It’s important to take good care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I know it can be a struggle to practice self-care in your daily schedule. Balancing long work days and other responsibilities can make it impossible to find some time for yourself.
Practicing self-care is important because it can boost your overall health and happiness. It can lead to healthier relationships too. One way to practice self-care is to pay a little more attention to your daily beauty routine. Adding a few self-care practices daily will make you look and feel better—mentally and physically.
Below, I share my top self-care tips to include in your beauty routine.
1. Take a healing bath
Lately, I’ve made it a habit to soak in a bath if I’m feeling stressed or anxious about something. This usually happens at least once a week. I find it soothing to my mental health.
I usually start my baths by adding candles around the perimeter of the bathtub. Depending on the day, I’ll choose to use a few rose bath bombs or bath salts. Bath salts are great to use if you’re looking to ease muscle pain or aching joints. For added relaxation, I’ll sip a glass of wine and play a spa relaxation music playlist from Spotify.
I’ve recently learned that there are many scientific benefits to taking a bath. Submerging yourself in water can reduce pain and inflammation in your body. Bathing calms your nervous system by reducing your body’s stress and anxiety levels. This helps to improve your overall mood. You’re also most likely to get a good night’s rest after a bath.
2. Give yourself a facial massage
A facial massage is my favorite underrated beauty self-care ritual. It has many anti-aging and wellness benefits. Facial massage helps stimulate your facial muscles which leads to tighter skin. Your skincare products also penetrate deeper after a facial massage. If done right, a facial massage can help with lymphatic circulation and ease muscle tension.
I love using my jade roller for my daily facial massage. Jade rollers and gua shas have recently become a trendy item in the western world. But they’ve been long used in traditional Chinese medicine for wellness and beauty benefits. If you haven’t invested in a jade roller or gua sha, now is the time to do so.
3. Apply a hair, facial, or body mask
Applying a hair, facial, and body mask weekly helps to enhance your beauty routine. I use Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial to brighten my skin. I usually apply it when I’m taking a bath and leave it on for 20 minutes.
I use a ton of heat styling tools so I always make sure to use a deep-conditioning hair mask a few times a week. My favorite is the Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 which helps to repair stressed hair. I also use the Laneige lip sleeping mask for hydrating my lips. I tend to use this more in the winter to combat dry, chapped lips.
4. Use a dry brush and moisturizing body oil
Like facial massages, dry brushing has many beauty and wellness benefits. Dry brushing helps brighten your skin, boosts circulation, and aids with lymphatic drainage. It also helps to exfoliate dead skin and may have a temporary plumping effect on your skin.
I always use a dry brush on my skin a few times a week. Dry brushing is always done best before you shower. Make sure your skin is completely dry before you begin. Start dry brushing from the bottom of your body and move upward in long, circular motions. After you finish dry brushing, be sure to use a body oil to moisturize your skin.
5. Add vitamins and beauty supplements to your diet
Eating a balanced and nutritious diet is always essential. But it can be helpful to support your diet with supplements and vitamins.
My morning routine includes taking Ritual’s Essentials for Women 18+ multi-vitamins. Backed by science, Ritual multi-vitamins come in a form close to the nutrients found in food that we eat. It’s also vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.
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What is your favorite beauty self-care tip from this list? I’d love to know! Please comment below.