I imagine that forming good habits that feed the thoughts, physique and soul is extraordinarily vital. Nevertheless, these habits need to really feel proper and be just right for you as a person. For example, I’d been complaining for years about not exercising. I lastly stopped whining and began strolling. However, I solely stroll 1 mile. That’s it. As a result of if I stroll additional and for an extended time, I do know I’ll get burned out and stop. I’ve been steadily strolling for nearly 2 years now and have began including on extra train! I do know the important thing was that I not push and stress myself and that I discover the therapeutic worth.
I say all that to say, taking good care of our pores and skin is a good behavior that I’ve been prioritizing recently and it’s been so good. I assumed I’d share the little ritual I’ve been doing weekly that’s giving me such a lift!
I assumed I’d share as a result of it is likely to be enjoyable so that you can do too!
Exfoliate & Masks:
The primary new factor I’m doing is utilizing 2 new skincare merchandise.
Annmarie Skincare is an extremely clear and delightful skincare line that I’ve promoted earlier than. As soon as I bought extra severe about my own skincare line, I finished speaking about it as a result of a whole lot of my merchandise are much like theirs. I made a decision to buy a few their merchandise that I can’t make myself. One being their Ayurvedic Facial Scrub and the opposite being the Illuminating Pearl Mask.
Each merchandise are prime notch as I suspected they’d be.
The Ayurvedic Facial Scrub is a dry herb scrub manufactured from fenugreek, horsetail, rhassoul and kaolin clay, aloe powder, crushed lavender, rosemary, comfrey and lemon balm simply to call just a few. It’s filled with vitamins and has the proper grit. Not too sharp and never too boring. I say I can’t make this myself as a result of getting the best grit is one thing I’ve but to determine.
After utilizing this scrub, my pores and skin feels contemporary, clear and awake!
I take advantage of a few dime sized quantity of powder in a single hand then I moist the opposite hand and rub collectively. Nevertheless, Annmarie Skincare suggests utilizing a cleanser because the moist portion of your exfoliating. Sadly I solely have oil cleansers in the intervening time so I couldn’t strive it out. I completely love their Aloe Herb Cleanser and extremely advocate it although.
As a DIYer making an attempt to maintain every thing as easy and clear as attainable, cleaning soap primarily based cleansers haven’t been conquered so in case you are one who prefers cleaning with cleaning soap quite than oil, you’ll completely love this cleanser.
Discover this wonderful scrub HERE.
PRO TIP: Exfoliate after steaming or after a sizzling bathe. The steam softens the useless pores and skin making it a lot simpler to take away.
After I’ve exfoliated I apply the Illuminating Pearl Mask. This masks smells completely heavenly. It incorporates pearl powder which has historically been utilized in Chinese language drugs for brightening and beautifying the pores and skin. It additionally stimulates one of many strongest antioxidant enzymes within the physique.
It additionally incorporates turmeric for calming and licorice and uva ursi which each are identified to brighten the pores and skin and lighten darkish spots.
Mountain wildflower honey is added to appease and calm but additionally exfoliates on account of it containing gluconic acid which is a delicate alpha hydroxy. Honey can be a humectant which helps the pores and skin take in and retain moisture.
It additionally incorporates inexperienced mandarin, lavender and frankincense.
After one use of this masks, my pores and skin appeared brighter. After a number of makes use of, my advantageous traces are barely seen. It’s a gorgeous masks that I’ll positively repurchase. I stay up for use it and attempt to get it in additional than as soon as per week.
This masks must be left on for quarter-hour or extra. Rinse with cool water and tone and moisturize as typical afterwards.
Discover this unbelievable masks HERE.
Create a Milk/Salt Bathtub Soak:
Whereas I’ve my masks on, I take a milk/salt bathtub. I’ve discovered that getting ready my milk/salt bathtub the day earlier than works rather well and retains me on observe. This fashion all I’ve to do is throw it within the bathtub after I’m prepared!
Rose & Lavender Salt and Milk Bathtub Soak Recipe:
Add substances to a jar, substitute the lid and shake! Hold it by the bathtub so that you bear in mind to make use of it!
I used to be impressed by a recipe I discovered for a DIY Rose Milk Self Love Bath Soak. I had by no means used coconut milk powder in my bathtub so I assumed I’d strive it since winter has wreaked havoc on my dry pores and skin! I couldn’t be happier with how silky it made the water and the way hydrated my pores and skin felt after the bathtub and now it’s the one manner I soak!
I selected a mix of lavender and rose however you possibly can tailor what important oils you employ to no matter you like. The important oil is extra for fragrant advantages quite than pores and skin advantages.
I forgot I had rose absolute which is a less expensive (and diluted) model of rose important oil. It nonetheless smells wonderful and it’s good so as to add it to recipes! My combo of lavender and rose smells so good!
BEWARE: After your bathtub soak, watch out getting out of the bathtub as a result of the powdered milk will go away the bathtub a bit slippery!
Associated Publish: Learn extra about the advantages of salt baths in my Methods to Make the Greatest Epsom Salt Bathtub for Therapeutic and Detox publish.
Make a BIG Bottle of Natural Tea:
The day earlier than I plan to do these new magnificence habits, together with making the salt soak, I additionally brew dandelion root tea. I take advantage of 2 luggage per 32 ounces of water and retailer it within the fridge in a single day. Throughout and after my bathtub I drink my bottle of tea for two causes….
One, salt baths are usually detoxing so after taking one, you wish to get within the behavior of ingesting loads of water to assist encourage toxins to exit your physique in a secure and wholesome manner.
Two, I drink dandelion root tea to assist with bloat and water retention. Dandelion root tea holds so many health benefits together with lowering blood sugar, aiding with weight loss, reducing blood stress, decreasing irritation and as talked about it acts as a natural diuretic.
THIS dandelion root tea is so good. I’ve had others that didn’t style good. This one is mild and refreshing. It has only a style of cinnamon which is so good. You’ll be able to drink it heat or make an ice tea. It’s no matter you like!
I really like my new weekly ritual!! Taking outing to handle your thoughts, physique and soul is significant. Actually, a pair further skincare merchandise, a shower and a tea is a straightforward and gratifying technique to prioritize your self! I’d love to listen to the way you handle your pores and skin and psychological well being, please share!
P.S. Annmarie Skincare presently has a 4 piece set that incorporates the Aloe Cleanser I discussed, pattern sizes of their facial oil and serum and a therapeutic massage oil, usually $45 however with THIS link, it’s solely $24!