We all lead busy lives, whether that is working, caring for family members, keeping up with social life, school, etc. Sometimes we can forget to take care of ourselves and commit to some ‘me’ time to unwind without any distractions. Truth be told, if you’re taking out time from your day, even if it is as little as 5 or 10 minutes to do some skincare, you’re also engaging in relaxing and comforting acts that can be considered as self-care. Whether you are quickly massaging some moisturiser on your face, or sitting back with your feet up whilst enjoying the cooling feel of a face mask, it can still be considered as self-care. The goal may be to improve the way your skin looks, but there’s no denying that the process of caring for your skin can be soothing and meditative if you allow it to be. When we feel better about our skin, we naturally feel better about ourselves, we feel more confident. For many of us, when speaking to others we are automatically conscious about the way we look, which can impact the way we feel about ourselves.
Smiling can help us feel better, and anything that can increase the chances of us smiling should be done in abundance! Engaging in a daily skincare routine can make you feel good about yourself and your skin, hence leading to happiness in other areas of your life too. Your skincare routine should be something you enjoy, and taking the time to focus on yourself reaps mind, body, and beauty benefits. An effective and efficient skin care routine is a therapeutic process that will help you feel your best.
Self-care can mean different things to each individual, but the overarching goal is to feel good, happy, and calm. For many, engaging in a skin care routine—regardless of whether it involves 10 steps or 3 steps—can help reduce daily stress, as it’s a chance to take a break. You don’t even have to be a skin care expert to embrace self-care through your daily routine, so long as you are taking time for yourself to disconnect from stressors and focus on yourself. Keep in mind that embracing self-care doesn’t have to mean splurging on expensive skin care products or devices. More so than the product(s) you use, the real benefit you can experience is from taking that ‘me’ time.