What a stunning winter wonderland!
Amid the chaos, life can feel challenging and overwhelming so it’s important to find ways to achieve calm, to get grounded and to connect with yourself.
Here are 3 ways to stay grounded and radiant:
1. Practice Deep Breathing
Begin or end your day deep breathing to start the day with a clear mind or end the day with a deep, restful sleep. Sit or lay in a comfortable position and with your eyes closed, breathe in for 4 long counts and then breathe out for 6 long counts. Repeat 10 times. Try to visualize the roots of a tree growing from the bottom of your feet or your tailbone into the ground. You can add a mantra “I am safe. I am grounded. I am loved.” Deep breathing calms and slows your nervous system
2. Get outdoors
Make time to exercise every day. It can be as simple as taking a 10 minute walk around your neighbourhood or a cross country ski in the woods. We've all heard of forest bathing. Spending time outdoors, especially in nature helps reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) levels, strengthen our immune system and improve our mood.
3. Practice Self care
Skin care is self care and self care is self love. With your hectic schedules even if you feel there isn't enough time for you, it's important to give yourself permission to slow down, to be present and reconnect with yourself.
How about creating 'ME' time with a relaxing beauty ritual.
Imagine a daily 20-minute escape that delivers an instant glow. Rest and recharge your body while enjoying a face masque to calm, clear, firm, brighten and nourish the skin.
While you can over exfoliate, you cannot over masque. Masquing every day is much like eating vegetables every day. You just can't eat too many vegetables.
Our favourites masques:
Activist Manuka Honey 850 MGO: is a rare, medicinal grade raw honey with high antibacterial content that heals blemishes and nourish the skin.
Eminence Eight Greens Phyto Masque: a gel masque that calms and balances hormonal skin breakouts. Ideal for addressing maskne (irritation as a result of wearing a face mask daily)
Eminence Calm Skin Arnica Masque: a cream masque that contains arnica which decreases redness and calms irritation. Ideal for rosacea, sensitive and compromised skin. Can be applied for overnight.
Laurel Brighten Mask: Phyto Defense + Repair - a whole plant powder mask bursting with Vitamin C + raw fruit acids to lighten and brighten discolouration, repair sun damage and post-acne scarring and soothe and strengthen skin.
Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Masque - a cream masque that calms, plumps + hydrates the skin. Can be applied for overnight.
Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask - a balm mask that locks in moisture to hydrate, calm and plump the skin. Can be applied for overnight.
Eminence Citrus + Kale Potent C + E Masque - a superfood gel masque that combines Vitamin C + E, kale, spinach + brocolli sprouts to hydrate, repair and balance skin tone. Ideal for pigmented, mature and dehydrated skin.