we’ll scream it from the rooftops SELF-CARE IS IMPORTANT. thanks to Daylight Savings, the daylight hours in each day are growing and spring is literally blooming with self-care opportunities.
a regular routine of looking after your body and mind keeps you strong and healthy emotionally and physically for the demands of daily life. it’s a chance to mentally reset, and rid your life of thing that’re no longer serving you.
ready to reboot your self-care routine? try these top nil tips.
tip #1 pop on a facemask, your skin will thank you!
if you don’t have one, the options of kitchen pantry facemasks are quite endless. they’re so much better for you too, with real wholefood ingredients, and no added nasties.
Winter wreaks havoc on the skin, so it’s time to repair + rehydrate. once the facemask is done, wipe it off with a wet Wool Makeup Remover Pad, and any excess with bamboo cotton buds.
add the final touches, by cleansing with a Konjac Sponge. they’re naturally alkaline and balance the acidity of the skin's impurities and oils while enriching with nutrition. a Konjac Sponge cleanse will brighten your face, improve skin texture, and PH-balance your skin, all plant-powered!
tip #2 – rejuvenate body and mind with a hot bath
nothing feeds the soul quite like than a warm bath.
make it detoxifying and exfoliating by popping in some epsom salts. add a few decent scoops from our Wooden Salt Spoon then, make the most of not being on your feet, sit back, relax, and soak.
just as you start looking like a prune. it’s the perfect time for a sit-down shave. use our Wool Body Scrub Sponge to polish off any excess dead skin cells, and then lather up with our Vegan Shaving Bar, and shave upwards with our Stainless Steel Razor.
tip #3 – when the sun shines, make the most of it.
head outside for a picnic with your family, you could even have a fancy little charcuterie board. remember to keep it eco-friendly though! wrap any leftover cheeses in Beeswax Wrap – nil has a gorgeous and bright yellow range.
you could go for a walk with a friend, enjoy chatting, have a good laugh and soak up that vitamin D. spring is not the time to eat at your desk. eat your lunch outside, a simple way to practice mindfulness and set yourself up for a great afternoon. don’t forget your Stainless Steel Lunchbox and a trusty Reusable Coffee Cup.
tip #4 – take some time out, have a quiet moment of me-time.
you could curl up on the couch, pop on a movie, or start reading a new book.
whatever you choose to do, make sure it is designated ME-TIME. allowing for that is self-care. make it even easier to sit down and take a deep breath, by popping our Organic Wheat Pack over your shoulders, soothing your muscles.
tip #5 – revisit and reset your routine.
change is always happening, we change, the weather changes, our responsibilities + schedules change. therefore, our self-care needs change over time.
we’ve all heard of a monthly refresh, where you get your life in order, set goals, and prepare for the months to come.
Think of this like a seasonal reset, what do you need to prepare now for summer? you’ll be so thankful for thinking ahead like this when summer rolls around.
ask yourself things like…
how can I simplify my beauty and skincare regime?
can I declutter my home and donate unused items?
what can I cut out of my life?
how can I show more love to the earth?
do I need to organise holidays / summer plans?
however you choose to practice self-care this spring, think of it as a way to hit reset on certain aspects of your life. remember that you can always switch it up and there is no guideline as to what exactly self-care should consist of.
simply - give yourself some love, care and sunshine.
love nil x
self-care: /sɛlfˈkɛː/ noun / tiaki whaiaro
“the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.”
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