With the recent stormy weather in the U.K, the weekends have been the kind of days you just wanna snuggle up under the duvet and watch Netflix. And believe me, we probably need to be forced to have some downtime every now and again rather than ending up overtraining.
We all (hopefully) know how important being active is, and how vital rest is, but there are lots of different ways to implement self-care into your wellbeing routine that don’t involve exercise. I like to think of them as ‘wellbeing moments’…
Here are just a few self-care and wellbeing moments examples:
- Creating a sleep routine
- Working on improving your diet
- Taking a long relaxing bath
- Practising gratitude with a list each evening
- Take your lunch break away from your desk
- Exercise daily
- Treat yourself to fresh flowers
- Learn a new skill
- Book a massage
- Plan a weekend away
- 20 minutes of decluttering
- Go for an outdoor walk
Wellbeing Moments To Pamper Your Skin
Over at Very, you can find a broad range of beauty products to implement into your daily routine or use to create wellbeing moments to pamper your skin.
Having struggled with spot prone skin for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been interested in skincare routines and looking after my skin especially being active.
Very sent me over a few recently launched products from their beauty range to try out, including some brands that I’m sure will be firm favourites already with many of us. Some can be used as part of your daily skincare routine whilst others are perfect for pampering your skin when you have more time available.
Always Time For A Face Mask
As I’m sat typing this post, I’m wearing the Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask. A 10 minute mask, twice weekly is doable, right? It did literally feel like I was smushing berries onto my face (in the best way possible lol). The mask did give me the slight tingling feeling it mentioned but it felt nice… almost warming.
The mask dried quickly and evenly, almost looking invisible by the time I came to remove it. It was perfectly mattifying but not drying on my skin.
Nail Your Night Time Ritual
…with Bloom and Blossom Night-time Bath and Shower Gel.
Sleep is one of my favourite things to do, and a favourite topic to cover on the blog. Getting yourself into a good routine of what to do before bed, what to do in bed, and what to do in the morning is one of the most important ways to look after your health and wellbeing. Taking a long relaxing bath isn’t always an option but an aromatic shower can do you the world of good too before you hop into bed.
Protect Your Skin
A while back on the blog, London based Make-Up Artist Elaine Lynskey, recommended choosing a moisturiser with a minimum of factor 20 sun protection. So, Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Spf50 Hydrating Shield is a pretty good option. It not only protects you against the sun – it also protects you against pollution (…in the London air) and against visible ageing.
Hydrate Your Skin
I’ve always been told that although my skin is blemish prone, it’s actually dehydrated so products that hydrate are always a bonus. In addition to the Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart, there is also Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Hydragel Cream and Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro-Mist.
I’ve been loving the Visible Difference Hydragel Cream, applying it to my skin after cleansing and before using the REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Primer as a base for my make-up. At the end of the day, my make-up still looks as great as it did when I applied it in the morning, even after a couple of sweat sessions!
I’m jetting off to triathlon training camp in Lanzarote in a matter of days these are definitely gonna get packed in my bag for the week. I’m pretty sure the rose hydro-mist will be perfect for post flight and also before / after long days outdoors in the sunshine.
Love Your Hair
This Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya 3-in-1 Damaged Hair Mask Treatment was the first thing I tried out of the box as it was hair wash day. I love that you can use it as a regular conditioner, as a mask or use as a leave in conditioner.
I used it as regular conditioner then added a little extra to the ends of my hair after towel drying. It smells good enough to eat (but, don’t) and is made from 98% natural ingredients. I actively try to stay away from hair products with silicone, so this mask being silicone free was gonna be a winner in my eyes already!
Sadly this tub is too large for my cabin luggage but I’ll defo be using it once I’m back from my week of swimming, cycling and running.
You don’t need to go out and buy a ton of things or products to create your own wellbeing moment but I hope this post has given you some ideas of things you could try and products you could use to indulge in a little more self-care.
What’s your favourite way to create a wellbeing moment?
I completely agree – creating time for self-care is so important. I try to do this as much as I can, but I have to admit I can sometimes let my self-care routine slip. One thing I do try to do is get away from my desk at lunch and go for a walk in the fresh air (when the weather isn’t stormy) as it clears my mind and refreshes me for the afternoon. I also love love love a face mask, so I may have to give the Elemis Superfood Berry Boost a try!