Updated: Oct 31
Life likes to keep us busy. The task of balancing work commitments, socialising, caring for a family and maintaining a tidy home can all build up to cause us a severe amount of stress as well as result in major burn-out for many of us. Whilst pre-determined schedules and commitments are not always optional; getting in some essential self-care time each day should be non-negotiable!
Plus, it can be much easier than you think.
Ask yourself, do you follow a daily skincare routine - whether that be in the morning and/or evening? If the answer is yes, then that means you are already allowing yourself time to indulge in some much-needed self-care! If the answer is no then we hope to have changed your minds by the time this post comes to end; as we discuss why skincare is linked to self-care!
Each morning when you head to the bathroom sink to cleanse your skin it’s your first skincare step towards practising self-care each day. Then, as you progress through your routine, however simplistic or saturated it is, you are allowing yourself the time you need to get in some mindful moments by doing something that makes you feel good inside out. That’s self-care!
The same can be said for your evening routine. Before you go to bed if you are remembering to double cleanse and treat your skin overnight then that is also a form of self-care. Any that encourages you to take the time to feel calm whilst still caring for yourself inside or out; is self-care.
Skincare is all about taking care of yourself on the outside, and in turn, you’ll feel better on the inside.
The simple act of caring for your skin each day, by following a routine can improve both how you view yourself and your idea of your self-worth. For those precious minutes, each day; all the stressors of life do not plague the mind but instead, you feel calm and indulge in that well-deserved self-care mindset. This time is yours as it’s all about putting your effort and attention onto your own well-being. If you believe you are taking the time out of your busy day to look after yourself, then over time you can begin to appreciate yourself more and more.
Believe it or not but your skincare routine really can be a great and practical way to get in those precious self-care moments every day in a very convenient yet rewarding way. Here at Arlene, we can appreciate just how important a great skincare routine can be for self-care which is why we also encourage you to do what works best for you and your skin through the products you use.
If you would like to know what Arlene's goodies we would recommend to enhance your overall self-care experience then we have loving picked two of our staple skincare products that will transform every routine into the ultimate Arlene-inspired ritual.
We recommend, that for the first step in your routine you should begin with the right cleanser as this will get your skin prepped and ready for the day. Our very own ARLENE Soothing Face Wash is a gentle cleansing cream that removes impurities, cleanses the skin and begins the layering process for your next products.
Once you have washed your face, the best way to rehydrate and nourish the skin is to apply a face cream that is rich in various antioxidants like seed, fruit and nut oils. Our very own ARLENE Renewing Face Cream has all the necessities that the skin needs and so much more!
So the next time you are in front of that bathroom sink please remember one thing, to enjoy your skincare routine! If you can zone out, and still enjoy those few peaceful moments then you are taking care of your well-being! Ritualise your routine and embrace self-care!