How to take care of yourself
Do you care of yourself as much as you care for your loved ones? Do you find time every day to relax? If not, now is the best time to take care of yourself.
For many months our life has been going mainly at home. It is worth using this time for yourself. One of the beauty trends this year is wellness and self-care, which simply put means taking care of the harmony of body, mind and spirit on many levels.
Every day you hear news of more COVID-19 sufferers, worried about your loved ones, your job, or maybe your finances? Do you feel constantly tired? Remember that how you live your life is up to you. And you can spend your time at home in two ways - living in fear, tension and frustration or looking after your body and psyche. If you choose the second option, we'll give you some tips on how to do it.
Write down things that you like to do, that make you happy, that calm you down, that relax you. Based on this, make a plan, e.g. a weekly plan, and write down what you are going to do on a given day just for yourself.
Celebrate small pleasures and learn to enjoy them. An hour devoted to reading a book, relaxing in the bath, an evening with your favourite music by candlelight, a walk... There are plenty of ways to be here and now and get away from your problems. Give yourself a break every day and see how your mood improves day by day
What we eat affects not only our health and appearance, but also our mood. So take a look at your eating habits. Check that you are eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. Include whole grains and dairy products in your diet - the tryptophan they contain helps produce serotonin, the happy hormone. Dairy products also contain probiotics, which regulate stress levels. Make sure that your diet does not lack fish, walnuts or flaxseed oil, which are rich sources of omega-3 acids. These acids not only lower bad cholesterol levels, but also play an important role in the proper functioning of the brain and central nervous system. Drink water - if you don't get enough water in your body, you can feel tired, sleepy, irritable, headaches and your skin will be less resilient.
Get enough sleep
Healthy sleep means regeneration of the whole body. Remember that it is not only the length of sleep that counts, but also its quality. If this is not taken care of, you can expect to develop concentration problems, memory difficulties, cardiovascular disease, extra weight, headaches, nervousness and reduced resistance to stress. And these are just some of the effects of lack of sleep.
Organise a home spa
Tell your family members not to disturb you during this time. Mute your phone. Put on some music you like. Light some candles. Make yourself a fragrant tea or have a glass of wine. And above all, try to forget about your problems and responsibilities - it's only you that matters. In your home spa, use cosmetics that will benefit not only your skin but also your senses.
Organise a multi-step skincare ritual for yourself. Start with a full body scrub - a gentle massage will stimulate circulation and relax you, smooth your skin, and beneficial ingredients will take care of its hydration already at this stage. Then it's time for a bath or shower with a moisturising body wash that envelops you in soft, gentle foam. Finally, massage a body balm into your skin to moisturise, nourish and make it feel silky to the touch.
Thanks to French fragrance oils, our Simply Pleasures body care products smell beautifully of blackcurrant, bergamot, musk and cedarwood. So you can turn your daily skincare routine into a fragrant ritual.