Skin, Lip and Body Care

How to Give Yourself Some Valentine’s Self-Care Skin Care!

+ Pamela Friedman

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, Valentine’s Day can be a day of renewal and restoration—particularly if you show yourself a little self-care skin care.

It’s interesting how people feel about Valentine’s Day. Some people love it, some hate it.

According to surveys, about half of people love the holiday, but between 20-33 percent treat it as just another day. Around 15 percent don’t like it at all, feeling it’s “too commercial.”

Here’s the thing: Valentine’s isn’t going anywhere, so why not make the most of it? No matter your relationship status or your gender, you can use the day to give yourself a little extra self-care—and who couldn’t use that?

7 Ideas for Showing Yourself Some Self-Care Skincare

1: Make Yourself a Self-Care Package

You may have sent other people care packages in the past. How about making one for yourself?

It may seem like a silly or self-indulgent idea, but we urge you to try it. You might be amazed at how fun it is, and how much it lifts your mood.

As for what to put in it, think of small things that make you feel special. We recommend our Discover + Recover Kit which contains travel sizes of all four of our products—suitable for all types of skin.

Other ideas may include your favorite natural scent (essential oil based), your most tasty herbal tea, some dark chocolate, maybe that book you’ve been wanting to read, a pretty piece of jewelry, some bath salts, or anything that brings a smile to your face.

By the way, you can do this for a loved one as well. Nothing is quite as special as a personally made care package!

Self-Care Skin Care Tip 2: Give Yourself a Spa Day

Often our skincare routines end up being as robotic as brushing our teeth. Make a point to take some time on Valentine’s Day to make it truly restorative. Light a candle, put your favorite essential oil into your aromatherapy diffuser, turn on some relaxing music, then wash your face.

When you’re finished, apply luxuriously soothing Calming Moisture for face neck and scalp. (You can use it as a moisturizing/repairing mask too by slathering it over your skin and leaving it on overnight. Wake up to glowing clear and supple skin.)

Self-Care Skin Care Tip 3: Enjoy a Skin Brush Before Your Bath or Shower

Skin brushing is a recommended technique for exfoliating your skin all over your body. It also feels really good! You’ll emerge from your bath or shower feeling renewed all over.

It’s really simple. Get yourself a skin brush—make sure it provides gentle exfoliation but is not too harsh—then start at your midsection and brush your skin with smooth, circular motions down to your ankles. (Always avoid sensitive areas.) Then start again at the midsection and work your way up your torso and down your arms.

Once you’ve finished, jump into the bath/shower immediately, then when you get out, apply moisturizer to help your skin recover We recommend our Body Repair Lotion, which helps soothe dry and inflamed skin will also help reveal gorgeous, healthy looking skin.

4: Love Your Scalp

Scalp care is trending lately and for good reason. The healthier your scalp is, the healthier your hair is. And we all want shiny, healthy-looking hair!

Use this Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get started on scalp care. Particularly if your scalp feels dry and/or frequently itches, or if your hair feels dry and brittle and looks frizzy, it’s time to incorporate scalp care into your daily routine.

Here are some easy ways to get started:

  • Apply our Rescue + Relief Spray to any itchy areas for immediate, cooling relief.
  • Use our Calming Moisture as an overnight scalp mask. Rub it into the scalp, then put on a towel or hairnet if you like, and go to bed. Rinse in the morning. Also helps relieve psoriasis or eczema and keep your scalp healthy and nourished.
  • Look for leave-in hair products that help battle dryness.
  • If you’re suffering from an oily scalp or itchiness, try an exfoliating shampoo treatment. before applying Rescue + Relief Spray.

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Self-Care Skin Care Tip 5: Wear Something that Feels Good Against Your Skin

Many people suffer from allergies to certain clothing fibers, or even to detergents and fabric softeners.

Valentine’s Day is a great day to go through your closet and think again about what you’re wearing. If you look at an item and it makes your skin crawl, it may be time to donate it.

Some common clothing fabrics that may cause skin irritation and allergic reactions include synthetic fabrics. Think polyester, rayon, spandex, and nylon. Check the tags on those clothes that don’t feel good and see if they may contain these fabrics.

Look for natural fibers instead. These include cotton, flax, hemp, silk, wool, alpaca, angora, cashmere, mohair, and ramie.

Then double-check your laundry detergent, softeners, and dryer sheets. If these have fragrances in them they may be responsible for skin irritation. Look for cleaner options.

6: Listen to or Watch Something Inspiring

One of the great things about technology is that you have ready access to all sorts of motivating, inspiring books, tutorials, podcasts, and videos right at your fingertips. Boost your self-care by seeking out information that will help you feel better about yourself.

Maybe you’d like some fashion advice for your age. Sometimes we can find ourselves confused about what looks best on us for our stage of life. Take some time for yourself to find some good advice, then give it a go. Or maybe you’d love some makeup tips.

These are the things you may not usually have time for. On Valentine’s Day, indulge away!

Self-Care Skin Care Tip 7: Go to Bed Early

We’ve talked before about how a poor night’s sleep can make your skin look older. It disrupts the skin’s ability to repair itself, leaving the outer barrier vulnerable and accelerating aging.

Studies have shown that people who are typically “poor sleepers” tend to have more fine lines, uneven pigmentation, slacking of the skin, and reduced elasticity.

When you go to sleep at night, your skin goes to work regenerating cells, conducting repairs, taming inflammation, and soaking up any helpful serums you applied before bed. Give your skin a chance to do all that by getting a few more hours of zzz’s this Valentine’s Day.

How will you show yourself some self-care skincare this Valentine’s Day?

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