Three Key Ways to Practice Better Self Care
A holistic self care practice is one that prioritizes not just your skincare but also your overall health and sense of well-being.
At Avery Radiance, we believe in the power of a good beauty routine but we place equal importance on cultivating radiance from within. In fact, we believe that your self care routine is just as important as your skincare routine.
Caring for oneself - mind, body and soul - is an important secret to skin that glows from the inside out. Self care helps lower stress levels and replenish us, so that we have more to give in our day-to-day roles. It aids in supporting the body’s interconnected systems (including the skin) creating more balance and improved health - something we could all use more of, regardless of our age or station in life.
To help you get started, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite easy tips for better self care this year.
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Keep it Simple
When cultivating a wellness routine, it’s easy to get wrapped up in a long list of must-dos. But that’s also a good way to get overwhelmed and burn out quickly. Instead, try focusing on just a few core practices that inspire balance or bring you joy.
If meditation isn’t your favorite thing, don’t worry about making it a goal. Instead, spend your precious free time doing stress-busting activities that feel fun for you, even if it’s just dancing in your living room for a few minutes every morning.
If committing to a 10-step skincare routine feels like a lot, consider investing in just a few high-quality products that you enjoy.
Treat Yourself to Small Luxuries
Self care needn’t be time-consuming or overly expensive. Even the smallest details can feel luxurious and turn your self care into a ritual that you return to time and again. For example, if shopping for healthy groceries (or any groceries for that matter) feels like a chore, try rewarding yourself with a simple bouquet of fresh flowers from the market while you’re there.
If you need a little extra motivation to make time for your bedtime routine, consider investing in a cozy new robe or an aromatherapy candle to set the mood. As more and more of us work from home, it is especially important to find practices that help you separate yourself from the stress of the workday. Sometimes just drawing a hot bath and putting on a good playlist does wonders.
Forgive Yourself When You Struggle
Although we spend a lot of time talking about the importance of showing up for yourself, what about the times when you forget or can’t? At times, you may feel too busy or stretched thin to the point that self care becomes difficult. When that happens, it’s important not to beat yourself up or give up on good habits.
When challenges arise, remind yourself that mistakes happen and that no one is perfect. Allow yourself to pause and then pick up where you left off, as soon as you’re ready. It’s often at those times, that we need to care for ourselves most.