Top Tips for Daily Self-Care
Before you keep reading, take a deep breath through the nose and hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds. Now exhale everything through the mouth for 8 seconds. Feel a little bit better? Sprinkling simple self-care practices into your daily routine, such as the 4-7-8 breathing technique can be immensely beneficial. Get ready to keep feeling better, because we made a list of ways that you can immediately start incorporating more self-care into your life!
Start your Day Right
Face masks don’t have to be saved for just your nighttime routine, they are a great way to spruce you up in the morning! Pick a rejuvenating mask such as the AmorePacific Time Response Vintage Wash Off Masque or the La Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask. Since these face masks only require 10 - 15 minutes, grab a cup of coffee or warm lemon water and allow yourself to just sit and be still before jumping into your day.
Only have five minutes to pamper yourself in the morning? That’s okay and it still counts! The Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels literally only takes 5 minutes to see instant results. The best way to describe these eyepatch gels is if your under eyes took a big drink of the most refreshing water.
Keep your face masks and eye gels in the fridge so they feel extra refreshing and help with depuffing in the morning. The Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Face Roller? - is also a must to keep in the fridge. The cooling rolling effect on your face is heavenly and it also aids in helping drain toxins.
Hydration is key to supple skin, staying healthy, and overall well-being. When you’re busy plugging away at your desk, there are times when hours fly by and you haven’t taken a sip of water or rested your eyes. We have some simple hacks on avoiding both of these situations!
Hydration Self-Care Tips:
- Pick a water bottle with a reusable straw attachment. You’ll be surprised at how much more water you’ll consume!
- Do not let this water bottle tag along in your car, gym bag, or kitchen to lower the risk of forgetting the bottle behind!
- Put a HUM Collagen Pop into your water to boost collagen levels and lock in skin moisture (it also tastes incredible).
Another way to keep hydrated? Have a face mist handy at your desk. Not only will this instantly revitalize you, but it’s also a great way to take mini pauses for your eyes from the screen. The Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence Moisture Boosting Toner is truly wonderful for this purpose. Close your eyes, pause, spritz, and be left with a glowing complexion.
The easiest way to wind down and extend yourself some self-grace in the evening is to focus on smells. It sounds a bit strange, but our sense of smell is very closely linked with memory and instantly altering our state of mind. Things such as lavender are natural anxiety relievers and have a slew of positive benefits such as being a sleep aid, pain reliever, and helping reduce agitation.
The Nest Fragrances Cedar Leaf and Lavender Candle is not only infused with lavender, but with eucalyptus which has wonderful calming effects. Keep this beautiful candle by your nightstand and feel yourself winding down while reading a book.
Another great way to drift off into a peaceful slumber is to use This Works Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray. This natural sleep aid contains the fragrances of lavender, vetivert, and camomile that has been clinically proven to restore normal sleep patterns. Before bed, spritz onto your bed linen and get ready for a full night of uninterrupted sleep.
From waking up more refreshed to staying better hydrated during the day, we hope these simple tips can be sprinkled into your daily routine. Whether you incorporate all or just one, we promise that showing self-love will have lasting positive results. Comment below or tag us on Instagram @cosbar on your daily self-care rituals!