Skincare was my personal portal to wellness. It was my escape. I'd mix and match hand-crafted potions from all-natural ingredients in my kitchen to nourish the skin I'm in. It felt sensual, beautiful and nurturing. I felt taken care of by me, which turned out to be deeply healing for my relationship with myself. Through this simple, loving ritual of applying my skincare morning and night, I showed me, I got me, I care for me, I'm here for me.
If you find yourself unable to make the time for a proper daily skincare ritual, slathering on your various lotions and potions in-between sips of your morning coffee or while you’re rushing around trying to get ready for work then you need this article.
Your skincare ritual should be as much for your mind as it is for your skin. In fact, when you look at your skincare routine as a self-care practice, you actually enhance the benefits of your skincare products, as the way you feel and your stress levels play a major role in the health and appearance of your skin.
If you’re feeling a little confused then don’t worry, it's all here for you in today’s post.
Find a nice quiet spot to sit and be undisturbed for the next few minutes, while you perhaps sip on a soothing mug of herbal tea as you dig into the latest read.
You know that feeling of being on edge, of feeling like you are just not being as productive as you’d like to be? You flit from one thing to the next, trying to tick off your to-do list, sometimes forgetting that you are only human and doing the very best you can.
You don’t want to bring this frazzled energy to your skincare ritual, which should be about nurturing your mind and soul as much as it is about your skin.
Deep breathing instantly lowers cortisol (stress) levels in your body and can actually help to improve your skin, read this if you don’t believe it!
A few deep breaths is a great way to open up your skincare ritual so your skin is ready to receive all the powerful, high-vibe nutrients as your mind soaks up the beautiful scents.
INCORPORATE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR AN UPLIFTING BOOST
Essential oils will instantly turn your skincare sesh into an aromatherapy session and your mind will thank you for the love.
My beloved product, High Vibe Face Mist includes tangerine essential oil to uplift and revive your senses along with bold, earthy sandalwood to help ground and calm.
TAKE YOUR TIME AND MAKE IT A DAILY RITUAL
This last tip may be the most important of all, not to mention the most challenging.
Please take your time with your ritual. Set that time aside for yourself just as you would for a friend, a family member or your work.
Once you start to make this a habit, a daily part of your life, you will not look back.
I hope this inspires you to take more time with your skincare ritual, to treat it as that me-time you so absolutely deserve!
Don't forget to check out Mukama Botanica to get yourself started on the high vibe skincare ritual train.