7 articles Tag self care

The Best Body Care Products For Autumn

Autumn is a time of change, not only for the weather but also for your own skin, which is affected by the weather changes reflected in your own body. Also, our body often comes second in terms of its care, as most of us give more basis to the face. However, the ideal body care includes almost what is needed and the facial skin. So let’s find out the best body care products that can bring back the lost radiance of your skin in the autumn season.

Choose shower gels that protect your body

Many body cleansers contain soaps that irritate and dehydrate the skin. However, you can find shower gels rich in moisturizing and emollient agents without soaps, which in addition to offering you an enjoyable shower, will create a shield to protect your skin against dryness.

Apply body moisturizer to have velvety skin

It is essential for ideal body care, especially after your bath, that you do not forget to wear moisturizer for your body. Depending on how dry or dehydrated your skin is, there are the right moisturizers for proper and in-depth hydration.

Choose body oils with their amazing smell

If you prefer to use oils for your hydration, then you better prefer dry ones that are absorbed immediately without leaving stains on clothes, especially when you are in a hurry to leave the house. Coconut oil, oil with jasmine notes, argan oil, are some of the options you will find in abundance, and you will definitely like both for how soft they will leave the skin and for their intoxicating aroma.

Special body exfoliation products to expel toxins

It is good for your skin to exfoliate often on the face and on the body. For your body, prefer to do it once a week or once in 10 days. The scrub will expel dead cells and will help your skin to “breathe”, while at the same time it will help the moisturizing body creams or oils that you can use to be deeply absorbed and have a better result.

Make the right purchases

Silky soft skin is not just a matter of luck. It is mainly the result of proper care and attention. Today, when body care products are so high quality, we can all have beautiful skin that radiates health and beauty. But to have beautiful skin, it is not enough to use the best and most effective moisturizing products. They also need the proper care, small beauty movements that will easily fit into your daily routine. Start with your daily shower. Do not use cleansers based on alkaline soap that tends to dry out the skin.

You will find shower gels without soap and without harmful parabens in various selected stores, where you can find the best moisturizing skincare products in incredible offers! During your showers, you can also do a body scrub once or twice a week. The peeling is ideal for removing from your skin the dead cells that clog the pores. The new body peels are extremely gentle, contain natural oils and other ingredients that care for the skin and prepare it better for the hydration care that will follow.

How to spoil yourself between trips

 

 

spoil yourself with some yogaPhoto by Carl Barcelo on Unsplash

Raise your hand if you’ve felt colossal stress this past year. What if we remedy it? We propose you a few ways to spoil yourself between trips without asking you to visit a therapeutic island. The goal is to recharge your internal batteries.

Our battery indicator has remained in a worrying red color for a few months now. We have lost or gained too much weight. We have become irritable. It’s become harder to fall asleep but that’s enough!

We need to recover energy, so our next tips will help you find ways to regain pleasure and health with priority to feel good before your next trip.

  1. Spend time in a much more than a hotel

Hydrotherapy equipment, a physiotherapist two hundred meters from the room, yoga sessions at sunset, breakfasts with fresh fruit and happy chicken eggs, the sound of birds flying over a fig tree when waking up, a treadmill with an antigravity air chamber for get rid of the weight of our joints are some of the amenities offered at these hotels even in some cities.

Think about the services and amenities that best match your plan to rest and choose an accommodation that suits your needs such as hotels, apartments, rural houses and historic buildings. The tricky thing is having to choose just one.

  1. Vitamin D and lots of sunlight

It is activated when the skin comes into contact with ultraviolet rays and is a great ally of our immune system. A minimum of fifteen minutes a day of sunlight is recommended. It is the dose that the cells of our body need to perform their functions, including lymphocytes, the army that is responsible for protecting our body from possible infections.

Like everything, success lies in balance so remember to apply sunscreen fifteen minutes before lying in the sun, to enjoy that delicious and beneficial tickle all over your body.

  1. Anti-stress treatments

Travelers have been choosing destinations for three centuries to restore their mental and physical health. To give yourself a truce. To take care of yourself and practice responsible hedonism. In order to achieve this between trips and truly spoil yourself what a lot of people do is seek the professional services of beauty salons such as MV Beauty Art where you can truly treat yourself, your skin and your well-being.

  1. Relaxation

Drive without traffic jams, escape from the screaming and find delicious spaces where there are no crowds or queues. Terraces at the foot of the sea where we can drink a beer and take a bath are part of the dreamy relaxation. Strolling around. Silence the clock. Boycott the tyranny of the smartphone. Here you command.

  1. Thalassotherapy, aloe vera, sports

Many companies choose as a destination a place where to organize an anti-stress cure for their employees. There are many evils derived from the current rhythm of life and a place by the sea acts as a medium to recovering. Here are some plans to relax near the sea:

– Float in the sea, rub your feet against the sand, let yourself be enveloped by the iodized breeze.
– Try a moisturizer made from aloe vera.
– Taste the restaurants that practice gastronomy based on local, fresh, seasonal products.
– Rediscover the sounds of nature. Goodbye, city noises. Hello, seagulls, waves, fruit trees swaying in the wind.
– Make a hydrothermal circuit.
– Walk leisurely along a path.
– Discovering that sport clears the mind and releases tension.
– Find yourself again. Listen to yourself.

How To Balance Business and Parenthood

Working parents understand how difficult it is to juggle a career with child care. Parents who own their own businesses, on the other hand, face an additional layer of difficulty. To an extent, business-owning parents are trying to juggle two kinds of infants: the children they are trying to raise and the business they are trying to build. To be successful, both require nurturing and attention, especially in their early phases, and business-owning parents must learn to meticulously plan and prioritise their time to make sure that each receives the care they necessitate and expect.

Here we look at some tips to help you to balance parenthood and business.

Image

Delegate, outsource and learn to say no

As a business-owning parent, balancing your venture and family time can be tricky, as both require a significant lot of time and resources. The sooner you realise you can’t be in two places at the same time, the better. Prioritize the moments with your children that require your full attention, and make sure you have someone to stand in for you during those times. Outsourcing is a popular strategy for many small business owners, for example, paying a digital marketing agency to handle your online marketing or an SEO specialist to get your ranking up. This frees up valuable time for you to spend with your family.

Prioritize your health and wellbeing

Use mindfulness or relaxation techniques. Set your well-being as a top priority. When life becomes an unending demand on your time, the first thing to go is your self-care. However, with 40% of firms not having a succession plan in place, taking care of yourself is critical to the future of your business – as well as ensuring you are the best parent that you can be.

Create clear boundaries between home and work – and stick to them

Establish firm time limits. Define when you are and are not available, and stick to those boundaries. This is a good lesson for your kids to learn. When you are not available, you are not available – unless it is an emergency, of course. However, when it is time to be with your family, you leave work behind and be entirely present with them. Create home/work boundaries and stick to them.

Don’t expect perfect balance every day

If we believe that we can remain balanced every day, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing we are pushing extra hard or disregarding our business. Reassure yourself that your children benefit from seeing you work hard at times and that spending quality time with your children benefits your governance

Be in charge of your own calendar

One of the benefits of being your own boss is that you can control your own calendar and be in charge of your schedule. Arrange meetings with clients when the children are at school, switch off completely when they come home from school, and do your admin work when they are in bed, for example. Find a routine that works for you and your family.

Summer’s Here – It’s Time For A More Positive Outlook

There aren’t many people who can say they’ve enjoyed the past year. The pandemic has been hard, and has had a huge impact on most people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

But with things looking more positive at the moment, it’s also time for you to start looking on the brighter side, ready to enjoy a great summer and get your health back on track.

Shake off the past year with the following tips for ensuring a more positive outlook this summer.

Image Credit: Unsplash under Creative Commons

Make plans

After a year of not being able to make many plans, it’s time for plans to come back on the menu! Keeping busy ensures you don’t stay at home moping, and instead gives you the chance to go see friends and family as well as enjoy different experiences. Spend time with positive people who make you feel good about yourself. Check out some great things to do this summer and start making plans!

Get outdoors

Spending time outdoors is good for your mental health. It can help you feel a lot more positive after spending a long, wet winter indoors. From going for walks to dining al fresco, there’s a lot to love about spending time outside. If you want to boost your fitness this summer, you can also check out some outdoor workout ideas to keep you busy. Get that vitamin D and spend some time in the sunshine – don’t forget your sun protection!

Think about your future and your goals

The past year might have meant that some of your plans have been put on hold, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay on hold forever. Start setting some goals for yourself that will help give you motivation, serving as a positive way to move forward. You might want to consider going down a more spiritual route with Psychic Lights and see what your future holds. If you’re feeling particularly lost or unsure of your future, you could also consider speaking to a life or career coach, who could help you think about things differently.

Prioritise your mental health

Your mental health is important, but like your physical health, it needs taking care of. Find ways of reducing stress so that you can enjoy life, and making sure that you don’t bottle up your feelings. Don’t put pressure on yourself and make sure you take enough opportunities to relax – isn’t that what summer is all about?

If you are struggling with your mental health for whatever reason, make sure you speak to someone or seek help.

Summer is when a lot of people will feel more optimistic and hopeful. The longer, brighter days can work wonders for your wellbeing, as well as help you get out and about more. Give more time to yourself and let go of all of your negativity so that you can really make the most of the summer months.

Self Care Rituals for Stressed-Out Mums

Self Care Rituals for Stressed-Out Mums

Is it just me or has 2020 been one of the most stressful years of your whole life?! The constant worry, the changing rules, remembering masks and hand sanitiser, homeschooling the kids, working from home… The list of additional stressors seems endless. With this in mind, I’ve been trying to do some things recently to improve my self-care, and it’s definitely helping. Here are just a few of my new rituals:

Self-Care Skincare Routine

I’ve never had particularly problematic skin, aside from the odd bit of dryness and the occasional hormonal pimple, so I’ve never paid much attention to a skincare routine before. However, my Mum has AMAZING skin, especially for someone who will be 60 in a couple of years, and that’s because she’s always made sure she looks after it, and I am inspired to do the same.

I’ve started using a hot cloth cleanser with Vitamin C to wash my face, which helps to exfoliate and make my skin look a LOT brighter. I’ve also been using a peptide serum before I moisturise, which seems to make my skin feel super soft. I then use a gel moisturiser, which sits much better on my skin than something oil-based and doesn’t cause spots. I’ve got to say, my skin looks better than it ever has, just by adding a couple of new things to my daily routine

Managing moods with wearable technology

When you’re feeling stressed out and overwhelmed it can be really difficult to take control of your mood and focus on more positive things. I’ve found that using wearable technology like the Hapbee band helps me to take charge of how I’m feeling and reduce my stress levels. 

With the band around your neck or your head, it sends magnetic signals to influence your moods. I can choose to feel positive with moods like Focus and Alert when I need to get things done during the day. And in the evening I can unwind by selecting Calm or Relax, which helps me to get a good night’s sleep and significantly reduces my stress levels. You can follow Hapbee on Facebook for more tips on dealing with stress and controlling your moods. 

Yoga and Meditation

When I went on my mad exercise kick back in 2017, one of my favourite things to do was my weekly yoga class. Taking an hour to do something peaceful and relaxing, stretching my muscles and realigning my mind and body was amazing for me.

There would be a ten-minute meditation at the end of the class where we’d lay on the floor with our eyes closed and the teacher would coach us on proper breathing and clearing our minds, and I absolutely loved it. It was probably the closest thing to a tantric massage without being touched! Since lockdown happened, I’ve been doing yoga and meditation at home, and it’s really helped me to keep my mind and body healthy during this weirdness.

Finding a Hobby

Because of my health issues, our family has been isolating constantly since the beginning of March, which has meant that we’ve had a LOT more time on our hands. Obviously, I’m doing the usual working/cooking/cleaning/walking the dog, as well as homeschooling both kids, but that still leaves me with a few hours a day in which I actually have some time to myself.

I’ve taken up a few different hobbies to fill the time, and I actually feel quite fulfilled for the first time in years! As well as the baking and cooking that I’ve been doing a lot of, I’ve also taken up cross-stitch, which I absolutely love, and most recently I’ve started quilling! I’ll be sharing one of my latest creations here on the blog soon, and I’m quite proud of it.

Have you picked up any new hobbies lately? Have you been taking more time for self-care? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

3 Reasons to Treat Yourself like You’re Someone Worth Taking Care Of

Image via Pixabay

We all grow up watching some pretty optimistic cartoons, hearing some pretty optimistic bedtime stories, and believing that our lives should be great, joyful adventures. And of course, they should be, and can be.

The sad thing, however, is that many of us become disheartened along the way due to struggles with hardships of various sorts.

What makes things worse, is the fact that we’re often so hard and callous towards ourselves even in the midst of all that sorrow and uncertainty.

You’d think we’d give ourselves a break, and set ourselves up with Tempur Mattresses and aromatic candles in order to help take the edge off and get some much-needed rest when things are rough. But many of us do the opposite, and beat ourselves up in addition to whatever life might be throwing at us.

Here are some reasons why it’s essential that you treat yourself like someone worth taking care of, instead.

Because you’re not “perfect the way you are”, but you’ve got something in you that is great and that deserves nurturing

One significant reason why people often fail to treat themselves with the care and respect they deserve, is because they feel that to do so would be to accept the idea that they are “perfect the way they are.”

That “perfect the way you are” line is often used by well-meaning people to boost our confidence, and help us see ourselves in a better light. But it very often backfires and irritates the people it’s applied to, because the truth is that no one is “perfect” the way they are. We are all human, and there’s always room for improvement.

Instead of telling yourself that you’re “perfect” as you are, tell yourself that there is something in you that is great and that deserves to be brought forth and nurtured. Because there really is.

Because to live a fulfilling and empowered life, you need to “work with” yourself, rather than trying to “dominate” yourself

Societies tend, sooner or later, to rebel when oppressed by brutal dictators. And so too will the different parts of your psyche “rebel” if you tyrannise yourself.

In order to live a fulfilling and empowered life, you need to “work with” yourself rather than trying to “dominate” yourself.

In other words, there’s a reason why, when it’s time to work, you may not feel like it. That reason is that part of your subconscious mind views work as suffering, and is concerned. The key is to gain the trust of that part of yourself by providing balance and compassion. By trying to “crush” it instead, you only throw yourself into further inner turmoil and anxiety.

Because you represent an endless pool of potential, and you can be and do so much if you only believe in yourself

Everyone represents an essentially endless pool of potential. That is to say, if your whole life was directed mindfully towards certain aims, you could achieve just about anything, either directly or indirectly.

The thing about potential is that it can be squandered. All you have to do to fail to meet your potential is to sit around, and not do anything. Then, the years will pass you by, and on your deathbed, you will realise that you missed your chances.

Treating yourself with respect and care, and constantly motivating and encouraging yourself forward, is the only way to maximise the expression of your potential, and to do great things with your life. So, why not set out on that path?

4 Ways to Look After Yourself This Winter

winter self-careWith winter comes late, but beautiful sunrises and glorious sunsets, not forgetting gorgeous walks through the frozen countryside and the twinkling lights of the festive season. But when you’re a parent, winter also means snotty noses, chapped lips, coughs, colds, the flu and of course, those dreaded sickness bugs that spread like wildfire.

Getting sick of the winter season is often inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to look after yourself, even if you are a busy parent. So, don’t just battle through it – here are some help tips and advice you can take to help you look after yourself this winter.

Looking good makes you feel good

Yep. When it comes to winter, with harsh winds, driving rain and bitter snow, many of us don’t bother with makeup or even moisturiser. But if you don’t take the time to look after yourself, then you’re going to run yourself down and be more susceptible to illness. So, take the time to moisturise your skin, and don’t cancel that microblading appointment – what is microblading, you ask? Click the link to find out more – make sure you take those extra vitamins and put your feet up once in a while. Your body and mind will thank you.

Kill the germs at the source

If you’re really worried about flu and sickness bugs this winter then it’s important to try and kill them off at the source, and that means regular handwashing. Make sure everyone in the house is following a strict handwashing routine, which means washing after the using the bathroom and before eating, and especially if they sneeze or use a tissue. It’s also a good idea to get the kids to wash their hands when they come home from school. Remember to regularly wipe down door handles, light switches and even the TV remote to keep the germs at bay!

Go outside

It might seem like you’re exposing yourself to more germs but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Getting outside will certainly give your immune system a boost and it’s certainly better than sitting inside the stuffy house. Even if you just bundle up for a short walk around the block, your vitamin D levels will certainly enjoy a boost from the sunlight and your mood will certainly rise. Giving your mental health a much needed boost too.

Keep hydrated

We tend to drink more in the summer time because, quite simply – we’re thirstier! In the cold weather, a cold glass of water might not have the same appeal as it does on a scorching day but staying hydrated will certainly keep those nasties at bay. If you don’t fancy water then try some simple fruit juice or fruit infused water. Treat yourself to a new water bottle so you’re reminded to drink the recommended amount of water per day. Drinking plenty will keep UTI’s at bay, as well as helping your joints to stay flexible and supple – it helps with brain function too!