth doula, and wellness coach. She educates on womb wellness, sacred wisdom, and ancestral-connected living. You’ll find her passionately advocating radical self-care and transformational self-empowerment through sustainable beauty and self-love rituals.
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